Microsoft - Surface Book 2 - 15" Touch-Screen PixelSense™ Display - Intel Core i7 / 16GB / 512GB dGPU - Silver

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Create multimedia presentations with this Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop. It has 16GB of RAM and an Intel i7 processor, so it can run all the latest applications and programs, and its 15-inch PixelSense touch screen display delivers amazing image quality. This Microsoft Surface Book 2 laptop has a 512GB solid-state drive for ample storage of files.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Surface Book 2
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 36)

Features


  • Intel 8th Generation Core i7
  • Windows Mixed Reality Ultra

Built for performance.

The new Surface Book 2 runs professional-grade software with high-speed Intel processors, blazing NVIDIA graphics, lightning-fast storage, and delivers up to 17 hours of battery life.1

Adapts to the ways you create.

The new Surface Book 2 is a versatile laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one. Get more done with four modes of use.

Laptop Mode.

Surface Book 2 is a sleek, portable powerhouse. Tackle complex tasks on the go with up to 17 hours of battery life 1. Get productive with a full keyboard and large trackpad, or the interactive touchscreen.

Tablet Mode.

Detach the stunning PixelSense™ Display to transform Surface Book 2 into a thin and powerful quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 tablet you can take anywhere.

Windows Mixed Reality Ultra Ready

Push your gaming and VR exhilaration to the limit with Windows Mixed Reality Ultra. This PC is compatible with Windows Mixed Reality headsets.Learn more ›

Studio Mode.

Fold Surface Book 2 into Studio Mode to draw and sketch in a comfortable, natural position. Add Surface Dial,* Pen* and touch for an immersive creative experience.

View Mode.

Detach the screen with the push of a button, turn it around, and reattach to share content and presentations. Interact with Cortana 7 using voice commands. Perfect for watching a movie or playing your favorite games.

Designed with innovation in every detail.

Lightweight and powerful with unprecedented performance in a laptop this size. Get ideas down fast with a backlit keyboard and a display for touch and Surface Pen*.

Powers the best of Microsoft.

Create in 3D, whether in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel docs, 4 or inking in Paint 3D. Unwind with a Windows Mixed Reality headset* and play the latest Xbox* and PC games.*

Complete your experience with Surface accessories.

Introducing the new Surface Precision Mouse. Precise control. Personally customizable.

Surface Pen

Create without limits.

Surface Dial

A completely new way to interact with technology.

Save $20 on Office today

When you buy a new Surface device

Get a three-month free trial of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan with 1TB with your purchase of Microsoft Surface.**
* Sold separately.

1 Up to 17 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in October 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i7, 512GB, 16 GB RAM dGPU device.

Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. ;Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

2 System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB=1 billion bytes. See Surface.com/Storage for more details.

3 Requires an additional one-time purchase via the Windows Store to unlock.
4 Office 365 subscription required (sold separately). Latest update to Office required.

7 Cortana available in select markets; experience may vary by region and device.

**Buy a new Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Book or Surface Studio device and receive a promotional code good for a three-month free-trial membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, while supplies last.

Existing Adobe ID or new sign-up required. See Adobe Subscription and Cancellation Terms for more information about cancellation.

Valid only on original purchases made from authorized retailers in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands

New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States between 18-Oct-2017 and 18-Jan-2018 , limit 1 code per device.

Requires Microsoft account, Adobe ID, and Internet or Wi-Fi connection). ONE-TIME USE PROMOTIONAL CODE MUST BE REDEEMED ONLINE BY 11:59 PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (PDT) ON FEBRUARY 18, 2018.

Please see insert Microsoft link for full terms and conditions.


