The Surface Book: Microsoft’s First Ever Laptop

Written by Shawn Lyles

October 8, 2015

The Surface Book: Microsoft’s First Ever Laptop

On Tuesday, Microsoft launched their first ever laptop, the Surface Book. The Surface Book is a well-designed laptop that Microsoft says is the most powerful laptop in its class. The Surface Book is Ultra-thin laptop with incredible screen resolution. You can interact with the laptop with touch, a pen or a mouse.

Surface Book’s Amazing VersatilitySurface Book

The Surface Book has three different configurations:

Powerful Laptop: The Surface Book is a powerful laptop with a full sized, backlit keyboard that makes typing faster and feel more natural.

Creative canvas: With the Surface Book, you can turn the screen around and reattach it to use Surface Book like a creative canvas. When reconnecting it to the keyboard, you will unlock its full creative power with a pen first mode.

Portable clipboard: The Surface Book has a 13.5’’ PixelSense ™ display that detaches easily from the keyboard, then turns into a light tablet that works perfectly with Surface Pen and OneNote.

Surface Book’s Performance

The Surface Book comes with a 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory and an optional discrete graphics chip.


The Surface Book comes with Windows 10 Pro Office 30-day trial.


Solid state drive (SSD)

Options: 128BG, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB


12.30” x 9.14” x 0.51 – 0.90” (312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 – 22.8mm)


The Surface Book starts at 3.34 pounds (1,516 grams) including keyboard.

Battery Life

The Surface Book gets up to 12 hours of video playback.


The Surface Book has a TPM chip for enterprise security.


The Surface Book starts at $1,499.00.
Here is the link if you are interested in Pre-ordering the Surface Book.

I think the Surface Book would be a nice present for any professional for the holidays.


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