What Do You Want in the Surface Book 2

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  1. sonichedgehog360

    sonichedgehog360 AKA Hifihedgehog Senior Member

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    True, except he mentioned the three major specifications right down the line five separate times (1 2 3 4 5) and he did so without any trouble articulating them, either. So in my estimation, he must either be telling the truth or he is a very good covert liar. However, he has no apparent post history of misleading or fishing for likes which is why I am convinced he is not lying. I am of the strong opinion he is telling the truth because his story checks out with his post history. In a post dated 28 days ago, he explicitly stated he was headed to a developer conference in Orlando on the weekend of September 25th. That conference would have to be Microsoft Ignite:
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    You mean people do that...:rolleyes: like maybe "clickbait" or proclaiming "Paul is dead" (oops, old age just crept out again)...
     
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    Going to be really hard to wait and see if the Acer Switch 7 delivers on its promises - the HP Spectre x360 8th Gen opened preorders this morning - $1399 for a 16gb/512gb model, 4k screen, 2 USb-C ports with full Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB 3.1 Type A (YES!), mSDXC slot (those top out at 400gb these days), rechargeable pen (nuts, N-Trig, and of course no silo), and fingerprint reader. Once they open up the customization window so I can add Windows 10 Pro and a 1TB drive, I will be in the order cue - a full on MacBook Pro 13 clone, but with a quad core processor, convertible, 4k screen, touch & pen, for about $1000 less at retail.
     
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    Our good friend Lisa Gade (@MobileTechReview ) has a great video up on the improvements in the new quad-core 8th generation Kaby Lake R processor that this fall's new tablets/laptops are rocking:



    Looks like there will finally be a meaningful upgrade after the slow progress since Haswell...
     
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    Uh oh, he's breaking into a cold sweat and reaching for his AMEX - that Spectre weighs a whopping 2.89#, and the Switch 7 is a measly 2.5# WITHOUT its keyboard...maybe a flip around laptop would be workable, even if it was N-Trig...December is so far away, and Acer vs HP - who wins the quality battle...the DT's are next...
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    They're here!!! Microsoft announces the Surface Book 2 in 13.5" and 15" variants - With the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options....

     
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    PS: Might just be my imagination, but the SB2 looks like it now folds flat (or at least flatter...)...!

    What do you think?
     
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    I go away for a day and everything goes crazy...

     
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    AND STILL NO THUNDERBOLT 3 - EVEN IN THE 15"

    Seems that MS and Apple both fail to get it - MS no Thunderbolt, Apple nothing but Thunderbolt.

    Still, an impressive system (especially the fuller size Nvidia 1050 and 1060). But if the 15" starts at $2499, what in heavens name is a tricked out 1TB system going to run you? :eek:

    PS - so much for Paul's and Mary Jo's sources...:cool::rolleyes:
     
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