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

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  1. Azzart

    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.
     
  2. sco77harris

    sco77harris Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi all

    Please could someone give me a bit of advice on the difference between the base 13 inch model and the one with the i7 processor?

    I am looking for something mainly to do office like duties on, word, excel etc but maybe also from time to time some photoshop activity.

    I am just unsure at to what the upside is between the two models.

    Many thanks for your help
     
  3. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I know that that the 1060 is only on the 15" model so that's why MS should NOT mention it on the 13" front page as quite a few people will order, or might order the top spec, expecting a 1060 but a 1050 machine arrives. It's not clear.
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    For some photoshop and excel, all models will work just fine. The biggest difference between base and higher specced versions is the GPU. The higher end models have a discrete GPU ('graphics card'), so gaming will be way better on those.

    Edit: or better, read the response right below this one :)
     
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  5. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Basically... The Core i7 is a 4 core/8 thread eighth gen cpu while the i5 is the last gen cpu with 2 cores/4 threads. The base model has the intel graphics with the i7 having the 1050 ALTHOUGH it does state 'up to' 1060 on the page which is currently wrong for the 13" model.

    Save some cash and maybe go for the i5 but I'd expect the i7 to be an absolute beast of a machine. Me, personally, I'd want the i7.
     
  6. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Basically, to be clear... We ALL know that the 13" version has the 1050. WE know this. U.K. Consumers might not. M.S. should really remove reference to the 1060 on the order page as it doesn't list the GPU when ordering.

    RANT!
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  7. sco77harris

    sco77harris Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks I am not a big gamer, so am tempted to go for the lower spec one
     
  8. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Because production runs are limited?
     
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    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Pre-ordered the 15-inch $2499 model. Doesn't make sense to me to spend any more for storage that you can add externally if you need it.
     
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  10. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    I hate you.
    Much.
     
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