The Surface Book with Performance base is coming to the UK.
The device, which boasts more processing power and a longer-lasting battery than Microsoft’s original Surface Book, is available to pre-order from today, ahead of its release in this country on April 20.
The redesigned Surface Book features 6th Gen i7 Intel Core processors that offer twice the graphics processing power compared with the standard Book, an NVIDIA GeForce GPU and 16 hours of battery life. To create this level of power, Microsoft has overhauled the thermal system and added advanced cooling features.
“Since we introduced Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base last year, we’ve heard amazing feedback on how these devices are transforming the way people bring ideas to life,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice-President of Windows and Devices at Microsoft. “Surface Book with Performance Base has delivered an unprecedented combination of performance, battery life and portability. We’ve heard from engineers, developers, Silicon Valley start-ups, designers and photographers about how Surface devices not only help them get more done, but to interact with their work in new ways.
“With Surface and Windows 10 we are helping people realize their full creative potential, and we are excited to bring that experience to more people around the world today.”
As well as the UK, the Surface Book with Performance base is now also available in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It has already been released in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The device has proved popular across the world thanks to its detachable 13.5-inch PixelSense Display – featuring six million pixels – that allows people to use it as a laptop or a tablet. It’s built with a light magnesium chassis and an innovative Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge to keep it balanced at any angle, while it is also compatible with the Surface Pen.
The roll-out of the Surface Book with Performance base came as Microsoft announced its latest Windows 10 update. The free Creators Update will be released on April 11, and features Paint 3D, built-in game broadcasting using Beam, new Edge options, a “night light” that reduces the blue light emitted by your screen and additional security and privacy protection.
The history of Surface
Surface RT is releasedOctober 26, 2012
The Surface RT was launched alongside Windows 8Read more
Surface Pro is launchedFebruary 9, 2013
The Surface Pro featured a higher-resolution screen, a Surface Pen stylus for touch input and a full version of Windows 8.Read more
Surface 2 available to buyOctober 22, 2013
Features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor, 10.6-Inch ClearType Full HD Touchscreen Display, 2 GB RAM; 64 GB Storage Capacity (47 GB Available), Windows RT 8.1 and 24W Power Supply.Read more
Surface Pro 2 is releasedOctober 22, 2013
Compared with the original Surface Pro, the Surface Pro 2 has improved hardware specifications, such as a next generation Haswell Intel Core processor and an increased number of storage options, improved versions of the kickstand and cover accessories.Read more
Surface Pro 3 is releasedJune 20, 2014
The Surface Pro 3 was announced on May 20, 2014, at a New York City event, pre-orders were opened on May 21, 2014, and the first models were released on June 20, 2014 in the US and Canada, with the Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i7 models released on August 1, 2014. The Surface Pro 3 was launched in 25 additional markets on August 28.Read more
Surface 3 available to buyMay 5, 2015
Microsoft Surface is built around a durable magnesium body that’s incredibly light and thin, so you’ll feel confident taking it anywhere. With up to 10 hours of video playback, a beautiful 10.8″ display and integrated Kickstand, Surface 3 is perfect for hands-free entertainment wherever you go.Read more
Surface Hub releasedJuly 1, 2015
The Surface Hub is a wall or roller-stand mounted device with either an 84 inches, 120 Hz 4K or a 55 inches 1080p touchscreen with multi-touch and multi-pen capabilities and runs Windows 10.Read more
Surface Pro 4 is launchedOctober 26, 2015
Surface Pro 4 is ultra-thin, fast and versatile, the perfect balance of portability and power. With 6th generation Intel Core processors and up to 1TB of storage, it’s built to run professional-grade software. And the PixelSense Display has stunning colour and contrast that comes to life with Surface Pen and touch. Simply connect your Surface Pro 4 to Surface Dock and use up to two high-resolution monitors, a full keyboard, mouse and any other accessories. The built-in Kickstand lets your screen rest at almost any angle – even while docked – so your Surface Pro 4 works great at your desk, on your lap or when you’re on-the-go.Read more
Surface Studio launchedOctober 26, 2016
Surface Studio is an new device designed for the creative process. Its roomy and adjustable 28-inch PixelSense Display provides a huge canvas for all kinds of work. Position it upright to sketch, paint and edit photos, or lay it flat to draw on it like a drafting table.Read more
Surface Book i7 releasedOctober 26, 2016
Surface Book is a powerful, thin laptop computer with a full-sized, backlit keyboard for fast and natural typing. The 13.5” PixelSense display detaches easily from the keyboard to become a thin, light tablet that works perfectly with OneNote and Surface Pen. Turn the screen around and reattach it to use Surface Book like a creative canvas. By reconnecting it to the keyboard, you unlock its full creative power in a pen first mode. With an optional discrete graphics chip, Surface Book can handle even the most intensive creative tasks. Use the multi-touch PixelSense Display and Surface Pen to create with all the desktop software you already use, like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Surface Book…Read more