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Is It Worth Upgrading from Surface Book to Surface Book 2?

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Microsoft has recently announced Surface Book 2, and this device should take performance and user experience to the next level. The latest addition to the Surface Book line does not come with any design changes which is not a bad thing, and this does not mean that there aren’t other kind of upgrades. If you are wondering whether you should replace the old Surface Book with the new one, we will try to answer this question today.

Processors

The previous Surface Book model came with a sixth-generation Core i5 processor and Intel HD 520 graphics, and these seem outdated nowadays. However, the Surface 2 products will have the latest Intel Core processors and the more expensive versions are supposed to have the latest 10-series GeForce graphics chips from Nvidia.

If you are going to choose on the high-end Surface 2 versions, you will receive Intel’s eight-generation quad-core Core i7-8650U processor that will be running up to 4.2GHz, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and up to a 1TB SSD.

Other upgrades

Another new thing with the Surface 2 laptop, is the 15-inch variant. Therefore, if you are not happy with the size of the original Surface Book you should know that you have an option, and this variant comes with a resolution of 3,240 x 2160 with a ppi of 260.

You should also know that the Surface Book 2 comes with an extra USB-C port as well, which can be very useful in many situations. The newer product will also come with two USB 3.0 ports, a Surface Connect and SDXC port, and the good news is that it will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, despite the fact that it has become a rare feature for modern devices.