Microsoft Juices Its Surface Book With More Power and Huge Battery Life
Microsoft blew our minds last year when it announced the Surface Book-and its crazy detachable screen. This year, the company stuffed two times as much processing power and 30 percent more battery life in the exact same design.
The battery life sounds pretty killer: 16 hours. The extra processing power also makes the new Surface Book three times more powerful than a 13-inch MacBook Pro, according to Microsoft.
But the company didn't announce any specific specs beyond that. We can assume that the improved performance relies on Intel's new Kaby Lake processor, but we don't know. Ditto on the graphics set up, though we should know the details soon enough.
Here's the bad news. The new Surface Book costs $2,400. But you can get the old Surface Book for $1,500. Pre-orders start today and the new Surface Book will start shipping in November.