We have been waiting for the Surface Book 2 ever since Microsoft announced the upgraded version of the original Surface Book. Looks like our wish is going to be granted because supply chains have stated that the machine has gone into mass production, suggesting that the notebook could be slated for an announcement taking place next month.
New Design of Surface Book 2 Means That It Could Drop the 2-in-1 Approach for a Clamshell
According to sources close to this information, Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 could be announced at the end of March or starting of April. DigiTimes has reported that instead of the 2-in-1 approach, we could be seeing a clamshell approach from the company, meaning that rotating the screen and using it as a tablet might no longer be an option, which is the correct move. In all honesty, using the Surface Book as a tablet is a very tiring experience given its size and weight, and we believe that Microsoft should also drop the touch-screen capability if the notebook is to compete with Apple’s high-end MacBook Pro lineup.
Let’s just hope Microsoft doesn’t pull off a Surface Studio with the introduction of the new Surface Book 2 by packing a generation old hardware package.