Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is now available and shipping

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The latest iteration of Microsoft's laptop-tablet hybrid is now available at Microsoft (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab), and other retailers around the world. Prices starting at $1,499 and topping out at $3,299, depending on your configuration.

Launching just after the second anniversary of the release of the original Surface Book, the Surface Book 2 packs a number of improvements over the original. The most obvious change relates to an upgrade to the machine's base horsepower, offering up Intel's eighth-generation quad-core processors and the option for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or 1060 graphics.

The Surface Book 2 is also the first Surface to include a USB-C port, something that fans have been hoping for since USB-C has started becoming more ubiquitous. The fulcrum hinge has also been reworked to be sturdier, and Microsoft is claiming a lengthy battery life of up to 17 hours.

Perhaps the most outwardly noticeable change, however, is that the Surface Book 2 now comes in two sizes, with a 13.5-inch model and a 15-inch model on offer.

If you're on the fence, be sure to check out our reviews for both the 15-inch model and the 13.5-inch variant. Otherwise, the Surface Book 2 is now available in stores. If you preordered, your shipment should be on the way now, unless you've been hit with a delay, that is.

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  • There was no delay.  People are misreading their preorder slips.  When you check your preorder status on Microsoft's site, the name of the device is the title link to the store page of the device, which had been updated to show that a new order placed at that time would be delayed.  Please stop spreading the misinformation spread by this misconception.
  • No misreading or misinformation here. MS Site says Shipped on the 16th, shipping label says shipped on the 15th and the payment was processed. Even the original pre-order receipt says the 16th. The shipping label is still blank and nothing is moving, no emails or communications of any type from MS. People have a reason to be mad.