Microsoft's updated Surface Book i7 delivers twice the graphics performance, keeps weird hinge
Last Year’s Surface Book divided opinion, with its rather weird, unsightly hinge, but it’s not a problem for Microsoft, which has decided to keep that look in its 2016 update.
As you can guess from the name, Surface Book i7 runs on an Intel Core i7 processor. According to Microsoft, that makes it three times as powerful as the top MacBook Pro -- although, bear in mind, Apple is set to reveal new MacBooks tomorrow at its Hello Again event.
The Surface Book has been redesigned from the inside out, and promises twice the graphics performance, a 'stunning' PixelSense Display, and 30 percent more battery life (depending on what you use the laptop for, of course), so around 16 hours life between charges.
Microsoft shares the following specs:
Windows 10 Pro, Office 365 30-day trial
Casing: Magnesium, Color: Silver
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
12.30” x 9.14” x 0.51 - 0.90” (312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 -- 22.8mm)
Starting at 3.63lbs (1,647g) including keyboard
Solid state drive (SSD) options: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Screen: 13.5"PixelSense Display, Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2, Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Up to 16 hours of video playback
6th Gen Intel Core i7
i7: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 memory
TPM chip for enterprise security
8GB or 16GB RAM
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE, 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Two full-size USB 3.0, Full-size SD card reader, Surface Connect, Headset jack, Mini Displayport
Cameras, video and audio
Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing), 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video, 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video, Stereo microphones, Stereo speakers with Dolby audio Audio Premium
Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
What’s in the box
Surface Book, Surface Pen, Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents
1-year limited hardware warranty
It will be priced at $2,399 and can be pre-ordered here. Release date is 10th November.
What do you think of the new Surface Book i7?