Microsoft has launched two new products under its Surface lineup in India – the Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop, newer versions of which were announced at the start of the year. Both devices are available with 13.5-inch displays and can be specced up to a 7th-gen Intel Core -7 processor and come at a starting price of Rs 86,999 to be sold on Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, and other authorised retailers across India.
Starting off with the inexpensive Surface Laptop, the machine sports a 13.5-inch Pixel Sense edge-to-edge bezel-less display with immersive touchscreen and protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, still measuring in at 14.5mm on its thickest side. The Surface Laptop can be configured with a Core i5 or Core i7 processor with Intel HD 620 or Iris Plus Graphics 640 on respective devices for graphics-intensive tasks.
The Surface Laptop runs on the latest Windows 10 S with 8GB/16GB of memory and up to 512GB of SSD storage on the inside. The display is accompanied by Microsoft’s traditional Alcantara fabric keyboard with a massive trackpad and soft palm rest for comfortable typing. There’s a 720p front-facing camera for all your video conferencing purposes, Omnisonic speaker supported by Dolby Audio Premium, all of which is backed up by a battery that lasts up to 14.5 hours on video playback.
The Surface Book 2 which was announced in January features a larger 15-inch PixelSense Display with a resolution of 3240 x 2160 pixels. The device can be made to be powered by up to an 8th gen Intel Core i7 8650U processor with Turbo Boost of up to 4.2GHz and 6GB of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 as dedicated graphics. The Surface Book 2 can be specced with 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Microsoft promises a battery life of 17 hours with the Surface Book 2 and the device will also be able to play five hours of videos continuously on a single charge.
Connectivity to both devices is provided by WiFi, Bluetooth v4.1, two USB-A ports, a USB C port, an SD card slot and a headphone jack.
Microsoft will start selling the Surface Laptop for a price of Rs 86,999, all the way up to Rs 2,23,999 for its most expensive version. The Surface Book 2, on the other hand, starts at Rs 1,37,999 and can be configured to up to Rs 2,95,999 for the 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM variant. All devices will be available on Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, and other authorised retailers across India.