Microsoft is launching an updated Surface Book 2-in-1 laptop. It’s called the Surface Book i7 and the company says it offers twice the graphics performance available from the original model… but it also offers 30 percent longer battery life.

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In order to pack more power into the 13.5 inch laptop, Microsoft’s Panos Panay says the entire thermal system of the laptop was re-designed to include a second fan under the hood and hyperbaric cooling.

The new model offers up to 16 hours of battery life, and like its predecessor, the new Surface Book i7 is a 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable touchscreen display and support for a Microsoft Surface Pen.

The new laptop goes up for pre-order today for $2,399 and up and begins shipping November 10th..

The $1499 “entry-level” model will continue to be available, as will Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets, with prices starting at $899 (although the latest models are often on sale for less… especially since Microsoft does not appear to be updating its tablets this fall).

Right now a model with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage is selling for $1350.

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