The Surface Book 2 is powered by a new Intel "Skylake" processor. This is a new, more powerful chip that Intel has introduced in the last few years that makes the entire system faster and more responsive.
It's not an ordinary laptop or desktop, but instead a laptop with an even larger screen. Like a tablet, of course, but bigger.
A lot of people are excited about the Surface Book 2 and its design, which is a complete departure from the older models. Here are some things that the new machine doesn't have.
A touchpad and no hand accessory. I know this isn't a big deal to many, but for me, it makes the machine even more portable and versatile. In fact, I use my Surface Book 2 for the desktop when I'm traveling with my laptop, or at work.
There's no power cord! When I travel with my Surface Book 2, I just attach it to my laptop (or to my larger Surface Pro) and then get up and walk away without ever plugging in the charger.
But what else do I have to worry about? There's no additional battery power...yet. In fact, the new battery is built into the computer itself, so it can run all day long, all with just a few minutes of charging.
So my question is, will there be private data backup built into the machine? Will it also have a fingerprint reader?
If you're worried about identity theft, let me assure you, this is not personal data being stolen. It's something very similar toMicrosoft's Passport Program.
But don't worry, Passport is set up to be safe from identity theft as well. It stores biometric data about your hand, so it can recognize you when you swipe your card or type your PIN number, thus eliminating the need for any kind of username or password.
However, don't expect this new machine to replace your laptop or desktop anytime soon. This is just a secondary device that will work well alongside the Surface Pro.
There are many other things you need to be aware of before you jump into the purchase of the new machine. For example, the graphics and RAM on the new machine are a lot less than what you'll find on a normal desktop or laptop.
So while the machine is faster, there are also some compromises to make in terms of speed and capacity. You'll probably have to get a RAM upgrade, and look for an upgrade if you want a better
1.9GHz 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core (Up to 4.2GHz) 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Detachable Touchscreen Design, 17 Hour Battery Life 15 Inch 3240 x 2160 PixelSense Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU (6GB GDDR5) SDXC Media Card Slot, USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, 802.11ac Wi-F,| Bluetooth 4.1,Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) Included in Surface Book 2 15 Inch 512GB Bundle: Microsoft Surface Pen Platinum, USB Type-C to HDMI / VGA / DVI Adapter