Surface Book 2 Release Date: Microsoft's Laptop Might Arrive In April
According to reports, Microsoft has started mass production of the new Surface Book 2. The shipment is expected to start as early as April, sources from the upstream supply chain claim. The tech giant is expected to announce about its new product at the end of this month itself.
The Surface Book 2 looks to be like a regular laptop with a clamshell design rather than a traditional 2-in-1 design. The starting price of these products are expected to be lower than the previous ones. The existing Surface Book products, including the one with the Core i5 128GB, start from US$1,299 now. Microsoft is apparently trying clear the inventory so that it could accommodate its new products.
The new Surface Book 2 is rumored to have a magnesium-aluminum-alloy chassis and a 13.5-inch display. It is expected to start from US$1,000, which is much cheaper than the starting prices for Surface Books that start from US$1,499 at the moment. The decision to have a lower price range for the new product is believed to have inspired by the limited demand of the present products due to its high pricing. It is estimated that Microsoft shipped just 500,000 Surface Books last year due to the lack of demand.
According to Digi Times, Microsoft is expected to ship around 1.5 million units of the new Surface Book 2 this year. The Surface Pro, on the other hand, is expected to have a 20 percent on-year shipment growth and reach the six million mark in 2017.
According to Business Insider, the Surface Book products are not for everyone, as the premium hardware comes for at least $2,999. Microsoft, which has always delivered affordable products to its customers, might want to change that with the new Surface Book 2. But, it also has to deal with a fierce notebook market and relevant competition.
Microsoft Surface Devices Bound For 2017 Release: Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 Could All Launch Soon
Microsoft is expected to do a lot of Surface refreshing next year.
Microsoft Surface Desktop In The Works To Compete Against Apple's iMac, Launches in October
Microsoft is reportedly launching the Surface Desktop in late October to compete against Apple's iMac.
Microsoft Surface Book 2: Release Date, Specs And Design Overview
The Microsoft Surface Book 2, the company’s second installation to it already-successful line of power hybrid devices, is set to be revealed next month.
MacBook Pro 2016 vs Microsoft Surface Book 2: Rumor Against Rumor
Two of the most anticipated laptops this year, the MacBook Pro 2016 and the Surface Book 2, are expected to go head to head with each other as soon as they get released.
Microsoft Offers Discounted Surface Book, Does It Indicate That A Successor Is Coming?
Now that the older Surfaced are being constantly put on sale, rumor has it that new editions are coming up. It was said that the Surface Book 2 are just waiting for a few more months before getting released.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Overwatch Latest News: Blizzard Releases Doomfist Progression Update On PTR
The latest Overwatch news indicates that Blizzard has just released the Doomfist Progression update on PTR. Among other things, new cosmetics will be added to this new character.
'Dragon Ball Super' Spoilers: Android 18 Vs Frost? Krillin Disqualified, Angels Hinted To Be Villains
Latest updates and spoilers for "Dragon Ball Super" reveal that Android 18 will be going against Frost. Meanwhile, it seems like the angels are scheming something behind the Tournament of Power.