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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Key Features
What's newBetter performance It’s now 85 percent faster than the original Surface Laptop.
New color Now available in Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and the new Matte Black.
Better price $999 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home.
What's missing
Graphite Gold
is no longer available
Windows 10 Pro isn't available for consumers
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2018October 17, 2017
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2018November 9, 2017
ReleasedOctober 16, 2018November 16, 2017
Pricing
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