Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » S »

Surface Book

The Surface Book is the first laptop computer offering from Microsoft, and it mades its debut in October 2015 along with the fourth generation of the Surface Pro tablet, the Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft's Surface Book offers a 13.5-inch display with 3000x2000 resolution and 267 pixels per inch, the same PPI as the Surface Pro 4. The display can be removed and used on its own as a tablet, and it can also be flipped back 360 degrees for use in tablet mode while still attached to the keyboard.

The Surface Book includes the company's Windows 10 Pro operating system and is powered by a sixth generation Core i5 Intel Skylake processor in the most affordable configuration, which costs $1499. The base configuration also includes a 128GB solid-state drive and 8GB of RAM.

Surface Book Competition and Availability

Microsoft’s Surface Book is designed to compete against laptops like Apple's MacBook Pro line and Lenovo's Yoga laptops. Microsoft started taking pre-orders for the Surface Book in early October, with actual shipping beginning on October 26, 2015.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
Slideshow: 5 Hot Holiday Gifts for Tech Enthusiasts

From cute electronic toys to VR gaming, here are 5 hot gifts to give to your special tech enthusiast this holiday season. Read More »

What's Hot in Tech: AI Tops the List

Like everything in technology, AI touches on so many other trends, like self-driving cars and automation, and Big Data and the Internet of Things... Read More »

DevOp's Role in Application Security

As organizations rush to release new applications, security appears to be getting short shrift. DevSecOps is a new approach that holds promise. Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
Java Basics, Part 1

Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »

Java Basics, Part 2

This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »

The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »