The new 13.5-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 2 started taking pre-orders at the start of the weekend, not just from the official Microsoft Store but from Amazon as well. The 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 will be released between next Thursday and Friday, on November 16-17:
Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d/surface-book-2/8MCPZJJCC98C/2LCR
The 15-inch Surface Book 2 with 3240 x 2160 resolution will be released with 256GB and 512GB of November 30, while the largest storage version with 1TB of storage will be released on December 15, all with the Intel Core i7-8650U processor and 16GB of RAM, for $2499, $2899, and $3299 respectively.
Fortunately the 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Book with 3000 x 2000 resolution is a little cheaper, at $1499 with an Intel Core i5-7300U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, while the Intel Core i7-8650U powered model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage costs $1999. The 512GB and 1TB versions with 16GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, costs $2499 and $2999 respectively.
So naturally, one of the most sought after verdicts at the moment are the benchmarks for Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and right now, only three Geekbench 4 test have been made public, all for the Intel Core i7 model with 16GB of RAM.
And as we can see, the single-core and multi-core scores are their usual mixed from test to test, because of the different settings they have been tested under. But at least it demonstrates that the multi-core scores have doubled with the Intel Core i7 models, from the preceding Surface Book 1.
– Tom Bowen