Microsoft's Surface Book isn't a typical laptop

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Microsoft has made its first laptop and it's not a typical laptop. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNet update. [MUSIC] What if the Surface tablet was more laptop then tablet? Microsoft unveiled a whole new laptop hybrid it calls the Surface Book. The surprise product made it's debut at a New York event on Tuesday where Microsoft showcased several new devices that run Windows 10. This Surface Book has an interesting, bendy straw looking hinge, You can pop 13.5 inch screen off completely for some tablet time. You can think of this a more powerful version of the Surface Pro. I briefly got to check it out for myself at the event, and it is pretty light weight. Just 3.3 pounds. There's one button you press to release the screen and it requires power to detach. You can also snap on a new Surface pen magnetically to the side to draw or jot down notes. This is packed with a number of high-end features. As for the processor Microsoft says it's twice as fast as a MacBook Pro, and it can last 12 hours on battery. It costs $1,500, and it arrives on October 26th. Meanwhile, Microsoft is also coming out with a new Surface Pro 4. It's slightly Smaller than the Book. It's 12.3 inches. But the specs inside are upgraded in a number of ways including a better processor, more memory and storage as you'd expect. This new model has a fingerprint scanner for security. Both the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 work with a new pen that comes with an eraser and the screens can capture more detail in your penstrokes. The pen also comes in a few colors. The Surface Pro 4 starts at $900 and it's coming out October 26 with pre-orders opening up on Wednesday. Now, part of Microsoft's big selling point to Windows 10 is that you're getting the same operating system experience on a laptop, tablet, and phone. Microsoft showed off two new Lumia phones, the 950, and 950 XL. The most noteworthy aspect, aside from the liquid cooling which is just nuts, is that you can dock these phones to a monitor and a keyboard and you get something like a normal Windows 10 working experience. The Lumia 950 starts at $550. Microsoft is also coming out a new Microsoft Band. It's the second version of its fitness wristband and it packs in nearly a dozen sensors including a barometer. To measure elevation and it puts a focus on some specific types of workouts. For example it has a golf swing tracker to automatically detect if you're putting, driving, or just taking practice swings. And finally a bit of news on the Hololens Augmented Reality Headset. If you're a program developer and you wanna try it out, Microsoft is charging $3,000 for early testing it. And they're coming out early next year. That's it for this tech new update, We have more on all the Microsoft news at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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