Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date in 2017; 4K resolution feature, improved hinge and updated software

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Speculations suggest that the rumored next generation laptop from Microsoft, the Surface Book 2, may be expected to arrive sometime in 2017.

According to reports, the company is reportedly scheduling the release of new offering next year, based on its own release roadmap. Microsoft is apparently having a two-step update for its Windows 10 software first. The initial part will allegedly be unveiled later this year, to be followed by the final one in early 2017. After successfully completing the process, they are expected to proceed with the unveiling of their new hardware lineup.

With the market’s enthusiasm for the current generation Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, consumers are said to be highly anticipating the follow-up products, which are predicted to be powered by Intel’s latest processing unit Kaby Lake, the successor to Skylake.

When it comes to the other specifications, the laptop may be equipped with a stunning 4K screen resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is higher compared to its predecessor’s 3000 x 2000 pixels. It may also have improved key elements like the Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge.

Trusted Reviews note that the device may be rolled out with new drivers that bring updates to some of its software. These include Cortana the smart assistant utilized by using voice commands; as well as an all-new Windows Ink platform for drawing on Windows 10, and other improvements that will mark the celebration of the Windows 10 Anniversary update on Aug. 2.

On a related note, Surface Book 2 is predicted to be revealed to the general public alongside the touted Surface Pro 5 in the fall. If it comes to fruition, the Redmond-based tech giant may possibly compete with assumed products from Apple the MacBook Pro 2016, iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2.

There is also hearsay that instead of two separate gadgets, Microsoft may be planning to offer an all-in-one Surface Desktop that caters to the user’s every need. However, since the company has yet to comment on any issue, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.