#SurfaceBook2 #SurfacePro5 – When Will the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 Be Released? : Like many Microsoft fans, you’re probably looking forward to the release of the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5. But when exactly can you get your hands on these devices?
Well, if you’re looking forward to the Surface Book 2, it’s clear that you won’t be able to buy it anytime soon. This comes from the fact that Microsoft is not launching a Surface Book 2 this year; rather, it’s releasing a refined version of the original model and calling it Surface Book with Performance Base — or simply Surface Book 2016. Microsoft is already taking orders for it and will start shipping by mid-November.
The new Surface Book has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display (with a 3000-by-2000 resolution and 267 pixels per inch), and it comes with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6600U CPU and 16GB DDR3 SDRAM. What makes it different from last year’s model is the 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 965 graphics card, which allows the device to smoothly handle basic games and graphics-intensive tasks and makes it ideal for power users. It also has a better battery life; Microsoft says that it can last through 16 hours of video playback, although reviewers show that this depends on the device’s brightness and other settings.
So, if the Surface Book 2 won’t be released this year, when will we see it? Well, no one is really sure since Microsoft hasn’t made an official statement, but there are rumors that it will be released on the second quarter of 2017. Tech experts surmise that the second-gen Surface Book will have an Intel Kaby Lake processor and an Nvidia GTX 10 series GPU.