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Needed a laptop for a new adventure I started. Needed something with ability to draw and edit on the fly and have laptop abilities. Still figuring out how to work a lot of the features but so far I love this thing. It is a bit expensive but its a quality product. Keyboard is phenomenal. I used the natural keyboards so wasn't sure how I was going to do going to a laptop style. But no cramped at all, keys are very responsive with positive feed back. Mouse pad is very large and accommodating. Videos are crisp and clean. I don't have anything negative about it. After more usage I will post again if thoughts change.
I would recommend this to a friend
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ALMOST the perfect convertible laptop.Posted
If I could I would give this laptop 4 1/2 stars. It is as close as I have ever come to finding the perfect laptop. First let me get it's problems out of the way. Cons: 1. The biggest and most glaring problem with this laptop is the power supply. It isn't powerful enough to fully power the laptop when doing intensive processing. This means that even when you have the laptop plugged in the batteries will discharge when you are gaming using the GTX 1060. you can probably game for around 4 or 5 hours before the laptop goes into power saving mode and you have to stop. I personally never game for that long so it'sn't really a problem for me but could be for others. 2. The screen resolution. The screen resolution is an oddball nearly 4K resolution of 3240X2160. Most games cant be played at this high of a resolution and there are never any lower resolutions that you can choose that will run without letterboxing. As a workaround you can install the Intel graphics driver from their web site. This will allow you to set up custom resolutions. Create two resolutions, 1624X1080 (1/2 resolution) and 2432X1620 (3/4 resolution) in the Intel driver and they will become available in most games even when using the GTX 1060. 3. The keyboard backlight. It is actually harder to see the keys with it on. I never use it. 4. Storage space. 256GB is too small for a laptop of this price. I added a 256GB Samsung U3 microSDXC card and use the BaseQI adapter for Surfacebook 2 so that it fits in the SD card slot without sticking out. This card has been plenty fast enough for applications and gaming but adds another $100 in cost. Now for the Pros: 1. The screen is beautiful with great color and viewing angles. It is easily as good as my old Macbook Pro retina. 2. The keyboard is wonderful to type on with a great feel and travel. 3. The trackpad feels and works great. While it could be bigger it works every bit as good as the trackpad on my Mac did. 4. The design and quality of construction is excellent. This laptop oozes quality. The fit and finish are every bit as good as my old MacBook Pro. 5. The optional peripherals are outstanding. The Surface Dial and Pen are very well made and work flawlessly. 6. A built in Xbox radio. This means that you can pair an Xbox controller without using the huge wireless dongle and you get full functionality (headset support). This is a small thing but I LOVE this feature. 7. Tablet mode is great. Detaching the screen and using it like a tablet is seamless and works wonderfully. A 15 inch tablet is super cool. Having a large, fully functioning, Windows 10 tablet is something that you have to try to believe. Also the tablet is very light for it's size. 8. A built in Nvidia GTX 1060. This laptop can really play games well. It has played everything that I have thrown at it. This is only available when the screen is attached to the keyboard as the 1060 is in the keyboard. See the cons above for the reasons that this isn't a perfect gaming machine. 9. Magnetic charger. This is nice because if someone trips over your cord it just pops out of the laptop instead of making your laptop go flying. 10. Battery life. I can fun pretty much all day doing normal productivity tasks. 11. Windows 10. I have not seriously used Windows in many years. I always had it installed on my gaming desktop and it's on my work computer but I used MacOS for daily personal use. Windows has come a long way and I'm very impressed with it's functionality and flexibility. I have been using this laptop for about a month now and I'm constantly impressed by it. Coming from a 2016 MacBook Pro I feel that I have definitely gained more than I have lost. If you can live with it's few cons buy this laptop. You won't be disappointed!
I would recommend this to a friend
Thanks for your extensive review, we appreciate customer feedback. We're pleased to hear your Surface Book is helping you achieve more!
To address your battery concerns, we think this link might help you troubleshoot: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023450/surface-surface-battery-and-power
Also, for your gaming, you can totally project your view to a TV or a projector, if applicable. This can help you save time from the workaround you discovered.
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