Microsoft looks to update its cheapest Surface Book 2 laptop over the next few weeks, according to retailer listings first discovered by WinFuture . The biggest change is expected to be the laptop’s CPU, which seems to get a bump from a dual-core i5-7300U to a quad core i5-8350U.
In addition to adding two more cores, the i5-8350U also encountered modesty on the processor’s maximum clock speed up from 3.5 GHz to 3.6 GHz. Overall, this should lead to an increase of 50 percent in multi-core computing power. We saw the performance for ourselves during our review of Surface Pro 6.
WinFuture notes that dealers have begun to note the new 1
3-inch update for $ 1499 (€ 1569). It’s the same as the recommended pricing for the current 256GB configuration, even though it’s discounted to $ 1,299 at Microsoft’s store right now. Otherwise, it looks like the specifications of the new laptop are equal: 8 GB of RAM, a 3000 x 2000 resolution screen, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a single type C port, and an SD card reader. Microsoft still claims a maximum battery life of 17 hours.
According to the lists, the new model should appear in the next few weeks.