Microsoft Surface Book 2 coming in June to compete with Apple?

By: Vamien McKalin
2 minute read

The Microsoft Surface Book is probably the best piece of hardware the company released last year. It was quite innovative in its design and something that wasn’t seen before. The device was released in October alongside the Surface 4 in both the United States and Canada.

The Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 have both managed to do well in the same department. These Windows 10 computers helped Microsoft to turn a profit, so when we hear rumors of a possibility the software giant might release a new version of the Surface Book next month or next year, it got us excited.

Microsoft could be in the process of developing a Surface Book 2 for release in June of this year to compete directly with the Apple MacBook Pro 2016. Apparently, the new Surface Book 2 could come with a 13.5-inch display, though we’d rather something larger.

If Microsoft is indeed planning to launch a new Surface Book, we would urge the company to work out the kinks before pushing it out. The first version was no doubt a success, but it came with several bugs and hardware problems that affected user experience. The hardware is innovative so one could understand the reasoning behind the issues. However, when it comes down to Windows 10, we view the bugs as unacceptable since Microsoft shines in the software department.

Will we actually see a Surface Book 2 in June though? It’s highly unlikely due to the fact the first hardware was released in October 2015, a little over 7 months ago. Furthermore, to release the Surface Book 2 before the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update would be suicide. Chances are, the Surface Book 2 will come in October of this year or in 2017 after the Redstone 2 update.

In other Surface Book news, the device is available right now for $150 off — a pretty good deal if you ask us.

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