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Well Microsoft is making more improved and equipping its surface Book 2 with more powerful processor and other specs. It is claimed that Microsoft Surface Book 2 is getting more power. It says that Microsoft looks set to give its low cost 13-inch Surface Book 2 with top specs. Microsoft is switching its current Intel Core i5-7300U processor out for a speedier Core i5-8350U.

According to the news, Surface Book 2 will have a dual-core chip to a quad-core one, which will boost 50 percent greater performance in multi-core tasks. The newer chip also offers a slightly higher boost clock speed, coming in at 3.6 GHz.

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Besides the improved processor, Surface Book 2 model will have the design elements, 8GB RAM, 256 GB of storage. The new version would hit the Intel processor under the hood up to an eighth-generation quad-core i5-8350U. This would be an upgrade from the current and much slower, seventh-generation dual-core i5-7300U processor on board.

Talking about the other specs, the new Surface Book 2 will also have features like 13.5-inch Pixel Sense display with a 3000x2000 resolution, 17 hours of battery life. Alongside that the laptop will have a port selection that includes two USB 3.1 ports, a USB-C port, and an SD card reader.

Just like Surface Pro 6, the switch to quad-core would bring a significant performance jump. More technically, reports indicate that the chipset would also get a boost clock rate up from 3.5GHz to 3.6GHz, and consumers could see a 50 percent performance jump in multi-core tasks.

Now the upgradations in the specs mean higher the price, the new Surface Book 2 variant and pre-order prices are currently at $1,500. That is the same suggested price as current 13-inch models, however, Microsoft is discounting this existing version and selling it for $1,300. Currently, the only way to get similar quad-core power would be to upgrade to a model with the Intel Core i7 processor, which is slightly more expensive at $2,000.