Today, Microsoft unveiled the latest addition to its Surface line of products, the Surface Book 2. Lightweight yet integrated with bigger screen displays, powerful yet offers longer battery life; the two latest models are said to be four times more powerful than its predecessor, according to Microsoft.

The latest Surface Book models come in two PixelSense Display sizes: 15-inch and 13.5-inch. Plus, both laptops offer up to 17 hours of battery life and powered by one of the latest processors from Intel’s 8th Gen, the 4-core/8-thread Core i7-8650U (Base Frequency: 1.90 GHz; Max Turbo Frequency: 4.20 GHz).

The new Microsoft laptop

Powered by the latest Windows 10, the latest Surface Book model is a combination of desktop, laptop, and a Wacom tablet all-in-one device. Integrated with the latest Intel processor and a GeForce GTX 10 series GPU, many are wondering how powerful the new Surface Book version is compared to its predecessor.

According to, the 15-inch model is five times faster compared to its predecessor. On the other hand, the 13-inch model is said to be three times more powerful. Microsoft even claimed that the new version of Surface Book offers twice the performance and 70 percent more battery life compared to Apple's latest version of MacBook Pro.

tech website suggested that Surface Book 2 has 45 percent more pixels compared to MacBook Pro, making it “more than capable handling VR, video editing, and more.” This is because of the PixelSense Display technology that brings almost 7 million pixels which translates into a crisper resolution and color accuracy.

Different variants

Starting at $2,499, the 15-inch Surface Book 2 model is packed with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB GDDR5 graphics memory and 16GB RAM. This brings it closer to becoming a hardcore gaming laptop while it is notches higher in terms of video editing and rendering. The 15-inch variant is available in three storage variants: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

The 13.5-inch model is powered by Intel Core i7 and integrated with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GPU. Microsoft offers a 512GB and a 1TB storage options integrated with 16GB RAM, or a smaller 256GB storage with 8GB RAM.

Aside from having an Intel Core i7 model, Microsoft also offers an Intel Core i5 version of the 13.5-inch variant. This model has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, a 256GB storage and 8GB RAM. Both the two Surface Book 2 variants will be available for pre-order starting Nov. 9 with delivery date set on Nov. 16.