Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date: New Surface all-in-one PC rumored for 2016 launch

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The Microsoft Surface Book 2 might have some kind of replacement, as the device was supposedly delayed for a release date of early 2017. With that, Microsoft had been recently rumored to be working on releasing a new device, still under the Microsoft Surface brand of devices, that is an all-in-one PC, or more commonly known as an AIO.

According to a recent report by DigiTimes, Microsoft is gearing up and is currently working on a new AIO computer hybrid device. This new device would be under the Microsoft Surface branding, but won’t be the new Microsoft Surface Book 2, the report said.

However, the upcoming AIO device is expected to be the replacement for the Surface Book 2 at least for the meantime. The new Surface AIO PC was tipped to be up for a possible release later this year, at the earliest. That way, the Surface AIO PC could placate the market until the arrival of the Surface Book 2 early next year. Apparently, the Surface Book 2 is nowhere near being a reality at this point in time.

The rumored release of the AIO device was said to be due to the success that Microsoft saw in its line of Surface devices that fall in the 2-in-1 PC and tablet hybrid category.

As for the long rumored Microsoft Surface Book 2, it could possibly arrive by March 2017.

One of the factors that were pointed out to be the cause of the delay for the release of the device was that Microsoft is still waiting for Intel to release the successor to the current generation of Intel Skylake processors. Called the Intel Kaby Lake series of chipsets, they are expected to power the Surface Book 2, as well as other Microsoft Surface devices like the Surface Pro 5.