Surface Book

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft Surface BookReleased on October 26, 2015, the Surface Book is a 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable screen. It was designed and produced by Microsoft as an addition to their Surface line. Unlike the more tablet-like Surface devices, the Surface Book can stand upright without the aid of a kickstand. Its most distinguishing feature is a dynamic fulcrum hinge that expands when folding open the notebook.

Additional Information

The keyboard section of the Surface Book contains many traditional laptop ports, the main battery, and an optional discrete GPU. The screen contains all of the components of a functional computer, which allows it to be used as a tablet when detached from the base (for about four hours on its additional battery).

The dynamic fulcrum hinge has a few functional purposes. First, it allows the user to detach the screen. Second, it folds a full 180 degrees so that the screen can lie flat while still utilizing the keyboard's extra battery life and the additional computing power of the optional discrete GPU. Similar to the traditional Surface like, the Surface Book utilizes (and includes) a stylus with an active digitizer, boasting 1,024 degrees of pressure sensitivity and palm rejection.

Component, Electronics terms, Hardware terms, Laptop, Microsoft, Notebook, Stylus