The most powerful Surface Book yet is coming to the UK

Surface Book

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 released

October 26, 2012
Surface RT is released

The Surface RT was launched alongside Windows 8

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Surface Pro is launched

February 9, 2013
Surface Pro is launched

The Surface Pro featured a higher-resolution screen, a Surface Pen stylus for touch input and a full version of Windows 8.

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Surface 2 available to buy

October 22, 2013
Surface 2 available to buy

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.  

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Surface Pro 2 is released

October 22, 2013
Surface Pro 2 is released

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.

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Surface Pro 3 is released

June 20, 2014
Surface Pro 3 is released

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.

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Surface 3 available to buy

May 5, 2015
Surface 3 available to buy

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.

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Surface Hub released

July 1, 2015
Surface Hub released

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.

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Surface Pro 4 is launched

October 26, 2015
Surface Pro 4 is launched

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.

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Surface Studio launched

October 26, 2016
Surface Studio launched

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.

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Surface Book i7 released

October 26, 2016
Surface Book i7 released

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…

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