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Microsoft launches Surface book is it’s first laptop

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Today, Microsoft announced its first ever full-fledged laptop, the Surface Book. It’s the first laptop ever built by Microsoft. But it’s a lot more than a laptop.The screen is actually fully removable so that it can be used as a tablet. If you put the screen back on, you can also choose to flip it all the way around and use it like a convertible, with the keyboard propping it up.

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The Surface Book includes a 13.5-inch display with a pixel density of 267PPI.Microsoft says the Surface Book is for someone who wants a bigger screen and “the perfect typing experience” of a laptop. For one, that includes a backlit keyboard. There’s also deeper keys, with 1.6mm of travel. Microsoft is kind of freaking out about this keyboard. It’s calling it “perfect” and saying it’ll type almost silently. Beneath all that, the Surface Book includes a glass trackpad with five points of touch sensitivity.

On the inside, the Surface Book has the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, from the Skylake family. There’s also an Nvidia GeForce GPU with GDDR5 memory, however that’s located in the base, so you’ll need to keep the display docked to tap into its power. The dock also includes two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. All together, the machine is supposed to keep running for 12 hours on a single charge.

Microsoft says it’ll actually be twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.

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The Surface Book will go on sale October 26th with prices beginning at $1,499. Preorders will begin October 7th.



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