Your Surface Book is ready to adapt to any way you want to work, whether as a laptop, tablet, drawing surface, or for giving a presentation. Here's how to switch between modes.
Get things done in laptop mode
Surface Book comes in laptop mode, with the screen and keyboard attached. When you're done using it, close the screen to make it sleep.
Use your Surface as a tablet
Press and hold the Detach key until the light on the key glows red, then green.
When the light turns green, pull the screen away from the keyboard. You'll have a few seconds to detach it before it reconnects automatically.
Detach the keyboard to transform your Surface Book into a tablet. Then use the Surface Pen, the touchscreen, and the touch keyboard to get around.
Surface Book uses battery power to detach the keyboard. If battery power is low, you'll have to wait until your Surface Book has recharged before detaching it.
The screen has its own battery, but you'll need to reattach the keyboard when it's time to recharge.
Line up the keyboard with the screen and then click the keyboard into place.
Sketch a masterpiece in draw mode
In Draw mode, you use your Surface Book as a tablet, but the keyboard is still attached and folded under the screen. This means you can use the USB ports and charge your Surface, plus you'll have more battery time to draw, take notes, and surf the web.
To switch to Draw mode, connect the screen and the keyboard so the back of the screen is facing the keys, then close the keyboard.
Show off your screen in presentation mode
When you want to show your screen to other people in the room, connect the screen and the keyboard so the back of the screen is facing the keys. That way, everyone will be able to see your screen and you'll still be able to type.