Microsoft’s newest device in its Surface Book series, the Surface Book 2 convertible might get a processor upgrade. The base variant of the Surface Book 2 will reportedly come with a 13-inch screen and might be powered by a new quad-core processor, which will replace the earlier dual-core 7th gen Intel processor. The dual-core processor is what powered the earlier version of the Surface Book 2, released back in 2017. But, Microsoft has not revealed anything officially and is yet to announce the upgraded version of the Surface Book 2 and its launch date as well.
The base variant of the Surface Book 2 was launched way back in 2017 with 7th gen Intel Core i5-7300U CPU with the highest clock speed up to 3.5GHz and smart cache of 3MB. The news about the upgraded version of Surface Book 2 comes after many sellers of the laptop had listed an upgraded and refreshed version of the laptop. As some sellers in the German and US markets have listed a new variant of the 13-inch Surface Book 2 with Intel i5-8300U with 6MB smart cache. The upcoming model will have peak clock speed of 3.60GHz and will have double the cores of its original variant.
The listing about the Microsoft Surface Book 2 was spotted by WinFuture. Besides the CPU upgrade, the rest of the specifications of the upcoming model of Surface Book 2 is the same. The Surface Book 2 sports a 13.5-inch PixelSense (3,000 x 2,000 pixels) resolution display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. It has another higher end variant with 8th gen Intel Core i7 CPU with 8GB or 16GB of RAM. The Surface Book 2 comes with 128GB base storage variant along with 256GB storage, 512GB storage and 1TB storage versions. So, aside from the processor upgrade in the base model the rest of the specifications should be same in the upcoming Microsoft Surface Book 2. And the coming model might be placed between the top variant and the base variant of the Surface Book 2.
The upcoming Surface Book 2 is currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’ in the US markets. Even though it hasn’t been announced or launched yet, but it is still available for pre-orders in the said markets. US’s MacConnection is offering a pre-order price of $1,499 (approximately Rs 1,05,000) while Germany’s Metacomp is offering the same for EUR 1,569.86 (approximately Rs 1,23,000).