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Windows device of 2017

    Posted
    Jeff
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Pros +Powerful 8th gen quad core "U" processor +Excellent gaming with 1060 graphics +Excellent keyboard +Excellent touchpad +USB-C port +Premium build quality +Battery life +Excellent display Cons -Expensive -No Thunderbolt 3 port -Does not include Surface Pen Summary Hands down, this is the best Windows laptop/2-in-1 of 2017. The worst thing I can say about it is the price, having to buy a pen separately, and no Thunderbolt 3 port. Everything else about this machine is sublime. Prior to this, a 2017 MacBook Pro 15 was my daily driver. The Surface Book 2 15 has equivalent build quality, a better keyboard, similar touchpad quality, and far better dedicated graphics with the Nvidia 1060 6GB versus the Radeon 560 4GB. As someone who uses both Windows 10 and MacOS regularly, Microsoft has finally done it and created a true Windows alternative to the MacBook Pro 15. While there may be similar options like the Gigabyte Aero 14/15 or Dell XPS 15 that cost less money and are better values, spending the extra money on the Surface Book 2 is well worth it in my opinion. After a few years of primary MacBook use, I am back on the Windows train and could not be happier about it. This review is based on my experiences with the Surface Book 2 15 inch as my daily driver and as someone who travels roughly half the year for professional work (meetings, conferences, etc.). I tend to favor premium devices and this is my favorite device of 2017. Design This is a premium device. The build quality is absolutely on par with a MacBook and is head and shoulders above other Windows devices from other vendors. The 2-in-1 capability "just plain works" and provides a variety of options in how to use this device. Display The touch enabled 15 inch display is a 3:2 aspect ratio with a native resolution of 3240x2160, pleasing to the eyes, and a joy to use. It gets plenty bright and the touch response works as expected. Input devices The 3-stage back-lit keyboard is fantastic and has just the right amount of travel to be comfortable to type on for long periods. The touchpad uses Microsoft Precision drivers and is the best Windows touchpad I have used to date. It is on par with the fabled Mac touchpad, though I wish it was just a tad bit larger. Audio The speakers are fairly good for a laptop of this size. They fire from cutouts on the side of the display and have good separation. Bass isn't the best, but they are clear and comfortable. Not as good as the recent MacBook's, but still quite capable. Performance 8th gen Intel-U processors are a significant upgrade from the 7th generation in that they added 2 more cores making it a true quad core processor. The 25watt i7 processor in the Surface Book 2 15 inch is on par with a 45watt 7th gen Intel quad core processor from a performance perspective. The main difference is that there may be some throttling during extended loads, but the performance will still be equivalent for the vast majority of people. The Nvidia 1060 dedicated graphics allow most games to be played at medium/high detail at 1920x1080p. I generally play League of Legends and Overwatch and both perform well. As League is an older title, I am able to play that at high detail on my 35 inch Dell ultrawide monitor's native resolution at over 100fps. Glorious! Battery Life Battery life is excellent due to the large battery in the base as well as the usage of a lower watt 8th gen "U" processor that uses less power than the 7th gen HQ processors. Standard work use comprising of Chrome web browsing and Office 365 apps saw me get an amazing 13 hours of use. It does chug battery when the dedicated graphics are being used, but that is the same of every laptop. Coming from my 2017 MacBook Pro 15, the battery life has been significantly better than the 6 hours I typically get with the MacBook. There have been reports of the Surface Book 2 15 inch draining battery even when plugged in while gaming, but I have not experienced this. Tablet only mode lasts 3-5 hours based on what you are doing. Webcam It has a 5.0mp front facing camera and the image quality is excellent. By far the best I have seen on any laptop, including Mac's. There is an 8.0mp rear facing camera that also works very well (but please do not be that person holding up a tablet at a concert to take a picture). For taking pictures of whiteboards or slides at a conference, it does the job very well. Heat & Fans Heat is well managed as are the fans when really pushing the device. It makes a soft whooshing noise at maximum and is not at all obnoxious. OS/Bloatware The device does not ship with any bloatware, which is a great thing. It is a standard Windows 10 Pro install, but it strangely does not ship with fall creator's update already installed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Jeff,

      First off, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review on your Surface Book 2! We are so glad to hear that you are loving your device. In fact, we have forwarded your review along to our team, and really appreciate you taking the time to leave us some insight on your experience so far!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hugely disappointed

    Posted
    John
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First off I do love PCs and I have an older surface book. It had issues with the keyboard randomly stop working but I dealt with it in hoping Microsoft could fix this with the new one. Well that’s the ONLY thing they got right. Pros: Bigger more beautiful screen Cons 1. 8th gen i7 overheats to 100 Celsius so fast!! If people actually monitored the cpu they will notice huge throttling and high temps taking place 2. It has frozen several times from the monitor turning off, not going to sleep. I have to hard restart it plus the back of the screen is melting hot and I get the temp icon on restart stating it had over heated! 3. I’m a professional photographer and I use professional software like photoshop and capture one. I can 100% say that MacBook Pro is faster and much more responsive in both of these softwares. It takes longer to load previews in capture one and longer to process and open the apps. For a company stated they are trying to get the artist community then they are not listening to a lot of them. If you are a drawer or painter then sure it’s good for that, but NOT photography. It is so much slower when compared to a Mac. Sorry. Finally I will say again I use desktop PC and I really wanted to leave MAC behind on the laptop world for my photography but I just don’t see that happening right now

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi John,

      We regret to hear that this is the experience you have had with your Surface Book 2. We would love to chat with you more about what was going on with your device. Please reach out to our team at SurfaceCustomerCare@microsoft.com, if you'd like to continue this conversation with us.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best surface yet!

