Microsoft Surface Book 2 Refreshed With 8th Gen Quad-Core Intel Processor

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Refreshed With 8th Gen Quad-Core Intel Processor

Microsoft has listed a new Surface Book 2 model online

  • Surface Book 2 with Intel Core i5-7800U variant listed online
  • The new variant is priced at $1,499, seventh gen variant discounted
  • The 13.5-inch Intel Core i5-7800U variant offers 256GB storage option

Ahead of its Surface event on April 17, Microsoft has refreshed its Surface Book 2 bringing a new variant with Intel's latest 8th Gen quad-core Core i5 processor. The existing Intel Core i5-7300U 7th gen model is now listed on the Microsoft Store for a discounted price, and the new 8th gen Intel Core i5 8350U variant is available for a price of $1,499 (roughly Rs.108,300). The 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 is listed on the Microsoft site in three variants – the Intel Core i5 seventh gen variant, the Intel Core i5 eighth gen variant, and the Intel Core i7 eighth gen variant.

The new quad-core Surface Book 2 was listed on third-party sellers site in US and Germany since last month, and now Microsoft has finally updated its listing as well. The 13-inch variant gets a processor upgrade, and the 15-inch Surface Book 2 is listed with 16GB RAM and Intel Core i7 eight gen processor only. The 13.5-inch variant is listed in an 8GB RAM option, where users can pick from three processor options mentioned above. The 16GB 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 option is only available in the Intel Core i7 eight gen processor.

The new 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 with 8GB RAM and Intel Core i5-8350U quad-core processor will come with 256GB of internal storage. This Intel offering has double the number of cores and also has a slightly higher turbo frequency of 3.60GHz. Additionally, the Core i5-8350U has 6MB of smart cache while the Core i5-7300U has 3MB of smart cache memory.

As mentioned, this variant is listed for $ 1,499 (roughly Rs.108,300). The 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 variant with the 7th gen Intel Core i5-7300U processor is listed for a discounted price of $1,299 (roughly Rs. 89,900). Aside from the processor upgrade, the rest of the specifications remain the same. The Surface Book 2 packs a 13.5-inch PixelSense (3000 x 2000 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to More
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