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Microsoft Surface Book, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB, dGPU £1,295.00 @ John Lewis (+ FREE XBox One S *when in stock*)

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£1295 at John Lewis including a 3 year warranty. This is on the Microsoft Store currently at 10% off full price and still costs more at £1,439.10! This is the cheapest Book I would personally buy, … Read More
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£1295 at John Lewis including a 3 year warranty. This is on the Microsoft Store currently at 10% off full price and still costs more at £1,439.10!

This is the cheapest Book I would personally buy, having the dGPU in the keyboard section and a reasonable 256Gb SSD.

So, 3 year warranty and £140+ cheaper than MS's 10% "deal". I ordered one!

Edit: Possible to get a free XBOX One S and FIFA 17, or an XBOX One S with Minecraft for £20 LESS if you go for a bundle. Out of stock at time of writing this but I managed to get one, and cancel my original order, in some brief moment when they came back into stock. So keep an eye out.
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#1
Good price. Heat added. Nice bit of kit.
#2
Same specs as my old ultrabook (asides from a larger SSD), which i paid £320 (499rrp) for brand new from medion....
this is over priced as hell!
#3
You forgot to mention it comes with a free Xbox One S and FIFA 17.
#4
johnthehuman
You forgot to mention it comes with a free Xbox One S and FIFA 17.

Both bundles including the free Xbox One S are out of stock unfortunately.
#5
Fair comment, in a way - but I thought this place was about deals, not really about whether the product itself was intrinsically worth what was being charged by the manufacturer. If that were the case I'd have to vote cold on all Apple products, unless they were were less than half their rrp. ;)

The Surface Book is the only device that fits my current wants/needs, so this is still a good "deal", compared to RRP and other offers available. :D
1 Like #6
jordni
Same specs as my old ultrabook (asides from a larger SSD), which i paid £320 (499rrp) for brand new from medion....
this is over priced as hell!
Are you genuinely comparing this to a 'kkin MEDION
#7
For £700 you can get a laptop that has:

Intel i7 CPU
16GB RAM
256GB SSD or more
+ 1TB HDD for storage
4GB GPU
4K touch screen
Win 10 Pro

e.g. Dell 7559 from Outlet store
https://s27.postimg.org/r138qkbtf/Untitled.png


Just keep a look out and the will appear more often than a darn #flamdeer



Edited By: jai47 on Dec 14, 2016 14:58
#8
jai47
For £700 you can get a laptop that has:
Intel i7 CPU
16GB RAM
256GB SSD or more
+ 1TB HDD for storage
4GB GPU
4K touch screen
Win 10 Pro
e.g. Dell 7559 from Outlet store https://s27.postimg.org/r138qkbtf/Untitled.png
Just keep a look out and the will appear more often than a darn #flamdeer

But not the same build quality or weight. Or Pen input.

Only Dell that would be anywhere near the same quality is the XPS range.

Edited By: kingchris on Dec 14, 2016 15:04
#9
jai47
For £700 you can get a laptop that has:
Intel i7 CPU
16GB RAM
256GB SSD or more
+ 1TB HDD for storage
4GB GPU
4K touch screen
Win 10 Pro
e.g. Dell 7559 from Outlet store https://s27.postimg.org/r138qkbtf/Untitled.png
Just keep a look out and the will appear more often than a darn #flamdeer

Comparing a Ferrari to a Caddy. Both will do the same but they are worlds apart.
#10
kingchris
BurnToasT333

Both fair points but imo an Intel CPU is an Intel CPU (for example), no matter which reseller puts the system together.

