Though Microsoft has kept things under the wrap cautiously regarding the next iteration of the Surface Book, rumours are paving their way about the release date of Surface Book 2. Speculations are, the US-based tech conglomerate is going to unveil the much anticipated Surface Book 2 sometimes this year, although the schedule of the units’ mass production might get postponed for other factors. And as it is expected that the device will be a huge upgrade than its predecessor and will feature loads of innovative ideas, the wait is worthy.
The expected release date of the Surface Book 2 falls in the third quarter of 2016, and it is the most rumored one too. The renowned website for gadgets, DigiTimes mentioned that Microsoft is all set to launch their next iteration of the Surface Book series, and it is going to be an all-in-one personal computer. Being an AIO PC, Surface Book 2 expected to introduce new features for Microsoft’s Surface line, as well as to boost the AIO market.
On the other hand, there are other speculations and theories are also blowing in the air. As per the latest rumour, the Surface Book 2 release date will be pushed back and might hit the market shelves during the first half of 2017, instead of second half of this year.
If we talk about the specs of the Surface Book 2, Christian daily claimed that the device would come with many upgrades from the first Surface Book iteration, released in 2015. The Surface Book boasts a sixth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GPU, clubbed with 1 GB GDDR5 RAM. Also, the device is available with 4 different storage variants with 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB storage capacity. So if the Surface Book 2 has to surpass its predecessor, it must come with the better features. Moreover, on the screen aspect, the Surface Book 2 must offer its users better specifications than the 13.5-inch PixelSense display with 3000 x 2000 maximum screen resolution.
The news is also coming that, the Surface Book 2 will be housed with Intel’s next generation of chipset called the Kaby Lake.One of the main reasons behind the delay in Surface Book 2’s release date, is that Microsoft is still waiting for Intel to ship the new Kaby Lake processors. Other than that, the ongoing development of Windows 10 Redstone 2, the brand new operating system on which the Surface Book 2 will run, might also cause additional delay.