Up until today, the specific release date for the Surface Book 2 is still unknown, but it is confirmed that the laptop would not be launched any time this year. (Photo : Twitter/Laptop)
Rumor has it that Microsoft's much awaited 2-in-1 PC - Surface Book 2 - will not be released anytime this year and was delayed for a 2017 release. It is said that Surface Book 2's release delay was due to the pending release of Windows 10 Redstone 2 and Intel's next generation Kaby Lake processor.
According to reports, Surface Book 2's release, along with Surface Pro 5's release, will depend on when the Redstone 2 and Kaby Lake will be out in the market. Microsoft's next Windows 10 operating system, which is rumored to be released in Q4 2016 or spring 2017, is said to be still in the middle of development, while Kaby Lake will be available in volume by the end of the year, ZDNet has learned.
Meanwhile, the delayed release of Surface Book 2 is somewhat positive to others, as they see it as a perfect time for Microsoft to carefully plan and polish the specs and features of the device. Since there had been some issues on the previous Surface Book model, such as Sleep Death issue, overheating issues and unplanned shutdowns, enthusiasts would want to see a somewhat perfect 2-in1 PC that they could use once Surface Book 2 is out.
While Surface Book 2 release date is still uncertain, its possible specs and features have since dominated online. Aside from sporting Redstone 2 OS and Kaby Lake processor, Surface Book 2 will be equipped with up to 1TB internal storage, which is bigger compared to its predecessor's 512GB storage capacity. The device is expected to sport a 13.5-inch screen display backed with a new touchscreen technology called Pixel Sense. In addition, Surface Book2 is rumored to run on Core i& and will likely be equipped with an improved Surface Pen.
In terms of Surface Book 2's price, no firm information yet on how much will the new Microsoft 2-in-1 PC will cost; however, rumor has it that it will have the same price range with its predecessor.
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