By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, March 17, 2017 - 14:31
The Redmond giant has reportedly started the mass production of the laptop and it might announce the new notebook sometime at the end of March or April.
Microsoft is reported to come out with the latest Surface Book 2 laptop with some major design overhaul. The Redmond giant has reportedly started the mass production of the laptop and it might announce the new notebook sometime at the end of March or April.
As per a report by DigiTimes, the company will adopt a clamshell design instead of its traditional 2-in-1 approach. This is interesting as the brand has always stressed on the new type of computing devices with Surface Pro lineup and even with Surface Book. But it seems that it finally giving up on the 2-in-1 concept for a traditional look for the upcoming notebook
The new Surface Book will be priced around $1000 (approx. Rs 65,595), which is way lower than the current Surface Books price starting from $1,499-3,199. This is a welcome move, as the current Surface Books are way too expensive, which in turn has created significantly limited demand. Microsoft is believed to come up with an affordable option to cater the masses. Further, the 2-in-1 or “detachable” design has created conflict with its Surface Pro series, the report further adds.
Moving on, the device is expected to feature a 13.5-inch display and will boast a magnesium-aluminum alloy, but we might a bump in the hardware side meaning that the device could be equipped with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors, more RAM and storage.