Microsoft Surface Book 2 Release Date, Specs & Rumors Recap: Next-Gen Laptop To Be Unveiled This October With Improved Hinge!By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
Looks like a good news for gadget freaks as Microsoft is gearing up to launch its next-generation device, the Surface Book 2 during the company's October event along with the Surface Pro 5.
Rumors has it that Microsoft will unveil its new flagship offerings next month; however, there is a possibility that they will not be up for grabs this year. Instead, they are likely to hit the store shelves in spring 2016 in obvious correspondence with Redstone 2, the second radical update to the Windows 10 OS, according to reports on TechRadar.
The speculation stems from previous reports that indicated Kaby Lake processor will not come out until the latter part of this year. Apparently, Microsoft postponed the release of its new hardware in bid to get well-acquainted with the new processing unit's architecture. Intel's Kaby Lake is said to be comparatively faster than the current Skylake chip, and require less power, featuring a 14-nanometer and 15-watt thermal design power.
Rumors are rife about the Surface Book 2 that it will feature 4K resolution paired with a 3-D display. Furthermore, there is hearsay that the device could come with a USB 3.1 port to facilitate connection with hybrid gadgets.
The current iteration is powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GPU (graphics processing unit), 8GB or 16GB of GDDR5 memory, 128GB or 1TB built-in storage and a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with a maximum screen resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels, according to reports on The Christian Times.
The Surface Pro 5, on the other hand, is said to boast an augmented Surface Pen stylus with a rechargeable battery system, support for a USB Type-C port and a sharper screen resolution. The base model will be up for grabs for $899 and will go up based on the device's configuration and accessories.
The original Surface Book has not been spared from flaws and gadget freaks are hoping that the next iteration will come with a better hinge mechanism, an enhanced display and a new USB port.
If rumors proved to be true, the upcoming Surface Book could undergo a radical cosmetic overhaul to allow the screen sit flush with the keyboard, similar to regular laptops, TheVerge reported.
The hinge of the original Surface Book was the device's most apparent flaw. Microsoft is said to finally fix this design issue in the Surface Book 2.
The popular software maker has been keeping the new Surface Book's details under wraps and it remains to be seen if the purported hybrid makes an appearance before the year end with the rumored specs and features.
Stay tuned in here for more updates.