Unless you start comparing bus/data speeds on an OEM motherboards vs Branded ones you wouldn't notice much difference in the systems and you'll have enough money left over for a holiday to Spain :-)
3 Likes #11
jai47
kingchris
BurnToasT333
Both fair points but imo an Intel CPU is an Intel CPU (for example), no matter which reseller puts the system together.
Unless you start comparing bus/data speeds on an OEM motherboards vs Branded ones you wouldn't notice much difference in the systems and you'll have enough money left over for a holiday to Spain :-)

But when I'm on that holiday to Spain I'll curse having to carry round your nasty heavy lump of plastic laptop. ;)
#12
jai47
For £700 you can get a laptop that has:
Intel i7 CPU
16GB RAM
256GB SSD or more
+ 1TB HDD for storage
4GB GPU
4K touch screen
Win 10 Pro
e.g. Dell 7559 from Outlet store https://s27.postimg.org/r138qkbtf/Untitled.png
Just keep a look out and the will appear more often than a darn #flamdeer

But, but... you list a bunch of specs you can get for £700 and then show a machine that doesn't have a 4K screen, or touch screen, or an SSD, or 16Gb RAM! :p:D

As others have said as well - chalk and cheese. It's easy to argue the Surface Book is overpriced based on raw numbers - same as most Apple products, or the Kindle Oasis, or a fancy watch/car/whatever. The point is, if you want a Surface Book for the raw specs AND other reasons (your laptop there isn't even close!), this is a good deal.
1 Like #13
I'm going to keep an eye on this: If the deal with the xbox comes back into stock, then it is not only £20 cheaper than this deal, but with a free minecraft xbox thrown in too... Potentially another £200 saved.
i5 8gb Surface book for £1100?

:D
#14
BurnToasT333
jai47
For £700 you can get a laptop that has:
Intel i7 CPU
16GB RAM
256GB SSD or more
+ 1TB HDD for storage
4GB GPU
4K touch screen
Win 10 Pro
e.g. Dell 7559 from Outlet store https://s27.postimg.org/r138qkbtf/Untitled.png
Just keep a look out and the will appear more often than a darn #flamdeer

Comparing a Ferrari to a Caddy. Both will do the same but they are worlds apart.


Well now Microsoft are the new Apple its only fair their posts on HUKD are treated the same
1 Like #15
It's available now with the free X box one S and fifa17. I cancelled my original order and got this for the same price. Thanks to person above for mentioning the bundle, I hadn't even looked at them!
#16
disquatic
It's available now with the free X box one S and fifa17. I cancelled my original order and got this for the same price. Thanks to person above for mentioning the bundle, I hadn't even looked at them!
Not in stock as bundle though.
#17
Thank you for the deal disquatic.
#18
termite
disquatic
It's available now with the free X box one S and fifa17. I cancelled my original order and got this for the same price. Thanks to person above for mentioning the bundle, I hadn't even looked at them!
Not in stock as bundle though.

It wasn't when I made the initial post I don't think, as the poster who brought it to my attention mentioned he was keeping an eye on the deal for if they came back into stock. Which they did at some point (at least the FIFA one did) as I managed to order it! But, as you say, out of stock again now.

Still, worth watching if you're interested in the Book as the XBOX is completely free on top of what was, for me, an already decent deal (comparing it with the same device elsewhere, not with other devices)! :D
#19
Thanks for this OP :) I have been hovering on whether to order the Surface book from MS with student discount - but IF the Xbox bundles do come back into stock at JL then that tips the balance and I'll go for it.
#20
Is this the new model that Ms announced recently
#21
Been told on phone that John Lewis will not restock xbox till nee year. and promotion run only till 21st (10%) and till 24th for xbox bundle. I saw this in stock this morning but 2 h latter when I want to buy it was out off stock already... unlucky me as usual...
#22
As far as I know the new model was only a top end one (i7) and even then only putting a bigger battery and faster gpu in the keyboard section, no massive updates really.

Short answer, no, this isn't the new one.
#23
The bundle is now back in stock (Minecraf Xbox S bundle only not Fifa) - just ordered so thanks OP :) Can't wait to pick it up now.
#24
marcz
Been told on phone that John Lewis will not restock xbox till nee year. and promotion run only till 21st (10%) and till 24th for xbox bundle. I saw this in stock this morning but 2 h latter when I want to buy it was out off stock already... unlucky me as usual...
Obviously been told porkies then. Or didn't speak to anyone who knew anything.

