Microsoft has been launching different devices under their own brand which includes Smartphones under the Lumia series & Tablets under the Surface Series, but this is the first product in a new category. It’s a Laptop under the name Surface Book which is hinted as a larger Surface tablet with a 13.5″ Display & a powerful hardware beneath. It would be going on sale from October 26th with pricing starting from $1,499. You can pre-order the laptop from October 7th, i.e., tomorrow.
According to Microsoft, this is the fastest 13″ Laptop ever made which can only be known when tested along with a 12 hours of battery which does not drain much not in use. This thing is powered by a Nvidia GeForce GPU and its present in the base of the device. It is accompanied by a GDDR5 memory.
Precisely, the 13.5-inch display on Surface Book offers a pixel density of 267PPI. The display is optically bonded to the glass and that according to the company is impressive as it seems. We would only know when we see it.
On a Comparison with the MacBook Pro, the Surface Book is 2 times faster which is a huge statement & can only know when it’s tested. The device offers some great gaming experience & performance optimized on the Surface Book. The ultra portable machine would be sporting two fast USB 3.0 ports and a full-size SD card reader on the left edge.
Company touts that their new Surface Book is for those who wants a bigger screen as well perfect typing experience that one gets on a laptop. For that, you get a backlit keyboard for starters. The every key stroke can be a 1.66mm deep, allow you to feel the strokes. Though, it won’t make a single noise, just type, and you’ll notice as Mr Panoy passes the product to the audience. Microsoft is kind of freaking out about their new keyboard.
Talking about the trackpad experience, the Surface Book includes a glass trackpad with five points of touch sensitivity. About internals, the first Microsoft branded ultraportable laptop packs latest hardwares from Intel. These chipsets belong to Skylake family of i5 and i7 that are designed for maximum consumption with minimum power.
The machined magnesium body looks stunning. I’m afraid that the design of Surface Book looks far impressive than the Apple’s MacBook. I don’t believe I said that, but it does. What are your thoughts on the new Surface Book? Let us known in the comments section.