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Microsoft’s Surface Books Rising In Market

Oct 14, 2015 05:04 AM EDT

Surface Book
(Photo : businessinsider.com) Jeremy Kaplan/Digital TrendsThe 13.3-inch Surface Book in "clipboard" mode.

Microsoft's newest offer in the tech market is the Surface Book. It is the first of its kind ultrathin laptop with an incredible screen resolution that can also transform into three different configurations.

The Surface Book was shown at an event on Oct. 6 and is capable of using keyboard docks or the so-called clipboard mode. It also sports a backlit keyboard for natural typing and a 13.5" pixelsense display. It works with a surface pen. Inside the device, it offers a sixth-generation Intel core i5 or i7 processor that is up to 16 GB memory and an optional graphic chip. It runs on Windows and Office without any sight of lag.

It is integrated in Windows 10 Pro, SSD up to 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. It has a battery life of up to 12 hours of video playback and NVIDIA GeForce GPU. It also has a TPM chip for enterprise security and a camera capable of HD video recording. The keyboard of Surface Book is detachable, making it a tablet at the same time. The surface pen comes with the unit that offers a natural writing experience that combines 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

Since the decision of Microsoft in manufacturing a Surface line of devices, it has been welcomed by public poorly - resulting in an estimated U.S. $1.7 billion losses between the years 2013 and 2014. However, the giant tech company has a glimmer of hope in September, last quarter of 2014, with notching a total profit of U.S. $122 million. With the offering of Surface Books, the company could see sales between 50,000 to 100,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the research firm Gartner.

The Surface Book is priced at $1499 in the U.S., which makes it more expensive than Apple's offered devices. However, in Australia the start price of the device is $2299.

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