Microsoft Surface Book: Specs, Features, Prices, Availability

Microsoft announced Surface Book on Tuesday, along with Surface Pro 4. There are several factors which make Microsoft Surface Book, the best laptop of its generation. According to Microsoft, Surface Book is the fastest laptop ever created that weighs slightly over 3 pounds and has a 13-inch screen. The software giant claims that Surface Book is two times faster than Apple’s MacBook Pro – and will change the way laptops will be made in future.

But that’s not the only thing you want to know. Here is a write up that will tell you everything that you wanted to know about the Microsoft Surface Book, which includes pricing, availability, specifications and features. Read on.Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book features

Take a look at the specs of this cool laptop which can also be detached and used as a Tablet.

  • The Microsoft Surface Book is made of a single piece of magnesium. That’s why, it looks stunning. It is available in silver color. Besides, it also has physical buttons for power and volume. This together, makes the Surface Book a complete package.
  • One of the best features of the laptop is its dynamic fulcrum hinge. The hinge makes it flexible enough to use it anyways.
  • The display has a muscle wire lock so you can remove it entirely and use it as a tablet.
  • You can even flip the display around to draw on it like a clipboard.
  • The trackpad is made with precision glass that can support five-point multitouch.
  • Surface Book is powered by Intel’s sixth-generation Core i7 chip and an incredibly fast graphics card from NVIDIA. It also comes with up to 16GB of RAM and 1 terabyte of storage space.
  • It has a backlit, ergonomic keyboard.
  • It comes with two USB ports and a full-size SD card.
  • The Surface Book offers 12 hours of battery life.

Specifications of Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book thin

Microsoft has released its specifications on the Microsoft Store.

Software Windows 10 Pro • Office 30-day trial
Exterior Casing: Magnesium • Color: Silver • Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Dimensions Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in (232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)

Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight 3.48 pounds (1576 grams)
Storage Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
Display 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 playback1
Processor 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
Graphics i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU) • i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)
Security TPM chip for enterprise security
Memory 8GB or 16GB RAM
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports Two full-size USB 3.0

Full-size SD card reader

Surface Connect

Headset jack

Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video and audio 5.0 megapixel front-facing camera

8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording

Dual Microphones, front and rear facing

Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors Ambient light sensor • Accelerometer • Gyroscope • Magnetometer
What’s in the box Surface Book

Surface Pen

Power Supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited

Surface Book availability and price

The most important point, the Microsoft Surface Book will be available from October 26 2015. The laptop’s price starts from $1,499. You can preorder your own Microsoft Surface Book from Microsoft Store.

Download the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 User Guides here.

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