Surface Book 2 Discussion Thread (13.5" and 15" models)

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I've often been tempted by the MSI Ghost series, which are super thin, but the build quality isn't the best and the built in HDD annoys me as it's something that just has to be changed. SSD all day long. Fan noise. Fan noise is the killer.

    A 1060, in such a small machine, might just mean one heck of a hair dryer so I'm hoping that MS has something special. I recently sold my HP 1070 based laptop due to the blasting sound that threatened to wake the dead.
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    OK guys, tomorrow is the day when we can preorder the Surface Book 2, who's buying?
     
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    xor01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    You buy the 13 or 15?
    If i live in US, i definitely would PO the 15".
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Not buying, but if I would buy it would be the 13" because of the lower weight. 13" at 3:2 aspect ratio is large enough for me.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Interesting - how can the highest priced model (15" 16gb/1tb) be "Out of Stock"?
     
  7. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I remember complaining, when the new MSI/Asus laptops arrived with the latest 7700hq, due to the price rising just because they were using the 1050/1060/1070/1080 based cards. A 1060 machine, compared to the previous gen, increased in price by around £300/£500. Darn it. Now we have prices reaching £2000 for a reasonable spec Book 2. I really, really want one but that price... it hurts. Heck it's a dream machine for me, finally, with a Quad core and 1060 card in a thin factor and gaming chops (As well as being a super fine tablet).

    One day. At least I'm close with a Surface Book 1.
     
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    M.s. microsoft is being VERY naughty on the U.K pre-order page. At the top it states up to a 1060 card while the spec lists a 1050. You then click on any of the options and it does NOT specify which card will be included. We know which one but will the standard consumer? Also where's the 15" model to pre-order in the U.K.?
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    It seems like all 15" models come with a 1060, at least that was how it was listed around launch time. Not that you're ordering, right? :D
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    1060 only on the 15" model.
    15" model that won’t be available in Europe until a generic "early next year".
    By the way I made a comparison and the base 15" Surface Book 2 should be €2850 here in Europe.
     
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