Specs Comparison: Microsoft Surface Book 2 vs the other Surface laptops

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Book 2, the successor to the original Surface Book and the Surface Book with performance base. Naturally, as prices fall and Moore’s law takes effect, you may be wondering what you get out of buying the new Surface Book instead of scrimping and saving on the older Surface Book or even Microsoft’s slinky new Surface Laptop.

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is focused on performance, and supports an improved Surface Pen, if you’re the type to push your devices to the limit and you have the cash to spare, it may be wise investing in a Surface Book 2 rather than an older device.

Without further ado, here’s how Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 compares to the older Surface Laptops on a pure spec to spec level.

ComponentSurface Book 2Surface LaptopSurface Book (Performance Base)
Display13.5-inch PixelSense display (3000×2000, 267PPI)

15-incch PixelSense display (3240×2160, 260 PPI)

13.5-inch PixelSense Display (2256 x 1504, 201 PPI, touch-enabled)13.5-inch PixelSense Display (3000 x 2000, 267 PPI, touch-enabled)
CPU 8th gen Intel Core i5/i77th gen Intel Core i56th gen Intel Core i7
RAM 8GB RAM (can get up to 16GB)4GB LPDDR38GB
GPU Intel HD 620 (can get the GTX 1050 or 1060)Intel HD 620Intel HD 520
BatteryUp to 17 hours of video playbackUp to 14.5 hours of video playbackUp to 12 hours of video playback
Storage256GB PCIe-based SSD128GB SSD128GB SSD
Ports 2 USB 3.0 Type A, USB Type-C, UHS-II SDXC card reader,3.5mm headphone jack, 2 Surface ConnectOne USB 3.0 port, one Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect, 3.0mm headphone jack, SD card slotOne USB 3.0 port, one Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect, 3.0mm headphone jack, SD card slot
13.5” (i5) 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 13.00–23.00 mm)
15” (i7) 13.50 x 9.87 x 0.59–0.90 in. (343.00 x 251.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)
12.3″ x 8.79″ x .0.57″9.14″ x 12.3″ x 0.51″
Weight 1,534 g1.25 kg1.51 kg
Operating SystemWindows 10 ProWindows 10 SWindows 10

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