Last week, Microsoft unveiled the brand-new Surface Book 2 with improved specs, design and new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The announcement was surprising for many as for the first time the company revealed the Surface device in a blog post rather than an event. Anyways, the most anticipated Surface Book 2 is here and it is powerful than ever before.
Microsoft’s Panos Panay in an interview has explained that the Surface Book 2’s secret weapon is the ceramic components as it not only enhances the look-and-feel but also improves the stability. Ever since Consumer Report stopped recommending the Surface devices to the customers, the reliability and stability of the Surface Book 2 was Microsoft’s priority.
The hinge in the original Surface Book wasn’t stable, a lot of users had reported that the screen would shake when the keys are pressed. Microsoft has finally addressed the stability of the hardware with the second-generation Surface Book. “The hinges are completely redesigned; it’s all from the learnings of the first one because you want more stability,” Microsoft’s Panos Panay said. “We redesigned the connection mechanism, we went to ceramics, we lightened the whole product,” he added.
He further explains that Microsoft has redesigned everything in the Surface Book 2, this is why it is powerful than ever. “With the [Surface Book 2] hardware, we redesigned everything on the inside, period. To get to that next level of performance we needed — it’s three times more powerful — we put in a quad-core Intel eighth-generation CPU. Now you’re in a totally different class of computing from gen 1 to gen 2,” he said.
Surface Book 2 is an ultimate laptop with Windows 10, it has more horsepower than the two-year-old Surface book, Microsoft claims that the device would remove the barrier between the desktop and laptop. We’ll hopefully learn more about the Surface Book 2 at Microsoft’s event on October 31.