Today is a special day for Microsoft Malaysia as they announce the arrival of the much anticipated Surface Book 2 and the Surface Laptop in Malaysia.

I was at the event today and I left with 2 thoughts;
– That hinge on the Surface Book 2 is a 100% WANT.
I want to rub my face on that Alcantara fabric texture on the Surface laptop.

So back to the announcement. The Surface Book 2 features the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and according to them, is up to 5 times more powerful than the original. But if you haven’t used the original (like me) then you wouldn’t know lah. 😛

Look at that. So sleek and elegant. This one is the 13.5″ variant. If you prefer big things, you can also get it in 15-inch variant.

There is one thing you need to check out on the Surface Book 2. That hinge. If you love mechanical things or appreciate technology and gadgets, you will definitely love this.
By the way, Microsoft calls it the ‘fulcrum’ hinge. With this, the Surface Book 2 supports four different modes, including Studio Mode, Laptop Mode, View Mode, or even Tablet mode by simply detaching the screen.

Last photo before we move on.

Planning to get one? The cheapest is RM6,899 and it comes with 13.5” screen, Intel® Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics 620. The highest end model that comes with 15” screen, Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will cost you RM14,199. Yup. That look on your face… was on my face too. lol but hey.. you are getting the best Microsoft can offer to date and you will definitely look cool carrying it around. Trust me. I want to be that person.

OK! Surface Laptop!

This one is a clamshell device. You can’t remove the screen but that doesn’t mean this thing is bad. The Surface Laptop comes with a 7th generation Intel Core processor and up to 14.5 hours of video playback battery life. Note that they mentioned ‘video playback’. Means if you are doing intensive things… battery might not last 14.5 hours but still a looooot longer than your usual laptops.

It weights at just 1.25 KGs and less than 14.5mm thin.. but you know what I love the most about this device?

THIS. The keyboard is covered in Alcantara material, along with a quiet and responsive keyset, and speakers built into the keyboard itself.
For those who don’t know what Alcantara is… well.. it is actually microfibre material that many luxurious brands are using on their products. For example, Louis Vuitton uses Alcantara linings in many of its bags.

For RM4,499.. one can get the Surface Laptop with Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM & Intel HD Graphics 620. If you can spend more, RM12,399 will get you top of the line Surface Laptop with Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM & Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640. You can get them now at Harvey Norman.

Along with the 2 devices above, the Surface Pro was also showcased at the event.

Here’s a note:
The Surface Laptop is now available for purchase in Malaysia at local Surface authorized retailers.
The Surface Book 2 is currently available for pre-orders at Surface authorized retailers and will be available for purchase from the 15th of March onwards.

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