Microsoft's new Surface Book i7 offers beefier hardware, 16-hour battery
Microsoft has announced a new addition to its Surface Book family at its Windows 10 Event in New York City, the Surface Book i7. As the name suggests the device will pack an Intel Core i7 processor as well as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M GPU for double the graphics performance, 8GB or 16GB RAM, and a larger battery for up to 16 hours of battery life in laptop mode.
In terms of design the Surface Book i7 is virtually identical to its predecessor — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, we just weren’t big fansof the hinge. On the inside Microsoft has designed a new thermal system with a second fan. The laptop itself still sports the 2-in-1 design with a detachable 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen, full keyboard, and Surface Pen.
The Surface Book i7 will be available with 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB configurations for $2,399, $2,799, and $3,299, respectively. You can preorder the 2-in-1, laptop-first hybrid today from Microsoft.com, with shipments and retail availability kicking off on November 10.
The original Surface Bookwill still be available but now starting at $1,349— a $150 discount on its previous price. The Surface Pro tablet starts at the same $899.