Microsoft Surface Book 2 reportedly not launching this spring

27 March 2017

Not long ago a report purportedly originating at unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain told us that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop was already in production. It was supposed to become official at a spring event taking place either this month or in April.

Yet today a new rumor on the matter comes to basically contradict that, saying that Microsoft will not, in fact, unveil the Surface Book 2 at its spring event - which apparently is still on track to take place, even if press invites haven't been sent until now.

So the event is going to happen, but the Surface Book 2 won't be attending. Will it be the Surface Pro 5 then? While not completely ruled out, that's allegedly not a certainty either. Perhaps the software giant will choose to only showcase the Windows 10 Creators Update on that occasion.

As for the new Surface Book, this isn't finished yet, and that's why it won't become official very soon. The new Surface Book was said to ditch the 2-in-1 design and innovative hinge, packing a traditional laptop form factor into a lower $1,000 starting price instead.

The original Surface Book was announced in October of 2015, alongside the Surface Pro 4, and both devices are getting a bit old - despite Microsoft having introduced a new Surface Book configuration last fall.

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