Microsoft’s #Windows10Devices event covered a lot of things we have already heard rumours about from the new Surface Pro 4 to the Lumia 950 devices. One item that Microsoft somehow managed to keep under wraps is the evolution of the Surface Pro – the new Surface Book, which is also the first laptop ever designed by Microsoft.
With the success of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft started wondering if they could do for laptops what they did for tablets. And the Surface Book was born. This “ultimate laptop” features a Fulcrum Hinge Design (that’s pretty darn cool), 13.5″ screen with 6 million pixels for a 267ppi display, a new typing experience with best in class keystroke, backlit keys which are quiet, stable and comfortable, and have only 1.6mm of travel. The trackpad uses precision glass with 5 points of touch. Powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GPU, with GDDR5 high speed RAM, the Surface Book offers up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. Its machined magnesium body weighs in at only 1.6lbs and is 7.7mm thick making it the thinnest, most powerful PC ever created.
Not only does the Surface Book function as a laptop, but the screen is detachable from the dynamic fulcrum hinge for use as a tablet, and can also be flipped and reattached to be used as a 2-in-1 device. Every piece of the Surface Book starts as a billet and is machined to fit into the other pieces, creating a perfect fit every time.
Microsoft claims it is 2x more powerful than the Macbook Pro, and even though it’s not specifically designed for gaming, the Surface Book team went back and forth with the Xbox team during development to help offer a great gaming experience on it.
The Surface Book is available for preorder starting tomorrow and will be available on October 26th with a starting price of $1499USD.
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