The Microsoft Surface Book is the first laptop Microsoft has ever built. The company claims that the new Surface Book is the fastest 13” laptop ever made on this planet. It is super-slim, combining the portability of a tablet and the performance of a high-end laptop.
The Surface Book is beautifully crafted powerhouse, designed to adapt to your work style – with touch, a pen or a mouse. It is adjustable to different modes, thanks for the Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge and detachable with the on-board Muscle Wire lock system.
The Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge enables you to use the Surface Book in various positions – like a laptop, clipboard or even a canvas to unleash your creativity. To use as a tablet, just detach it with one click, it is designed to be that simple. The body of the Surface Book is made of Magnesium with an overall silver colour finish.
The Surface Book has a full sized, quite and comfortable to use backlit keyboard for fast and natural typing. Also there is a large 5-point multi-touch Glass trackpad. The 13.5-inch PixelSense touch screen is optically bonded and has a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and pixel density of 267PPI. The screen is designed to mimic the size of an A4 paper, great for when using as a canvas or a clipboard.
Built for productive, creative professionals, and even gamers, the Surface Book is powered by the 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory, an optional discrete graphics chip and a choice of fast Solid State Drive (SSD) storage capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.
Measuring 312.3 x 232.1 x 13.0 – 22.8mm and weighing about 1.5kg, the Surface Book has battery life of up to 12 hours of video playback. It is equipped with decent cameras – 5.0-Megapixel front-facing shooter, and 8.0-Megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and 1080p HD video recording capability. There is also dual microphones and front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio.
In terms of connectivity and ports, there is two full-size USB 3.0 ports, full-size SD card reader, SurfaceConnect, Headset jack and Mini DisplayPort. As well as, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Magnetometer. The Surface Book is priced at $1499 (~£980 – €1340 – $2100 AUD), pre-orders start today October 7th, and availability is set for October 26th.