Proper successor to the Surface Book may be coming soon
It's been almost two years since the launch of the Surface Book detachable and its unique design remains one-of-a-kind even to this day. Strangely, Microsoft has yet to announce a second generation of the Surface Book and the series has been "on ice" ever since with only a few minor updates here and there. Initial reviews of the convertible were mixed with many citing the unconventional hinge design and buggy behavior when detaching the display.
Editor Tom Warren from The Verge has now hinted on Twitter that a new Surface Book is in the works. While not explicitly stated, it's assumed that the information comes from his close ties to the Cupertino company. The tease makes no other mention as to when we can expect the new Surface Book to come or what hardware it will be sporting.
In our opinion, an early launch this Fall for the supposed Surface Book 2 would be extremely unlikely since Intel will not launch Coffee Lake until later in the year. Coffee Lake is expected to bring quad-core SKUs to the ULV U-class of processors for the first time for even higher performance in thinner form factors. The launch of Coffee Lake should be vital to the next generation of Surface devices especially since the current Kaby Lake tablets have been found to throttle heavily under load.