Surface Book 8gb (iincludes keyboard) £1104 Microsoft Store
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Surface Book 8gb (iincludes keyboard) £1104 Microsoft Store

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And don't forget Quidco / TCB!
Whats so special? It is just an ultrabook with a detachable touch screen:

Windows 10 Pro
Casing: Magnesium
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Laptop:
Length: 9.14 in (232.1 mm)
Width: 12.30 in (312.3 mm)
Height: 0.51 - 0.90 in (13.0 - 22.8 mm)
Clipboard:
Length: 8.67 in (220.2 mm)
Width: 12.30 in (312.3 mm)
Height: 0.30 in (7.7 mm)
Weight
i5 GPU: 3.34lbs (1516g), i5/i7 dGPU: 3.48lbs (1576g)
Storage2
Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB
Screen: 13.5" display
Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Battery Life
Up to 12 hours of video playback3
Processor
6th Gen Intel Core i5
i5: Intel HD graphics
8GB RAM
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
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
Dual Microphones, front and rear facing
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Sensors
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Surface Pen
Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty

Edited by: "jasee" 22nd Mar 2017
Dodgy screen hinge, sometimes my USB ports don't work for a second so large file transfers can be scary. This is such a dream to type on, wish there was a number pad.
I really wanted this on release until I saw the painted silver keyboard. Yuck!

Heat for price.
Same price at JLewis with 2yr warranty
jasee

Whats so special? It is just an ultrabook with a detachable touch screen:



This device is targeting the top end of the market (and hoping to win over some Apple aficionados) microsoft.com/en-…ome

Edited by: "rd3d2" 22nd Mar 2017
Microsoft has just killed the product line .. that's a lot of $$ for a deleted product with Nadella's reputation for killing of products with little or no ongoing support .. personally I would get the Dell 13 inch ultra book if I needed an ultra book without accurate pen input.
hyenadog

Microsoft has just killed the product line .. that's a lot of $$ for a … Microsoft has just killed the product line .. that's a lot of $$ for a deleted product with Nadella's reputation for killing of products with little or no ongoing support .. personally I would get the Dell 13 inch ultra book if I needed an ultra book without accurate pen input.



No, they didn't kill it but the rumour is that it IS getting a revamp (not just a spec bump)
hyenadog

Microsoft has just killed the product line .. that's a lot of $$ for a … Microsoft has just killed the product line .. that's a lot of $$ for a deleted product with Nadella's reputation for killing of products with little or no ongoing support .. personally I would get the Dell 13 inch ultra book if I needed an ultra book without accurate pen input.


lol... have you ANY evidence for this at all?
Like any product, it is going to get a refresh, but even if it didn't, it's just a pc, and will continue to get updates.
bilbob

lol... have you ANY evidence for this at all?Like any product, it is … lol... have you ANY evidence for this at all?Like any product, it is going to get a refresh, but even if it didn't, it's just a pc, and will continue to get updates.


Windows Vista support ends next month. I wonder how many people are unfortunate enough to still use it.
captainbeaky

Windows Vista support ends next month. I wonder how many people are … Windows Vista support ends next month. I wonder how many people are unfortunate enough to still use it.


Is that the best you can do?? According to figures, less than 1% use it.
It was released TEN years ago.. How long do you suppose they should support it??
bilbob

Is that the best you can do?? According to figures, less than 1% use it. … Is that the best you can do?? According to figures, less than 1% use it. It was released TEN years ago.. How long do you suppose they should support it??


Has it really been 10 years? I suddenly feel very old. Must buy werthers originals immediately.
rd3d2

This device is targeting the top end of the market (and hoping to win … This device is targeting the top end of the market (and hoping to win over some Apple aficionados) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/switch/mac-surface/home


But it's slow by today's standards, this one (their 'cheapest' model) is a dual core running at 2.4Ghz, only integrated graphics (not separate) with a SSD of only 128GB
But you can use it to draw on
jasee

But it's slow by today's standards, this one (their 'cheapest' model) is … But it's slow by today's standards, this one (their 'cheapest' model) is a dual core running at 2.4Ghz, only integrated graphics (not separate) with a SSD of only 128GB



I definitely would not categorise it as slow but it is true that the more power you want the more you will have to pay but at least the Surface Book spans the complete range of performance options with the latest SKU only having been released a few months ago with a new performance keyboard (I can't afford it sadly)
Incidentally my guess is that the lower spec Surface Books will be replaced by a Surface Book SKU that doesn't have the tablet/laptop capability - it will be simply a top quality touch screen laptop but with improved graphics grunt enabling mixed reality or more standard Photoshop type use.
On the other hand if I was in the market I might be tempted by this:

ebay.co.uk/itm…243

£1150 - currently £1899 new

Edited by: "rd3d2" 22nd Mar 2017
I wouldn't bother with this, it's quite rubbish if you reckon you'll try to use it as your daily driver. I was on my third one before I gave in to it's "nuances" and returned it for a refund from John Lewis.

There was another deal similar to this the other day, I posted my reasons over there.

hotukdeals.com/dea…358



tjc2005
meherenow
A horrible machine.
I had 3 in quick succession, persevered with the third for 9 months in the vain hope Microsoft would release one of their many firmware updates that actually addressed the myriad of problems...
Got a full refund from good old John Lewis in the end.


What was actually wrong with it then?

Well I "tried" to use mine as a replacement main computer (as trumpeted by MS).

Constantly dropping USB was the main one - I had the Surface Dock (which thankfully I got for free as that is) another overpriced POS. You could be writing stuff to an external drive and it would randomly disconnect it. Perfectly working pieces of equipment (self powered not bus powered as the USB bus is woefully underpowered on the Book) would be fine on ANY other machine (and working in I.T. I have access to a LOT of other machines).

A mountain of other stuff too - the thing gets real close to TJ Max of 100c when pushing it (or some would say doing normal things like encoding video etc etc) so much so that it was unbearable to hold the clipboard portion it was so hot.

Scaling issues also drove me crazy - had it connected to a 1440p monitor, no problem with any other device.

Just check Google - MS will say they have fixed a lot of problems - I can assure you they haven't, the machine is just not fit for purpose.

Luckily I got mine from John Lewis - can't imagine Currys would be so entertaining when people realise it's not all its cracked up to be 9 months down the line...
Edited by: "meherenow" 23rd Mar 2017
Very interesting device, I'm keeping my eye on it as it matures. At the price I would want Thunderbolt 3 though, so hopefully that comes around in the next refresh.
Joshimitsu91

Very interesting device, I'm keeping my eye on it as it matures. At the … Very interesting device, I'm keeping my eye on it as it matures. At the price I would want Thunderbolt 3 though, so hopefully that comes around in the next refresh.



The Book comes with an unusual PSU port that facilitates both connectivity to the GPU/Battery equipped keyboard as well as supporting multiple ports on the associated Surface Dock.

I have to say that I am still finding USB-C a bit of a pain on my (now aging) 950xl - the sentiment expressed in this article rings true for me and I suspect we will see Thunderbolt in the next iteration.
Https://thurrott.com/mob…lem
Edited by: "rd3d2" 31st Mar 2017
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