Within the next weeks, Microsoft is going to unveil new Surface devices like the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book 2. Up till now, we have not heard a lot about these upcoming devices. Nevertheless, today a very interesting rumor about Book 2 showed up.
According to DigiTimes, the Surface Book 2 will be available at a lower starting price. While the original Surface Book starts at $1499, the Surface Book 2 is said to start at $1000. The report also reveals that Microsoft has already started mass production of the new Surface Book and is set to announce the new device “at the end of March or April”.
The most interesting part of the article is definitely the claim that Microsoft is dropping the 2-in-1 design of the Surface Book and making the Book 2 to a normal laptop.
Personally, I cannot believe that Microsoft will drop the special 2-in-1 design of the Surface Book.
- Surface was always about more. The Surface Pro is more than just a tablet, Book more than a laptop and Studio more than just a PC. So how could the Book 2 be just a laptop?
- The 2-in-1 design is the best part of the Surface Book. It makes the device special and puts it apart from normal laptops.
The 1000$ Surface Book 2 might be a new version of the Surface Book for customers who do not want the 2-in-1 design. Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that the high-end Surface Book 2 will come with the familiar 2-in-1 design.
What do you think? A Surface Book without the 2-in-1 design? Tell us your opinion in the comments!