    Posted
    WMicke
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've had my Surface Book 2 for about 3 weeks now. I waited when the first Surface Book came out, because while I liked the design & features, I always prefer to avoid 1st generation designs...... And let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Not only did Microsoft do an excellent job addressing most of the flaws in the 1st generation design, but they also built a machine that can be used for many hours, doing the most demanding tasks, on battery alone. In fact when attached to the base, my new Surface Book 2 is more powerful than any of the MacBook Pro's that several of my friends own, or even the gaming desktops that they have. Yes, it's expensive, but it's worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello,

      Thanks for filling us in about your Surface Book 2 experience! We're happy to hear you've been loving your device, and we hope you continue to enjoy your Surface Book 2.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, but Complete Workhorse

    Posted
    Teder
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have been waiting (somewhat patiently) for a laptop that could effectively replace having a desktop AND a laptop AND a tablet. This fits that need. The display is gorgeous and responsive. It handles graphics and videos quite well (e.g., Photoshop, Lightroom, On1 PhotoRaw, Luminar 2018, Topaz Studio, Aurora HDR, and ProShow Producer, etc.). I can use it home and on the road and not have multiple machines (multiple filing systems...which, for me, is ALWAYS such a pain). I did spring for the Microsoft Surface Pen...and it's OK, but am hoping it will have greater usefulness with the MS Surface Book 2 later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for any user!

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The laptop has a bit of power, speed, it's lightweight.....It's great! You do have to be careful about where you lie it. Because it's so light, I can see it easily being damaged if you bump the casing against a hard panel. So getting the Geek Squad protection plan is a must!! The only reason I returned mine is because, after three days of having it, I really, really want the 1TB version instead. It's currently sold out, so I'm waiting until it comes back in stock before I make my move! If you're okay with a 512GB over having a 1TB, this is a great computer to have. I can see myself not needing to buy a new one for quite some years to come (once I have my 1TB).

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Chris,

      We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review! It sounds like you've been loving your device so far, and are glad that you're going with your gut and opting for the 1TB version. You'll have to keep us posted on how you like it!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blazing fast. Beautiful design. Expensive.

    Posted
    GWGolden
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Longevity will be a concern as the first one had to be returned due to a faulty battery/wanky software issue that wouldn't allow the screen to detach and re-attach. The machine would just freeze. Multiple wipes and re-installations of the operating system didn't do any good. Bought another one and haven't had any issues yet. Wonderful screen. Great features. Blazingly fast boot-ups. Good feel and build quality (minus the original issue). Only had it a month yet have noticed other brands with similar spec'd models that are 1/2 the price. So, we'll see if this nearly $3000 hybrid will be worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your Surface Book 2 experience! We're sorry that you ran into issues originally, and have passed that information along to our team. Otherwise, we're glad to hear that you have been enjoying your device!

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Power

    Posted
    tohare
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been an Apple customer for many years. A few years ago i switched to running Windows on my Mac because the software I needed was not available for Apple OS. I became very comfortable with the windows environment and needed to upgrade my current machine. I considered buying a Mac Book Pro and just installing Windows 10 again because I love the feel of apple hardware. It feels solid. The only machine that could match the power and feel of the Mac was the Surface Book Pro. Its only been a couple of weeks, but I've been very satisfied so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're happy to hear that the Surface line inspired you to make the switch, and that you've been loving all of it's great features. Welcome to the Surface family, we hope you continue to enjoy your device.

      Kindly,

      Victoria
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Professional Laptop

    Posted
    Edward
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you need a hybrid of a semi-decent gaming pc and a professional work/school type laptop, this is definitely the laptop to get. My first laptop came with a screen defect by manufacture and that required me to return to best buy for an exchange. Best buy returned the shipping fee and used the fastest method to get me the exchange. The new laptop is flawless and beautiful. The 1060 can throw a few punches with triple A titles without lag. Definitely one of the best looking portable, school/work type laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Edward,

      We regret to hear about the issue with your first device's screen. That is not the quality we have come to expect from our products. We are relieved to hear Best Buy was able to remedy the issue fast and get you gaming lag-free! Thanks for sharing your experience. We hope you continue to enjoy the device.

      Take care,
      Amanda
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft




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