Microsoft Surface Book has been announced today

Earlier today at the Microsoft event the new 13.5-inch Surface Book has been announced.

One of things key things laptops have previously struggled with is being as powerful as a standalone PC whilst at the same time being as convenient as a tablet. The Surface Book seems to have nailed this by combining power and flexibility into the one device.

The new 13.5-inch Surface Book is the ultimate laptop. The full punch of a high performance laptop with unprecedented versatility of a tablet. This is the future of laptop computing.

The core features of the device are:

  • 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display (3000 x 2000) resolutionbook
  • Windows 10 Pro operating system
  • Incredibly mobile at 1.6 lbs (728g)
  • Surface Pen included

Along with a choice of:

  • 128GB / Core Intel i5 – 8GB
  • 256GB / Core Intel i5 – 8GB
  • 256GB / Core Intel i5 – 8GB / dGPU
  • 256GB / Core Intel i7 – 8GB / dGPU
  • 512GB / Core Intel i7 – 16GB / dGPU

Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and versatility. It weighs just 1.6 pounds (728g) and its 13.5-inch PixelSense has incredible resolution (3000 x 2000). It’s calibrated for true-to-life color, with high contrast and low glare. Detach the screen to use like a clipboard, or rotate and reattach the screen to use the full hardware accelerated graphics.

So what do you think? Does this stand up to your needs as a gamer on the go?