Microsoft?s Surface Book 2 is expected to release alongside the next-generation Surface Pro 5 towards the end of this year or sometime in the beginning of 2017. Also, latest reports suggest that there will be no radical design changes in the upcoming device.
Many tech portals and sources from across the globe say the Surface Book 2 will see minimal cosmetic enhancements, but the hardware configurations will get a boost.
Speaking of possible configurations, Intel?s powerful seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor was introduced towards the beginning of this week. This chip supports 3D and 4K graphics. To top it off, Intel has used the optimized 14nm manufacturing process.
The same Intel Kaby Lake chip is being rumored to power the Surface Book successor. However, the understanding is that this chip will not be ready until the end of this year. This means Intel will ship the chips to OEMs later this year. Therefore, the Surface Book 2 release date might get postponed to 2017.
Windows Central, on the other hand, says Microsoft will close the gap in the hinge, which is the flexible joint between the display and keyboard, for the sake of usability and of course, it improves the look as well. In comparison, the current-generation notebook shows a small gap between the screen and the keyboard when it shuts close.
We are also hearing that the Type Cover will be improved. Without any surprise, the upcoming Surface device will run the latest Windows 10 version (Redstone 2) out of the box.
Even though Microsoft has not confirmed any info thus far, rumor has it that the Surface Book 2 will be priced in the ballpark of $900 and $1500, based on the chosen configuration, CIO noted.
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