Surface Laptop 2 vs. Surface Book 2 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Book 2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 2 vs. Surface Book 2

Surface Laptop 2

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Surface Book 2

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Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2018October 17, 2017
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2018November 9, 2017
ReleasedOctober 16, 2018November 16, 2017
Configurations
Platinum

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - 8GB/128GB
• $1,299 - 8GB/256 GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - 8GB/256GB
• $2,199 - 16 GB/512GB
• $2,699 - 16 GB/1TB

BlackBurgundyCobalt Blue

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,299 - 8 GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $,1599 - 8 GB/256 GB
• $2,199 - 16GB/512GB
Surface Book 2 13.5”
• $1,149 - i5 | 8 GB | 128 GB
• $1,499 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,999 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB | GTX 1050
• $2,499 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB | GTX 1050
• $2,999 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB | GTX 1050

Surface Book 2 15”
• $1,999 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,499 - i7 | 16 GB | 256 GB | GTX 1060
• $2,899 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB | GTX 1060
• $3,299 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB | GTX 1060
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13.5 inches• 13.5 inches
• 15 inches
Resolution2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M PixelsSurface Book 2 13.5”
3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 6M Pixels

Surface Book 2 15”
3240 x 2160 (260 PPI), 7M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Contrast ratio: 1600:1
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPU8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, For Consumer

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, For Commercial

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, For both Consumer and Commercial
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, Available in 2019

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 620Integrated Graphics
• Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
Memory
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe SSD
Network• Wi-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
Battery
Size45.2 WhSurface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total: 69 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 51 Wh

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total: 75.3 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 57.3 Wh

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total: 90 Wh
• Clipboard: 23 Wh
• Base: 67 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 14.5 hours of video playback
• Up to 17 hours of video playback
• Up to 5 hours in Tablet mode
Power Supply44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging portSurface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 100W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 15”
• 102W power supply with USB-A (7.5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions12.13 x 8.79 x 0.39-0.57 inches(308.02 mm x 223.2 mm x 9.93 mm-14.47 mm)Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 12.3” x 9.1” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 15”
• 13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
WeightIntel Core i5 2.76 lbs (1.26 kg)
Intel Core i7 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total - 3.38 lbs (1,533 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total - 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total - 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
• Tablet - 1.80 lbs (817 g)
CasingAluminum• Mechanical features: Magnesium body
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
BlackPlatinumBurgundyCobalt Blue
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.5mm travel.
• Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55 mm of key travel.
Ports• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen
• 1 x USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery rev. 3.0)
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 2 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x Full-size MicroSD™ card reader
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 720p HD front-facing video 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
• OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
• Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
• Proximity sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
Surface DialSupports off-screen interaction onlySupports both on-screen and off-screen interaction
Security• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box• Surface Laptop 2
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Book 2
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
Warranty• One-year limited hardware warranty
• Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
One-year limited hardware warranty