Microsoft Surface Book 13.5″ 2-in-1 Laptop with 6th Gen Intel Core, Nvidia Graphics


Microsoft Surface Book 13.5" Laptop CR9-00001, SX3-00001, CQ9-00001, CR9-00001

Microsoft has released their first laptop – the Microsoft Surface Book. It’s actually a 2-in-1 notebook with a detachable keyboard.

The Surface Book has a 13.5-inch “PixelSense” display with touch and digitizer pen input support, ultra-sharp 3000 x 2000-pixel resolution, and 3:2 aspect ratio which is better for editing documents and other productivity tasks than the common movie-centric 16:9.

Inside its magnesium alloy chassis, or more precisely inside the tablet portion, the Microsoft Surface Book packs the 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8 or 16 Gigabytes of RAM, 128, 256, or 512 Gigabytes of solid state drive storage or upcoming 1 Terabyte SSD option, front 5MP and rear 8MP cameras, stereo speakers, 802.11AC Wi-Fi adapter, Bluetooth, TPM security chip, and a battery providing up to 12 hours of video playback on a single charge. Besides backlit keyboard and glass trackpad, the dock includes the optional Nvidia GeForce dedicated video card. Since the dedicated GPU is in the keyboard base, you won’t be able to utilize it if the screen is detached, in the so called “clipboard” mode. The good thing is that you can convert the device to a tablet without the keyboard base being detached, by connecting the screen to the base facing backward and folding it.

Microsoft Surface Book CR9-00001, SX3-00001, CQ9-00001, CR9-00001

At the time of this writing, there’s no info on the exact processor and video card SKUs. We’ll update this post as soon as we find them out.

Selection of ports and slots includes two USB 3.0 connectors, mini DisplayPort video out, and an SD card reader, all located on the keyboard dock, as well as a combo audio jack on the tablet part.

The laptop measures 0.9” in profile and has a weight starting at 3.3 pounds, while the tablet part only is 0.3” thick and starts at 1.6 pounds.

Microsoft’s Surface Book runs Windows 10 Pro OS and has a base price of $1,499. Here’s a breakdown of configurations which are currently available for pre-order:

CR9-00001: Intel Core i5 / 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM / integrated graphics – $1,499
Uknown SKU: Intel Core i5 / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / integrated graphics – $1,699
SX3-00001: Intel Core i5 / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / Nvidia dedicated GPU – $1,899
CQ9-00001: Intel Core i7 / 256GB SSD / 8GB RAM / Nvidia dedicated GPU – $2,099
CR9-00001: Intel Core i7 / 512GB SSD / 16GB RAM / Nvidia dedicated GPU – $2,699

The digitizer pen is included in the price.

Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Book

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Brand

Microsoft

Screen Size

13.5-inch

Screen Resolution

3000×2000 pixels

Touchscreen

Yes

Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

System Memory (RAM)

8GB
16GB

Storage

128GB SSD
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 input

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Cameras

Front + Rear

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

No

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

2 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x mini DisplayPort

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)

Other Features

Detachable keyboard included
Stylus pen

Battery

“Up to 12 hours of video playback”

Weight

3.3 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

12.3″

Depth

9.1″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

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