Microsoft all new Surface Book – MacBook looks worried

Microsoft Surface BookMicrosoft has now unveiled their new Microsoft Surface Book for those of you out there who like the Surface but would prefer the more traditional laptop experience.

The Surface Book is a hybrid laptop with a detachable screen that can also be used as a tablet similar to others in the range.

The Surface Book casing is constructed using magnesium and the system is equipped with a 13.5-inch PixelSense display offering users a resolution of 3000 x 2000 at 267 PPI. It kind of has a similar vibe to the old white MacBook, but that was plastic wasn’t it?

Under the hood, the Surface Book has a PCIe 3.0 solid-state drive, with either 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of storage space. There’s also an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor depending on the model you choose, an Nvidia GeForce GPU with dedicated high-speed GDDR5 16GB of storage and 8GB or 16GB of RAM.

You also get a 5 megapixel front facing camera for video calling, together with a 8 megapixel rear facing for video and photographs with 1080p HD video recording and dual microphones.

Microsoft Surface Book hingeThe hinge, with its flexible “dynamic fulcrum” design is one of the truly unique design elements on the Surface Book.

The tablet by itself weighs 700 grams and is just 7.7mm thick. Add the keyboard and it goes to 1.5kg and between 13-22.8 mm thick.

The 128 GB model costs $1,499 (£985 converted), while the 1TB option goes up to $2,699 (£1,770). The lower-end model doesn’t have the Nvidia GPU, which keeps costs lower.

Check out the video below for the official overview
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