If you liked the Surface Book, but would prefer a device with more power and a discrete GPU, then the Surface Book 2 might fit the bill. Here's how much it'll cost you to get one.
Announced earlier this morning among a slew of announcements, the Surface Book 2 is the refresh of Microsoft's 2-in-1 laptop with more power for applications like Photoshop and Premiere Pro, with enough gaming grunt to power modern games on lower settings.
The lowest spec model of the Surface Book 2 still uses integrated graphics, but as you go up the line more models will have the latest generation Intel i5 and i7 CPUs, as well as discrete NVIDIA GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 GPUs.
The Surface Book refresh will come in two main variants: a 13.5" model and a 15" model. Only the 13.5" variations will be available locally from launch, all of which you can pre-order from November 9.
The 15" models will have options for GTX 1060 GPUs as well, whereas the 13.5" models will only have the smaller 2GB versions.
Here's what will go on sale from November 9:
13.5" Surface Book 2 w/Intel i5-7300U CPU, HD 620 integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB HDD: $2199
13.5" Surface Book 2 w/Intel i7-8650U CPU, 2GB GTX 1050 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB HDD: $2999
13.5" Surface Book 2 w/Intel i7-8650U CPU, 2GB GTX 1050 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB HDD: $3799
13.5" Surface Book 2 w/Intel i7-8650U CPU, 2GB GTX 1050 GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD: $4499
All options will be available through the Microsoft website.
No word on when devices will start shipping locally, but as soon as Microsoft passed word on we'll let you know.