Surface Book Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by DRTigerlilly, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    I thought the name was stupid...
    wasn't really interested... I was already complaining that what i wanted to see for the Surface Pro was a clamshell keyboard

    Microsoft got me good!


    that thing is a piece of art...and is also a powerful monster
    WANT!!!
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    (Photos from Surface.com)

    Specs:
    6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors with up to 12 hours of battery life.
    13.5-inch optically bonded PixelSense Display @ 267 dpi
    Intel® HD graphics 520 OR Nvidia GeForce 8G GPU with GDDR5 (in base)
    128 GB- 1TB ssd options
    8-16 GB RAM
    2- USB 3.0 Ports
    Full SD Card Slot
    mini displayport
    Integrated backlit keyboard
    pen w/ EMR eraser (1024 levels of pressure sensitivity)
    Glass trackpad with multitouch support
    5.0 mp front facing 8.0 mp back facing cameras
    1.6 lbs (726 g) clipboard, 3.34 lbs Intel gpu (1.52kg) with keyboard 3.48 with dedicated gpu
    3 hr battery life clipboard, up to 12 hr rating with keyboard

    Pricing Options
    128 GB/Core i5/8GB $1499
    256 GB/Core i5/8GB $1599
    256 GB/Core i5/8GB/dGPU $1899
    256 GB/Core i7/8GB/dGPU $2099
    512 GB/Core i7/16GB/dGPU $2699
     
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  2. quanghmd

    quanghmd Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That does look a lot like a book. Darn, I so want a piece right now.
     
  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Home run IMO... Definitely a tempting device. Not sure it is something I need right now, but for a lot of people this looks like it could be the perfect device.
     
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  4. ATIVQ

    ATIVQ V⅁O⅄ Senior Member

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    So many good pen tablets coming out now. We're finally out of the niche!
     
  5. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    Ooooooohhhhhh! Yah, that looks REALLY cool. I've been waiting (years) for someone to release a tablet that can legitimately connect to a real keyboard. Was hoping Lenovo would do this, but MS first.... Heh. Gonna have to check that one out.
     
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  6. lancorp

    lancorp Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Must say, I was *impressed* by everything in the show -- Lumia 950/XL, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Display Dock...now, which to buy? :)
     
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  7. Sher The Love

    Sher The Love Scribbler - Standard Member

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    If Panos had a mic in hand, he would of dropped it before walking off stage :D

    The Surface Book is what I was hoping for, but too bad they don't have a cheaper option without the dedicated GPU.

    Edit: The $1500 version is without the dedicated GPU
     
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  8. be77solo

    be77solo Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Wow, been working all day, just saw this post... dedicated gpu?? Fantastic. Did they say what chip other than NVIDIA? Huge range of options there...
     
  9. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Considering what you get for your money I don't think it is expensive. No bargain, but a lot less than Vaio computers.

    Twitter is to communications as haiku is to literature.
     
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  10. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    GPU in the keyboard. I missed how much the full package weighs. Still, very impressive, got me a nice tech rush. :)
     
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