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Microsoft Announces the Most Powerful Laptop, the Surface Book

Along with the release of Surface Pro 4, Microsoft has also announced the most powerful Laptop or 2 in 1, the Surface Book, at the Windows 10 Device event today. The Surface Book is the first laptop ever designed by the company and is a premium laptop.

The Surface Book is a 2 in 1 which can be used both as a Tablet and a powerful Laptop. The device comes with a 13.5 inch display with 6 million pixels and 267PPI and 3:2 aspect ratio. It is powered by the 6th Gen Intel i5 or i7 processor. It also comes with either 8GB or 16GB RAM depending on the model.

Surface book

It also comes with Intel HD graphics 520, optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics, an integrated backlit keyboard, responsive glass trackpad, and detachable screen-turned-tablet. It can also support the Microsoft Pen similar to Surface Pro Tablet.

Detailed Specifications of Surface Book:

Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.3 x 0.51-0.90 inches (232.1 x 312.3 x 13.0-22.8 mm)

Tablet only: 8.67 x 12.3 x 0.30 inches (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)


Laptop: Non-GPU: 3.34 lbs. (1515 g), GPU: 3.48 lbs. (1579 g)

Tablet only: 1.6 lbs. (726 g)

Mechanical features: Magnesium body, Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge, One-button Muscle Wire detach mechanism

Color: Silver

Physical clipboard buttons: power, volume

StorageSolid-state drive (SSD) PCIe 3.0: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB1
DisplayScreen: 13.5-inch PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000×2000 (267 ppi)

Contrast ratio: 1800:1

Aspect ratio: 3:2

100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated

Touch: 10-point multitouch

CPU6th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7
GraphicsIntel HD graphics 520 and optional NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor with dedicated 1GB GDDR5 high-speed memory
Memory8 GB or 16 GB RAM
Keyboard & TrackpadFull-size, integrated backlit keyboard with 1.6mm key travel

Precision trackpad with glass laminated trackpad (7,350 sq. mm)

Five-finger contact recognition with full Windows 10 support

Subpixel resolution

SecurityTPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
PenSurface Pen

1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity

Magnetic storage

Network802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless technology

BatteryUp to 12 hours battery life for video playback
CamerasWindows Hello face-authentication camera (front-facing)

8.0MP rear-facing auto-focus camera, with 1080p HD camera

5.0MP front-facing 1080p HD camera

AudioDual microphones, front- and rear-facing

Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

PortsTwo full-size USB 3.0

Full-size SD card reader (UHS-II performance)

Surface Connect for power and docking (base and clipboard)

Stereo headphones/microphone jack

Mini DisplayPort

SensorsAmbient light sensor




Power supply36W power supply with USB charging port

65W power supply with USB charging port (discrete GPU SKU)

In the boxSurface Book

Surface Pen

Power supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty


Pricing of Surface Book:

128 GB 6th Generation Intel Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM$1,499 ERP
256 GB 6th Generation Intel Core i5  with 8 GB of RAM$1,699 ERP
256 GB 6th Generation Intel Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor$1,899 ERP
256 GB 6th Generation Intel Core i7  with 8 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor$2,099 ERP
512 GB 6th Generation Intel Core i7 with 16 GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor$2,699 ERP


Surface Book will be available for pre-order in select markets Oct. 7, then for purchase in Canada and the United States on Oct. 26, with additional markets to follow.

Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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