Surface Book Discussion Thread

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  1. tabletartist4d

    tabletartist4d Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I preordered the same model in store with the pen kit. I hope I can get the student discount when I pick it up.
     
  2. wataru

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    I preordered the 16GB model (after canceling my beefy SP4 order) when the preorder was back again. Cost went from 2k to 3k (my goodness!). There is literally no configuration options for SB. (I would love a i5/16GB/512GB/no dGPU option). Shipping in 5-6 weeks.

    Worst of all if the tablet-laptop switch mechanism is too much of a hassle, I'll bring my Wedge keyboard/mouse/charger to replace the keyboard dock. I pretty much use the pen and keyboard simultaneously all the time. There is no way I am going to use the laptop mode without the ability to use my pen. Going to see if it will re-ignite my passion for reading (which is the only area I felt inferior to conventional paperback after I convert to everything digital)
     
  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    That's an expensive kindle =P
     
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    alextrela182 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Wow that's a lot lot money.
    Personal maximum 1000-1100€ or $ if I was in US I spent for any kind of Windows product.
    The i5/4/128 model is just perfect to me.

    Don't need more CPU power or more ram or SSD.

    Also prefer 12-12.5" dimension screen maximum.


    Sent from my iPad Air 2
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Wataru - this is a very confusing post for me to get my head around. If you don't even want to use the laptop keyboard, why not go SP4 - with the new dock you can use any keyboard you like, park the SPro 4 at any angle yo like, and use pen and keyboard. I understand the draw of the larger screen for reading and the like, but it just seems that your use case screams for tablet first.
     
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  6. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @wataru I agree 100% with @dstrauss, I think you'll be very disappointed to have spent all that extra money for the laptop when it sounds like you really only want the tablet.
     
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  7. ikjadoon

    ikjadoon Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Paul Thurott and Mary Jo Foley agree with me (as noted on the latest episode of Windows Weekly). It's better to give consumers a longer delivery date than to make them come back to the same site again and again, just to check if it's available. Pretty simple idea.

    You also should listen to the Windows Weekly podcast. Paul, correctly, explains that "sold out" doesn't mean much for a product that you're continuously producing...it's better to just push back the delivery date.
     
  8. AmbiDextrose

    AmbiDextrose Scribbler - Standard Member

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    OK - some perspective on the pricing of the current top-end Surface Book:
    • 6th Gen 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-6600U with Intel HD graphics 520
    • 16GB memory (DDR3 or DDR4?)
    • 512GB SSD
    • 13.5in 3000 x 2000 (3:2) display
    • Custom NVidia GPU with 1GB GDDR5 buffer in keyboard/base unit
    • Premium build and finish
    • Detachable "Clipboard" screen
    • "Rip-n-flip" design tablet mode for writing
    • 2nd battery in keyboard/base unit
    • PixelSense ES digitizer and pen (1024 levels, no tilt, no rotation)
    • 1.6lbs (tablet only)
    • 3.48lbs
    • $2,699.00
    Compared to a current fully decked-out Fujitsu T935:
    • 5th Gen 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-5600U with Intel HD 5500 graphics
    • 8GB DDR3 memory
    • 512GB SSD
    • 13.3in 2560 x 1440 (16:9) display
    • MIL-STD-810G rated
    • Convertible TabletPC design
    • Wacom EMS digitizer and pen (512 levels, no tilt, no rotation)
    • 3.5lbs
    • $3,224.00
    Or a current fully-loaded Fujitsu Q755 with the powered keyboard dock:
    • 5th Gen 2.6GHz Intel Core i7-5600U with Intel HD 5500 graphics
    • 8GB DDR3 memory
    • 512 SSD
    • 13.3in 1920x1080 (16:9) display
    • MIL-STD-810G rated
    • Slate TabletPC design
    • 2nd battery in keyboard/dock unit
    • Wacom EMS digitizer and pen (512 levels, no tilt, no rotation)
    • 2.2lbs (tablet only)
    • $2,548.00
    It is inevitable (unless something drastic happens) that Fujitsu would upgrade the T and Q lines to Intel's 6th Gen processors - maybe one with an Iris or even an Iris Pro IGP. They may also go with higher-resolution screens and (hopefully) retain the Wacom EMS digitizer. However, Fujitsu almost always prices their high-end gear out of the general and even business consumers. If Fujitsu's history is any indication, the updated version of the T935 might be pushing $3,500 to nearly $4,000.00.
     
  9. ATIVQ

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    Never ever customize a Fujitsu device. You can get the fully-decked-out i5 for for $2000 if you buy preconfigured. 256GB SSD but you get LTE and a fingerprint scanner (and user-serviceable battery, RAM, and SSD). Sold out at the moment. Configuring a Fujitsu device is bad, expensive idea.
     
  10. AmbiDextrose

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    The point was to compare like-for-like. You can only get an i7 and SSDs in the T935 when you customize your order.

    Regardless, a preconfigured T935 with an 5th Gen Intel i5-5300U with 8GB and a 500GB SATA disk is $1,599.00 while a Surface Book with a 6th Gen Intel i5-6300U with 8GB and a 256GB SSD is onlt $100.00 more at $1,699.00 while the version with the dGPU (same CPU, RAM and SSD) is at $1,899.00
     
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