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Microsoft's Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power

The laptop/tablet hybrid also promises 16 hours of battery life.
Microsoft's Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|October 26, 2016 11:25 AM

Were you worried that Microsoft would leave the Surface Book untouched during its Windows 10 event? You can set your mind at ease. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Book i7, a refresh that focuses on pure power. The name is a giveaway as to the processor (surprise, there's a Core i7), but you also get twice the graphics performance -- the company added a second fan and otherwise redesigned the thermals to allow for faster GeForce GTX 965M video without cooking the inside. There's also a larger battery that promises up to 16 hours of battery life in laptop mode (no word on the tablet mode yet).

The catch: Aside from the absence of major external revisions (not that this is necessarily a bad thing), this will be one pricey piece of hardware. The Surface Book i7 will cost $2,399 when it ships on November 10th. Just another reminder that this is a flagship machine for people who want Microsoft's definitive take on mobile computing, and are willing to pay whatever it takes to get it.

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Microsoft's Surface Book i7 offers twice the graphics power