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Teardown: Surface Book 2

19 October 2018
The following is an overview of a teardown analysis conducted by IHS Benchmarking.

Microsoft Surface Book 2. Source: IHS MarkitMicrosoft Surface Book 2. Source: IHS Markit

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is one of the company’s Surface series of touchscreen Windows personal computers. It is designed to function in four modes: Laptop, Tablet, Studio (for drawing and sketching) and View (for presentations). The device’s battery offers up to 17 hours of life. A 5-megpixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera are built in.

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Main enclosure. Source: IHS MarkitMicrosoft Surface Book 2: Main enclosure. Source: IHS Markit

IHS Technology Teardown Services teardown analysis overview

Summary points:

  • Microsoft Tablet/Notebook Combo with 256GB SSD and 8GB DDR3
  • Intel Core i5-7300U, Dual-Core, 2.6GHz Processor — FJ8067702739633
  • Windows 10 Pro O/S
  • 13.5 in TFT LCD, 3,000 x 2,000 with metal mesh touchscreen

Target market: Mass market

Release date: November 2017

Pricing and availability: MSRP $1,499 USD, worldwide

Total manufacturing cost: $730.22 (including direct materials and manufacturing)

Microsoft Surface Book 2: bottom of motherboard. Source: IHS MarkitMicrosoft Surface Book 2: bottom of motherboard. Source: IHS MarkitMajor components:

  • CPU, Intel Core i5-7300U Processor, dual-core, 2.6GHz, 3MB cache, w/ integrated Intel HD graphics 620, 14 nm — MFR: INTEL CORP — MPN: FJ8067702739633 — (Qty: 1)
  • 13.5 in diagonal, TFT LCD, a-Si, IPS, 3,000 x 2,000, N/T — MFR: PANASONIC CORP — (Qty: 1)
  • SSD, 256GB, M.2, SATA 6Gb/s — MFR: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD — MPN: MZFLW256HEHP-000MV — (Qty: 1)
  • SDRAM, LPDDR3-1866, 2GB — MFR: SK HYNIX INC — MPN: H9CCNNNBJTALAR-NUD — (Qty: 4)
  • 13.5 in diagonal, metal mesh, direct bonding, w/ Corning Gorilla Cover Glass, w/ integral rigid PCB and flex PCBs — (Qty: 1)
  • 10-Layer, FR4/RCF HDI, 2+6+2, lead-free — MFR: UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP — (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, main, bottom, die-cast magnesium, machined, anodized, printed, w/ 45 metal tabs — (Qty: 1)
  • Battery pack, li-polymer, 4-Cell, 7.5 V, 6800 mAh, 51 Wh, w/ FR4 PCB and 1 12-position pin socket connector — MFR: SIMPLO TECHNOLOGY CO LTD — MPN: G3HTA048H — (Qty: 1)
  • Enclosure, keyboard, top, machined magnesium alloy, anodized — (Qty: 1)
  • Keyboard assembly, injection molded spring-action plastic keys, mounted on stamped/formed stainless steel plate, 12 white LED backlight, w/ flex kapton PCB, w/ black mylar reflector and polycarbonate sheet diffuser and white mylar window — (Qty: 1)

Microsoft Surface Book 2: top of touchscreen module. Source: IHS MarkitMicrosoft Surface Book 2: top of touchscreen module. Source: IHS Markit



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