Microsoft Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop Launched in India

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Microsoft has launched today Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop in India. Surface Book is claimed to be up to five times more powerful than the original. It comes with15-inch display (3240 x 2160 resolution) and also with a 13.5 inch display (3000 x 2000 resolution). It is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Dual-Core or Quad-Core processors, and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. It boasts of an impressive 17-hour battery life.

It can be used as a laptop and tablet. It supports four different modes – Studio Mode, Laptop Mode, View Mode and Tablet mode by simply detaching the screen. This device has dynamic fulcrum hinge for a more stable touch experience, backlit keyboard and flexibility of both USB Type-A and USB Type-C ports.

Specifications of Surface Book 2

Display

13.5” PixelSense Display
Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
15” PixelSense Display
Resolution: 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI)

Memory
Surface Book 2 13.5”
8GB or 16GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3
Surface Book 2 15”
16GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3

Graphics

Surface Book 2 13.5”
Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU (on Intel i5-7300U model)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB GDDR5 graphics memory (on Intel i7-8650U models)
Surface Book 2 15”
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB GDDR5 graphics memory

Processor

Surface Book 2 13.5”
7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U dual-core processor, 3.5GHz Max Turbo
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor, 4.2GHz Max Turbo
Surface Book 2 15”
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor, 4.2GHz Max Turbo

Cameras, video, and audio

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Dual microphones
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones

Connectivity

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Xbox Wireless built-in (15” only)

Connections

2 x USB type-A (version 3.1 Gen 1)
1 x USB type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
3.5mm headphone jack
2 x Surface Connect ports
Full-size SDXC card reader
Compatible with Surface Dial* on- and off-screen interaction

Software

Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit

Pricing in Indian RS.

13.5” Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620        Rs.137,999
13.5” Intel Core i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050  Rs.185,999
13.5” Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Rs.222,999
13.5 Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050      Rs.257,999
15” Intel Core i7, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060   Rs.222,499
15” Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060   Rs.258,999
15” Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060        Rs.295,999

Surface Laptop

Surface Laptop runs on a 7th generation Intel Core processor and povides up to 14.5 hours of battery life. It features a signature keyboard covered in luxurious Alcantara material, along with a quiet and responsive keyset, large precision trackpad, and soft palm rest for typing comfort.

Software
Windows 10 in S mode
Display
Screen: 13.5 in PixelSense Display
Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
Surface Pen enabled
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 7th Generation Intel Core m3, i5 or i7
Memory 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM
Hard drive size Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 615 (m3)
Intel HD Graphics 620 (i5)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
Camera
Windows Hello face sign-in camera
720p HD camera (front-facing)
Audio
Stereo microphones
Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
3.5mm headphone jack
Ports
USB 3.0
3.5mm Headset jack
mini DisplayPort
Surface Connect
Wireless
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Battery Up to 14.5 hours video playback
Security
TPM chip
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Dimensions 12.13” x 8.79” x .57” (308.02 mm x 223.20 mm x 14.47 mm)
Weight
m3,i5: 2.76 lbs (1.25 kg)
i7: 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
Exterior
Casing: Aluminum

Pricing of Surface Laptop:

Configurations of Surface Laptop MRP (in INR)
Intel® Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620 86,999
Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD® Graphics 620 114,999
Intel® Core™] i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 144,999
Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 196,999
Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 233,999

These devices are available via online on Microsoft stores, Amazon and Flipkart and also at Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and other authorized retailers in India.

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