Microsoft's Surface Book will not be launching in UK until spring 2016

By Money Times

Nov 13, 2015 07:46 AM EST

Microsoft's convertible laptop, Microsoft Surface Book, has six months delay on its launching in the U.K. While its pre-order in the U.S. has been available since Oct. 26, the device will not be available in the U.K. until March or April 2016.

Microsoft MVP for Windows consumer apps Michael Gillett confirmed, as reported on Tech Radar, that Microsoft Surface Book will not be launching in the U.K. until March or April next year.

The news comes from some of the company's representatives at Future Decoded event that is taking place in London on Nov. 10 and 11, aimed at business professionals and developers, according to Neowin.

Michael Gillett also mentioned that Microsoft has no plans to bring the new Surface Type Cover with a fingerprint scanner to the U.K. market. The reason of this case is still unclear.

Other territories are getting the Surface Book without much of a delay compared to the U.S. For example, the hybrid device is now available in Canada and the sale in Australia just has been started.

The Surface Book has a 13.5-inch touchscreen which is definitely a large size in the spectrum of 2 in 1 laptops. It also has a magnesium body that folds and expands as it opens.

The screen detaches from the keyboard and becomes a Surface tablet and works with a Surface Pen. The magnet added on Surface Book's body to allow the users to store the pen on the top edge when they're not using it.

The Surface Book becomes an ultra-thin laptop that is capable for playing the latest 3D games when  the screen attached to the base. The base contains backlit keyboards and Nvidia graphics processor for some models.

The Surface Book has an 8MP camera at the back and 5MP at the front. There are also front and rear facing microphones and speakers.

Microsoft Surface Books is equipped with Intel's sixth generation Core i5 and i7 processors with integrated Intel HD 520 graphics. The higher specs of Surface Book offers Nvidia graphics card.

Microsoft's first laptop comes at starting price of $1,499 (£984) or AU$2,299 for an 8GB of RAM and 128GB drive hybrid laptop. The device with Nvidia GPU and 256GB of RAM started at $1,899.

The higher specs offer 512 GB of RAM with Core Intel i7 16GB and Nvidia GPU priced at $2,699, according to PC Advisor.

On the Future Decoded event, Microsoft also stated that its other latest device Surface Hub is at maximum capacity of productions.

Microsoft's 84-inch 4K digital whiteboard costs around $20,000. There is also a smaller 55 inches full HD model priced at $7,000.

© 2024 VCPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Real Time Analytics