Microsoft Surface Book 2 Unlikely To Be Announced At The Upcoming Spring Event; See Details [VIDEO]

21 April 2017, 7:25 am EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Tech enthusiasts, who have been restlessly waiting for the Surface Book 2 announcement at Microsoft's looming event, brace yourselves! A reliable Microsoft insider claims that the highly-anticipated laptop is not likely to make an appearance anytime soon.

According to ZDNet's usually well-informed Microsoft watcher, Mary Jo Foley the Redmond-based tech titan is certainly hard at works on the long-rumored laptop; however, the device is nowhere close to hitting the store shelves in near future. Bearing that in mind, Microsoft has deviated its focus on what it currently has to offer in Microsoft Surface Book line.

In her report, Foley confirmed that the company is currently concentrating on selling its current generation Surface Book and Surface Book with Performance Base stock. If rumors running rampant online are anything to go by, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will have a clamshell design rather than its existing two-in-one design. The reason behind this decision is to keep a tight rein on the cost of the laptop's making.

If this proves to be true, users might not be able to double the upcoming Surface Book as a tablet -- a feature that fans adored, but expected Microsoft could have carried out more competently, TheChristianPost reported. Tech enthusiasts have been hoping that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will come with an enhanced hinge, making the collapse of the laptop to a tablet absolutely flawless, unlike how it is with the current generation of Surface Books.

Forbes' contributor Ewan Spence, on the other hand, believes the Microsoft Surface Book 2 might even surpass the much lauded Google Chromebooks. Notably, Microsoft has angled off most of its efforts in bettering the Windows Cloud, which according to Spence can be employed by the popular software maker to shoot ahead of the Chromebooks.

Windows 10 can definitely run on this kind of devices; however, it is often restricted by hardware requirement it poses. This issue can be addressed by lowering down these requirements using Windows Cloud. It remains to be seen whether or not Microsoft Surface Book 2 will make that happen.

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