Microsoft Surface Book 2 Release Update: Early Release Unlikely, Laptop Could Have Mid to Late 2017 Launch

15 March 2017, 6:27 am EDT By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps

Despite having already launched a more powerful Microsoft Surface Book laptop, called the Surface Book i7, tech fans are still looking forward to the company's next generation power laptop, the Microsoft Surface Book 2. Unfortunately, new reports have now claimed that the new laptop may not be coming out anytime soon due to various reasons.

According to a report from Tech Radar, the release date for the highly awaited Surface Book 2 is still uncertain at this point. Microsoft has yet to announced any official details about the laptop and there has not been that much in terms of leaks. It also has to be noted that the Surface Book i7 is still fresh given that it was just launched in October of last year.

There is also the fact that Microsoft is currently preparing to launch its new Windows 10 Creator Update sometime in April. This means that Microsoft will likely need little bit more time to fully develop the latest version of its operating system, which the company likely wants to incorporate into the Microsoft Surface Book 2 device.

Despite the lack of any substantial reports, there are some speculations and theories regarding the possible specs and features of the upcoming Microsoft Surface Book 2. Droid Report reveals that the upcoming laptop will undoubtedly be powered by the next generation Intel Kaby Lake chip, which is much more powerful than the Skylake chip on the Microsoft Surface Book i7.

The laptop is also expected to be coming with a 4K display resolution option and even full VR capabilities. Given the power requirements of both features, the upcoming Surface Book 2 will likely be sporting a powerful graphics processing unit either from AMD or Nvidia. As for the release date, the laptop will likely be coming out sometime this year. Exactly when, however, is still unknown.

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