Since the debut of the original in 2015, the Microsoft Surface Book has always been an embodiment of Microsoft's vision about the ultimate Windows 10 machine.

The all-new Surface Book 2 has been cast in the same mold, offering a combination of distinct design, exceptional craftsmanship, and unrivaled versatility.

Thanks to Intel's latest eighth-generation quad-core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards, the second-generation Surface Book is also capable of delivering mind-boggling hardware performance.

It's not only the most powerful Surface to date, but it's also a new benchmark for all 2-in-1 notebooks. For the first time, Microsoft is offering the Surface Book in two sizes — a 13.5-inch variant like the original, and a full-size version with a 15-inch display.

The bigger model packs a more powerful NVIDIA GPU, which is typically reserved for gaming laptops.

Distinctive Design and Craftsmanship The Microsoft Surface Book 2 has the exact same design as the outgoing model, and that's a great thing. With a magnesium alloy body, distinctly angular edges, and a unique display hinge with a slight gap between the screen and the keyboard when folded, the device looks like no other notebook out there.

It's superbly crafted, too, though we wouldn't expect anything less from a computer in its price range. Unmatched versatility is what truly sets the Surface Book 2 from any other notebook in its class.

Depending on your needs, the device can quickly transform between a traditional laptop, a gaming and entertainment platform, a digital art studio, or simply a large-screen tablet.