Microsoft Laptop Book 2 Could Be A Regular Laptop Design And Arrive Next Month
Microsoft is reportedly ditching the 2-in-1 design to meet the lower price range. Microsoft Laptop Book 2 could be a conventional laptop design and arrive next month. Microsoft Laptop book 2 may ditch the 2-in-1 design in support of the clamshell design. Digitimes reports that the Microsoft book 2 has entered mass production and could be unveiled by the end of this month or early April. It has not come as a surprise considering the recent rumours around the surface book successor.
In 2015, Microsoft launch of the surface book has surprised the entire tech fraternity. The Microsoft Laptop came with a detachable tablet and featured a magnetic fulcrum hinge that made it stand apart from 2-in-1 detachable notebooks in the market. In October, Microsoft refreshed its Surface book with a performance base option offering improved battery life and updated graphics.
The new arrival Microsoft Surface Book 2 is said to sport a 13.5-inch display and starts at $1000. The performance base starts at $ 2399, and the original Surface Book starts at $1499. Digitimes sources estimate that Microsoft had shipped only 500,000 units of the surface books in 2016.
The sources believe that Microsoft decision to lower the price range for its new surface book is because the existing surface book’s high price level has significantly limited demand while the detachable design also created conflict with its Surface Pro product line regarding product position.
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Microsoft’s adoption of a conventional design would come as a significant threat to traditional notebook makers. Digitimes expects Surface Book 2 sales to reach around 1.5 million units despite declining demand for PCs. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft’s OEM partners react to the Redmond-based software major’s decision, with Surface Book 2’s traditional design and lower price.
The hinge gap shrunk a slight most are anticipating more radical redesign for the surface book 2 specifically after Porsche design just unveiled its alternative to the surface book.