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• 6th Gen Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM • 13.5-inch PixelSense Display touchscreen • Surface Pen included • Windows 10 Pro

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Description

• 6th Gen Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM • 13.5-inch PixelSense Display touchscreen • Surface Pen included • Windows 10 Pro

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

The ultimate laptop

Incredibly powerful and meticulously crafted, Surface Book is a revolution in laptop design. The detachable 13.5“ PixelSense Display is optimized for Pen and touch and has higher resolution than MacBook Pro 13”.1 With the full power of a high performance laptop and the versatility of a tablet, Surface Book gives you everything you need to work with professional-grade software, anywhere you want.

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

Built for performance

Surface Book is built to run all the professional-grade software you need for engineering, design, and everything in-between. Intel Core processors have twice the power of a MacBook Pro 13”2 with an optional NVIDIA GeForce dGPU for unmatched graphics performance. And up to 12 hours of battery life for video playback3 keeps you going all day, every day, so you can bring your work anywhere.

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

Meticulously crafted and built to last

Surface Book was carefully designed to be a powerful laptop that is thin enough to take anywhere without losing an ounce of performance. It's built with a light magnesium chassis and an innovative Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge to keep it balanced at any angle.

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Detachable PixelSense Display, with Pen and touch

The 13.5” PixelSense Display on Surface Book is simply stunning, while working perfectly with Pen and touch. The 6 million pixels give you unbeatable resolution and color rivaling real life to bring your creations to life. Detach the display to transform Surface Book into a thin and light Intel Core i5/i7 PC, that runs professional grade software. Surface Pen has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and an eraser on the other end, so handwritten notes on your screen are just like pen on paper.

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

Watch, draw, or design

Once detached, flip the screen 180 degrees and reattach it to the Integrated Keyboard to present, watch movies, or design with Surface Pen. And you’re only a click away from the Windows Ink workspace, with quick access to sticky notes, a blank page for sketching, or a quick screenshot that you can mark-up and share.

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

Engineered for professional-grade software

Surface Book speeds through intensive professional software, like SolidWorks 3D CAD, AutoCAD Revit, and Adobe Premiere Pro. With the power to run this software anywhere, you’re no longer chained to your desk. Now you can create anywhere and everywhere, and the latest version of Windows 10 will always include up-to-date security and protection.

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

Log in with a smile

Sign in to your Surface with enterprise-grade facial recognition technology that can remember multiple faces, giving each member of your family access to their own profile.

Commercial Microsoft Surface Book

Unwind with Xbox and PC games

Relax at the end of the day and play your favorite Xbox and PC games like Minecraft, League of Legends, and Overwatch.

Tech specs

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

Software

Windows 10 Pro

Office 30-day trial

Exterior

Casing: Magnesium

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Dimensions

Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

3.34 pounds (1516 grams)

Storage4

Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB

Display

Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Battery life3

Up to 12 hours of video playback

Processor

6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7

Graphics

i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)

i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)

Security

TPM chip for enterprise security

Memory

8GB or 16GB RAM

Wireless

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports

Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort

Cameras, video, and audio

5.0 megapixel front-facing camera
8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
Dual microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What's in the box

Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Warranty

1-year limited

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Rating:1/5

5/21/2017

Kevin

Great except for 1 flaw

I have owned this device (i5/256gb/dGPU) for about 6 months now and everything is great except for 1 flaw, which is the way the screen is manufactured. I have had this device replaced twice now and all 3 devices have light bleed (the light bleed is in different areas for each device). This light bleed problem is the backlight coming through the edge of the screen in certain areas and makes your screen have a yellowish tint in those areas. If you are watching a movie with black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, you will notice this; you'll notice it even more when it's on maximum brightness. This light bleed problem probably has to do with the adhesion material that is used on the screen. The technicians at the Microsoft store said that there's nothing they could do about it, and I just have to deal with it. I mean for a device this expensive, this problem should not occurred. If you are buying this device, check for this problem before you leave the store.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

5/24/2017

Greg

Brilliant laptop/tablet

I bought the new macbook pro in early 2017 and after a week of using it sent it back. I was mainly using Microsoft office for mac on it and this doesn't work as well as windows office. I looked around for a windows laptop and decided on the surface book. I'm really pleased with my purchase and can't actually believe how good the hardware is coming from Microsoft. Its easily as good as what apple has to offer. I'm very impressed!

