Microsoft Surface Book 2 set to launch in India ‘later this year’

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft today announced that it is bringing the Surface Book 2 to 17 new markets. The 15” version of the Surface Book 2 will be going up for pre-order today in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Later in the year, Microsoft will be launching its most powerful Surface yet in several other markets, including India.

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Price in India

In the US, 13-inch Surface Book 2 starts at $1,499 (Rs.95,800 approx.) while the 15-inch version starts at $2,499 (Rs.1,59,700 approx.). While Microsoft is yet to confirm the Indian pricing, we expect the 13-inch version will start somewhere around the Rs.1 lakh mark while the 15-inch version could be priced closer to Rs.1,75,000.

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Features, Specifications

Just like the original Surface Book, the Surface Book 2 features a 2-in-1 design that lets you use it as a tablet when needed. The Surface Book 2 13-inch version comes with a 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 resolution PixelSense display and is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor in the base model and a 7th Gen Core i7 processor in the higher-end configurations. In the US, consumers can configure the notebook with up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB SSD storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 6GB of dedicated video memory.

The 15-inch model sports a 3240 x 2160 resolution PixelSense display with a pixel density of 260 pixels per inch. It is powered by an 8th Gen Kaby Lake-R Core i7-8650U quad-core processor with a 1.90 GHz base frequency and 4.20 GHz Turbo frequency. The 15-inch version comes standard with 16GB of RAM and three storage options – 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. It also packs an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, making it powerful enough to play most modern games at Full HD resolution. The laptop is Windows Mixed Reality Ultra ready, so you can experience smooth VR gaming when you pair it with a compatible Mixed Reality headset and controller.

Both the models are claimed to deliver up to 17 hours of battery life and come with Dolby Atmos audio support. I/O ports include 2 USB Type-A ports, 1 USB Type-C port, an SD card slot, Surface connect, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They also include an 8MP camera at the rear and a 5MP front-facing camera.

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