Surface Book Discussion Thread

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

  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    It is 3.34 for the non-GPU version and 3.48 for the GPU equipped version.
     
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    Thanks for that. I should have read a little further.

    Well, that's a little disappointing, but generally there's some kind of sacrifice somewhere. I guess with the Tablet portion weighing so little, and as I think about my laptop usage scenarios, it's not the end of the world. Heck, I carried a Yoga 14 around for several months. This won't be so bad. I've just grown spoiled with thin and light.
     
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    Awesome stuff.

    Way to go MS
     
  4. Mesosphere

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    I found it's weight pretty impressive personally. Considering 12 hrs of battery life, 13.5" 3:2 screen (which has the same screen area as ~14" 16:9 screen), quad core CPU (45W?), and a discrete GPU. The smaller screened less capable 13" mac book pro is the same weight.
     
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    The only concern of mine is whether the i5/i7 in this Surface book is 6X00U. And if the throttling issue is fully resolved.
     
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    Really surprised that hover distance didn’t come up more often and wasn’t an issue for more people in this thread.

    Glad to see the competition, wish MS had acknowledged the predecessors.
     
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    So close for me, and yet so far. 3 hour battery life without the keyboard is a deal-killer for me--and we don't even know what power settings are needed to achieve that, do we? The SP4 is looking like a much better fit for me, but only if MS would eventually release a SB1-like keyboard for the SP4. I'm still using my SP1 every day (ordered on launch day); looks like I'll stick with it until at least SB2 or SP5, or until the looooooud fan finally makes me throw it over a cliff.
     
  9. Don1

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    But the Dell xps13 is a half pound lighter and we know that lasts almost 12 hours...we will see what this lasts and ms even says 12 hours of video playback which isn't really a real life number.
     
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    The only disappointment for me is that it doesn't come with USB-C port (at last I didn't hear anything about it) considering the screen it should be able to support external 4k monitors and a USB-C port would make that possible with a future tethered dock. 4k TVs are a lot less than computer monitors (go figure) so a port like that would future proof it. Also it should help with faster charging.

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