Surface Book: Microsoft’s first high-end laptop

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Meet Surface Book, Microsoft’s laptop redefined. Designed with the quality and workmanship that have characterized Surface from the beginning, Surface Book combines 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors and up to 1 TB of storage[1] with Intel® HD graphics 520, optional discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, an integrated backlit keyboard, responsive glass trackpad, and detachable screen-turned-tablet featuring a 13.5-inch PixelSense™ Display. Starting at $1,499[2], Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and unprecedented versatility that flexes to meet the demands of your work — from the art studio to the board room.

Top Features and Benefits

  • Creative powerhouse. Design, sketch and build without limits. Surface Book is designed to be your creative powerhouse, built for the most demanding creative tasks. Edit photos and videos in graphics-heavy programs with amazing fluidity and smoothness. With up to 12 hours of battery life for video playback[3] to take you through your day, Surface Book is the ultimate laptop to power your ideas.


  • Draw, write and create on the go. Quickly and easily detach the screen to use it like a clipboard, and take advantage of its advanced touch and precise inking experience, or rotate and reattach to continue using the hardware-accelerated graphics. Plus, the updated Surface pen offers the ultimate modern writing experience, now with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and reduced latency. When attached to the base, Surface Book enables quiet typing and more words per minute with a keyboard built for comfort, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Best-in-class screen. With 6 million pixels, 1800:1 contrast ratio and 100 percent sRGB color, Surface Book’s 13.5-inch PixelSense™ Display offers stunning clarity and incredible resolution. Surface Book is individually calibrated for true-to-life color, with extremely high contrast and low glare.
  • Experience Windows 10. With full Windows 10 Pro, Surface Book is compatible with virtually all your favorite software, including apps, programs like Microsoft Office[4], and professional-grade software such as Citrix4 and Visual Studio4.


Technical Specifications

Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Exterior Dimensions:

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.3 x 0.51-0.90 inches (232.1 x 312.3 x 13.0-22.8 mm)

Tablet only: 8.67 x 12.3 x 0.30 inches (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)



Laptop: Non-GPU: 3.34 lbs. (1515 g), GPU: 3.48 lbs. (1579 g)

Tablet only: 1.6 lbs. (726 g)


Mechanical features: Magnesium body, Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge, One-button Muscle Wire detach mechanism

Color: Silver

Physical clipboard buttons: power, volume

Storage Solid-state drive (SSD) PCIe 3.0: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB1
Display Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense™ Display

Resolution: 3000×2000 (267 ppi)

Contrast ratio: 1800:1

Aspect ratio: 3:2

100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated

Touch: 10-point multitouch

CPU 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or Core™ i7
Graphics Intel® HD graphics 520 and optional NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Processor with dedicated 1GB GDDR5 high-speed memory
Memory 8 GB or 16 GB RAM
Keyboard & Trackpad Full-size, integrated backlit keyboard with 1.6mm key travel


Precision trackpad with glass laminated trackpad (7,350 sq. mm)

Five-finger contact recognition with full Windows 10 support

Subpixel resolution

Security TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Pen Surface Pen

1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity

Magnetic storage

Network 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless technology

Battery Up to 12 hours battery life for video playback3
Cameras Windows Hello5 face-authentication camera (front-facing)

8.0MP rear-facing auto-focus camera, with 1080p HD camera

5.0MP front-facing 1080p HD camera

Audio Dual microphones, front- and rear-facing

Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® audio

Ports Two full-size USB 3.0

Full-size SD™ card reader (UHS-II performance)

Surface Connect for power and docking (base and clipboard)

Stereo headphones/microphone jack

Mini DisplayPort

Sensors Ambient light sensor




Power supply 36W power supply with USB charging port

65W power supply with USB charging port (discrete GPU SKU)

In the box Surface Book

Surface Pen

Power supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty6


128 GB 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 with 8 GB of RAM $1,499 ERP
256 GB 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 with 8 GB of RAM $1,699 ERP
256 GB 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 with 8 GB of RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Processor $1,899 ERP
256 GB 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 with 8 GB of RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Processor $2,099 ERP
512 GB 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 with 16 GB of RAM and NVIDIA® GeForce® Graphics Processor $2,699 ERP