Microsoft is launching a new, more powerful version of its Surface Book detachable laptop – upping the ante against Apple's popular MacBook Pro.
The Surface Book 2 boasts up to five times the graphics performance of the original version of the laptop, released two years ago. It will be available in mid-November, in both a 13.5in and 15in version, and have the ability to run heavy-duty creative software such as the Adobe suite and play a multitude of videogames.
Microsoft announced the computer, the highest-end notebook of its three Surface-branded laptops, as an answer to Apple's MacBook series, which has been losing dominance in the market.
The Surface Book 2 will be "twice as powerful as the new MacBook Pro," said Yusuf Mehdi, the corporate vice-president who oversees Windows and Device marketing. — The Seattle Times/Tribune News Service