Microsoft updates the Surface Book for gamers

This morning’s big Microsoft event is all about the software, but as anticipated, the company also had a few hardware surprises up their brightly colored sleeves. After all, you’re going to need some devices specially tailored to the new Windows 10 Creators Update, what the company is modestly referring to as, “the world’s largest collaborative software project.”

A year after launching the Surface Book, the company is back with a new version of the hybrid device with a newfound focus on gaming. Due out mid-next month, the Surface Book i7 features 2-times the graphic performance of the last version of the device and 16 hours of battery life, jammed into the same form factor.

The Surface Book i7 is up for pre-order as of today, priced at $2,399 — significantly pricier, the company noted than the entry level Surface device currently priced at $899.

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