Surface Book Discussion Thread

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

  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    OK - now I have Steve for Yoda's conscience and drylmccarty as my Jedi master, I will obey.....

    Back to old eyes discussion: now that I've got out the old geometry book and dun a little 'rithmatic - I decided to compare the 13.3" Dell XPS 13 against the 13.5" Surface Book.

    Dell 16:9 11.59"x6.48"x13.3"
    Surface Book 3:2 11.23"x7.48"x13.5"

    So two side-by-side documents get 5.8" and 5.6" width, but a full one inch taller thanks to 3:2. As I recall, two documents on the Dell XPS 13 was still small for old eyes, but not so much that it was unusable, so the Surface Book may be a good step up from the Surface Pro 3, with a lot more headroom top to bottom. The AMEX may be unsheathed for a peremptory pre-order...
     
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  2. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    CLICK. CLICK. CLICK.
     
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  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Is that how many clicks it takes to pre-order; never counted before...:cool:
     
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  4. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    I'm sure there is a starting point for which that is true =)
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    He tasks me...he tasks me...and I shall have one (or something like that)...
    [​IMG]

    Guess I better count those clicks for Meso...
     
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  6. Steve S

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  7. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    Looks like Microsoft wants to be sure that they have stock for when Dale places his order:

    winbeta.org/news/pre-orders-surface-book-reportedly-canceled

    Seriously, though, this happened to me, and once your order gets cancelled, it's a mess. It's also the reason that I will now only deal with my local Microsoft brick-n-mortar store.

    (Courtesy of WinBeta site)
     
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  8. tabletartist4d

    tabletartist4d Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Theyre now offering an i5 version with 128gb SSD with dGPU for 1699, Its also said to ship by the 26th. I ordered mine and will be cancelling my in store order. It came to a total of $1662 with student discount and tax.
     
  9. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    So has anyone received a shipping notice yet? I had the issue with the fraud rejection like many others but was able to get everything processed shortly after I got the call. Card was charged yesterday but no shipping notice yet.
     
  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    It's so nice that you are sacrificing for me Steve...
     
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