Microsoft introduced the original Surface Book in 2015. The device is one of the most anticipated laptops of 2017 but the company hasn’t updated its lineup since then. When the company announced a May 2017 key event, many assumed that a Surface Book 2 would finally be unveiled. Much to the disappointment of most, that never happened. Instead, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 4-successor. The company announced yet another event on October 31. Titled “Future Decoded,” Microsoft President Panos Panay – according to a report by Tech Radar – is expected to take the stage and introduce a couple of major Surface devices.

Chances are, they might end up introducing the Surface Book 2

Expected design of the laptop and price, details

According to a report by Digi Times, Microsoft might bring about a major overhaul in the Book 2, especially in terms of its design. It is speculated that the company will settle for a clamshell outer skin. Not only will this change the look of the device, but will also reduce its price quite a bit. The starting price of the Surface Book 2 might be around $1,000.

High-quality screen

The Surface Book currently features a 13.5-inch screen with 3,000 x 2,000 pixels resolution. Its quality is greatly enhanced through the addition of Intel's’ HD card for graphics. The Surface Book successor – on the other hand, might pack a larger display with support for 3,840 X 2,160 4K resolution.

The device could also feature USB-C Type.

Intel’s Kaby Lake processor

Intel has already launched its eighth-generation Kaby Lake processor to the market. It would make sense for Microsoft to pack its upcoming laptop up with the latest architecture. It is designed in a way to support the heavily-loaded exercises of a user. Given that the device might feature a 4K resolution screen, the motherboard needs to be well-equipped to support it.

The Tech Radar report claims that Kaby Lake’s fresh installment supports quad-core processors of up to 95 Watts. Increased performance is a sure delivery.


Microsoft might include NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050 GPU in its Surface Book 2. This appears rather far-fetched. But if it actually turns out to be true then the notebook will be able to support graphics-heavy games.

With technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality constantly coming into the picture, it would make sense for the company to want to keep its flagship up to date with the latest technology.