Microsoft has already launched the upgraded version of the Surface Book. However, it doesn't mean that the lower model of the convertible is already less appealing. In fact, it is still a very good deal. At $1499, you can get the best convertible laptop in the market right now.
Microsoft Surface Book i5 As Best Convertible
As per the Microsoft Store, the Surface Book could be yours for just $1499. It might be a little more expensive than most convertibles in the market, but that's just because it is the most premium brand you can find right now. Unlike other convertibles that just twists 360 degrees to turn themselves into tablets, the Surface Book's monitor and keyboard are actually separable.
With a specs sheet of 128 GB, Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB RAM, the Surface Book becomes a really good deal. It does include the Surface Pen, making it a bigger steal-deal than it already is. Its 13.5 inch PixelSense touchscreen also makes it a more viable option for a convertible.
Furthermore, unlike other hybrid devices, the Surface Book actually excels both in being a laptop and in being a tablet. Other 2-in-1s are just great in being tablets and not exactly powerful in their laptop forms. The Surface Book is an uber-powerful PC device which means that you don't have to settle for low-end laptop internals just for the sake of convertibility.
Microsoft Surface Book i5 Technical Specs
The Surface Book isn't just slim, it's also pretty and sturdy. It comes with Magnesium exteriors and a classy silver color. It comes with a 3000 x 2000 resolution and an Intel HD graphics card. It also includes two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, audio jack and Mini DisplayPort, Tech Radar reported. The device runs the Windows 10 Pro OS and can be used up to 12 hours of battery usage.