One of the coolest things about the Surface Book is that you can detach the screen, but it sounds like Microsoft has decided to get rid of that option and go with a more traditional design so they can price the sequel lower. This report claims that the cost of the original limited demand significantly, and its detachable design conflicted with the Surface Pro. I don’t really get the latter, since “Surface” means 2-in-1 to me. …sources believe Microsoft is likely to announce the new notebook at the end of March or April. The new Surface Book is expected to adopt a clamshell design instead of its traditional 2-in-1 and will feature a starting price lower than that of its predecessors. Microsoft has recently cut the prices for its existing Surface Book products with the Core i5 128GB model dropping from US$1,499 to US$1,299. The sources believe the move is meant to help Microsoft clear its inventory to welcome the new product's arrival. The new Surface Book continues to feature a 13.5-inch display and chassis made of magnesium-aluminum-alloy. The product is expected to be priced at around US$1,000, much lower than the starting prices of Microsoft's existing Surface Books, which range from US$1,499-3,199.