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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Release Date, Specs & Rumors Round-Up; Beats MacBook Pro Hands-Down [VIDEO]

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Release Date Has Been Pushed Back? Here's Why?
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Release Date Has Been Pushed Back? Here's Why?
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Gadget freaks are restlessly waiting for Microsoft to shed more light on Surface Book 2 release date. Meanwhile, some optimistic fans believe that the device will hit the store shelves this month.

The rumors hinting an Oct. 2016 release date for the hybrid laptop stems from the fact that the original version of the Surface Book was released in the same month, last year. Several other reports indicate that the impending device will be up for grabs immediately after its launch.

However, mounting evidence indicate that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date is not likely to be announced anytime soon. Multiple sources claim that the company wants to launch the device alongside Intel's Kaby Lake processor. This processor is said to be faster without burning up more battery, according to NeuroGadget.

In addition to the aforesaid reason, Microsoft could also be waiting for Redstone 2 Update for Windows 10 OS (operating system). In other words, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be hitting the stores after the Kaby Lake and Redstone 2 Update's release.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 vs. Microsoft Surface Book 2

The MacBook Pro 2016 and Surface Book 2 are already deemed to lock horns as soon as they're launched. Interestingly, instead of a close match, one seems to have a strong edge over the other device.

Both the devices are expected to be thinner than their precursors, however, the new MacBook Pro's removable display seems to have an edge, Headlines & Global News reported. Moreover, similar to the Surface Book 1, the Surface Book 2 can be converted into a laptop or a tablet based on user's preference. The detachable screen is quite easy to work on.

Furthermore, the Microsoft notebook is rumored to come with Intel seventh generation chip, the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs. It will pack a robust battery that is said to last up to 14 hours.

Apple's MacBook Pro 2016, however, will pack Intel sixth generation chip, the Intel Core M, and its battery can only last up to 10 hours.

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