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First look: Surface Book 2 packs more power into a laptop

Microsoft just introduced the Surface Book 2, a new laptop that is packed with even more power than past versions.

The company says it built the new model for creators who are building the future. It’s meant to provide an array of innovative features and powerful capabilities that appeal to creative types and tech enthusiasts. Here’s a rundown of some of the most important features.

Office and Windows

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Of course, the Surface Book 2 will run all of the Windows and Office features and programs that longtime users have come to expect. But the power and versatility of the device will also make it the perfect host for some of the more innovative new features from the Windows 10 Creators Update, like updated Photos app, 3D objects in various Office programs, and faster music streaming through Mixer.

PC gaming and Windows Mixed Reality

For more advanced users like gamers and new tech enthusiasts, the Surface Book 2 has the graphics performance to match dedicated gaming consoles like Xbox One, with 1080p and 60 FPS, along with the ability to connect to Windows Mixed Reality Devices. So those who want to take part in high speed PC gaming or experience virtual or augmented reality with compatible headsets will have the ability to take advantage of those powerful and advanced features.

Surface Book 2 adds ‘creative’ features

The new device is also made for the needs of creative workers, with the ability run Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications and the power to create fast renders and effects. The integration between Microsoft and Adobe also means that the Surface Dial functionality will be coming to Photoshop so you can easily adjust brushes and other settings.

The new Surface Book 2 laptop will be available in two sizes. You can preorder the devices at a Microsoft Store.

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