Rating:5/5

5/23/2017

Richard

Greatest Laptop Ever!

Before purchasing, I'd watched millions of videos comparing Surface book with Mac Pro. After using Surface book for while, I have to say, I'm very satisfied with this product. I love the design, which provides great flexibility using the product. The sustainability of the battery is also amazing.

Rating:2/5

5/21/2017

thomas

Poor! If keyboard dies, $2300 unit becomes unusable

Dumbest design. 1. It has a keyboard that is detachable, yet MSFT does not sell a replacement keyboard if your keyboard fails or gets damaged. You cannot buy a keyboard separate for this device! Means that if the $100 keyboard dies (has two power batteries in it), the $2300 unit becomes a brick since the USB is attached only to the keyboard side of the unit. 2. And without the keyboard, the screen(main unit) cannot sit up by itself, so at best you can use it only as a tablet that you have to hold in your hand and not stand on its own. 3. Even more dumber is the keyboard cannot be removed from the tablet, if by chance the battery on the keyboard or the main unit is drained (which can happen frequently). There is no button, command or instruction on how the keyboard can be removed without power.

2 out of 5 people found this helpful.

Rating:5/5

5/11/2017

Bubs747

Microsoft does it again

I have the Surface book for about 3 months now. The device is brilliant. The main things that I like is that the screen can be detached and used as tablet, excellent battery life and very light. The other nice thing is that the chargers, surface docks and stylus work across the range. This was excellent as I upgraded from Surface Pro 3 so could use the same surface dock (also a good way that Microsoft keep you using surface device. Any one using this in an office, the Surface dock is a must. Gives you a whole lot of additional ports. Theres only one negative point on the Surface Book. On the Surface pro there are usb port and micro sd slot. The Surface Book doesn't. If you want to play media it has to be stored on internal memory or use external wifi drives.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.

Rating:3/5

4/30/2017

Martacus738

Not as good as I had hoped

I have had my Surface Book for about four months. The size, form factor and battery lifer are excellent. The manufacture quality is also very good. However, buyers should beware of a few points. It doesn't not function well under high resource utilization conditions, especially with Excel. When I have only a few large Excel files open, the program freezes and the laptop must be rebooted. It allows me to save my files so no content is lost, but it is a consistent, nagging problem. The other annoying issue relates the to Surface Book docking station. When high resource utilization occurs, e.g., multiple Excel files open or video conferencing, the the external keyboard and mouse cycle off and on until reboot. Also, when video conferencing with Lifesize, after the keyboard and mouse cycle on and off for a short while, the video conferencing connection drops and can't be restarted for any length of time until reboot. I have tried trouble shooting with MS customer service many times with no luck. It is an excellent laptop for general functions but completely inadequate for resource-heavy usage.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store Team responded on 5/4/2017

Hello, Thank you for sharing you review with us. We're glad you like the size and battery life and we appreciate your critiques. We are always looking for ways to improve our products and customer feedback is a big part of that. Thanks again,

Rating:1/5

4/10/2017

Nick03

Great Design - AWFUL PRODUCT

The design and flexibility of the surface books is great however my experience with the actual unit and my failed attempts to obtain a working unit have been the worst experience I've ever had with any electronic device. My first unit had a fatal error while updating to Windows 10 on day 1, my second replacement unit had a faulty second battery which didn't charge and couldn't be resolved after ~6 hours of Microsoft working on it remotely, my third replacement unit had exactly the same issue as the 2nd unit with a faulty battery which Microsoft took another ~6 hours to try to fix but still failed. In the end I'm left with 3 faulty units and 30-40 hours of my own personal time spent on a 'high end laptop / tablet' either chasing down a replacement unit, troubleshooting with Microsoft help, or on phone calls trying to find any resolution or courtesy assistance for my time with no success. After all of this Microsoft's can only say sorry and recommendation to me to 'wait another couple of weeks for the new shipment and try a 4th unit'. I'm beyond frustrated with this ordeal! Although I'm giving as much patience as I can there is no excuse for this with what is meant to be the industries top laptop / tablet. Very very disappointed and left with no options besides frustration and further waiting.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store Team responded on 4/14/2017

