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Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. has launched its second generation of Surface Book laptops, called the Surface Book 2 dubbing them as the ‘most powerful Surface Book ever.’

According to online media reports, the laptop are said to blur the lines between the desktop and a laptop as they comes with one of the most powerful PC chipsets in a compact design.

The Surface Book 2 comes in a total of seven variants based on different configurations and are spread across three versions – 13.5 inch Intel Core i5 model which comes with a 256GB SSD storage, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620, and Intel’s 7th-gen processor and the 13.5 and 15 inch Intel Core i7 models that come with Intel’s 8th-gen processor.

Meanwhile, the 13.5 and 15 inch Intel Core i7 models, still come in three variants:

  1. 256GB SSD storage, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM (for the 13.5-Inch model), 16GB LPDDR3 RAM (for the 15-Inch model) and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 2GB DDR5 RAM (for the 13.5-Inch model), and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB DDR5 RAM (for the 15-Inch model).
  2. 512GB SSD storage, 16GB RAM and same Nvidia GPU.
  3. 1TB SSD storage, 16 RAM and same Nvidia GPU.

Prices
The 13.5-inch Intel Core i5 model has been priced at USD$1,499, while the 13.5-inch Intel Core i7 models are priced at USD$1,999, USD$2,499 and USD$2,999 in the sequence mentioned above, and finally the 15-inch Intel Core i7 model cost USD$2,499, USD$2,899 and USD$3,299 in the sequence mentioned above.

Surprisingly, the new Surface Book 2 models can be used in as many as four modes – Laptop mode, Tablet mode, Studio Mode and View mode. All the models come with Microsoft’s PixelSense displays.

Notably, they all support two full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, USB Type-C post, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 Surface Connect ports and a SD Card reader. Other features supported are Windows Hello face authentication front-facing 5MP camera, 8MP rear camera, and are rated to run for up to 17 hours of video playback on its battery.

All the seven variants will be up for pre-orders from the company’s own website starting November 9th and deliveries said to begin from November 16th this year.