Windows Central reports that Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is now available to buy from Microsoft and Best Buy, along with many other retailers worldwide. You can pick one up for a starting price of $1,499 and a high-end price of $3,299.
The new Surface Book shows just how far the Microsoft laptop-tablet hybrid has come in the 2 short years since the first Surface Book was released. The updated version now boasts Intel’s eighth-gen quad-core processors and optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or 1060 graphics.
This is also the first Surface model to feature a USB-C port, which is one feature that a lot of users have been wanting for a long time.
The fulcrum hinge has also been improved to make it more durable, and according to Microsoft, the Surface Book 2 has an amazing battery life of up to 17 hours.
Another big change is the fact that you now have two sizes to choose from, with both a 13.5-inch and 15-inch model available.
To celebrate the launch, Liz Hamren, CVP of Microsoft Devices Marketing wrote about “5 Reasons You’ll Love Surface Book 2” on the Windows Blog, which includes pretty much everything we’ve just mentioned, as well as a nod to just how versatile it is, being usable not just as a laptop or a tablet, but also as a viewing screen for watching in-flight movies, for example, and a portable version of the Surface Studio that is even compatible with Dial.
“We built this Surface for people who need the performance and graphics processing power to work, create, and game from anywhere,” said Hamren. “I hope you love it as much as I do.”
Sources: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is now available and shipping
5 reasons you’ll love Surface Book 2 - Microsoft Devices Blog