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Microsoft held a huge event on 6th October to launch several new products. Among the newly announced devices, the most surprising of all was the launch of a new laptop called the Surface Book. This being the first time Microsoft has created a laptop on its own, the interest generated by the product is on an all time high.
The Surface Book is a magnesium alloy laptop having a 13.5-inch, 267ppi screen. At 0.51-0.90 inches and a weight of 1.6 lbs, the laptop is thin and lightweight, but does not compromise on power for that matter. The entry level models of the Surface Book are equipped with Intel Core i5 processors and have 128GB and 8GB RAM of storage. The laptops top out at Core i7 processors with 16GB of RAM and 1TB storage.
The twist to the device, however, is that the screen detaches from the chiclet –style keyboard to transform into a standalone Surface tablet. This transformation is made possible by placing the battery and processor in the screen half of the device and the GPU in the keyboard. Microsoft claims that the laptop gives 12 hours of battery life and as a tablet 3 hours of battery life. Given all the specifications, functionality and features, Microsoft’s Panay claims it to be the “thinnest and most powerful PC ever created.”
Pre-order for the Microsoft Surface Book will start from October 7th.