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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Best laptop I've ever had!!
Comments about Microsoft Surface Book 13.5" Intel Core i5 2-in-1 Notebook Computer with Windows 10 Pro:
It has been a year of using the Surface Book and i have no complains it is smooth, easy to use, sturdy and it even survived a motorcycle crash unlike the bike itself... although I even fell on the laptop. I love the battery life! I go out in the morning come back late home after working on only battery life it still has enough for me to run some tasks before it will ask me to plug it in. on average I get about 12-14 hours... yes I'm not joking. The pen is good a bit big but I love the fact that I can switch heads for different writing feeling. Resolution is amazing! Keyboard feels like the real deal and the touch pad is almost as functional as the mac one.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Product but sometimes have defects
I faced problem of discoloration a few days after I purchased the product. It is a great one obviously and I had a lot of fun using it. I had to exchange one. The fact that I chose exchange rather than return shows that I am still confident in this product. The customer service is very nice/
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Wow.... Awe Man... In One Beautiful Device
It started with a Surface pro 4 and after 4 upgrades I ended up settling for the 512GB/i7/dGPU Surface Book. I am 95% happy with the device. Pros: - Fast: really fast. It rivals my Mac Pro which has been heavily upgraded. - Capable: Gaming? YES! AutoCAD? YES! Photoshop? YES! App Development? YES! Note Taking? YES PLEASE! - Seamless: most things are thought through and the device just works. Windows Hello rocks - Stylus: A++ - Thin & and Light: travels everywhere with me. Longboarding, School, Bus, Home Office, whatever. It works everywhere I need it. - Battery Life: Last ALL DAY! I have to work hard to make it die before I get my work done. - Display: Goodnight this display is right on. Photo's, videos, and colors are right on. Cons: - Every trackpad since the MacBook Pro allows for taping the touchpad even when navigating with other fingers simultaneously. Not this one... it's annoying. - No native Linux drivers: I know its a little techy but I have to have Linux and there is no support at this time other than Windows Subsystem for Linux. - Should add a magnetic plate to the top and right sides of the device so you can put your pen anywhere. - Beats, Skullcandy, etc. Headphone controls don't actually control the device. Kicks me out of that mobile tablet mode I get comfortable in when watching movies. - Thunderbolt is missing - USB-C is missing - MicroSD is missing. I've been using for 6 months and I wouldn't trade it for another device. I love it. I could love it more but I wouldn't give it up for anything other than a MacPro coupled with a iPad Pro. I still wouldn't be as happy though.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best Tablet/Laptop Yet
I have owned all three Surface models prior, this one is the best! Everything you want in a tablet and everything you want in a laptop.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Imagine the Perfect Computer; This is it
This is the first full-fledged laptop I have owned in a few years; since then, I have had a few 2-in-1s - this blows everything I have ever had out of the water. The Surface Book doesn't just strike a balance The Surface Book doesn't just strike a balance between features, it raises the bar. Between the three most important factors - power, battery life, and size - this thing seems like magic. It is incredibly powerful, and with the dGPU, you'll never be disappointed. The battery is very hard to kill, even if you try. I've used this thing for a few hours outside, with the screen as bright as possible and doing intermittent graphical work and it went down about 10% an hour. I have yet to have it die on me while I was out all day. This power and battery-life powerhouse has somehow been packed into an incredibly light, sleek, and sexy device. Beyond that, this device feels like every aspect has been meticulously crafted and you can tell there is certainly a lot of thought that was put into this computer. The keyboard is great, and has a great amount of travel. The trackpad could very well be the best one out there; huge, and made of glass, I have usually used a mouse with previous PCs, but it's been so easy to convert over to this wonderful trackpad. The screen is incredible and appears to be color-accurate. It has the widest range of screen brightness I've seen; even in complete darkness, it can get almost too dim at 0%, and is lovely to use outside in the sun. The speakers are super loud (I have never even gone over 40% volume), the overall sound profile is good, of course lacking in the lows. But the speakers being front-facing not only makes the audio playing louder and more private, but also improves stereo effects in videos and movies. The cameras are clear and do well in low light. Windows Hello, a way for Windows to use your face as a password, is fast, easy, reliable, and darn-right cool. The only time I have had trouble with it is sitting outside in front of a big glass wall. Other than that, it just works. Detaching the Clipboard portion of the Surface Book is easy, and super cool. Just hold down a button on the keyboard and the screen will detach. You can flip it around to be better when watching something, or using the pen, or even just use the Clipboard as a tablet. It is awesome as a tablet, it is huge, but light, balanced, and thin - great for reading a book on. The only thing is, there is also a on-screen button for detaching, but not in tablet mode, which can make it hard to detach in when the screen is flipped around. The Surface Pen, which is included, is great to write with, draw with, even navigate with, and although the eraser isn't as grip-y as real erasers are, it feel natural and is the only active stylus out there with an erasers on the back. The Pen can magnetically store firmly on the side of the Surface Book and stays on there even while in a case. I truly am amazed by the Surface Book - I cannot imagine a better laptop experience.
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent but overpriced for storage and gpu
Excellent laptop. Does everything in terms productivity functionality and form factor. Great for taking handwritten notes in class or for fleshing out ideas. Battery life is amazing, one of the biggest selling points. But at this price point one would expect a decent starting storage not a measly 128 GB, also one of the main marketing points for this laptop is the dGPU, but it is nonexistent in the lower model. If you market something as a feature it should be present in the entire lineup.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I bought this recently for school, and it is a great machine. It has a ton of horse power, and can get through any task I give it. The windows software does suffer from some issues, but updates have fixed most of them. Overall, it is a truly amazing machine.