God I wish I wasn't married right now... The wife may be about to divorce me...
#25
And don't forget, the minecraft bundle is £20 LESS with a free xbox :)
1 Like #26
bilbob
marcz
Been told on phone that John Lewis will not restock xbox till nee year. and promotion run only till 21st (10%) and till 24th for xbox bundle. I saw this in stock this morning but 2 h latter when I want to buy it was out off stock already... unlucky me as usual...
Obviously been told porkies then. Or didn't speak to anyone who knew anything.
God I wish I wasn't married right now... The wife may be about to divorce me...
I was asking for FIFA bundle and it certainly will not get back to stock till christmas, they confirm this to me 2 times... But actually after email stock enquiry they check local store and found 1tb version of xbox with fifa 16 and they sold me this with surface book adding difference between 500gb to 1tb (20 quid more for 1tb), I paid 1315. So I recommend all that wants fifa to check your local stores. I didnt think to ask about minecraft bundle as I thinked it will be same as fifa bundle, well it actually isn't and I'm unsure what to do now... Send back 1tb fifa and get minecraft 500gb for 40 less? Maybe get contact them tomorrow. I was feeling lucky till I see minecraft back to stock.. now confused. either thats good price. I have chance today to play with surface pro 4 and surface book, seriously pro 4 feel like toy compared to book. 940 nvidia gives also 30% + over iris in i7 pro 4, and i7 is not even worth to bother over i5 in laptops... Also smaller screen, well too small for me... With such high resolution, all icons looks like miniatures... would be strange to work on for me , 15" laptop feel small already when i get off 32" pc monitor... So I belive surface book i5 256 8 dGPU and larger screen is better option then current i7 8gb 256 iris especially when you have add keyboard for 90 quid.. difference will be just about 150.





Edited By: marcz on Dec 15, 2016 23:41: .
1 Like #27
Bonny-Tee
The bundle is now back in stock (Minecraf Xbox S bundle only not Fifa) - just ordered so thanks OP :) Can't wait to pick it up now.

Glad some folks are as excited about the deal as me! It's rather cold in here otherwise! :D

Picked mine up yesterday, it's a lovely device. <3
#28
jordni
Same specs as my old ultrabook (asides from a larger SSD), which i paid £320 (499rrp) for brand new from medion....
this is over priced as hell!
and medions are oversize and overweighted like hell :)
#29
Out of stock now.
#30
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
1 Like #31
marcz
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
I ordered this, it is a brilliant deal and was fulfilled. Much better that a deal stays below the radar rather than greedy fools getting involved and screwing it up for others
#32
termite
marcz
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
I ordered this, it is a brilliant deal and was fulfilled. Much better that a deal stays below the radar rather than greedy fools getting involved and screwing it up for others

Yeah, great deal. Much gratitude to disquatic the OP and bilbob re Xbox deal. Does anyone else's SB make continuous noises? Like disk loading noises. Might be coming from disk or screen, not sure.
1 Like #33
misa426
termite
marcz
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
I ordered this, it is a brilliant deal and was fulfilled. Much better that a deal stays below the radar rather than greedy fools getting involved and screwing it up for others
Yeah, great deal. Much gratitude to disquatic the OP and bilbob re Xbox deal. Does anyone else's SB make continuous noises? Like disk loading noises. Might be coming from disk or screen, not sure.

Well, it doesn't have a drive with moving parts so must either be the fan, or the keyboard/screen locking device. I've not heard anything untoward from mine though just the fan when playing games but I'd be worried if the fan wasn't spinning up then!
1 Like #34
Just an added point on this deal - I actually think it's a mistake by John Lewis. When you look at the numbers, all the other Book deals are the same as at Microsoft site - 10% off RRP and free XBox. The price of this model is 10% further off the 10% price. This seems almost as if JL have typed in the discounted price and then applied the 10% deal, rather than either typing in the discounted price and leaving it at that, or typing in the full price and applying 10% to that. Very specifically because it's 10% off the 10% off price, rather than 20% off (where the numbers don't work). Not that it matters, just pointing it out. :D
#35
disquatic
Just an added point on this deal - I actually think it's a mistake by John Lewis. When you look at the numbers, all the other Book deals are the same as at Microsoft site - 10% off RRP and free XBox. The price of this model is 10% further off the 10% price. This seems almost as if JL have typed in the discounted price and then applied the 10% deal, rather than either typing in the discounted price and leaving it at that, or typing in the full price and applying 10% to that. Very specifically because it's 10% off the 10% off price, rather than 20% off (where the numbers don't work). Not that it matters, just pointing it out. :D
I'm sure you are right. Terrific deal with the 3 years warranty.
#36
disquatic
misa426
termite
marcz
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
I ordered this, it is a brilliant deal and was fulfilled. Much better that a deal stays below the radar rather than greedy fools getting involved and screwing it up for others
Yeah, great deal. Much gratitude to disquatic the OP and bilbob re Xbox deal. Does anyone else's SB make continuous noises? Like disk loading noises. Might be coming from disk or screen, not sure.
Well, it doesn't have a drive with moving parts so must either be the fan, or the keyboard/screen locking device. I've not heard anything untoward from mine though just the fan when playing games but I'd be worried if the fan wasn't spinning up then!

