Many are holding on to the hope that Microsoft is going to launch the second-generation Surface Book later this year but if a new rumor is to be believed, that might not happen. Apparently the company is now shooting for a release in the second quarter of 2017 following some issues with the design. That’s why it’s said that Microsoft is now going to aim for a Q2 2017 release for its second-generation laptop.
The Surface Book is the first laptop that Microsoft has ever created and it was received with much appreciation. Naturally, there’s anticipation now for the second-generation model, and Microsoft hasn’t said anything about it as yet.
Microsoft is believed to revamp the design of the Surface Book and perhaps that’s what’s causing the design issues that are rumored to have forced the company to delay release to Q2 2017.
It’s unclear what design changes Microsoft is going to make but it’s most likely going to make the laptop thinner and lighter than its predecessor while increasing performance and reducing power consumption. That’s normally how laptop revamps go.
Rumor has it that Microsoft might even add a USB Type-C port to its second-generation laptop, it’s also expected to offer a 4K resolution display option to customers who are more than willing to spend money on it.
None of this has actually been confirmed by Microsoft so take it all with a healthy dose of salt for now until there’s more evidence to go on.