Surface Book 2 15” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2017 Surface Book 2 15” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Surface Book 2 15” image

Surface Book 2 15”

Availability

Surface Book 2 15”
Released2017
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 17, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: November 9, 2017
  • Released: November 16, 2017
PricingStarting at 1,999$
Generations
Surface Book 2 15” Price
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
By Microsoft
$799.99
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Exterior

Surface Book 2 15”
Dimensions13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
  • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
Colors
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Book 2 15”
Size15 Inches
Info
  • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch

Ports

Surface Book 2 15”
Ports
Surface Book 2 15” Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
  • 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance

Internal Specs

Surface Book 2 15”
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Book 2 15”1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U86277.94%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U1,106100.00%
01,106

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Book 2 15”1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U2,98276.88%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U3,879100.00%
03,879
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
    Pascal Architecture, 6GB GDDR5 192-bit, 1404 → 1670 MHz, 1280 CUDA Cores.
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
1 x M.2 2280 PCIe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Book 2 15”
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Battery

Surface Book 2 15”
Size
  • Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Up to 5 hours in tablet mode
Power Supply
  • 102W power supply with USB-A (7.5W) charging port.

Software

Surface Book 2 15”
OSWindows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Book 2 15”
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
  • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones

Misc

Surface Book 2 15”
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book 2 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.

Key Features

Surface Book 2 15”
At Glance
Released in Late
2017
3:2 3.2K
15”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
4.20 lb
1.91 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8650U
4C/8T, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,106
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,879
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Book 2 15” Ports
Nvidia GeForce
GTX 1060
6GB GDDR5

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Book 2 15” image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Book 2 15”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Book 2 15” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Book 2 15”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8350U → Intel Core i7-8650U
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 17-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Book 2 15” lasts up to 17 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Up to 5 hours in tablet mode
Upgradable storage

Surface Book 2 15” comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Book 2 15”
M.2x1
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Book 2 15”.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Book 2 15” is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Book 2 15”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed1866 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

11% larger display

Surface Book 2 15” has a 15-inch screen size 11% larger than the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 13.5”.

Display size
Surface Book 2 15”
15-inch
Surface Book 2 13.5”
13.5-inch

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 20% heavier

Surface Book 2 15” weighed 4.20 pounds, 20% heavier than the 3.38 pounds Surface Book 2 13.5”.

WeightSurface Book 2 15”Surface Book 2 13.5”
Pound
4.20 lbs.
3.38 lbs.
Kilogram
1.91 kg
1.53 kg

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