Surface Book 2 Release Date: Design Issues Push Roll Out To 2017

Surface Book 2 Release Date: Design Issues Push Roll Out To 2017
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With the launch of the Surface Book, Microsoft has redefined digital notebook altogether. However, after promising to kick it up a notch with the release of Surface Book, Microsoft had to go back on its words. Due to unprecedented design issues, the Surface book 2 release date has been pushed back to next year.


The decision to postpone the release date of the Surface Book was a sudden one and clearly not something Microsoft was prepared for. According to WCCF Tech, the Surface Book 2 was initially going to be powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, which could perfectly complement its rumored resolution upgrades up to 4000p Ultra HD display.

However, its last-minute call of making design changes, forcing Microsoft to postpone the Surface Book 2 release date, might be due to the unavailability of the latest Intel processors.

Intel has made the drastic decision to make its next-generation processors compatible with Windows 10 alone, hence cutting off all International PC players from using the superior processing strength offered by them, reports DigiTimes.

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The declaration came as a huge blow to prominent IPC players who hoped to regulate the costs of their gadgets by powering them by either the advanced Intel Kaby Lake processors or at least the Intel Apollo Lake processors, which are going to launch in June.

So what does that mean for Microsoft’s Surface Book 2? Will it be stuck with the old Skylake processors its predecessor had? And if so, will the old processors be able to handle new upgrades in the system? Guess we will find out in a year.

While Microsoft was all set to give Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 a run for its money, it seems like its rivalry will have to take the backseat; for now, that is, until it figures out its design issues.

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