Microsoft of recent held its annual “Surface Event” on the 2nd of October, 2018 and at this event, the company unveiled the latest additions to its Surface line of 2-in-1 tablet PC Microsoft Surface Pro , laptops – Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, and Studio workstation – Microsoft Surface Studio 2. Microsoft also joined the likes of Apple, Sony, and AKG in the production of premium headphones – the Surface Headphones.
The Surface Laptop 2 is the official upgrade to the Surface Laptop which was released about a year ago. And as expected of an upgrade, the Surface Laptop 2 comes with improved features and enhanced capabilities compared to its predecessor, particularly processor and performance-wise.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Specifications
In the recent update, not many modifications were made on the Surface Laptop 2. It sports the same dimension, physical properties, components placement, and is just as light and slim as the first Surface Laptop.
- Dimensions: 308.1 x 223.27 x 14.48 mm
- USB: 1 USB 3.0
- Display Port: 1 Mini DisplayPort
- Headphone jack: Yes.
- Build: aluminum body
- Colours: Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue colors and an all-new Black finish
The display is still the same as its predecessor, though not bad. It’s still one of the best displays you’d find on a 13-inch laptop.
- Display Size: 13.5-inch
- Multitouch: 10 point
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Surface Pen stylus support: Yes
Hardware and Storage
With the Surface Laptop 2, Microsoft introduces quad-core processors on its laptops and other devices too. Microsoft says the new Intel Quad-core CPUs will hand the new Surface Laptop 2 models a speed boost of up to 85%.
- CPU: Intel’s 8th Gen CPUs in Core i5 and Core i7 options
- GPU: UHD 620
- RAM: 8GB or 16GB RAM
- Internal Solid-state drive (SSD): 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB
One the selling points of the original Surface Laptop was the battery life. It could last as long as 14 hours 30 minutes on a single charge. Amazingly, despite the improvements on power-hungry and heavy processes and CPU on the Surface Laptop 2, Microsoft says it can equally last as long its predecessor: 14 hours 30 minutes.
Pricing and Availability
The base model of the Surface Laptop 2 (13.5-inch, 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD) starts at $999.
It’s currently available on pre-order, official sales will commence October 16.