Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date, news & update: Discounted Surface Book points towards new launch

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The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company Microsoft (MSFT) is seen on a Surface Book in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 22, 2016. Picture taken April 22, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Reports suggest that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will sport a 4K resolution and 3D display. It is expected to be launched with top-of-the-class specs with an update Windows operating system, high-resolution display and a new USB port. The gadget could be lighter and slimmer compared to its predecessor.

Reports suggest that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be announced in October during an event and will be released in 2017, writes HNGN. All the information is based on rumours and leaked reports. Microsoft has not confirmed anything officially.

The 2017 release of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is mainly because of the Intel Kaby Lake processors and Windows 10 Redstone 2 update, both are not expected before end of this year. The 4K display technology is also reportedly delaying the launch. The Redstone 2 update will include features such as OneClip, Working Sets and Office Hub.

Microsoft has decided to provide only the best specs and features to the Surface Book 2. It is ready to wait a bit more than hurry up the release. The Kaby Lake chipsets are expected to be way faster than the existing Intel Skylake micro architecture-based processors.

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 will also get the USB 3.1 support and may be launched along with the Surface Pro 5, reports Vine Report.

Microsoft is offering a US$150 (AU$199) and Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. Thus, the Surface Book is now available for US$1,349 (AU$1,788). It has an 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and Core i5 processor. The discount offer is valid till Oct. 1.

According to The Bitbag, Microsoft offers discounts either when sales are constantly declining or the company is about to launch a new product. This has led many fans to believe that the Surface Book 2 will be released soon.