Microsoft may not come up with the next generation Surface Book this year. Due to some issues related to its designs, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date has been deferred until 2017.
The next iteration of Microsoft’s convertible laptop may sport a 4K resolution display screen. And a new Thunderbolt 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface may also make its way to the Surface Book 2.
The incorporation of the aforementioned features into the 2-in-1 laptop is causing conflicts with the existing design elements of the device. Furthermore, the two new features are apparently not falling in place with the other purported features like an updated “Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge” system. This technical issue has reportedly prompted Microsoft to reschedule the Surface Book 2 release date, as reported by Vine Report.
Moreover, there are speculations that the Redmond-based tech giant has decided to align the Microsoft Surface release date with the unveiling of the second Windows 10 Redstone Update.
The company is believed to release the Windows 10 Redstone 2 update in spring 2017, as reported by ZDNet. Thus, accordingly the much anticipated Surface Book 2 release date may be pushed to spring 2017.
The Redmond giant released the original Surface Book in October 2015. The device features a detachable screen with Surface Pen support. Powered by Intel’s Skylake dual-core processor, the Surface Book runs on Windows 10 Professional.
According to prevailing rumors, Microsoft will announce the Surface Book 2 with additional features of Windows 10. Intel is believed to announce its upcoming Kaby Lake processors by the end of 2016. The original Surface Book received negative reviews as far as its battery life is concerned. The new generation of Kaby Lake processor is expected to enhance the battery life of Microsoft’s much anticipated new 2-in-1 line of convertible laptops.