Microsoft Announces The Surface Book, The “Ultimate Laptop” Dylan Duarte October 6, 2015 News If you’ve already filled out your Christmas wish list, you might want to make a last minute change. Microsoft has announced The Surface Book, the first laptop they’ve ever made on their own. They’re calling it the “ultimate laptop” and based on everything we know so far, they just might be right. The Surface Book has a magnesium alloy body with a 13.5-inch, 267ppi screen, and the most powerful configuration comes with 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM. And yes, the keyboard detaches to effectively transform this thing into a tablet. However, while the screen has a battery and an Intel Core processor, there’s a high-powered GPU in the keyboard base itself so the device is far more powerful while in laptop mode. The Surface Book isn’t going to be kind to your wallet. The base configuration includes 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM and will cost $1,500. Topped out, with 1TB of storage and 16GB of RAM, the laptop will cost over $3,000. Preorders being on October 7th and the device with ship on October 26th. Microsoft is talking a big game, claiming that The Surface Book is twice as powerful as a MacBook Pro while also being thin and light. They’ve also called the keyboard “perfect.” They’ve clearly given the laptop game their all and from where I’m sitting, it looks like it was worth the effort. Share This With The World!