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Microsoft unveils new Surface Book 2

Microsoft is quietly refreshing its Surface Book 2 model today. The company is introducing its own model with Intel’s 8th gen Quad-core i5 processor for the 13-inch Surface Book model and keeping the existing dual-core 7th gen model at $1,299. The new Quad-core model will be priced at $1,499 and will include an i5-8350U which gets the processor’s maximum boost up to 3,6GHz.

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The new mid-range model will also include a 256GB of storage and 8GBB of RAM. The only significant change is the processor, which should make a big difference for performance. We saw impressive jumps in performance from quad-core Surface Pro 6 models compared to the dual-core chips used in previous models. Microsoft has quietly launched this new model today, following rumors the company was planning to refresh the Surface Book 2.

Microsoft will be holding a Surface event on April 17th in New York city.
The company is expected to detail pricing and availability for its Surface Hub 2 hardware, and associated accessories and office furniture from Steelcase. The Verge will be covering Microsoft’s Surface NYC event, so stay tuned for all the news.

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