Microsoft Updates The 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 with Quad-Core Processor

Microsoft Surface Book 2
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Microsoft quietly refreshed its Surface Book 2 lineup over the weekend. The 13.5-inch model is getting the latest Intel 8th Generation quad-core processor, while other hardware remains unchanged.

You can now choose to equip the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 with the Intel Core i5-8350U CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads. It has a base clock of 1.7 GHz and can turbo boost up to 3.6 GHz. Combined with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal SSD storage, this configuration will cost $1499 USD. The older Intel Core i5-7300U option is still available for purchase, which starts at $1149 USD.

If you want more power, you can equip the Surface Book 2 with the Intel Core i7-8650U CPU with a NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card. The 15-inch model’s specifications have not been altered, which starts at $2499 USD with a Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

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