Maybe I should get mine replaced.
1 Like #37
misa426
disquatic
misa426
termite
marcz
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
I ordered this, it is a brilliant deal and was fulfilled. Much better that a deal stays below the radar rather than greedy fools getting involved and screwing it up for others
Yeah, great deal. Much gratitude to disquatic the OP and bilbob re Xbox deal. Does anyone else's SB make continuous noises? Like disk loading noises. Might be coming from disk or screen, not sure.
Well, it doesn't have a drive with moving parts so must either be the fan, or the keyboard/screen locking device. I've not heard anything untoward from mine though just the fan when playing games but I'd be worried if the fan wasn't spinning up then!
Maybe I should get mine replaced.
If I put my ear flat against my Book I can hear what you are talking about - it does actually sound like old school hard drives accesses! But I literally have to put my AGAINST the device, even holding it close I cannot hear the noise. I'm assuming it's the fan, but might be something else - like the coil whine you get on some graphics cards maybe, not sure. If it's THAT noticeable to you, you may have awesome hearing or a slightly dodgy device - I'd compare it to another one at least and see... or rather, hear.
#38
Received mine on Friday & am only just getting round to opening up & trying it out - first impressions are wow! Think it will do me a treat for uni - so thanks again OP :) Just wondering though whether installed security software is adequate or whether should install another (usually use Mcafee that comes with BT broadband) - any thoughts on this please peeps?
#39
I see the price has been corrected now.
#40
disquatic
misa426
termite
marcz
I received mine yesterday. Very pleased and we'll spended money. All cold voters here are just jealous that they can't afford this amazing laptop. touch screen experience on 3:2 13.2" screen as amazing, super responsive pen writing make my samsung note 4 shame... Build like a tank but light enough same time. I was about to buy surface pro 4 but after compared both in store pro 4 look like toy for teenagers... This is classy laptop for sure. I don't understand why is this one so cold and smaller, slower, worse look pro 4 got much hot then this... I don't understand this forum...
I ordered this, it is a brilliant deal and was fulfilled. Much better that a deal stays below the radar rather than greedy fools getting involved and screwing it up for others
Yeah, great deal. Much gratitude to disquatic the OP and bilbob re Xbox deal. Does anyone else's SB make continuous noises? Like disk loading noises. Might be coming from disk or screen, not sure.
Well, it doesn't have a drive with moving parts so must either be the fan, or the keyboard/screen locking device. I've not heard anything untoward from mine though just the fan when playing games but I'd be worried if the fan wasn't spinning up then!
My book is silent. Im super happy that I go for book instead of pro 4 with i7, typing is great, and i love 3:2 ratio screen. I cant imagine trying to touch icons etc on smaller screen then this... I bought it in store with 1tb xbox s with fifa, and sold xbox for 250 already! I also been given £20 gift card as paid 269 for xbox so they even compensate £20 I overpaid due to lack of 500gb stock.. Brilliant deal and seller.
Only thing I wish to have is kickstand or more firm hinge as screen wobble a bit when you touching screen. I found very good to use it on my lap using keyboard as kickstand, rotating keyboard 180 degree. Also chrome works more flawless then edge for me..

Edited By: marcz on Dec 20, 2016 20:44

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