Microsoft Surface Book release date: Device now available for purchase


The Microsoft Surface Book hybrid tablet-laptop is now officially for sales, after months of waiting since it was first announced. The price remained the same, and the device is still available in four different variants, each according to the amount of RAM and internal storage it has.

As per the listing found on the Microsoft UK store, the new Microsoft Surface Book goes for a price of 1,299 including VAT for the entry-level variant, all the way to the premium variant that goes for a price of 2,249.00. The new device is available on the Microsoft Store with free shipping.

The new Microsoft Surface Book has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display technology with 3000 x 2000 pixels resolution that Microsoft boasts “calibrated for true-to-life color, with high contrast and low glare.” There are four different variants available, each according to the combination of RAM and built-in storage capacity that it has.

The model sporting the 6<sup>th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD combo costs 1,299. The model with the same Core i5 processor, but with bigger 256GB SSD and 8GB can be availed for 1,599.

For the one running under the 6<sup>th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM combo goes for a price of 1,799, and the premium variant one goes with a 512GB SSD and 16 B worth of RAM. The Surface Book has a built in Intel HD Graphics for the standard i5 variants, and an NVIDIA GeForce GPU for the i7 variants.

It sports an 8-megapixel main rear camera with autofocus and a 1080p Full HD recording capabilities. The device also comes with a stylus called the Surface Pen.

The Surface Book is powered by a battery that boasts of up to 12 hours of playback life and boots on Windows 10 Pro.