The Surface Book was one of Microsoft’s best-kept secrets last year, but the company isn’t holding back when it comes to talking up its Performance Base upgrade. Landing in time for the holidays, the new model is actually only 50-percent changed: while the screen-turned-tablet is the same as before, the keyboard section has been squeezed full of extra graphics potency and more battery life. That doesn’t come cheap, mind, with this newest model starting at $2,399.
You’d be hard pressed to spot the difference between the original Surface Book and this refresh. For the most part that’s no bad thing, mind; even more than a year past the form-factor’s surprise reveal in late 2015, it’s still one of the most distinctive notebooks out there. Its snake-like hinge and party trick with the detachable screen still get attention.
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