Microsoft is bringing its 15-inch Surface Book 2 to Australia

Matt Sayer 18 January 2018 NEWS

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The powerhouse Surface Book 2 tablet-laptop hybrid gets a big upgrade.

After launching the 13-inch version of its supercharged 2-in-1 Surface Book 2 late last year, Microsoft is now rolling out its bigger 15-inch sibling across 17 markets worldwide, Australia included.

We were seriously impressed with the 13-inch Surface Book 2 when we reviewed it, deeming it a technical achievement that manages to cram desktop performance into a tiny tablet without making any significant sacrifices. That power will lend itself well to a 15-inch screen, especially if you plan on watching 4K videos or playing games on the capable device.

Pre-orders for the Surface Book 2 15 are live as of today with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK joining Australia in getting first dibs on the new device. The actual release date, is currently slated for 15 February.

As you'd expect, pricing on the 15-inch model is considerably higher than its smaller sibling, ranging from $3649 for the i7 configuration with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD up to $4849 for the same specs with a 1TB SSD instead. The i5 processor isn't available with the 15-inch model, and neither is any configuration with 8GB of RAM. Microsoft is marketing this as the premium of the premium, after all.

If you're keen on carrying around the power of a premium desktop in a sleek, light form factor, you can pre-order the Surface Book 2 15 by heading over to Microsoft Store right now.


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