Microsoft quietly announced the new Surface Book 2

Microsoft with very little fanfare have announced a 2nd generation Surface Book, the Surface Book 2. The new Surface book has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 graphic options, 17 hour battery life and 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor. The Surface Book 2 starts with a 256GB / Intel Core i5 and 8GB of RAM going all the way up to a 1TB / Core i7 / 16GB edition.

For the first time on a Surface it has a USB C port as well as USB 3.0/Type A ports. No pricing yet but expect the pricing to be the similar to the current Surface Book range. Pre-orders from the Microsoft Store start November 9th with the devices shipping November 16th.

Full specs:

Tech specs

Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit
Office 365 30-day trial
Dimensions 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 13.00–23.00 mm)
Weight Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard
Storage4 256GB SSD
Display Screen: 13.5″ PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000, (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Contrast ratio: 1600:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch G5

Battery life Up to 17 hours of video playback1
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U with up to 3.50 GHz Max Turbo
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU
Security HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Memory 8GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac

Bluetooth: BT4.1 LE

Ports 2 USB 3.0 Type A

USB Type-C

UHS-II SDXC card reader

3.5mm headphone jack

2 Surface Connect

Cameras, video, and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video

8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video

Dual microphones

Exterior Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Proximity sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What’s in the box Surface Book 2

39W Surface Power Supply with USB-A charging port

Quick start guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit
Office 365 30-day trial
Dimensions 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 13.00–23.00 mm)
Weight Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard
Storage4 256GB SSD
Display Screen: 13.5″ PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000, (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Contrast ratio: 1600:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch G5

Battery life Up to 17 hours of video playback1
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U with up to 3.50 GHz Max Turbo
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU
Security HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Memory 8GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac

Bluetooth: BT4.1 LE

Ports 2 USB 3.0 Type A

USB Type-C

UHS-II SDXC card reader

3.5mm headphone jack

2 Surface Connect

Cameras, video, and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video

8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video

Dual microphones

Exterior Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Proximity sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What’s in the box Surface Book 2

39W Surface Power Supply with USB-A charging port

Quick start guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit
Office 365 30-day trial
Dimensions 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.59–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)
Weight Starting at 3.62 lbs (1,642 g) including keyboard
Storage4 256GB SSD
Display Screen: 13.5″ PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000, (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Contrast ratio: 1600:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch G5

Battery life Up to 17 hours of video playback1
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core) with up to 4.20 GHz Max Turbo
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB VRAM
Security HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Memory 8GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac

Bluetooth: BT4.1 LE

Ports 2 USB 3.0 Type A

USB Type-C

UHS-II SDXC card reader

3.5mm headphone jack

2 Surface Connect

Cameras, video, and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video

8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video

Dual microphones

Exterior Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Proximity sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What’s in the box 95W Surface Power Supply with USB-A charging port

Quick start guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Software Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit
Office 365 30-day trial
Dimensions 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.59–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)
Weight Starting at 3.62 lbs (1,642 g) including keyboard
Storage4 256GB SSD
Display Screen: 13.5″ PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000, (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Contrast ratio: 1600:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch G5

Battery life Up to 17 hours of video playback1
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Processor 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core) with up to 4.20 GHz Max Turbo
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB VRAM
Security HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Memory 8GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac

Bluetooth: BT4.1 LE

Ports 2 USB 3.0 Type A

USB Type-C

UHS-II SDXC card reader

3.5mm headphone jack

2 Surface Connect

Cameras, video, and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video

8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video

Dual microphones

Exterior Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Proximity sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What’s in the box Surface Book 2

95W Surface Power Supply with USB-A charging port

Quick start guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
About the author Ian Dixon:

Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.


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