Microsoft's Surface Book – the Windows 10 laptop / tablet hybrid that looked like the lovechild of a MacBook Pro and OG Surface – is finally getting a UK release. From midnight tonight (12.01am on January 5th, to be precise) you'll be able to pre-order the Surface Book from Currys, PC World and the Microsoft Store. Prices start at £1,299.
While its performance left a little to be desired given the price tag, the fancy hinge, convertible design and overall polish on the Surface Book build totally won us over. In his Surface Book review, Mario called the laptop "nothing if not an outrageously over-engineered vessel for Windows 10", complementing its "beautiful display, incredible battery life" and "innovative versatile design". It's the first genuinely lustworthy Windows laptop for some time – not bad for a company whose only notable genuine hardware successes thus far have been its Xbox games consoles.
The Surface Book boasts a 13.5-inch touchscreen display pushing out 6 million pixels for a 267ppi. Intel's Skylake processors in either i5 or i7 configurations are offered, with a discrete bespoke desktop-class Nvidia GPU and GDDR5 memory. In addition to the UK release, the Surface Book will also launch tomorrow for pre-order purchase in Austria, China, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
Hit the source link once the clock strikes 12 to head over to the pre-order page. [Microsoft]