As expected, Microsoft launched the latest iteration along its Surface Book series today. And as far as first impressions go, the device looks to be a truly powerful system packed inside a hybrid body. From higher frame rates to a significantly improved battery life, the new Surface Book i7 packs it all.
Microsoft is projecting the current iteration as the most powerful Surface book it has ever produced. And judging by what we have seen so far, we can’t help but agree. The device packs the latest Intel i7 processor and comes with a 13.5 inch high-resolution PixelSense display that can also be detached and used as a tablet. Indeed, Microsoft is so proud of its display that it couldn’t resist taking a dig at Apple.
Incredibly powerful and meticulously crafted, Surface Book is a revolution in laptop design. The detachable 13.5-inch PixelSense Display is optimized for Pen and touch, and has higher resolution than MacBook Pro 13.
Another highlight is the battery life. Microsoft says that the device improves upon battery life by almost 30 percent. According to the company, the Surface Book i7 can offer you almost 16 hours of battery life. The device also has a redesigned cooling system that packs an additional fan. This new add-on would be specially cheered by gamers, who can play their favorite games without the device heating up as much.
Speaking of games, the Surface Book i7 comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU. With 1.9 teraflops of graphics performance, the device delivers almost twice the graphics performance of the most powerful Surface Book currently present in the market.
With all this power available under the hood, it is but natural that the system can rock some of the most powerful software out there.
Surface Book speeds through intensive professional software, like SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, AutoCAD Revit, and Adobe Premiere Pro3. With the power to run this software anywhere, you’re no longer chained to your desk. And the latest version of Windows 10 will always include up-to-date security and protection.
You can also log on using the Windows Hello, facial recognition technology. The device also packs a 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video and an 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
The device is built using a light magnesium chassis and an innovative Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge, that enables you to use the device to watch, draw or design.
With all these new additions, a little extra weight is to be expected. The Surface Book i7 is a tad heavier than its predecessor at 3.63 lbs. However, considering all the other perks that the device is packing in a body that is very similar in dimensions to its predecessor, it is a more than fair trade-off.
The Surface Book i7 is available in three different variants of 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB memory sizes. While the base model will set you back by $2,399, the 512 GB and 1TB models are priced at $2,799, and $3,299 respectively.
You can place a pre-order for the device by going to the Microsoft Store.