(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Great in Theory
I purchased this device as a replacement for my previous laptop, looking for a little more power in graphics and something flashy to show off to friends and coworkers. While the idea of the device was phenomenal, it became apparent that this computer was more about the amount of features than the power behind them. After about six months of use for school work, basic tasks at work, and primarily personal entertainment such as streaming video, the laptop performed sub-par, especially for what I would expect from the price. There of course were some good things about the Surface Book: the specs, the durability, the accessories, and the "wow factor" all went into the decision making process for purchasing this device. I love the feel of the keyboard, the laptop is fairly light even though it is a bit odd to have most of the weight in the screen portion, and to be able to disconnect and reconnect the device in various ways made it an ideal media device for lounging and quick presentations on the go. My issues mostly reside with the unreliable nature of the device, from the battery life to general functionality. The battery life of the device varied greatly, as one would expect depending on what sort of activities were being done with the device. High definition, high colour movies will drain the battery as expected, and just having it sit idle allows for the battery to last as long as some claims may state. I enjoyed that each part of the laptop had its own battery, and that they both had considerably good capabilities, but I noticed that the batteries would become drained sometimes for reasons that I could not determine, so even during short days at work I'm always certain to grab my charger in case I suddenly am running out of juice. The other thing I have noticed that I will bring up only in passing is how warm the device gets when it isn't doing that much. A lot of laptops have this problem, so I don't want to rag on it too hard in this aspect, but there have been times where I have been worried about some of the internal components of the device with how hot the back of the screen can get on occasion. The battery and portable heater function aside, the hardest thing to deal with while using this device is how inconsistently it decides to continuously function. I do a lot of surfing on the web across a campus both for work and for a couple of classes, and it is fairly often that I will have to get up and move physical location while I'm in the middle of working on something in order to pick up what I was working on a little bit later from a different spot. This was not a problem with my previous laptop, in some cases I would even set closing the lid to do nothing besides turn off the screen so that when I opened the device again there would be only a small hesitation before I could work again. Unfortunately the Surface Book did not enjoy being treated like that, as I found very often that when opening the "lid" or waking the device from sleep in some other way that the device had frozen or crashed, often only giving me the option to force restart or even hard reset (off button and volume down; I had to learn that shortcut pretty quickly and I have become very familiar with the BIOS screen at startup) in order to get the device working properly again. This is NOT a grab and go type of device: regardless of the RAM and SSD, it's slow moving and likes to take its time using what resources it can to get the job done. I'm not sure how it even stays on for the duration of its charge when it can't even hold a system state in its RAM to be recovered after five minutes of sleeping. Lastly is the various glitching that seems to occur with the detachable screen. A main selling point for me to get this laptop included the dedicated GPU as well as the removable screen portion, and this laptop has gone through some light gaming with ease as well as plenty of use without the base. The issue actually arises with rendering video, where the touch screen seems to go a little crazy, and at times the detachable screen will in a way detach on its own even though no button was pushed. The only way I can really tell this is happening is due to Windows's noises associated with plug-and-play devices. I will sometimes hear the "an item has been removed" sound in the middle of watching a video with everything completely still, and sometimes after that happens my video will not play in full screen, or when it is in full screen the border will come up again on a semi-regular basis because it thinks the cursor is moving when nothing is even near the screen or base of the device. It's a lot like when you get warm water on a touch screen and it reads as a touch, but not a very accurate one, except there's no water present. Pretty annoying to deal with, and a bit concerning. So don't get me wrong, it's a fun laptop/tablet hybrid. It can run Excel sheets in various modes for work, I love using the stylus as a quick note taker for when I get calls, and the different tips available make attempting to draw something in OneNote very entertaining. The screen resolution is wonderful, and when I sit down to catch up on a show, when it's not glitching the laptop runs very well while rendering video; however, beyond that I don't see it being too useful. It's fun for around the house and to show off to your friends/coworkers, but for practical use I haven't gotten much out of it. I miss my old laptop and would rather find a variant of that brand that would rotate completely around than use the glitchy detaching screen on the Surface Book. tl;dr: I think the key word I have to sum up this whole review is "disappointed". I purchased this device six months ago with the hope of not having to get a new one for a few years while I finished up school and completed a couple projects at my job, but my experience has fallen very short of my expectations of this device, especially for the price, and not even a whole year in I'm already contemplating what sort of losses I can handle in order to find a more suitable replacement for this machine.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
I have been extremely unhappy with the surface book. The first one kept locking in the screen in landscape and would not rotate into portrait mode. I had to exchange it for another one after the technicians at the microsoft store could not fix it. The second one does not have that problem but there are several other problems. the worst is the touch pad. It is many time extremely glitchy. it won't move the windows smoothly won't change window size, won't scroll. The brightness of the screen is also extremely touchy. It will jump back and forth between being too bright then too dark all on its own every 10 seconds without any adjustments on my part. there are too many other problems to describe here.
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Top Knoch ...the very best Compare to Apple's best
By Louie Santos Sr
Windows should be all you need to make a choice..The world owes so much to Microsoft ..This is a incredible product mt Daughter has one and she is a meteorologist in Fla.channel 20 Stefanie Lauber..
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