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The new model gives you the option to add a discreet Nvidia GPU for an added US $200.
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Hot on the heels of the launch of Microsoft’s latest convertible laptop, the Surface Book, the company has silently rolled out a budget gamer version of the device as well. The new version adds in a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card option to the base model.
The Surface Book was originally available in these six combinations
128GB storage/ Intel Core i5 processor/ 8GB RAM for US $1,499
256GB storage/ Intel Core i5 processor/ 8GB RAM for US $1,699
256GB storage/ Intel Core i5 processor/ 8GB RAM/ dGPU for US $1,899
256GB storage/ Intel Core i7 processor/ 8GB RAM/ dGPU for US $2,099
512GB storage/ Intel Core i7 processor/ 16GB RAM/ dGPU for US $2,699
1TB storage/ Intel Core i7 processor/ 16GB RAM/ dGPU for US $3,199
The dGPU in there stands for discreet Graphics Processing Unit. Microsoft revealed at its launch event that, although the Surface Book can be used as a stand alone tablet, you can dock it into the base to access the Nvidia GPU for more processing power. Of course, only the higher end models had that feature, considering a dedicated GPU would only be desirable for gamers in particular, and people running graphics-heavy programs like photo and video editing software. However, the new addition also brings a discreet GPU option to the base 128GB storage model as well.
This is mostly a gesture towards gamers, particularly ones that want good graphics capabillity in their Surface Book without having to shell out for the extra storage space and RAM on the higher models. This new model is priced at US $1,699, only US $200 more than the base model, which uses and integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 chip.