Surface Book 2 teased on Instagram with new hinge system?

A curious image popped up on Microsoft's Instagram account today, showing off what seems to be a new hinge design for the yet-unannounced Surface Book 2. Titled “Your key to success”, the post does not explicitly say this would be what SB2's hinge will look like, but the image within definitely shows the familiar Surface Book keyboard, as can be easily determined from its distinctive design and layout, accompanied by a hinge that looks very different from the one found on current models. Furthermore, it seems to be the focus of the image, dividing it perfectly along one of the diagonals.

Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, Daniel Rubino, went on record to confirm that the image is from an internal Microsoft concept video for the Surface Book 2:

Although the final design may change for the launch of the Surface Book 2, this teaser image is in line with previous rumors that Microsoft may be reworking the hinge system, in order to narrow the gap between keyboard and display when the device is closed.

The announcement of the Surface Book 2 is still ways off, with most rumors claiming a Spring 2017 unveiling, timed with the release of the next major update for Windows 10, dubbed Redstone 2.

source: Microsoft via Windows Central



1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

panos panay wont be that foolish to do such

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

the surface innovation!!

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

all i want is for panos to release a quad core cpu surface book 2;a dGPU surface pro 5 with 12hr battery and a full FOV hololens 2...are they too much to ask?

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Why don't you try applying as an engineer at Microsoft so that you would know if that is "too much to ask for"?

4. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

all i want is for panos to release a quad core cpu surface book 2;a dGPU surface pro 5 with 12hr battery and a full FOV hololens 2...are they too much to ask for?

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You've asked everything you want twice (comment 3 & 4) so yes, that's too much.

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Touch screen laptops are ridiculous.

8. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Obviously, you never used one. Once you used it you willl know the difference.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I agree, touchscreen laptops are gimmicky and ridiculous, but you're seriously naive if you think the Surface is merely a touchscreen laptop. First off, touchscreen laptops will be coming with a capacitive touch screen, which is nothing compared to the Surface's digitizer screen: - No palm rejection, so can't wrest your palm and write/draw naturally on the screen like you would on paper - You'll have to be using them bulky head styluses, can't use a fine-tip pen like you normally would - No pressure sensitivity when drawing, so all your lines will be flat out thick and indistinguishable Second off, if you choose to use a bulky-head stylus on it, you're going to be looking idiotic having the base of your laptop tilted up while the monitor lays on the table. Finally, when you try using it for a continuous touch experience, a touchscreen laptop makes your arms fatigue and has terrible ergonomics compared to the tablet form-factor offered by the Surface line. Seriously, let me see you doing this ( ) or this ( ) on any Laptop, touchscreen-equipped or not. Don't confuse touchscreen laptops with 3-in-1 hybrids like the Surface line.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You got my curiosity how would it support the screen. Does it come with stands?

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Surface book 2 is sure to come with a thinner case design and the newest Intel CPU's & chip sets. Many Folks prefer a traditional laptop like design of the MS Surface book to the Surface Pro Tablet/Hybrid design and will rarely remove the Surface books Screen/CPU unit from it's base. some folks held off even buying the Surface book 1 because they wanted Microsoft to work out the design bugs that come with first generation products!

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