A new report from GSMArena cites “sources from the related upstream supply chain” for the info that a new Microsoft Surface Book is already in the midst of mass production. The report states that it could debut sometime at the end of this month or next month.
The Surface Book 2 will be significantly lower priced compared to its previous generation, with the price kicking off at $1,000. However, this new device will be foregoing the 2-in-1 detachable design.
The report clarifies that the new model will, apparently, be a conventional laptop as Microsoft doesn’t want the Book series to collide with the Surface Pro line.
That said, Microsoft only managed to sell about 500,00 Surface Books last year, according to the report. This means the device wasn’t exactly jeopardizing the sales of he Surface Pros.
But, the high price of the first Surface Book has actually turned off most buyer and so, this move could be employed to attract more buyers for the Surface Book 2. This new laptop is said to be retaining its 13.5-inch display along with a magnesium-aluminum alloy body.
Well, it used to be that both the Surface Book and Surface Pro can detach their keyboards from their screen. If the Surface Book drops that feature, it would become a proper laptop like the MacBook Pro rather than a 2-in-1.