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your you experience with us. What you described is not at all our norm of excellence and we’d love to help you. Please send us an email at SurfaceCustomerCare@microsoft.com including a link to this review and we’ll see what more we can do for you! Hope to hear from you,

Rating:5/5

3/15/2017

NStryker

Best PC I've ever owned

Bought a Surface Book in mid 2016 (Core i7, dGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD) and all I can say is 'WOW!' I have two other PC's with similar hardware config's (an older, Core i3,16 GB DDR3, 2TB HDD & a 2-in-1 with a 7th gen Core i5, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1 TB HHD + a few older machines still in use) and this Surface Book just blows all of them out of the water, in all respects. I can be from 100% cold, to boot, to running in about 5-6 seconds (on average) using Win10's 'Hello' login feature. The ability to detach the touchscreen to use it either as a tablet (with a 2 batteries- 1 in the screen & 1 in the base) or in an easel configuration makes this computer perfect both for all my business needs & also perfect for all the personal uses I can think up for it- even the dual cameras are of a high caliber, and I use them to snap quick pics in tablet mode. The dGPU is amazing, bringing a new level of capability to programs such as Adobe Photoshop CC/Illustrator CC & it provides for just stunning HD media displays. On average, I run at least 6 high-load programs concurrently without having any lag or performance issues- integration with Office 365 or other Microsoft/Microsoft Store Programs remain essentially seamless. While I've read that others have experienced screen flickering or other screen-detachment issues, I have rarely encountered anything substantial in terms of any type of errors- I've had to do a hard reset maybe 4 times since I unpacked it from the box & since an OS/Firmware update around the start of 2017, I've had no issues whatsoever. Unlike my other machines, which work great until I start loading them with programs & media which generally slow them down to a large degree, this Surface Book works like a brand new computer with every boot/login, regardless of what new business software or personal files I've loaded to it- additionally, as a 'Signature Edition' PC bought directly from M-soft, there are no added 'bloatware' apps or trial programs to contend with. The optional Surface Dock expands upon an already ample input suite on the machine, but the crowning achievement is the HD touchscreen with Surface Pen input- from doodles or note taking, to detailed graphic design use, The Surface Pen is not merely a stylus, but an 'electronic multi-tool' which has dramatically changed for the better how I interact with my Surface Book over my other touchscreen PC. While a pricey investment to be sure, in my eyes, this Surface Book with the setup/hardware I'd described, was totally worth every penny spent- I have never owned a better PC & I have owned tons of them. In their flagship Surface Book, Microsoft has crafted the indisputable 'king' of Win10 computers!

Rating:1/5

3/8/2017

Ginagreendot

Screen too reflective!

Even with all the shades drawn, the glare from any light source rendered the laptop screen unuseable.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store Team responded on 3/10/2017

Hi Gina, Thanks for sharing your review with us. We hate to be the ones to ask, but did you remove the protective screen from your Surface Book when you first opened it? If you have already done that you could try an Anti-Glare Filter to fix this. Best Regards,

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Rating:5/5

2/6/2017

raqball

Nice!

I picked up the i5 / 8 / 256 model and so far it has been rock solid. I really like having the ability to use the clipboard in tablet only mode and then with a quick snap, I am back in Laptop mode. The screen is bright and crisp and Windows 10 has been solid thus far. Build quality is above average and sound from the machine is good. The keyboard and trackpad are a pleasure to use. Overall very happy with the purchase and I highly recommend the machine to anyone looking. If you check often you can get one for a very good price as the Surface Book 2 rumors and / or announcement looms..

Rating:/5

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[1] Surface Book has 6 million pixels; 13” MacBook Pro has 4,096,000 pixels.


[2] LuxMark (v2.0) Graphics Comparison test of Surface Book Core i7 v. MacBook Pro 13” Core i7, Oct. 2015


[3] Up to 12 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2015 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM 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.


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


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