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

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

  1. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    If Mary Jo Foley can spend $1800 on a laptop to run email, Chrome, and Notepad, I don't think anyone can needle you for using a $810 SB for comic reading. ;)

    And think of all the casual web browsing folks who spend $2500-$3500 for a top-of-the-line MacBook Pro because they want to fit in at Starbucks. :rolleyes:

    Hey, it's their money.
     
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  2. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    Mary Jo Foley?
    PS: I don't read comics on my computer, nor do I edit videos. ;)
     
  3. dellaster

    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    Oh, sorry, I misunderstood your post.

    Foley is the co-guest of the Windows Weekly podcast and ZDNET writer on all things Microsoft. www.allaboutmicrosoft.com

    It's sort of a running joke that all she uses for her professional writing is Notepad, yet she buys the most expensive and advanced laptops just for that.
     
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  4. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    No, I was reacting to the post by @kneehowguys , below, Not offended in the slightest, but just wasn't sure if the comment there, which immediately followed mine, was about me. Now that I reread it, it does refer to notepad!

     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    It's more than a running joke, it is true - she only uses Notepad for her writing - she could get by with a Windows XP 486.
     
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  6. blarbles

    blarbles Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Video proof or you are just a Microsoft shill! ;)
     
  7. violajack

    violajack Scribbler - Standard Member

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    And how fast do the cards bounce after you win? That's the real performance benchmark.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Azzart

    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    A question for the 15" owners like me out of mere curiosity: is your clipboard portion completely plane and straight?
    Mine I can see the screen being curved just by observing the reflections when the display is off. I can also feel the back plate being not planar simply passing my hand over it.

    I don't care about it during use, I'm just curious to see if I'm the usual unlucky one or if it's a trend with this large display.

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    Added self explanatory photo. Surface Book 2 15" on bottom and 22" display on top.
     
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  9. YVerloc

    YVerloc Scribbler - Standard Member

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    My glass is slightly warped near the bezels - like you I can see this from the reflections. There are a dozen or so surface books and SB2s around the office, and they're all like this. Seems like a build quality issue, albeit a minor one. It's a shame because otherwise the hardware is so beautifully made.

    Kneehow - right now I'm just using a 5 dollar ikea tablet stand. Does the trick.

    I'm slowly getting adapted to the machine. Stomped out most of the usability bugs and other issues. But the prevailing feeling I'm left with is that performance sucks. I can get my work done on it, but it's not a big step up in performance from my last machine (which was four years old, integrated graphics only). It's no step up at all in fact. On paper it's a beast, but in action it's a wet rag.
     
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  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Are there such things?
     
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