If you think about it, why hasn’t Microsoft ever designed its very own laptop? The perfect time is now then, because they have and are introducing it to the world. The Surface Book is a 13.5-inch touchscreen hybrid laptop with 267ppi (that’s a 3000 x 2000 resolution); the screen of which is optically bonded to the glass, creating a sharp and consistent image (i.e. that’s good). Starting storage specs include 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage.
For processors, the Surface Book uses the latest Intel Skylake processors, in Core i5 or Core i7 configurations. An NVIDIA GeForce GPU with GDDR5 memory rests in the base of the laptop, with the keyboard (which has 1.4mm travel and is billed as practically silent).
The Surface Book is a complete package, which is worth noting, because it comes with the keyboard and the Surface Pen. When all is said and done, Microsoft says that the Surface Book will run for 12 hours on a charge. Weight with keyboard is 3.34 pounds, which is still within ultrabook territory. Ports include the charging port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot, headset jack and a mini DisplayPort.
The Surface Book will go on sale October 26th, prices starting at $1,499; preorders begin October 7th.