The battle for primacy in the professional notebook space is about to get a bit more heated, with the upcoming release of Microsoft's second-generation Surface Book. The Surface Book 2 includes some upgrades over the original model, which together could make it a top contender for best workhorse laptop on the market. It will have to contend with popular, powerful notebooks such as Lenovo's fifth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, however. Which is the better fit for you? In the following slides, the CRN Test Center compares Microsoft's forthcoming Surface Book 2 vs. Lenovo's latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon on specs and price.