If the information turns to be accurate, this new design alteration will help the Surface Book 2 to reduce cost and start at a lower price point of $1000. According to the same report, Microsoft didn’t sell enough Surface Book as a result of the detachable design that conflicted with the Surface Pro line. Last October, Microsoft updated its Surface Book with a “Performance Base” option aimed to extend battery life and improve graphics. Since the initial launch the fulcrum hinge design has received small redesign making it a bit smaller reducing gap when close, but users are expecting a more significant redesign on the Surface Book 2. It should be noted that DigiTimes doesn’t have a great reputation on reporting accurate information on future releases, but the site has been accurate in the past on a number of occasions, such as when Microsoft was preparing to launch its Surface Studio desktop computer. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.