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Microsoft teases a new Surface Book hinge on Instagram

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Microsoft can be credited with slightly shaking up the tech world when they introduced the Surface Book. Suddenly, here was a device that could physically switch between integrated graphics and discrete graphics at the press of a button.

The Surface Book itself was remarkable for its design and features, some going so far as to call it a hybrid that actually replaces your laptop. Other than the price, the only real criticism the Surface Book faced was concerning its hinge.

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Owing to the hinge’s design, it would never close completely, leaving a noticeable gap. This was an artefact of the technology used to make the Book a hybrid device, but some considered it unsightly.

Microsoft has, however, recently posted an image on Instagram that hints at a brand new Surface device with a completely redesigned hinge. We don’t know if this one will close flat, but we suspect it will.

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Windows Central reports that the image is from an internal ‘sizzler-reel’ that’s been doing the rounds at Microsoft. That reel is apparently a compilation of ideas for the Surface Book 2. They also add that Microsoft prototypes are “usually” black, so we’re not necessarily going to see a black Surface Book 2.

Other rumours also hint at a Microsoft event in October this year, where we can expect to see Surface All-in-Ones (AiO), the Surface Book 2 and just maybe, a new Surface Pro model.