Surface Book 2 - $1,499.99
The newest laptop from Microsoft is the Surface Book 2. Like the first Surface Book, it starts at $1,499.99. Unlike the original, it is more configurable and has the latest processors.
You get a lot of options when you buy a Surface Book 2 online. It can handle up to a quad-core 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, giving you two more cores than the original models have. A new discrete graphics card option lets you add an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card with 6GB of dedicated RAM for gaming and tasks that require more graphics processing than everyday productivity apps do. Even with all that power, the Surface Book 2 can last up to 17 hours on a single charge.
You decide how portable your Surface Book 2 is. If you want something that will easily fit into your bag, a Surface Book 2 with a 13.5-inch display is the best option. A model with a 15.5-inch display gets you the GTX 1060 graphics card and 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor.
These touch displays detach from the Surface Book 2 for up to 3 hours of productivity. You can write on them with the new Surface Pen that supports 4,096 different levels of pressure or use the Surface Dial to change options in your favorite apps. Unfortunately, both cost $99 each.
Finally, the Surface Book 2 has the same USB 3.1 port, MicroSD Card slot and Surface Dock port as the PC it replaces. A single USB Type-C port replaces the Mini DisplayPort that's in the original Surface Book.
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