Microsoft surface book intel i5 128gb £989 @ amazon
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Microsoft surface book intel i5 128gb £989 @ amazon

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Found 25th Jan
The microsoft surface book with an intel i5 processor and 128gb ssm 2.4ghz only £989

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why cold?

Original Poster

hihih

saif8897

why cold?



not a MacBook?

not a MacBook?



maybe that is a good reason to buy it :-)

Cheaper than the MS Direct one that's gone hot...

Heat given

rd3d2

not a MacBook?


Unlikely.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 25th Jan

afroylnt

Unlikely.



i'm sure it's not a macbook

poison3k

i'm sure it's not a macbook


do you have one? seems like you might.

Hot but what a dust magnet that gap...

Not on par with a MacBook when it comes to seamless harmony between OS and hardware. But MacBooks pricier

misa426

Not on par with a MacBook when it comes to seamless harmony between OS … Not on par with a MacBook when it comes to seamless harmony between OS and hardware.


You should get a job in marketing.

callum84

You should get a job in marketing.



I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. Refusing to detach, dGPU stops being used, keyboard portion stops working, everything stops working and have to hard reset. Surprising given that it's Microsoft own OS on their own hardware. Never had such issues with the MacBooks I've owned.

misa426

I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. … I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. Refusing to detach, dGPU stops being used, keyboard portion stops working, everything stops working and have to hard reset. Surprising given that it's Microsoft own OS on their own hardware. Never had such issues with the MacBooks I've owned.



​so you have a Mac book and a surface book?

learoy1

​so you have a Mac book and a surface book?



I owned a MacBook for one year before I sold it and upgraded to the Surface Book in December. I don't regret it, because the Surface Book is still better for my needs performance wise and worth its price, but the MacBook was amazing. The new MacBooks that were just released are really really expensive, otherwise I might have gone with one of those instead.

any good for 4k video editing or would I need the i7?

callum84

You should get a job in marketing.



Unfortunately, the fact the screen detaches means there has to be a seam. I just can't imagine how they could provide that feature without a seam. But it's a downside I'd be happy to live with.

fmo

Hot but what a dust magnet that gap...


Hey, can you elaborate on this problem?

esskay92

Hey, can you elaborate on this problem?



It's due to the design of the hinge, there is a gap, it doesn't close flat like a real laptop so dust gets through after a while

BigYoSpeck

Unfortunately, the fact the screen detaches means there has to be a seam. … Unfortunately, the fact the screen detaches means there has to be a seam. I just can't imagine how they could provide that feature without a seam. But it's a downside I'd be happy to live with.


Actually not true...
I have a dell 2-1 detachable, and that manages without a seam. It fold just like a regular laptop.
However, the choice made with the surface book is to enhance its stability... The 'hinge' part that creates the gap, 'rolls out' as you open it, allowing it to create a large base, making it more stable and less 'tall', so it is less likely to fall over, like my dell 7350 does...

misa426

I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. … I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. Refusing to detach, dGPU stops being used, keyboard portion stops working, everything stops working and have to hard reset. Surprising given that it's Microsoft own OS on their own hardware. Never had such issues with the MacBooks I've owned.


But yet the Macbook doesn't detach from its keyboard. . .

jamb0jamie

But yet the Macbook doesn't detach from its keyboard. . .



True. Microsoft's fault for offering a feature and not sorting out the bugs.

misa426

I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. … I know right? But for real, the Surface Book can be a nuisance sometimes. Refusing to detach, dGPU stops being used, keyboard portion stops working, everything stops working and have to hard reset. Surprising given that it's Microsoft own OS on their own hardware. Never had such issues with the MacBooks I've owned.



Thanks for sharing. it is quite an important view especially from someone who has used both products.
I do not have a surface, but I have a Microsoft phone 950 and despite being sold on MS technologies, I hate the quirks they have left in the end products. it is sad to see such a great product not meeting the expectations due to lack of quality checks.

having said that I still use MS products as it fits my purpose better and the purse better (as you rightly pointed out)
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