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Microsoft’s ultimate Laptop/Tablet hybrid unveiled with performance specs

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Oct 09, 2015 )    |    Computing, Featured

In addition to the Surface Pro 4, many were surprised when Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Book, it’s the first laptop made by the Redmond giant and is one of the best there is in existence to date with features that are way off the traditional laptop design and spec’s. It’s like fusing together all the best there is from Productivity and Gaming products and come up with a device that not only aesthetically exceptional but on the specs as well


The Ultimate laptop from Microsoft tops on design as it comes from the team that created the Surface tablet devices that’s made to replace our laptops.

You might ask, Why Microsoft created the Surface tablet to replace the familiar Laptop but created its own laptop, it doesn’t make sense. But surprisingly the Surface team came up with the idea for converging these two devices together that gave birth to the Surface Book.

The video below pretty tells everything about the new Surface Book and how it’s made to be different and revolutionized the tablet/hybrid platform.

As you can see from the video above, the new Surface Book is just a regular laptop until you unhook the display from the keyboard. The Surface Book shares almost every aspect of the Surface Pro 4 but its top of the line variant with Intel Core i7 processor comes with a more powerful dedicated GPU from NVIDIA.


 The hinge of the Surface book  has a proprietary design that perfectly fits the Surface tablet unto the special keyboard with Microsoft’s trademark Muscle Wire mechanism which hold the tablet securely in place while detaching is made easily with just a push of a button.


The Surface Book also comes with all the features found on the Surface Pro 4. There’s the PixelSense display and support for the new Surface Pen input with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity for a natural handwriting experience. For a full desktop experience, the Surface Book supports the latest Microsoft Surface Dock which attached the system into a larger display, with a full-size USB keyboard and mouse.


Microsoft Surface Book

Magnesium Casing

13.5-inch PixelSense Display | 3000 x 2000 resolution | 267 ppi | 3:2 Aspect Ratio | 10 point multi-touch

6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor

Core i5: Intel HD Graphics  | Core i7: NVIDIA GeForce

8 GB or 16 GB RAM

128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB SSD storage

Full-size SD card reader

5 Megapixel front-facing camera

8 Megapixel back camera | Auto Focus | 1080p Video recording

Front and Back microphone

Front-firing Stereo speakers | Dolby® audio

802.11ac | IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth 4.0

2 USB 3.0 ports

Headset Jack

mini DisplayPort


Sensors: Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Magnetometer

High-Capacity rechargeable battery | Up to 12 hours of video playback

Windows 10

Office 30-day Trial

312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 – 22.8mm

Weight starts at 1,516 grams including keyboard

Silver Color

The new Surface Book is up for pre-order today and will start shipping on October 26. Prices are listed below with different storage and processor variants and comes with a Surface Pen.

Intel Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 128 GB SSD = $ 1,499.00

Intel Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 256 GB SSD = $ 1,699.00

Intel Core i5 | 8 GB RAM | 256 GB SSD | dedicated GPU = $ 1,899.00

Intel Core i7 | 8 GB RAM | 256 GB SSD | dedicated GPU = $ 2,099.00

Intel Core i7 | 16 GB RAM | 512 GB SSD | dedicated GPU = $ 2,699.00