It’s been less than a year since Microsoft first unveiled the Surface Book, but the company could be ready to unleash a follow-up model as soon as next month. Several reports suggest the Surface Book 2 will arrive in June with an upgraded design and improved hardware.
The Surface Book 2 is set to get some serious upgrades, according to The Next Rex. That includes a 4K display (up from the 3000 x 2000-pixel display on the original model) and a USB-C port. VineReport adds that Microsoft may also tweak the design to eliminate that awkward gap when the laptop is closed.
If the Surface Book 2 launches in June, it could compete head-on with Apple’s new MacBook Pro, which is rumored to arrive next month at WWDC 2016. Microsoft may also opt to wait for Intel’s next-gen Core i5 and Core i7 processors. In that case, the new laptop-tablet hybrid won’t arrive until closer to the end of the year.
We wouldn’t put too much stock in these rumors for now, but if the Surface Book 2 really is launching next month, we should know a lot more about the device very soon.