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Surface Book – Microsoft’s Latest Convertible Laptop in Town

Microsoft Surface Book

Innovations in technology gadgets have been taking the world by storm. With a variety of laptops, smartphones, tablets and smart devices to choose from, the customer is spoiled for choice. While tablets provide the ease of portability and use, imagine if your tablet could function as a laptop and then function as a tablet again?

Introducing Microsoft Surface Book

Keeping pace with the dynamic technology market, Microsoft at a press event in New York in October 2015 , announced its new product – the Microsoft Surface Book. The Surface Book is essentially a tablet, which can be fitted onto a keyboard groove to function as a laptop.

Microsoft’s Flagship Device

Touted as “the ultimate laptop” by Microsoft, the Surface Book promises to be one. Being the thinnest and most powerful laptop ever created, the Surface Book has been crafted personally by Microsoft and not by the usual hardware manufacturers. This makes Surface Book Microsoft’s flagship device with high-end components and an aesthetic design.

Design and Finish

  • The Surface Book is a 13-inch, light weight (700 gm) and thin (0.3 inches) device that is easy to use and carry.
  • When attached to the keyboard, the Surface Book weighs 1.5 Kg and about 0.9 inches thick.
  • The keyboard hinge incorporates a flexible dynamic fulcrum design that makes the process of inserting the tablet seamless.
  • The smart-looking, off-white Surface Book is capable of giving Apple a run for its money.

Interesting Features

  • The Gorilla Glass touchpad has multi-touch PixelSense functionality that offers a gratifying user experience.
  • Users can also use the Surface Pen to touch and write on the Surface Book or use a mouse to operate the laptop.
  • The backlit keys are soft and comfortable, making typing a wonderful experience.
  • The ability of the screen to pop-off makes Surface Book a laptop-first hybrid device.
  • The 3000×2000 pixel display offers sharp and stunning images and colours, very pleasing to the eye.
  • It runs Windows 10.
  • The 5 megapixel front facing Windows Hello face-authentication camera ensures elevated security for unlocking the laptop.
  • The 8 megapixel rear camera has the capability to record HD videos of 1080 pixels.
  • It possesses the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GPU with dedicated high-speed 16 GB storage with 8 or 16 GB RAM.
  • It offers long battery life; it can last up to 12 hours while playing video.

Launching in October 2015

Microsoft has revealed that It will be ready for shipping from 26th October 2015. Currently it can be pre-ordered from Microsoft’s official website. Microsoft is planning to launch a range of Surface Books with different configurations. Users can choose from the i5 and i7 Intel Core processors, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and the option of having the NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor. While the base 128 GB model is priced at $1,4999, the 1 TB Surface Book with NVIDIA processor and will cost $2,699.

Something to Note

Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? The Microsoft Surface Book is a convertible laptop, enabling users to get the most out the Surface book as a tablet and as a laptop. The Intel Core i7 processor makes it one of the fastest 13-inch devices available in the market today. The detachable tablet that has the ability to function as a powerful laptop, a portable clipboard and a creative canvas makes it truly a gadget of desire.

Ashish Patel
Ashish Patel is Sr iOS Developer at Nimblechapps – Good Progressive iPhone App Development Company. He believes in smart work. He spends his time dabbling with iOS technologies and SmartWatch Ideas. Looking to venture into the world of Apple HomeKit development and to share thoughts along the way!! He is an avid reader and very passionate about home automation and car automation. He is eagerly waiting for his car to have Apple CarPlay.