Last year, Microsoft finally ended up treating the Surface Book lineup to a long due update. The Surface Book 2 touts 17-hours of battery life and needless to say it comes loaded with updated hardware. Microsoft has now announced the Surface Book 2 in India (along with 17 other markets). With the updated Surface Book, buyers can also opt for the 15-inch display, an option that was sorely missed on its predecessor.

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The new Surface Book 2 comes with a Nvidia GeForce GPU update and a battery of increased capacity. The Surface Book 2 is rated to offer 17 hours of battery life with the 15-inch variant and the processing is taken care by choice of 8th Gen Intel dual and quad-core processors.

The Surface Book 2 looks pretty much identical to its predecessor but Microsoft claims that they have improvised a great deal on the backlit keyboard and the singular flexible hinge. Connectivity ports include a set of standard USB ports and a USB-C. That apart, Microsoft also claims that the Surface Book 2 offers “five-times” better graphics performance as opposed to its predecessor and claims that it offers double the power of MacBook Pro. While the claims cannot be verified at this point, the Surface Book has always been the most powerful portable offering from the Microsoft’s stable and the Surface Book 2 is no different. In the meanwhile, you can check the availability in your region here.

Microsoft has equipped the Surface Book 2 with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of memory for the top end variant. The laptop has been designed to handle graphics intensive game like GoW 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 at FHD 60FPS. That apart, Microsoft seems to have retained the focus on creators and is thus releasing the laptop with a new version of the Windows 10 Creators update. Additionally, the Surface Book 2 supports VR games and Windows Mixed Reality Headsets for that top-notch experience. Microsoft is yet to announce the pricing for the Surface Book 2 in India.

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