Microsoft Surface Book reaches UK shores

The new flagship device has now gone on sale in the United Kingdom.

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Microsoft's Surface Book is now available to UK consumers at a number of retailers.

First revealed back in October last year, Microsoft's Surface Book was touted as the "ultimate laptop," and has been designed for those on the move who need "maximum performance."

The PC is certainly aimed at the business market, and those that need an extra push in power -- whether for corporate use or the creative fields. If you're willing to swallow the steep price tag associated with the Surface Book's top-end options, it's certainly an interesting addition to the Microsoft range of hybrid machines.

The 13.5-inch Surface Book is equipped with 6th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, as well as a 3000 x 2000 267 dpi PixelSense display which detaches so it can be used as a standard clipboard or tablet, a feature likely to appeal to business users.

The Surface Book comes with either 8GB or 16GB RAM and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD storage options. Microsoft claims the laptop can run for up to 12 hours on a single charge.

(It is worth noting, however, as ZDNet's Mary Foley reports, that the laptop has been linked with issues concerning power/sleep settings and Intel drivers.)

The laptop runs on the Windows 10 operating system and comes with the standard 30-day Microsoft Office trial.

See also: Microsoft Surface Book review: A nice laptop, but still not my 'ultimate' PC

The laptop will go on sale today at an estimated price of £1,299 at retailers including Currys/PC World, John Lewis, Selfridges, Harrods, Amazon, Very and the Microsoft Store, depending on which specifications you go for.

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