Surface Book 2 may eliminate detachable display to cut cost

Your next Surface Book may not be detachable, but it'll cost a lot less.

Surface Book laptop with Pen

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 may get rid of the detachable display. According to a new report from DigiTimes (via The Verge), the second version of the laptop is already in production, and Microsoft could unveil the new device by the end of March (or April). The site also claims that the Surface Book 2 will embrace the characteristics of a traditional laptop design ditching the detachable display, instead of being a 2-in-1 device.

If the information turns to be accurate, this new design alteration will help the Surface Book 2 to reduce cost and start at a lower price point of $1000.

According to the same report, Microsoft didn’t sell enough Surface Book as a result of the detachable design that conflicted with the Surface Pro line.

Last October, Microsoft updated its Surface Book with a “Performance Base” option aimed to extend battery life and improve graphics. Since the initial launch the fulcrum hinge design has received small redesign making it a bit smaller reducing gap when close, but users are expecting a more significant redesign on the Surface Book 2.

It should be noted that DigiTimes doesn’t have a great reputation on reporting accurate information on future releases, but the site has been accurate in the past on a number of occasions, such as when Microsoft was preparing to launch its Surface Studio desktop computer.

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