Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the company’s newest piece of hardware. Introduced last October and launched in November. The device comes in 13 and 15-inch variants, but the latter has only been available in the United States so far. Microsoft has now confirmed the 15-inch Surface Book 2 is launching in all Surface markets.
Availability for the powerful 2-in-1 has expanded to include 17 new markets. In total, the Surface Book 2 15-inch is now available in all major markets where Microsoft sells Surface products. Starting today, customers in the following markets can pre-order the device:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The 13-inch variant has already arrived in all those markets and a few more on top. Microsoft clearly saw the smaller version as a more viable consumer product over the Holiday Season. The larger 15-inch model is perhaps more suited to professionals and power users than general consumers.
The important difference between the two size models is GPU. Surface Book 2 15-inch models come with Nvidia’s GTX 1060 dedicated graphics card. This allows new games to be played on the device, and more graphically intense tasks to be completed.
Surface Book 2
Microsoft’s new Surface Book is the most powerful portable device the company makes. While the first generation was good, it also felt held back. With the Surface Book 2, Microsoft took the shackles off with the following specs:
- Graphics (13.5″): Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB VRAM
- Graphics (15″): Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB VRAM
- Display (13.5″): PixelSense Display, 3000 x 2000, (267 PPI),1600:1 contrast ratio, 10-point multi-touch G5
- Display (15″): PixelSense Display, 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI),1600:1 contrast ratio, 10-point multi-touch G5
- CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core) with up to 4.20 GHz Max Turbo, 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U with up to 3.50 GHz Max Turbo
- Memory: 16 GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3, 8 GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3
- Storage: 256 GB SSD, 512 GB SSD,1 TB SSD
- Battery: Up to 17 hours of video playback
- Cameras: 5 MP front-facing with Windows Hello, 8.0 MP rear-facing
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0 Type-A, USB Type-C, UHS-II SDXC card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 Surface Connect
- Audio: Front-facing stereo with Dolby Audio Premium