#Microsoft #Surface Book 2 is one of the most anticipated laptops of this year. Recently there were rumors that Microsoft is planning to showcase a new device at an event in October. There was speculation that the company might launch the next version of its Surface Book. According to ZDNet's Jo Foley, however, it seems there is no indication that the company might unveil the next Surface Book at their Oct event. Rumour has it that there may not be a new Surface Book before 2018.

Speculated launch in 2018

According to a new ZDNet, Microsoft's next Surface Book will see the light of day in early 2018 and will have the LTE connectivity.

The report also suggests that the new version of the Surface Hub won’t be launched this year either, and is also set for an early 2018 launch alongside the Book 2. The Surface Hub is built for businesses and it uses Intel's fourth-gen 'Haswell' chipsets.That being said, Microsoft has an event scheduled for October 3 in #San Francisco, where it will showcase its mixed reality initiative and how it works with Windows 10 OS. After which the company plans to offer the Xbox One X on November 7. With several launches lined up for the near future, the reason behind laptop's delay until 2018 is clear.

Microsoft's San Francisco event

That being said, Microsoft has an event scheduled for October 3 in San Francisco, where it will showcase its mixed reality initiative and how it works with Windows 10 OS.

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After which the company plans to offer the Xbox One X on November 7. The invitation-only press and analyst event will be hosted by company's Alex Kipman( The inventor of HoloLens) and the event will shed light on the company plans to approach the mixed-reality space.

To recall, the Surface Book is a range of premium laptops with a detachable display and a keyboard which is an upgraded version of Surface Pro's Type cover. The Surface Book also doubles as a tablet and is powered by Intel's Skylake processor, while the rest of Surface devices have been upgraded to Kaby Lake processors.Intel has also recently unveiled new quad-core 8th gen Kaby Lake Refresh Core i5 and i7 chipsets, which Microsoft might use for its upcoming laptop. Intel also showcased a video promo of the chips that shows a device that looks like a stealthy black variant of the laptop. A lot of users are anticipating the new Surface Book to feature the GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs, in contrast to NVIDIA's Maxwell generation GPUs used in the current generation.