Microsoft Surface Book 2 15″ Pro-Class 2-in-1 Laptop with Detachable Keyboard

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The Microsoft Surface Book 2 15″ is a bigger member of the professional-class Surface Book 2 2-in-1 PC series. There’s also a 13.5″ version of the luxury 2-in-1 laptop. Both have detachable keyboards as stand-out features. Other recognizable perks are “dynamic fulcrum” adjustable hinge, productivity-optimized 3:2 screen aspect ratio, chiclet-style backlit keyboard, and magnesium alloy finish of the sleek silver-colored chassis.

The 15″ display has a sharp resolution of 3240 x 2160 pixels and supports finger touch, active digitizer pen input with pressure sensitivity, as well as work with the Surface Dial accessory. The Pen and Dial are sold separately.

The heart of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15″ is the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor. It’s paired with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB higher-end dedicated video card. This is a powerful CPU / GPU combination for the daily and demanding tasks like video production or 3D modeling, as well as for gaming. The card is housed in the keyboard deck, so it isn’t accessible when the deck is detached. System memory options are 8GB or 16GB, while for storing data there are 256GB, 512GB or 1-Terabyte solid state drives.

According to Microsoft, the batteries in the keyboard base and tablet part can together give up to 17 hours of “video playback” battery life.

The base features two standard USB 3.0 ports, a small USB-C port with support for video output, an SD media card reader, and Microsoft’s Surface Connect charging port.

The tablet portion features a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Windows Hello face recognition log-in support, an 8-MP camera on the back, stereo speakers, a combo mic / headphones jack, 802.11AC wireless, Bluetooth, and another Surface Connect port.

Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15

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Brand

Microsoft

Laptop Type

Convertible 2-in-1 PC
Tablet PC

Screen Size

15-inch

Screen Resolution

3240×2160 pixels

Touchscreen

Yes

Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen quad-core 1.9-4.2GHz 8MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 65)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 58)

System Memory (RAM)

8GB
16GB

Storage

256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) SSD

DVD Optical Drive

None

Input

Backlit keyboard without numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Touchscreen
Active digitizer pen (optional)

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Camera

Front + rear
5MP front + 8MP rear
Face-recognition camera (supports Windows Hello log-ins)

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

No

Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

1 x USB-C
2 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

Video out via USB-C

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Other Features

TPM (Trusted Platform Module, a security feature)

Battery

"Up to 17 hours of video playback"

Weight

4.2 pounds

Height

0.9"

Width

13.5"

Depth

9.9"

Windows Version

Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

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Written by Dan Z on November 3, 2017

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