microsoft_surface_book_7The Surface Book is basically a laptop/tablet hybrid device launched by Microsoft earlier this month. As such it is available in a multitude of configurations starting at $1,499. However if there is one thing the $1,499 entry-level model is missing is a discrete GPU, meaning that it has to rely on Intel’s HD graphics which might not be ideal in some situations.

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However if you don’t mind shelling out an extra $200, you might be interested to learn that you can still get the specs of the base Surface Book model, except with a discrete GPU which will be a GPU from NVIDIA, although the make and model and VRAM was not specified on Microsoft’s website.

That being said if you wanted something more powerful, you might also be pleased to learn that Microsoft has added discrete GPU options to all of its Surface Book models. For example if you wanted more storage you could pick the 256GB SSD model at $1,699, but for an extra $200 you could get that same model also with a discrete GPU of its own.

It should be noted that the GPU is stored in the bottom of the laptop, meaning that if you were to use it as a tablet by removing the display, you obviously will not be able to benefit from it. If you’d like to check out the different configurations, pop on over to the Microsoft Store for the details.

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