The Surface Book, falls into the category of a full service high-end laptop and has features that are trendsetters for the industry. Definitely a machine any pro would love to own and flaunt, the Surface Book has some features that are best-in-class and above all it has the Microsoft advantage where the latest MS OS and Windows are designed for and in this category it is truly unmatchable.
- Innovative detachable screen, a first for this class of high end laptops
- Superior quality graphics
- Up to 12 hours of battery life
- The Surface Pen
- Enterprise security with the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) Chip
- The battery tends to drain very fast especially when multiple applications are used
- There are slimmer laptops available
The Surface Book Pro has a lot going for it, its sleek look, lightweight at about 3.36 lbs. and versatility.
Surface Book Review
The Surface Book has amazing features that announce the coming of age of Windows Machines. Keeping in sync with versatility and flip screens, the Surface Book billed as the ultimate laptop does live up to its billing in terms of its physical features. It has a well-designed 13.5-inch PixelSense display screen, designed to have low glare and high contrast. The screen can be detached from the keyboard and used as a clipboard or the screen can be rotates as it has superior quality hinges supporting it. You can choose the configuration of the Surface book to suit your requirements.
The surface is available with options of a 128 Gb, 256 Gb, 512 GB and 1 TB SSD drive and an option of an i5 or i7 6th Gen Intel processor. The Surface Book has high-end features for graphics and come with an option of the cutting-edge NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU). To add to this the Surface Book has a 5.0 mega pixel front facing camera and an 8.0 mega pixel, rear facing camera, dual microphones and Dolby sound audio. For multi-tasking and seamless device integration the Surface Book has 2 USB Ports, full sized SD card reader, Mini display port, headset jack and Surface Connect. Thanks to backlit keyboard, it helps to work even in dim atmosphere with much ease.
Not to mention, it also comes with a digital assistant – Cortana. Hold down the eraser button to make the way to Cortana, your admirable assistant who could help you accomplish multiple tasks like searching, setting alarms etc. Click on the eraser button to open up One Note at the drop of a hat. To take screenshot, double click on Surface Pen and you could also pursue other activities like cropping images.
The New Surface Book, with its sleek design promises versatility and delivers greatly for the earnest graphic and audio-visual professional. It helps shoot high-resolution videos and edit them precisely and smoothly. For graphics NVIDIA GeForce GPU is a real boon. With a 12-hour battery life and Windows friendly features, Microsoft sure has a winner in the Surface Book, provided the draining of battery and issues where the laptop keeps hanging are sorted out. Given the entry level price point, if these minor bugs are fixed then this would be a priced possession with its Stylus, Windows compatibility levels, multi-level graphics and most importantly the detachable screen.