One of the highlights of Surface Book 2 will be in the resolution department and since its predecessor came with a 3000 x 2000 resolution, we can expect that a 4K display will be a part of the upcoming notebook.
On the other hand, though, a cheaper, more straightforward laptop could also bring Microsoft into tighter competition with Windows computer manufacturers like Dell, HP, and Asus, who are all already struggling with an overall shrinking PC market. There are also rumors that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 could roll out in March 2017, according to Tech Radar report.
Using Intel's latest chips would hopefully solve one of the biggest issues with past Surface Pro devices, which had come in for some serious criticism in terms of their battery life.
Rumors of a multi-variant Surface Pro 5 release have been around for some time.
Instead, Microsoft has apparently turned to its great rival AMD to power a new version of the device.
Although the Surface Pro 5 failed to make an appearance at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), rumors about the highly anticipated tablet-laptop hybrid from Microsoft continue to circulate online.
If the latest reports are to be believed then tech giant's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 discounts suggest that Microsoft wants to clear its inventory to make the way for its new models.
The Surface Pro line is created to pack desktop-grade power in a portable device and each iteration has been better than the previous one.
During the brief teaser for the movie (which could be viewed at the end of this article), a couple of scientists were featured using a device that looks very similar to the Surface Pro series.
Analyzing all that evidence at face value, it's reasonable to think we might be mere months away from the debut of the Surface Pro 5.
With nothing official so far, we only have tidbits of information to get a glimpse of what could be in the cards, but it's tough to tell anything for sure. Of course, these are but speculations at this point, so do take these with a grain of salt.
While the company has not officially announced Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date yet, the tech writers and industry experts speculate that the next iteration of Surface Book will hit the shelves by the second half of 2017.