Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Book 2 base model today, and it’s doing this quietly. The company will introduce Intel’s latest 8th Gen quad-core i5 processor for the 13-inch Surface Book 2 model. It will also keep the existing dual-core 7th Gen model at a discounted price of $1,299. The refreshed quad-core model will cost $1,499. It also comes with an i5-8350U which takes the maximum boost clock speed of the processor to 3.6GHz
The new mid-range Surface Book also features 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage space. The main difference between the new model and its predecessor is the change of processor. However, we expect to see a massive upgrade in performance. We already saw impressive jumps in performance from quad-core Surface Pro 6 models compared to the dual-core chips used in previous models. The new model was quietly released today after rumors that Microsoft was planning to refresh the Surface Book surfaced online.
A Surface event will be held by Microsoft, and it will take place on April 17th in New York City. Microsoft should release pricing and availability details for its Surface Hub 2 hardware, as well as associated accessories and office furniture from Steelcase.