Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 now available in more countries

Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 now available in more countries
Device features a detachable keyboard, 17-hour battery life and weighs 4.2 pounds

Elly Yates-Roberts |

The 15-inch Surface Book 2, which was launched in the US in November, is now available in 17 additional countries including Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK.

The Surface Book 2 features a detachable keyboard and weighs 4.2 pounds. The device can deliver almost seven million pixels, with five times the graphics performance of the original Surface Book and has a battery life of 17 hours.

The device also features a redesigned dynamic fulcrum hinge and reader ports for USB-A, USB-C and full-size SD cards.

“Surface Book 2 removes the barrier between the desktop and the laptop by giving mobile professionals the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a light and thin laptop in one beautifully designed device,” said Panos Panay, corporate vice-president of Microsoft Devices. “Whether you’re a developer, a digital artist, a designer, or an accountant, you can bring your ideas to life anywhere, because Surface Book 2 is a portable powerhouse. We made no compromises building the most powerful Surface laptop ever.”

Featuring 8th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 graphics options, the 15-inch model can run Adobe, Autodesk, and Dessault software as well as Windows Mixed Reality experiences.

“When you detach [the keyboard] to sketch an idea or watch a video, the Surface Book 2 turns into the world’s thinnest and lightest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 PC, giving customers a powerful portable studio for those who want a single, device that can follow you from concept to sketch to creation,” said Panay.

13- and 15-inch versions of the device will be rolled out soon in more countries, including China, India, Italy, Spain and the United Arab Emirates.

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