Surface Book Discussion Thread

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  1. MobileTechReview

    MobileTechReview Scribbler - Standard Member

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    That's right-- it opens to around 110 degrees. I was a bit surprised it didn't go back further.

     
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  2. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Wow, so it maximizes at about the angle the first gen Surfaces do then (they did claim 22 degrees was "perfect")... that is the downside of detachable of course. I wonder if that was done out of an abundance of caution (like using it your lap with down sloped legs). If a bunch of people end up breaking these $2000 dollar laptops because they toppled onto the ground that would probably be some bad press =P
     
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    Thats actually my biggest concern.
    Macbook Pro opens at about 135 degree and Macbook Air about 120.
    110 may turns out to be very uncomfortable to be used on lap.

    The worst case scenario would be return it and get a SP4.
     
  4. soh5

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    I tried that new Vaio slate with Quad Core CPU out... What is going on with that screen.... Wow its horrible, its so thick.
     
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  5. Mesosphere

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    47W TDP
     
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    Its much, much faster than the SB, as Mesosphere says its a 47W TDP quad core processor, so it needs to be thicker. Also! the screen is probably a little (or a lot) dimmer than the SB, likely on account of its being 95% of Adobe RGB - If I had to guess (based on the surface (not pro) 3), I would bet that the SB is only going to be around 75% of Adobe RGB. I'm not certain on this, but its my understanding that wide color gamut + calibration can require sacrificing some maximum brightness.

    ALSO! the "clipboard" part of the SB only has an 18Wh battery, while the Vaio z has a crazy 63Wh battery. Once you add the rest of the SB battery by attaching the keyboard part, its just as thick.
     
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    Reminds me of how Plasma TVs get a bad wrap for looking dim in brightly lit showroom floors... despite being superior to even the highest end LCDs in just about every respect other than brightness (and power efficiency).
     
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    Is it just me who feels like SB is in a class on it's own? The Vaio Z Slate is more of a comparison to the SP4 than the SB.
     
  9. MobileTechReview

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    My guess is that the extremely complex hinge design didn't easily allow for a greater angle.

     
  10. tabletartist4d

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    damn looking at the vaio canvas specs im kind of jealous. I wish they would have given us one of those powerful i7 processors in the SB. I would have been more inclined to drop the extra 800 dollars. But i realize thats not doable in the form factor. The vaio canvas is a beast too bad it does have a keyboard dock.

    Also I went back to the microsoft store to play with the SB as i have been almost daily and while i was there i asked if we can use a student discount when we pick it up and they said yes 10 percent off.
     
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