Microsoft Surface Book 2 Release Date, News & Update: Raw Power & Incredible Screen Resolution Made Possible by Kaby Lake Chipset?

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Dec 06, 2016 06:22 PM EST

If new reports are to be believed, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date is getting pushed further back because of the Intel Kaby Lake processor. Many believe that the Surface Book 2 will get a significant update over its predecessor. Some unconfirmed leaks have also revealed few of the possible specs.

According to Tech Radar, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be featuring the Intel Kaby Lake chipset and will have a 4K resolution. The 14nm chips have been shipped and it will boost the device's performance significantly. The device may also have the USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Am upgraded CPU and GPU are also expected along with four cores as the default configuration. Even though the tech giant has not confirmed the Microsoft Surface Book 2's release date, rumors point at a spring 2017 release. Its release may coincide with the Windows Redstone 2 update and some hardware updates.

Tech enthusiasts believe that going by the rumored specs of the Microsoft Surface Book 2, the device will sport some raw power and incredible screen resolution. The 14nm Kaby lake chipsets may not come out in 2016. Hence, the launch of the device is getting delayed. Many reports have also talked about a detachable keyboard, 13.5-inch screen and advanced graphics architecture.

However, with such top-class specs, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 requires more battery power due to increased power consumption. The Intel Kaby Lake chipset will help in saving power by making the device use power optimally. With the Surface Book 2, Microsoft will be competing directly with HP Spectre, Dell Ultrabook and the incredibly popular Apple MacBook Pro.

What would really make the Microsoft Surface Book 2 stand out is if it comes with VR features as it is undoubtedly the next big thing. Stay tuned on GameNGuide for more updates on the Surface Book 2.

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