Surface Book 2 gets a new CPU for double power at the same price

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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All the Surface Book 2 users out there, we’ve got an important piece of news for you! Microsoft is all set to replace entry-level Surface Book 2 models with a brand new variant.

The new Surface Book 2 will come with a modern quad-core processor and 13-inch display. This time, the Redmond giant is planning to offer the updated version of Surface Book devices for the same price tag. 

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New Surface Book 2 specifications

The reports confirm that a premature version of the model has been listed by different dealers operating in Germany, U.S., and few other regions.

The listings suggest that the upcoming model will feature a quad-core chip named Intel Core i5-8350U processor. It offers a 1.70GHz base clock rate under normal conditions.

However, if you have to deal with more power-intensive tasks the clock rate can even boost to 3.60GHz. As far as the multi-core tasks are concerned, the upcoming processor will provide 50 percent better performance as compared to the i5 models. 

Microsoft has decided to keep the same specifications along with the new a quad-core chip. Therefore, the upcoming model will be available with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels on the same 13.5-inch PixelSense display.

The aspect ratio will be an aspect ratio of 3:2 along with support for Stylus. The notebook will come with a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD, 8GB of RAM and 17 hours battery life. 

As far as the USB ports are concerned, an SD card reader and Thunderbolt 3 will no longer be supported by the USB-C port.

Two full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports will be offered for connectivity. It seems like the existing entry-level i5 model will be replaced by the new model.

Surface Book 2 pricing

The new Surface Book 2 will hit the Stores with the same price tag. The new variant will be available to the European customers at €1569 Euros.

Surprisingly, the previous model was on sale at a higher price of €1599. US customers will be paying $1,499 for the device.

The new variant of the notebook is expected to be released within the next few weeks. Although Microsoft has not shared any details regarding the expected date.

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