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Surface Book 2 announced: GTX 1060, 17-hour battery life

Microsoft's next-gen Surface Book 2 rocks GTX 1060, new Intel CPUs, up to 17 hours battery life.

Published Oct 17, 2017 8:51 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST
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Microsoft has just made its next-gen Surface Book 2 official, with the new laptop coming in two different sizes: 13-inch, and 15-inch.

The flagship 15-inch Surface Book 2 rocks an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, a 3240 x 2160 PixelSense display, Intel's new quad-core Core i7-8650U @ 4.2GHz 'max turbo' clocks, 16GB of RAM, 256GB/512GB/1TB of storage, with the GTX 1060 rocking 6GB of RAM. We're looking at a weight of 4.2 pounds, or 1.8 pounds in tablet mode, while the price starts @ $2499.

Microsoft's refreshed 13-inch Surface Book 2 rocks a 3000x2000 resolution, dual-core i5-7300U or quad-core i7-8650U @ 4.2GHz, 16GB of RAM and the same 256GB/512GB/1TB storage options. GPU wise we have a knocked down GTX 1060 with 2GB of RAM (the Core i5 model will use integrated graphics), while we have 3.62 pounds and 1.59 pounds in tablet mode, with a starting price of $1499.

Surface Book 2 announced: GTX 1060, 17-hour battery life | TweakTown.com

Microsoft is promising up to 17 hours of battery life with vide playback, Bluetooth 4.1, 2 x USB-A ports, 1 x USB-C port, Dolby Atmos support for headphones, a backlit keyboard with 1.55mm travel.

The new Surface Book 2 will be up for pre-order on November 9 in the US, with delivery starting on November 16. Overseas markets will get it soon after.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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