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Microsoft surprises with new, gorgeous Surface Book laptop

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Oct 2015 11:50 User comments (3)

Microsoft surprises with new, gorgeous Surface Book laptop Microsoft surprised nearly everyone yesterday with the announcement of a new laptop, the Surface Book.
The high-end device appears to be taking on the MacBook Pro and the Google Pixel C, in looks and in its ability to showcase its parent's operating system.

To get started, the Surface Book has a 13.5" PixelSense display with 3000 x 2000 resolution and 10 point multi-touch and the whole case is magnesium for a nice metallic look.

The laptop is powered by a 6th-Gen Skylake Intel Core i5 or i7 and either Intel HD graphics 520 or a NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor and 8GB or 16GB of RAM. The Surface Book comes with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB or SSD storage. Since the laptop is a 2-in-1 it also has dual cameras, 8MP/5MP, dual speakers and dual mics.

Extremely interesting is the hinge the laptop uses, which allows for the keyboard to be bent completely backwards if need be, for drawing, for example, or completely detached.

The laptop is 3.34 lbs and starts at $1499, giving it a premium price in-line with the Macbook Pro.




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3 user comments

18.10.2015 14:24

Truly gorgeous! I want!

Too expensive though. Starting at 1499.00???

I imagine that one with 16GB RAM and the 512/1TB SSD will bring this to a beefy 2500.

Like RAM and a 1TB SSD would cost an extra 1000 bucks........NOT

Maybe an extra 400

29.10.2015 8:24

Quote:
Truly gorgeous! I want!

Too expensive though. Starting at 1499.00???

I imagine that one with 16GB RAM and the 512/1TB SSD will bring this to a beefy 2500.

Like RAM and a 1TB SSD would cost an extra 1000 bucks........NOT

Maybe an extra 400
The beefy one is supposedly $1899 according to PCworld.com which if that price is accurate, that'd be the one to go for.

39.10.2015 20:00

I went to a Microsoft store and checked out one of their demo models. As cool as the Surface Book looks in the online videos, it is far more impressive in person.

It is expensive. If you absolutely must have an Apple device, or if your budget doesn't permit something in the Surface Book price range, so be it. But if you are looking for the best-made device on the market, and don't mind paying a premium to get it, then the Surface Book makes a compelling argument. I'm going to place a pre-order tonight once I sort out which variant fits me best.

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