Microsoft Surface Book release date, news and features

Get to know Microsoft’s first laptop The Surface Book marks Microsoft’s entry into the laptop making business. Revealed at its Windows 10 devices event on October 6, 2015, the 13.5-inch notebook was a surprise entry that even stole the show from the Surface Pro 4. Touted as the thinnest Windows 10 machine ever created, this laptop is part of the 2-in-1 family and users can snap off the 7.7mm thick screen for a tablet experience. On top of a novel design, the Surface Book is a uniquely performance-focused hybrid that integrates a discrete Nvidia graphics card while offering up to 12 hours of battery life.

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Surface Book vs MacBook Pro Benchmarks

In case you were wondering whether Microsoft overpromised and underdelivered with its first full-fledged laptop, billed as two times faster than the competition, it turns out… it’s not as simple as that. As is often the case with pompous marketing claims, a series of disclaimers and footnotes are required to verify the statement.

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