Intel shows off a mysterious and attractive black Surface Book
To coincide with yesterday’s launch of the new 8th-generation processors, which pack four cores and eight threads into the 15W chips found in Ultrabooks, Intel released a sizzle video to give people an idea of what to expect from the new processors.
The star of the video is a little surprising, however. At first glance it looks like a laptop, but MSPoweruser looked a little closer and noticed that it has some very distinctive properties: a vent around the lid and an unusual segmented hinge. The laptop in the video is a Microsoft Surface Book. Only instead of being silver-gray like the current Skylake-based Surface Books, it’s black.
While Microsoft updated the Surface Pro earlier this year to include a dual-core Kaby Lake processor, the Surface Book—launched simultaneously with the previous generation Surface Pro 4—didn’t receive an update. As such, it’s now rather long in the tooth. A new version with a quad-core processor and a smart black finish would certainly be a welcome update to the premium system.