There weren’t any rumors about this recently so Microsoft’s latest announcement has come as a surprise to many. The company today launched the new Surface Book 2. It’s the successor to the original Surface Book that Microsoft launched back in 2015. At that time, it was the first proper notebook that Microsoft made on its own. The company has made some minor spec changes to the notebook since but this is the first proper Surface Book update.

The Surface Book 2’s design is largely the same as its predecessor. It even has the same LED backlit keyboard. There are more options now, though.

The Surface Book 2 can either be purchased with a 13.5 inch 3000 x 2000 resolution display or in the new 15 inch size with a 3240 x 2160 resolution display. Both models have 10-point multi-touch displays and use the 3:2 ratio as their predecessor. The displays have support for the Surface Pen and Surface Dial.

Under the hood, you’ll find Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core processors. Cusotmer. The 13.5 inch model has the NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card while the 15 inch model gets the NVIDIA GTX 1060. The processing power is enough to power Windows Mixed Reality experiences with a compatible headset.

Microsoft says that the Surface Book 2 is powerful enough to run professional apps like Adobe, Autodesk, and Dessault without any hiccups. It can also play popular PC games at 1080p and 30 frames per second.

The Surface Book 2 starts at $1,499 and will be available for pre-order in the United States on November 9th. The 13 inch model will also be available in additional markets by then.

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