Microsoft has just raised their game, and Apple better watch out.
On 17th October, Microsoft revealed the new Surface Book 2 hybrid laptops, and this time the tech-company introduced the world to a 15-inch model, along with the already existing 13-inch model.
According to Microsoft's Corporate VP of Devices Panos Panay, the 2017 Surface Book 2 has been completely rebuilt, designed specifically for creators. He also stated that the brand new 15-inch model is five-times more powerful than the original Surface Book, pushing 4.3 teraflops.
The Surface Book 2 might look the same as before, but it is certainly different from it's predecessors! The 15-inch model features a display of 3240 x 2160, 260 PPI, a 8th-Gen 3240 x 2160, 260 PPI Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U with 4.2GHz "max turbo", and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB graphic memory.
While the 13-inch is available in two models (a i5 base, and an i7) with a display of 3000 x 2000, 267 PPI. The base model comes with a 7th-Gen dual-core i5-7300U with 8GB RAM. And the upgraded model comes with a 8th-Gen Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U with 4.2GHz "max turbo", and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB graphic memory.
Both 13-inch (upgraded) and 15-inch model has 16GB RAM, with the hard-drive option of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD. Microsoft promises 17 hours of battery life on the laptop, and five hours on the detachable tablet. Both Surface Book's 2 USB-A ports, 1 USB-C ports, a Surface Connector, an SD card slot, and headphone jack. In addition to that, the Surface Book 2 has a 5MP front-camera and an 8MP rear camera.
Although the design of the Surface Book 2 has been unchanged, Microsoft has re-engineered key components such as the keyboard, trackpad, and the dynamic fulcrum hinge.
The Apple Macbook Pro competitor is going to available from November 16th onwards. The question is, is the hybrid laptop enough to beat the Macbook Pro's?