Surface Book Discussion Thread

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

  1. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    But, what if your house isn't
    worth $3,199.00, then what?
     
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  2. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    So, whose gonna go first?
     
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  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Sell a kidney?
     
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  4. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    A little sticker shocked at this point. I might opt for a 460 now TBH. While the engineering is amazing on the SB, I do a lot of my work taking notes (like how meso described). Onenote on one side and the other side the research article/paper/textbook.

    I really am having second thoughts on this matter, and yes I have funds to support it, but this is not a small decision.
     
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  5. czm2000

    czm2000 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ha, the scary thing is the thought did cross my mind. I already cancelled my i7 512GB order to see how this all plays out. I also had to cancel a Canvas Z order at one point. Honestly sometimes I just wish I was poor so I could make more intelligent decisions

    But I want to make sure it's everything they say it is. I gotta lot of cash going out right now with tech since I'm in the middle of making a teen hang out in the basement which includes a movie theater complete with huge 4k TV and a banging sound system, and just went over budget with 5 theater recliners (go big or go home). So anyway if I do spring on a SB I want to feel good about it.
     
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  6. ikjadoon

    ikjadoon Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Lots of specifications are coming out:

    dGPU: http://www.reddit.com/r/surface/comments/3p2yrj/_/

    "alright, got some decent info. GPUz was a bust, it wanted an admin PW to run the .exe.

    But the nvidia control panel had good stuff:

    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit

    DirectX version: 12.0

    GPU processor: GeForce GPU

    Driver version: 354.15

    Direct3D API version: 12

    Direct3D feature level: 11_0

    CUDA Cores: 384

    Core clock: 954 MHz

    Memory data rate: 5010 MHz

    Memory interface: 64-bit

    Memory bandwidth: 40.08 GB/s

    Total available graphics memory: 5081 MB

    Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB GDDR5

    System video memory: 0 MB

    Shared system memory: 4057 MB

    Video BIOS version: 82.08.4D.00.01

    IRQ: Not used

    Bus: PCI Express x4 Gen3

    Device Id: 10DE 134B 00081414

    Part Number: 2702 0001

    And here's the Web-GL benchmark run from edge.

    http://imgur.com/8GkDnUh

    ...which is looking like an unreliable number (edge is terrible at this apparently) My i7 SP3 gets 46.5k run from firefox."

    Hard drive: https://surfacebookinfo.blogspot.my/2015/10/exclusive-review-of-microsoft-surface.html?m=1

    Uses a Samsung NVMe MZFLV SSD. Sound is, as expected, from a Realtek integrated chip.
     
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  7. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    $3199 = $4132.63 in Canadian buckaroos.

    $4132.63

    Given that the stylus is the only reason I'd even consider looking at such a device, for that price it had better work perfectly, without even the slightest hint of annoyance.

    No way would I pay four thousand dollars for N-Trig. Just the memory of N-Trig's past would be enough to sour my day, let alone its current not-there-yet state of being.

    I'd rather get one of those 27" Cintiqs, (non-touch). I could use the money I save on a Lenovo Mix 700, be full Wacom EMR on both devices, and still come out ahead.

    Of course, Lenovo is a giant question mark in my mind these days...

    Maybe just stick with the Cintiq and bank the rest...
     
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  8. MobileTechReview

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    These are similar to an NVIDIA GT 650M/ GT750M.

     
  9. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Yea, I wonder if the separate thermal headroom (which is not an insignificant factor) is going to be the main performance advantage it has over iris graphics.
     
  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That's interesting - other than it is a beautiful piece of hardware with tablet and laptop - totally technolust-worthy, what will this have over the performance of the 2014-2015 Dell XPS 15 with quad core i7 and GT750 GPU with 2gb video ram - which is readily available as a Dell refurb with one year warranty for under $1500.

    Am I missing something here...I know its not fair to compare a brand new, super hot tabtop (or is it a laplet because its a laptop first) to a year old refurb, but $1700 savings is 1700...
     
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