Microsoft Surface Book was unveiled in October, 2015 and is described as one of the best laptops ever – it’s that impressive. Sporting a 13.5-inch high-resolution display, the 2-in-1 laptop is designed for stunning viewing experience while also delivering supposedly most speedy performance in its class.
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Surface Book Key Features and Specs
- 6th Gen Intel Core i5, Core i7 Processor
- Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
- Windows 10 Pro
- 13.5-inch PixelSense Touch Display, 3000 x 2000 pixels
- 8GB, 16GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SDD
- Detachable Design
- Up to 12 hours Battery Life
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Design and Display
Microsoft Surface Book, which is its maker’s first laptop, is a high-end product – you can even tell this from its build quality. It features a chassis made of premium aluminium with nice silver finish. The convertible laptop is relatively thin and slim with thickness starting at about 13 mm and weight put at around 1.6 kg.
The Surface Book parades a detachable design common to Surface devices, enabling you use as a laptop or as tablet (with the keyboard detached or flipped). It is equipped with a backlit keyboard and a glass-covered trackpad.
The machine sports a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with an amazing resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and a pixel density of approximately 267 ppi, promising crisp viewing.
Performance and OS
Configured to be a top performer, Microsoft Surface Book comes with latest sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor under the hood. It is equipped with up to 16 GB of RAM and an optional discrete NVIDIA graphics card with GDDR5 video memory.
Microsoft says the laptop is built to handle whatever ‘creative tasks’ you throw at it. The company also says the Surface Book is the fastest ever among laptops of similar size. It runs on the new, feature-heavy Windows 10 Pro operating system.
Other Specs and Features
Microsoft Surface Book uses a solid state drive of up to 1TB capacity for storage, boosting its responsiveness and performance. It comes with a Surface Pen capable of different functions, including activation of Cortana.
The convertible laptop, which offers up to 12 hours of battery runtime, features an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and Full HD video recording capability and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera – probably rather excessive for a device this big.
Quality sound is provided by front-facing stereo speakers backed by Dolby audio technology. The Surface Book features two full-size USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader among its port offerings.
Pricing and availability
Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 laptop is available in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. It went on sale in the United States starting at $1,499 on October 26, 2015. Microsoft Surface Book price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 550,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Microsoft Surface Book Specs
Here are a few specs of the Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 Laptop:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- Processor: 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
- Memory: 8GB or 16GB RAM
- Colours: Silver
- Dimension: 312.3 x 232.1 x 13.0 – 22.8 mm
- Weight: 1.516 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.5-inch PixelSense Touchscreen Display, 3000 x 2000 pixels (267ppi)
- Keyboard: Chiclet style Keyboard (Detachable)
- Pointing Device: Glass Touchpad (up to 5 points)
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB Solid State Drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 8MP rear camera with autofocus, 1080p HD video and 5MP front camera
- USB 3.0: Yes, 2 ports
- USB 2.0: No
- HDMI: –
- DisplayPort: Yes (Mini Display Port)
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Surface Connect
- Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio
- Dual microphones, front and rear-facing
- Surface Pen
- TPM chip for Enterprise Security
- Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 12 hours video playback