Microsoft Surface Book i7: Overview, Specs And Price

By Pritpal Singh | Feb 03, 2017 04:34 AM EST
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Microsoft Surface Book was company's first ever laptop which was launched last year. The company's two-in-one laptop offered a well-constructed chassis, a detachable display and long battery life. The company has now refreshed its laptop offering with updated hardware.The Surface Book i7 is the company's flagship offering with a Core i7 processor, dedicated graphics, longer battery life and increased storage.

The Surface Book i7 has a 13.5-inch IPS panel with 3000x2000 resolution. The screen is touch sensitive and has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. The notebook is powered by a Core i7-6600U, which is a dual-core 6th-gen Skylake CPU.

The laptop comes with 8GB and 16GB RAM variants and storage options varying from 256GB to 1TB. The Surface Book i7 ditches conventional HDD for a high-performance SSD also the graphics department is handled by Nvidia GeFroce GTX 965M chip with 2GB GDDR5 RAM.

The Performance Base of the Surface Book i7 comes with USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot and a Mini Display Port connector. The Ethernet, HDMI ports, USB-C ports and fingerprint sensor are missing from the notebook. The Surface Book i7 sports an 8MP camera on the back and a 5 MP camera on the front, which also supports Windows Hello Facial Recognition, reports Engadget.

The refreshed surface book has a vibrant screen, fast performance and longer battery life than the previous generation. The Surface Book i7 has a "fulcrum" hinge and a magnesium body which makes the laptop feel sturdy and solidly built. The laptop can be used as a tablet as well, reports CNET. The new version is heavier and comes with larger air vents than the previous generation.

The Surface Book i7 rivals Apple's MacBook Pro and is a much better device. The Microsoft's notebook offers much longer battery life and a wider array of ports and comes with discreet graphics, unlike Apple's MacBook Pro. The second generation Surface Book i7 starts at $2399 and the prices go up depending upon the configuration.

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