Microsoft Surface Book 2 Review

Microsoft Corporation is a leading tech company based in Washington. This company manufactures top-quality smartphones, computers, tablets and develops operating systems too.

This is one of the highest models of the Surface Book from Microsoft. The premium features in this laptop make it extremely fast and reliable as well. Let’s talk about its features, pros, and cons to know more about it.

Touchscreen

This Surface Book 2 comes with a 15-inch touchscreen display. The sensitive touchscreen display is very responsive. It also supports many gestures that are pre-installed. It comes with a multi-touch feature that supports multi-touch of up to 10 fingers.

Different modes

Surface Book 2 is engineered in an organized way to use in four different modes according to your needs. The laptop mode enables you to execute complex tasks using an attached keyboard for work purposes. Then the tablet mode lets you carry it anywhere for work and entertainment purposes. 

The studio mode will allow you to create 3D designs using the surface pen. Lastly, detach the display and reattach it after turning it around, making it a 360-degree laptop for a better preview and watching a movie, etc.

Lightweight

This is a very lightweight device manufactured by Microsoft, weighing around 1640 grams or 1.6 kilograms. It is lightweight compared to many other laptops out there, making it easy to carry around.

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What Do We like

Brilliant display

The Surface Book 2 comes with a 15 inches wide-view display with a resolution of 3240 x 2160. The PixelSense feature enhances the screen experience, and the vibrant colors will be a pleasure for your eyes. Watching any movie or playing games on this display will take your experience to another level.

Storage and memory

The storage of this beast tablet/laptop is 512 GB, extremely fast solid-state drive, or SSD. They are 50-60% faster than any ordinary hard drives and reduces loading time. On the other hand, this tablet cum laptop comes with 16 GB DDR3 memory that is a lot for work efficiency. Also, this will let you create a virtual computing environment to work on smoothly.

Battery back up

The Surface Book 2 comes with two lithium-ion batteries built-in the device. This dual battery makes this tablet/laptop more powerful. It ensures up to 17 hours of battery back up if you are using this for work purposes. The laptop also provides you with up to 12 hours of video playback time (depending on the screen brightness) on a full charge.

Graphics card

This is one of the most premium addition to this Surface Book 2 version. This comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU of 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory in it. The GTX 10-series mobile GPUs unleashes the powerful gaming weapon you need in a laptop. This supports virtual reality (VR) and is the most advanced GPU architecture ever created.

Performance

When it comes to the performance of this tablet/laptop, this will leave many premium or high-end laptops behind. The Intel Core i7 8th generation quad-core processor ensures smooth and efficient performance. The 16GB DDR3 SDRAM is as powerful as it gets. The blazingly fast SSD, along with the GTX 1060, will blow your mind away with their powerful features. 

What We Don’t Like

Fingerprint scanner

Most of the companies provide the fingerprint scanner on modern laptops to increase security and privacy as well. This makes your private and essential documents safer. At this high price range, Microsoft should have provided a fingerprint scanner on this device.

Conclusion

The performance of this tablet cum laptop is exceptional. The price range is a little bit high, but the specifications and the top class design justifies it. There is a con that you can choose to ignore if you wish, but apart from that, everything else is top-notch. If you have the budget for it, then this is the right choice.

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Koushik Mondal
 

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