Microsoft Surface Book 2

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a powerful laptop, tablet, and portable studio packs with high-speed processors and superior graphics. It now comes with both 13.5-inch and 15-inch direct compete with MacBook Pro.

 

Surface Book 2 with 2 sizes

 

Surface Book 2 Technical Specs

 Surface Book 2 13.5"Surface Book 2 15"
Announced DateOctober 17, 2017
Preorder on November 9, 2017
Available on November 16, 2017
Available Configurations
$1499 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB$1999 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB | GTX 1050$2499 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB | GTX 1050 $2999 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB | GTX 1050
$2499 - i7 | 16 GB | 256 GB | GTX 1060$2899 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB | GTX 1060 $3299 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB | GTX 1060
Software
Pre-Installed Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro (Fall Creators Updates 1709)
Built-in AppsOffice 30-days trial
Display
Display Size13.5 inches15 inches
Display Resolution3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 6M Pixels3240 x 2160 (260 PPI), 7M Pixels
Screen TechnologyPixelSense™ Display
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1600:1
Inking: Supports Surface Pen
Touch: 10 point multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPU
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U dual-core8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U quad-core
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U quad-core
GraphicsSurface Book 2 with Intel Core i5:
Intel® HD Graphics 620


Surface Book 2 with Intel Core i7:
Intel® UHD Graphics 620NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB GDDR5
Intel® UHD Graphics 620NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB GDDR5
Memory
8 GB 16 GB

1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
16 GB

1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
PCIe SSD
NetworkWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Xbox Wireless built-in
Battery
Battery Size--
Battery LifeUp to 17 hours of video playback
Power SupplySurface Book 2 with Intel Core i5
39W power supply USB-A (5W) charging port


Surface Book 2 with Intel Core i7
95W power supply USB-A (5W) charging port
95W power supply USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
DimensionsSurface Book 2 with Intel Core i5
12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90”
(312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 with Intel Core i7
12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90”
(312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
13.5” x 9.87” x 0.568-0.90”
(343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
WeightSurface Book 2 with Intel Core i5:
3.38 lbs (1,534 g)

Surface Book 2 with Intel Core i7:
3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
4.2 lbs (1,905 g)
CasingMagnesium
Colors
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad- Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
- Five-finger multitouch gesture
- Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
- Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.55mm travel.
Ports- 2 x full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1
- 1 x USB type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 2 x Surface Connect ports
- Full-size SD™ card reader
- Compatible with Surface Dial* on- and off-screen interaction
Camera & Audio
Camera- Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
- 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
- 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio- Dual microphones
- Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
- Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
- Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
Misc
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Security- HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
- Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box- Surface Book 2
- Power supply
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety and warranty documents

Surface Book 2 Processors Detailed Specs

Processor7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i58th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
Launch DateQ1'2017Q3'2017
Base Frequency2.60 GHz1.90 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.50 GHz4.20 GHz
TDP15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB SmartCache8 MB SmartCache
# of Cores24
# of Threads48
Bus Speed4 GT/s OPI
Max Memory Support32 GB
Max Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
GEEKBENCH 4
Single-Core Score3,9674,956
Multi-Core Score7,73614,377

Surface Book 2 Integrated Graphics Detailed Specs

Processor7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i58th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 620Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Base Frequency300 MHz300 MHz
Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz1.15 GHz
Graphics Max Memory32 GB
Graphics 4K SupportYes, at 60Hz
Graphics DirectX12
Graphics OpenGL4.4
# Display Supported3
Graphics Technologies
Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Intel® Clear Video Technology Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Intel® Clear Video Technology Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology

Surface Book 2 Discrete Graphics Detailed Specs

GPUGEFORCE GTX 1050GEFORCE GTX 1060
Memory Size2 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR5
GPU Engine Specs
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores6401280
Base Clock (MHz)1354 MHz1506 MHz
Boost Clock (MHz)14551708
Memory Specs
Memory Speed7 Gbps8 Gbps
Memory Interface Width128-bit192-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)112192
Technology Support
Technologies
Simultaneous Multi-Projection VR Ready NVIDIA Ansel NVIDIA SLI® Ready NVIDIA G-SYNC -Ready NVIDIA GameStream -Ready Vulkan API
Simultaneous Multi-Projection VR Ready NVIDIA Ansel NVIDIA SLI® Ready NVIDIA G-SYNC -Ready NVIDIA GameStream -Ready Vulkan API
NVIDIA GPU Boost3.0
Microsoft DirectX2 API with feature level 12_1
Vulkan APIYes
OpenGL4.5
Bus SupportPCIe 3.0
OS CertificationWindows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86

Surface Book 2 Introduction Video

Surface Deals

Comments (3)

  • Arnaudmk

    What does g sync ready means?
    Can you use g sync with the SB2 and an external g sync monitor? And in that case through which port (because the port needs to be directly link to the Gpu right?) ? Do I need the surface dock to do so?

    • Hi Arnaudmk,
      As your concern, The GTX 1050 and 1060 does supports G-SYNC technology. However, all display outputs are wired through the Integrated GPU. And the dGPU is only used for rendering only. So far as I know I think you can’t take advantage of G-SYNC monitor with the Surface Book 2.

      • Arnaudmk

        Oh I see, thank you for your answer as well as your article!