Microsoft looks set to refresh its cheapest Surface Book 2 computer within the coming weeks, in step with retailer listings first spotted by way of WinFuture. The largest alternate is expected to be the pc’s CPU, which appears to be getting a bump from a dual-core i5-7300U to a quad center i5-8350U.

As properly as including two extra cores, the i5-8350U additionally modestly bumps the processor’s most enhance clock speed up from three.5GHz to 3.6GHz. Overall, that should bring about a 50 percent upward thrust in multi-middle computing strength. We noticed the overall performance for ourselves all through our review of the Surface Pro 6.

WinFuture notes that shops have started out list the brand new 13-inch refresh for $1499 (€1569). That’s similar to the endorsed pricing on the contemporary 256GB configuration, although it’s discounted to $1,299 on Microsoft’s store right now. Otherwise, the specifications of the brand new laptop appear to be the same: 8GB of RAM, a 3000 x 2000 resolution display, two USB three.1 Type-A ports, an unmarried Type-C port, and an SD card reader. Microsoft still claims a maximum battery life of 17 hours.

According to the listings, the new version ought to arrive in the coming weeks.

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