Microsoft Surface Book 2 Now Available In 17 New Markets Including Canada And The UK

Microsoft has just announced that its new Surface Book 2 is available in 17 new markets as of today in both 13-inch and 15-inch variants. Pre-orders are now underway in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Additional regions will get the Surface Book 2 13-inch and 15-inch notebooks beginning in February and the rollout will continue in March and April. Those countries include Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. These locations are in addition to the countries where Surface Book 2 13-inch is already offered, those include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Surface Book 2 is the newest halo 2-in-1 laptop from Microsoft meant to combat the premium offerings from Apple's MacBook to Dell's XPS 2-in-1 line and others. Microsoft says that the battery in the machine is good for up to 17 hours per charge. The Surface Book 2 launched first in November and has proven to be popular with power users and mainstream users alike, despite issues with the machine early on.

The big issue for Microsoft was the fact that the battery was discharging on some devices even when the notebook was plugged in. Microsoft has also had a public feud with Consumer Reports because the publication refused Microsoft a “Recommended” rating based on what Consumer Reports says are bad reviews and complaints from owners of the original Surface Book and Surface laptops.

Microsoft writes, “Surface Book 2 is a portable powerhouse with up to 17 hours of battery life. Since the product first launched in November, we have been hearing from customers and fans about what sets Surface Book 2 apart. They love that it delivers the processing and graphics power required to run demanding applications, but gives them the freedom to work away from their offices when projects demand or inspiration strikes.”

One of the key feature of the Surface Book 2 is the ability for the machine to transform from a laptop to a digital canvas, to a tablet. The machine supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity for drawing and hand writing recognition. The heart of the Surface Book 2 is powered by Intel 7th or 8th Gen Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 or 1060 discrete graphics.