Meet Surface Book with Performance Base

The ultimate laptop. Now more powerful than ever. Here are some highlights

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Surface Book with Performance Base.


Meticulously crafted & built to last

Your new Surface Book was built for power, but it’s still thin and light enough to take with you anywhere, without losing an ounce of performance.

Detachable PixelSense™ Display, with Pen & touch

It’s the most beautiful Surface screen yet, with a 13.5” display, 3:2 aspect ratio, 6 million pixels, and higher contrast. The result is unbeatable resolution and true-to-life colors. And it works perfectly with Surface Pen and touch.

Transform from a laptop into a tablet

Of course, Surface Book is the ultimate laptop. But it can transform into other modes too.

Tablet Mode

Press and hold the Detach button on your keyboard. A red light will appear on the button, and after a second or two it’ll turn green and you’ll hear a click sound. You’ll also get a notification on your screen.

Lift the display up and it should come right off – your Surface Book is now a tablet.

View Mode

Flip the screen around and pop it back on to watch a movie or show your work. To re-attach, match up the tabs on the keyboard to the slots on the screen, and slide the screen back down on the hinge. It’ll lock into place.

You’ll also get a notification on the screen so you know it’s attached properly.

Attached screen

Draw Mode

With the screen in View Mode, fold your Surface Book so you have a horizontal surface to write on. Use touch or your Surface Pen to draw or take notes, just like on paper.

Draw Mode

Surface Pen

The Pen is great for meetings, class, or just doodling. Make a mistake? Flip it over and use the eraser. Surface Pen attaches magnetically to the side of your screen, so it’s ready whenever you are.

The most powerful device in its class

In any mode, Surface Book with Performance Base has the power to run your favorite apps, intensive software, and PC games. And you have up to 16 hours of battery power to keep you going strong.

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