Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse Launching Next Month For $99

Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse Launching Next Month For $99

For those having trouble keeping track of the increasingly crowded Surface line (can't say I blame you), the Book is the company's first full-fledged laptop (whereas other models have been positioned as convertible tablets). The Microsoft blog even makes the stab that the Surface Book 2 gives you 70 percent more battery life than the latest MacBook Pro.

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 can be customized with an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and up to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. There is a choice in graphics chip, the 13.5 inch Surface Book 2 is available with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, the 15 inch model with a GTX 1060. This model measures 13.5 x 9.87 x 0.9 inches and weighs 1.9 kg and 0.82 kg in tablet mode. Apple wins that one, but it's probably not a difference you'll notice.

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The Surface Book 2 looks pretty much identical to its predecessor but Microsoft claims that they have improvised a great deal on the backlit keyboard and the singular flexible hinge. In addition, the Surface Book 2 includes a USB-C port to futureproof all your accessories without getting rid of older ports (ala the MacBook Pro).

TechRepublic's sister site CNET praised the sharp display and high-end specs of the first-gen Surface Book but criticized the high cost of the premium models and quirks in the design. Microsoft says it has five times better graphics performance than the previous Surface Book. An ambient light sensor changes screen brightness and a proximity sensor lets the device know that you've closed it.

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We'll clearly need to fact-check all that, and take the "beautifully designed" 13 and 15-inchers for a spin in the real world shortly after their November 16 commercial rollouts. The 13-inch model comes in Intel i5 and with 8 GB RAM base model and Intel i7 with 16GB RAM base mode. In particular the 15-inch version, which starts at $2500. The 13in version will be available "in the the United States and additional markets" at launch, while the 15in version will be US-only for the time being.

Surface Book 2 is the ultimate Windows 10 you have been waiting for, the Book 2 removes the barrier between the desktop and the laptop. The Core-i7, 15-inch models are expected to start from $2,499.

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The Surface Book 2 has two battery packs, one in the Performance Base, and one in the tablet. Surface Book 2 devices support the extra pressure sensitivity of the new Surface Pen and you can place a Surface Dial on each of their displays to switch pen tip sizes or brush color in your drawings. Preorders open on November 9th. The long gap between Surface Pro and Surface Book releases has contributed to a decline in the company's Surface revenue this year.

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