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You should have probably mentioned that the battery life Microsoft claims would never be that high. It's tested in an ideal environment with video loops and it depends on a lot of factors. It's likely you're only going to get about 14 hours max unless you're a heavy gamer. I don't have one yet but it's a common consensus from everything I've watched and read so far about the device. Loved the video though!
The hinge design is weird I don't like it. The hinge design on Lenovo YOGA 920 is much much better and well engineered.
Another thing I don't like it on Surfacebook is the color of the keyboard.
The keyboard color should be darker since it is backlight keyboard. It is hard to see the letters when the backlight is on.
With these cons in addition to what you said, the price is very high on top of that.
Another issue is the keyboard is available only in English and French.
So I cannot use it as a usb dock to connect pendrives and other usb media stuff?? I would have loved if microsoft provided that feature....
and yes, please tell me if this deal is good or not, as I am ordering this from all th way from USA to India.....
and thanks for quick reply...... I love your videos.... :)
Why the hell would Microsoft not label the product SURFACE BOOK 2 on the box? My customer is asking if he got a SurfaceBook instead of a SurfaceBook2 because the box branding doesn't distinguish the difference.
Definitely! the Gtx 1060 in the 15" model is significantly more powerful than the 1050 inside the 13" model. It really depends what you do! If you just work in photoshop the 13" model is fine. But if you want to game and work with 4K video I suggest getting the 15" model.
Very interested in the main painpoint for me: screen wobble. What's the point of having this awesome touchscreen device if it's going wobble when using it in laptop mode? I hear the revised hinge design improves the stability.
Please cover that in your review.
+Ibraheem Toure depends what you're using it for. If it's just notes and browsing the web is stick to the surface pro. But if you want to game a little, using apps like phtoshop or premiere than the surface book is a better option
Thanks for the video Matthew! Honestly, like you, I really like the hinge, not just for the unique look it gives the Surface Book, or because of all the engineering talent that had to go into making it, but because of its utilitarian aspect. Many people glossed over Microsoft's initial unveiling where they specifically described why they designed the fulcrum hinge, which was to extend the length of the base of the laptop when opened to make it so that the laptop wouldn't tip over due to the weight of the tablet portion, since it has a full computer inside of it. If the base, when opened, was the same length as the tablet portion, the weight of the tablet portion would cause the laptop to tip backwards, but by extending the base out when opened, that doesn't happen. Now yes, they could have done the same thing simply by making the base of the laptop a lot heavier, but then it would be needlessly heavy, I think that the fulcrum hinge is a much better solution.
Most people don't use the pen. This is something they learned in the last 4 iterations. Developing the pen also costs a ton bc the specs of the pen are on par with Wacom's (prof. Industry standard) sitting at 4096 levels of pressure and it's thinner, just as functional. I'd rather not have to be forced to pay an extra $100 for a pen I might not use it.
As for the cost of the device, it's justified. They basically re-engineered all the internals and you can imagine how much that costs. Not only is it a laptop, but also a tablet with laptop grade specs. With the base attached, on par with some gaming laptops.
You can't get this level of versatility and power anywhere else really, so it's worth the money if you have it and you can use the pen display. Otherwise buy a regular laptop.
What's the battery life on the tablet portion? How how and loud does it get when gaming? If you ever get the 15 inch version, is the tablet just too big to use as a content consumption device or is it fine?
+Eddie Vassallo 8th gen is coffee lake and kaby lake-r. The R stands for refresh. Just kaby lake is 7th gen. All the U cpus are kaby lake-r. The more powerful HQ coffee lake processors you won't see until early next year.
Great Video! It showed the product very well, keep up the awesome videos!
Man..... my sister would love this! The price is quite the hefty amount, i guess she will have to wait for her next birthday to get it lol.