Microsoft Surface Book 2 Latest News: Device To Possibly Release With A Clamshell Design, Lowered Price, Earlier Release Date

21 March 2017, 6:58 am EDT By Keisuke Akio Mobile & Apps

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is in mass production right now and will be released sooner than expected. In addition, reports claim that the device is much simpler and will be available at a much lower price.

The first released Microsoft Surface Book was a distinct device introduced in the arena of portable computing. It was offered as a flagship laptop that can be transformed into a tablet. The Redmond-based tech giant made quite an entrance when it introduced the Surface Book. The two-in-one laptop had a removable display and a custom Nvidia GPU built into the dock. It offers the best choice for tablet use, as well as more professional work while docked. However, if the recent claims are to be believed, it appears that we will be seeing a different iteration from Microsoft this year.

Surface Book 2 Specs, Features, Design

According to DigiTimes, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is already in its mass production stage. The site also revealed that in this year's release, consumers would see a simpler iteration of the device as compared to the first generation's release. The Surface Book 2, as reported, will adopt a clamshell design instead of the traditional 2-in-1 hybrid design.

In addition, it is expected to feature a 13.5-inch display and will have an aluminum-magnesium-alloy chassis. The new Microsoft Surface Book 2 will use the same screen but will come with a more conventional 4K resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, says Tech Radar.  It is also expected to have Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors. Other reports claim that the upcoming device will have a Surface pen and longer battery life.

Release Price and Date

It is said to have an introductory price of $1,000 much lower compared to its predecessor's. The report also claims that the portable computing device will be available to the public by the end of March or on the first part of April.

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