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

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

  1. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Kumajabjorn, you are a chick in the know - look at all the cool people you know on this forum :cool::D. Not only a chick in the know, but a cool chick! Don't change a thing.
     
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    Mr. Boosh Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Yea, I do understand soldering components saves the space as opposed to sockets, but I don't buy the fact that they have to glue EVERYTHING together instead of using torx screws to allow easier reparability.
     
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    xor01 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I think they use glue instead of screws to cut down weight (although its insignificant).
     
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    And the very next morning I discovered that they're delayed from Feb 14th to Feb 28th. What's another couple of weeks hey?
     
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    I've been using a Surface Book 2, for three days now, with absolutely no issues at all. Clean install of Windows 10, to start, with mild tweaks here and there. It's pretty damn fast.
     
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    Folks I am looking for some info on the durability of the SB2. I am a high school math teacher. I’ve been using tablet pc’s in my work since 2009 or so. My most recent machine is/was a Yoga 260. It was brilliant for a while, but it’s now falling apart. The hinge mechanism is failing and the system randomly freezes while I’m working so I need a new machine. I’m looking at the SB2, but I worrry about the connection between the clipboard and the keyboard. I will be turning the screen around at least 10 times a day...can the SB2 stand up to that kind of use (which my Yoga could not handle...though to be fair it gave me 2 years of use).
     
  7. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Well, the SB2 hasn't been out long enough to answer that, but the SB1 has and I have seen zero reports on problems with screen connectors. A reasonable deduction then is that the SB2, having the same construction, should withstand the rigors of math class.
     
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    Do you have the 15 inch? How is comicbook reading on the one you got? I've been looking for a bigger screen than my 10 inch ipad for comic reading/manga

    My concerns with a 15 inch windows tablet are heat and perhaps doesn't have the comicbook library of something like ibooks

    There's the issue

    Any artists/comicbook readers might have any advice on this?
     
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    @kneehowguys That would be a pretty expensive comic reading device :D

    But there is a really good comic reading app in the MS store called "Cover".
     
  10. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    In general I think the thin/light obsession is more one of the mfrs than consumers. In laptops, you can be too light and too thin!

    But regarding the SB2, it's not thin or light, so a little more thickness and weight in the name of flexibility, maintainability and ecology would be nothing more than the sensible and decent thing to do.
     
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