Microsoft announces Surface Book to take on Apple's MacBook

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Microsoft at Windows 10 devices event, announced a new Laptop device which they call the ultimate laptop, Surface Book. It is ultra-thin, meticulously crafted, with incredible screen resolution.

It features a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with astounding resolution of 3000 x 2000 px, and features an integrated backlit keyboard, optional graphics, and responsive glass trackpad. It weighs just 1.6 pounds (728g) and has a battery life of 10 hours, incredible!


Redefining the laptop.
Surface Book is the first of its kind. This innovative and stunningly crafted laptop is a creative powerhouse, designed to adapt to the way you work – with touch, a Pen, or a mouse.
surface book hinge

Ultimate versatility.
Surface Book transforms into three different configurations, adapting to the way that you work and the places where you create.


Ultimate performance.

Surface Book is built to be a creative workhorse. Combining a 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor with up to 16GB1 of memory and an optional discrete graphics chip.

Runs Windows & Office perfectly.

The best Windows ever, with lots of new features you’ll love. Like innovations in security, personalization, and productivity.


Full Tech Specs:

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Office 30-day trial
  • Casing: Magnesium
  • Color: Silver
  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power
  • 12.30” x 9.14” x 0.51 – 0.90” (312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 – 22.8mm)
  • Starting at 3.34 pounds (1,516 grams) including keyboard
  • Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.
  • 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
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7
  • i5: Intel® HD graphics 520
  • i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor
  • TPM chip for enterprise security
  • 8GB or 16GB RAM
  • 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
  • SurfaceConnectTM
  • Headset jack
  • Mini DisplayPort
Cameras, video, and audio:
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera
  • 8.0MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
  • Dual microphones, front and rear-facing
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® audio
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty
What’s in the box:
  • Surface Book
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick start guide
  • Integrated keyboard
  • Safety and warranty documents

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