Microsoft's Surface Book is a stunner as both a tablet and a laptop
Microsoft calls the new Surface Book - two-in-one laptop. Undocked, the Surface Book is a massive 13.5-inch tablet. Dock it to its base and it becomes a notebook capable of gaming, complete with its own Nvidia GPU. And it'stwice as powerful as the MacBook Pro.
Here's a quick rundown of the Surface Book's specs: the 13.5-inch, 3000x2000-pixel display uses Microsoft's PixelSense technology, which supposedly does a superior job with finger, stylus, and palm detection. Inside is a 6th-gen Intel "Skylake" chip, either a core i5 or a Core i7. You'll have your choice of either 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or a full terabyte of SSD storage. Microsoft also promises a full 12 hours of battery life..
The Surface Book's base is connected to the tablet by something Microsoft calls <<muscle wire>>. Undocking the Surface Book is interesting. Because the Nvidia GPU resides in the, you might think that you'd need to reboot the tablet to dock and undock it, as some external GPU solutions require. That's not the case. In fact, if an app is using the GPU and the tablet is undocked, you have only to quit the app to allow undocking.
Because it's a Surface Book, you'll find other improvements as well, for example, the Surface Pen, which features 1024 levels of sensitivity and docks via a magnetic clamp.