Microsoft Surface Book 2 Might Just Be Another Ordinary Laptop
- Author: Arturo Norris Mar 21, 2017,
Mar 21, 2017, 0:18
There are a couple of reasons given for this abrupt turnaround. It seems that Microsoft wants to create more separation between the Surface Book and its Surface Pro family, both of which are 2-in-1 devices.
Reports of poor Surface Book sales had analysts questioning whether MSFT would even bother releasing a Surface Book 2.
Lowering the price will probably boost the demand for Surface Book 2.
The top-end Galaxy Book is a 12-inch tablet with RAM of 8GB and internal storage of 256GB. Even its chassis is likely going to be composed of the same magnesium-aluminum alloy.
According to Digitimes, Mircosoft Surface Book 2 kicked up mass production at its production facilities, as the supply chain is gearing up for huge numbers.
The Redmond giant has reportedly started the mass production of the laptop and it might announce the new notebook sometime at the end of March or April. On a related note, the company recently slashed the cost of its existing range.
However, customers might be surprised as it was not the Microsoft Surface Book 2 that they were expecting. Microsoft is apparently trying clear the inventory so that it could accommodate its new products. It is ultrathin at 7.4 mm and includes an S pen and keyboard, the Surface Book still requires the user to buy a separately sold keyboard.
According to Digi Times, Microsoft is expected to ship around 1.5 million units of the new Surface Book 2 this year. Microsoft's advertised hard to show artists and engineers finally finding the ideal solution with a device with two distinct functions in one form factor. Second, because the original notebook had a detachable design there was a confusion between the Surface Pro and Surface Pro tablet lineup. It would expose Microsoft's confidence in itself for hardware as being paper thin. Specifically, the rumor says that the company will abandon the 2-in-1 format altogether and make a traditional clamshell notebook instead, as Digitimes reports. And yes, it's the question of the day. Still, hopefully the new Surface Book will be just as good as the original.
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