Surface Book Discussion Thread

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

  1. blackcat

    blackcat Pen Pal - Newbie

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    My biggest concern was the electronic way of removing the clipboard. If the SB is off, you'd have to boot the device, press (and hold) button, and then remove clipboard.


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  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    It's not so much the latching and electro-mechanics that bothered me - it's the system failures when doing so...
     
  3. MobileTechReview

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    I suspect the unit at Best Buy has rarely if ever been updated from the initial image that the Book shipped with. I can't remember the last time mine crashed or BSOD-ed because I disconnected the clipboard.

     
  4. blackcat

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    Yeah that would really piss me off if it crashes all the time.


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  5. chongsen

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    Surface book is the best device I ever used.

    It is tough to go back to Surface pro 4 when I am used to the size.
     
  6. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Surface Book Updates today:

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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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  8. dstrauss

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    Jeff - thanks for the awesome details for this update - great work.
     
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    This form factor seems doomed until they figure out how to allow the tablet portion to rotate back more to accomodate other viewing angles while still meeting all the other requirements (battery life, simple and fool-proof unlocking mechanism, etc)
     
  10. ATIVQ

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    They already do have an engineering solution: have only the keyboard and a huge battery in the attachment, everything else in the display/tablet. Put three (quiet) fans and three heatsinks to manage thermal state (like the Vaio Z Canvas) and you're done. Don't need any special features for attaching/detaching because it's just a keyboard and a battery (and not a GPU, which is complicated to attach/detach), don't need any special features to balance the device, because the battery is the heaviest part and the weight distribution will be front-heavy. And add a Thunderbolt 3 port.

    Ta da, where's my check?
     
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