Detach the display for four different modes
Surface Book is a versatile laptop, a powerful tablet, and a portable studio that adapts to the ways you work and create.
Use Surface Book as a tablet
Surface Book is a tablet that you can take anywhere. Just press and hold the Detach key on the keyboard, remove the display, and you’re ready to go.
Tip: If you’re traveling and don’t need the keyboard, just bring the display and your power cord. There’s a power charging port on the bottom center of the display. Just be sure to protect the screen with a padded case or some other sort of protection if you’re not bringing the keyboard along.
Sketch, write, and create naturally in Studio Mode
With Surface Book in View Mode, fold the display down so you have a horizontal surface to write on. Use touch or Surface Pen to draw or take notes, just like on paper. And if you want a truly immersive creative experience, add Surface Dial.
Use Surface Book as a laptop
Of course, Surface Book 2 is a powerful laptop—it runs professional-grade software with high-speed Intel processors, blazing NVIDIA graphics, lighting-fast storage, and delivers up to 17 hours of battery life, so you can get things done.
Write and draw naturally with Surface Pen
Surface Pen is the perfect accessory for Surface Book. Take notes in meetings or class, draw, and edit Word documents. Make a mistake? Flip it over and use the eraser. Surface Pen attaches magnetically to the side of your screen, so it’s ready whenever you are.
Sketch and draw
With precision ink, tilt for shading, and virtually no lag, Surface Pen is perfect for anyone, from graphic designers to avid doodlers. To try it out, click the top button on Surface Pen once to open Windows Ink Workspace, then select Sketchpad and start drawing. Surface Pen also works with professional graphics software too.
Remember with a Sticky Note
Click and hold the top button on Surface Pen to open Sticky Notes, then jot down reminders, to-do lists, phone numbers, or anything else you want to remember.
Take a screenshot, then draw on it
Click the top button twice to take a screenshot and it’ll open automatically in Screen sketch, where you can draw on the picture or add notes – perfect when you want to share something you find online or doodle on a friend’s profile picture.
Erase just like a pencil
Flip Surface Pen over and use the top button to erase.
Connect all of your devices with USB-C
Surface Book 2 has USB-C for charging devices, transferring files, and displaying your video on external monitors.
The USB-C to HDMI and USB-C to VGA adapters are perfect for when you want to share pictures or videos on a larger screen.