The 2-in-1 Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the latest and the last model of the Surface lineup that receives an upgrade this year. Last month, Microsoft officially announced the second-generation Surface Book, the 15-inch, and 13.5-inch devices are also available for purchase.
Microsoft’s Panos Panay recently explained that the Surface Book 2 is more stable than the predecessor because the hinges are completely redesigned. “We redesigned the connection mechanism, we went to ceramics, we lightened the whole product,” Microsoft’s Panos Panay, the creator of the Surface said in an interview.
Stevie Bathiche, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft for Surface hardware design, has now explained why the Surface Book 2 has a really good display. He explains that Microsoft invests time to design the display for the Surface devices. “A lot of engineering on the Microsoft side goes into the display, the mechanical integration, the backlight design, pixel layout, formats, even what liquid crystals are used, even sometimes we’ll go into transistor structures if we need to change that,” Bathiche says
He also explains why Microsoft don’t source displays for the Surface, he says that Microsoft “actually design the electronics that drive the display itself.”
While there are only subtle differences in terms of design between the first and second-generation Surface Book, it is still a great piece of hardware and the signature hinge is still there but it has been improved for more stability. The 15-inch Surface Book 2 has a resolution of 3240×2160 pixels with 260 PPI, it has eight-generation Intel quad-core i7-8650U chip paired with 16GB GM of RAM and 1TB SSD. The smaller variant comes with 3000×2000 pixel resolution and 267 PPI.