Introducing The New Microsoft Surface Book – The Ultimate Laptop

Introducing The New Microsoft Surface Book - The ultimate laptop

 

Introducing the new Microsoft Surface Book. The ultimate laptop | A closer look at Microsoft’s new Surface Book laptop | Hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Book

One of the new devices that Microsoft announced today in New York City is a larger Surface. We’re talking about the Surface XL, featuring a 14-inch display with 4K resolution. We got to play with one immediately after the announcement. Watch our hands-on video!

 

Surface Book specs

Operating System: Windows 10
Display Size:13.5-inch PixelSense Display
Display Resolution: 3000×2000 (267 ppi)
Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7
RAM: 8GB or 16GB
Internal Storage: 128GB to 1TB
Rear Camera: 8MP with 1080P HD video
Front Camera: Windows Hello face-authentication & 5MP camera
Battery: Up to 12 hours battery life for video playback
Dimensions as laptop: 9.14 x 12.3 x 0.51-0.90 inches
Dimensions as tablet: 8.67 x 12.3 x 0.30 inches
Weight as laptop: Non-GPU: 3.34 lbs., GPU: 3.48 lbs.
Weight as tablet: 1.6 lbs.
Price: Starts at $1,499
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Introducing The New Microsoft Surface Book - The Ultimate Laptop

 

Oh, Surface Book…you are the oddest of the odd. That is not a bad thing either as I only got to spend about five minutes with the device before Microsoft closed the event for the day (don’t worry, we have plans for a review).

The Surface Book was certainly the A-bomb of product announcements today. Not only was it unforeseen – even if we did say a “14-inch Surface” was coming – but Panos delivered a double shock when they showed it turning into a tablet.

 

 

The Surface Book reminds me of how a Sci-Fi movie depicts a laptop in the year 2035. It’s like it has to be a laptop, yet different. The hinge and the way it expands plus the general look is just…well, out of this world.

How does it feel? It’s not the lightest laptop I have felt, but it is very far from heavy either. This experience is because it’s like solid metal, and there are no air gaps in the thing. So imagine a thin, dense slab of metal and you can understand how it does not feel light but not heavy. It feels substantial. It means business.

Introducing The New Microsoft Surface Book - The ultimate laptop

 

The display was fantastic, and the keyboard felt perfect from the few moments I had with it.

At this point, I hesitate to say more if only because I truly need more time with it. But let’s not make a mistake here, Microsoft did create something entirely new here. It’s unique. It’s functional. It’s beautiful.

 

Pricing and availability

Microsoft is now accepting pre-orders of its recently announced [Surface Book](/surface-book in the U.S., with prices ranging from $1499 to $2699 depending on your configuration preference.

The base model offering 128GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor for $1499. The next bump up replaces the hard drive with a 256GB SSD along with 8GB of RAM and Intel’s Core i5 for $1699. Above that is where you will see the new discrete GPU, which Microsoft claims will help big time with performance. For $1899 you get the discrete GPU, 256GB SSD, Intel’s Core i5 and 8GB of RAM.


If you are looking for Intel’s Core i7, pricing starts at $2099, which gets you a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and the dGPU. The top of the line model comes in at $2699, which offers 512GB SSD, 16GB of RAM and the discrete GPU. You can pre-order your Surface Book now directly from Microsoft at the link below.

Pre-order the Surface Book from $1499 at Microsoft