Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent faster than its predecessor

“The second-gen Surface Laptop sports 8th-gen Intel Core processors and starts at $999”

At an event yesterday, Microsoft unveiled its latest convertible called the Surface Pro 6. In addition, the company has introduced the second-gen model of the Surface Laptop as well. The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is being claimed to be 85 percent faster than its previous iteration. The latest Surface Laptop is powered by the 8th-gen Intel Core series processors, and sports a new keyboard that promises improved and quieter typing experience. 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Talking about the specs, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 sports a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2,256 x 1,504 pixels and a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The notebook is powered by up to 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processor with UHD Graphics 620. The laptop can be configured by up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.

Moving on to the other features, the Surface Laptop 2 boots Windows 10. The notebook comes with an HD front-facing webcam, a 3.5mm headphone socket, stereo microphones, and Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. The laptop is loaded with a TPM chip, which offers enterprise-grade protection. The connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0, a Mini DisplayPort, and the Surface Connect port. The notebook is being claimed to deliver up to 14.5 hours of video playback.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 design

As for the pricing, Microsoft Surface Laptop 2’s price starts at $999 for the base variant, while its top-most model will be available for $2,699. The notebook is available to pre-order in the US and will start shipping from October 16th. The brand hasn’t confirmed if and when the device will be launched in the Indian market, however considering that the Surface Laptop (first impressions) went on sale recently, we can expect its successor to also be available sooner than later. 

Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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