Microsoft Surface Book: The Ultimate Laptop?
Microsoft finally released the Surface Book, a laptop/tablet hybrid that is looking to impress everyone – whether you’re an entrepreneur, an artist, a writer, or more – the promise of versatility is enough to wow you. With a price that starts at $1,499? It better.
As per Microsoft.com:
Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and versatility. It weighs just 3.48 pounds (1576 grams) and its 13.5-inch PixelSense™ has incredible resolution (3000 x 2000). It’s calibrated for true-to-life color, with high contrast and low glare. Detach the screen to use like a clipboard, or rotate and reattach the screen to use the full hardware accelerated graphics.
Surface Book combines the 6th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and up to 16GB of memory with optional discrete graphics for an unparalleled laptop experience. It’s built to handle all of the creative tasks you throw at it. Design, sketch, and build without limits. Shoot video and edit in Premiere Pro with amazing fluidity and smoothness. Surface Book handles the most demanding creative tasks without sacrificing battery life. With up to 12 hours of battery life, it’s the ultimate laptop to power your ideas.
Runs Windows & Office perfectly
Surface Book runs Windows 10 Pro, the best combination of the Windows you already know plus lots of great new features you’ll love. Want to run Adobe Creative Cloud, Citrix, AutoCAD or Visual Studio? No problem. Surface Book runs all of the professional-grade software you need with no compromises. Microsoft Office, the world’s greatest productivity suite , works perfectly on Surface Book. Write directly on webpages with Surface Pen in the Microsoft Edge browser, and share your notes easily.
Microsoft advanced technology
Writing with Surface Pen feels as fluid and precise as a ballpoint pen on paper. With one click of Surface Pen, a blank OneNote page appears for quick notes—even if your Surface is asleep. Click and hold the top of Surface Pen to activate Cortana2, your truly personal digital assistant. She offers time, people, and location-based reminders, or even helps you book dinner reservations. Surface Book is built with the very latest facial recognition camera to make your life easier. With Windows Hello, Surface Book knows you’re you, and will sign you in with no password required.
Software – Windows 10 Pro • Office 30-day trial
Exterior – Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Dimensions – Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm) Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)
Weight – 3.48 pounds (1576 grams)
Storage – Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
Display – Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™ display • Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI) • Aspect ratio: 3:2 • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Battery Life – Up to 12 hours of video playback
Processor – 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
Graphics – i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU) • i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)
Security – TPM chip for enterprise security
Memory – 8GB or 16GB RAM
Wireless – 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
Cameras, video and audio – 5.0 megapixel front-facing camera; 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording; Dual Microphones, front and rear facing; Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio
Sensors – Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer