Last week, Digitimes reported that Microsoft intends to release the newest version of the Surface Book sometime in April. Furthermore, the report also said that the Surface Book 2 is now being mass produced in time for the release. However, a new report seems to claim that Microsoft will be delaying the release of the said device.
According to ZDNET, although Microsoft will have a Spring event coming up, it is claiming that, from its sources, the Surface Book 2 will not be a part of it. The report also said that the hybrid laptop is still not ready to be released to the public. Furthermore, it also alludes to the idea that the Surface Pro 5 might not be included in the said Spring event as well.
From the looks of it, it would seem that the supposed Microsoft Spring event will center much on the Windows 10 Creators update. There is far less chance of featuring any hardware or device in the said event according to the report.
It has been more than a year since Microsoft last updated the Surface brand of tablets. The Surface Book got a slight refresh last year during the Surface Studio launch. At the time, Microsoft added an Intel i7 Skylake chip without a discrete graphics card in the lineup. Beyond that, nothing much is new.
At the moment, it is still unclear whether Microsoft is intending to change the design of the Surface Book 2 as reported earlier. According to a report from Digitimes, the software giant is planning on turning the Surface Book 2 into a standard clamshell design. This is so it can be directly differentiated from the Surface Pro.
Of course, like any rumors, this too should be taken with a grain of salt. There is no way of confirming nor denying the validity of these claims. The only thing that can be done now is to wait for Microsoft to make the formal announcement about the Surface Book 2 and its supposed release. For more updates on the Surface Book 2, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.