Microsoft launches portable powerhouse Surface Book 2

Microsoft introduced the long-rumoured Surface Book 2, which features considerable upgrades compared to the first Surface Book that was launched two years ago.
The Surface Book 2, described by Microsoft as “a portable powerhouse” that “removes the barrier between the desktop and the laptop,” is a considerable upgrade to the original Surface Book in almost every possible way, with the latest processors and graphics cards, an improved design, and an additional size option.
The Surface Book received a few minor specification upgrades since it was launched in 2015, but the Surface Book 2 is the first major update that Microsoft made to the device, hence the need for the name change.
While the original Surface Book only came as a 13.5-inch device, the Surface Book 2 offers two size options, namely a 13.5-inch version and a 15-inch version. The design of the device that allows users to detach its screen and use it as a tablet is still present, but improvements have been added for more stability when the touchscreen is being used.
The Surface Book 2 comes in versions powered by the Intel “Kaby Lake” i7 processors. Also a considerable upgrade are the Nvidia GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 graphics cards found in the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models, respectively. The new Surface Books also offer longer battery life at 17 hours for both models, compared to only 12 hours for their predecessor, and have received design tweaks to reduce the heat on the chips.