Seems like a lot of money for not all that good of a spec. There is gaming laptops at this price and while not everyone plays games the GPU does come in handy for many other reasons.
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Does anyone want to buy this and then swap if for my BRAND NEW Surface Pro 6 (i5 8GB 128GB) bought last month for £749 from JL and not used)? As i said, I'd rather have a laptop than a 2-in-1. Thanks in advance!
Is this better or the surface pro 6(2018)?
Asking the important questions:)
I picked up the Surface Laptop 2 in Black 256GB on launch day and am super pleased to see that the Microsoft Store has knocked off £200 from ALL of their Surface laptop 2.. so with only a few days left, have sent a Price Match request, if they decline will take it back for a full refund and buy again! I'm a Macbook Air user (2013 model) and picked this up for my wife. My thoughts are it looks incredibly beautiful, is very fast and smooth, Windows hello is great! I also find the touchscreen surprisingly good and useful. OS runs liek a charm, the screen is very clear, bright and responsive. Its not exactly 4K but meh. What I don't like is the track pad, its much smaller than what I am use to and the stupid lack of ports on this is frustrating (Literally just the one port.. You can actually but a seperate docking station that provides you with additional ports and external monitors but its pricey. I also prefer a Mac Keyboard although I have no idea what the new ones are like. Overall I would recommend - Microsoft OS running on Microsoft hardware
Hope they drop the book again, missed out and really want it 😥
Dropbox and Chrome Sync.
but how do you keep your data in synch and up to date across all of these laptops? or do you have different data on different laptops?
Basically you need to try it for yourself, but as no-one other than you can speak for your needs it's hard to say. I have tons of computers (literally) and flip between netbooks, 12 and 14" ultrabooks, gaming machines and tablets (I just take what machine I want from the office at that time). If you have the ability to buy more than one machine maybe desktop or 15.6" laptop + Surface Go is the best compromise. It is a small device but it's really convenient for getting real work done on something the size of an iPad. Not sure about Chrome chugging like that though, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 100s I occasionally use when I need a real computer out and about and even that's fine, also the Surface 3 (not Pro) I sometimes use is fine with Chrome. In 2 to 3 years time I'd be more worried about the battery giving out, seems pretty normal with MS Quality Control...
It's a very niche market i agree it will not be everyone's cup of tea. I would just prefer people make informed decisions based on facts. As i explained the scrolling is a problem with chrome using touch on windows not the device itself i had the same issue with my windows acer tablet it works fine with the trackpad or mouse which is an oversight from some reviewers. I also have bluestacks on this tablet so technically have android on this too.
Thanks for the mini review mallie21. Still concerning that a brand new £400 device can't scroll a web page correctly. I'm not sure I agree with you regarding usage. It I wanted a tablet, a Windows tablet would be my 3rd choice behind Android and iOS. Earlier this year, I was drawn to the SG as a device that could do it all. After using a Chromebook with touchscreen support and the Google Play Store, I now think the SG doesn't do anything particularly well even though it can do more.
Thank you, ordered
£2000 laptop in a £6 bag?
You must be new here.
are there loops at the end for a shoulder strap?
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I bought a Samsung Galaxy S9 unlocked from them. It was in Grey, unlocked and in "very good" condition. I paid £384.99 after the discount applied at the checkout. I also have cashback tracking at £11.66 with Topcashback. Hopefully it will pay out. I thought it was a bargain.
so i brought an iPhone x as good, the condition was ok, had a lot of wear on it. there was a large scratch/chip to the screen and deep scratches on all corners. im guessing VERY GOOD would be better as less likely to have a chip on teh screen
Oh ok thanks
That particular code is for if you are selling your phone to them (they will give you an extra 10% on the price). The original deal posted here is for buying.
Hi is that on top of the £30 off at the checkout or either or?
Thank audievo. I've had the Vaio Pro 11 in the past and that's exactly the device I miss. N.
I still use a Vaio Pro 13 as my daily workhorse. They also used to do a Vaio Pro 11 with touch screen. If Sony hadn’t gave up on the laptop market maybe they would have had your ideal machine by now. https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-vaio-pro-11/specs/
I'll look again @audievo - thanks. I've got a Yoga 2 Pro and a Surface but the ideal device seems to be in-between. By coincidence Gizmodo produced this article today which about sums it up: https://gizmodo.com/the-quest-to-build-the-impossible-laptop-1830124994
have you looked @ a 13 inch dell xps, infinity screen, the are very small due to virtually no bezel.
Yes a laptop! ;) There's a similar sized MacBook but I can't find a decent 10 inch windows ultrabook. I'd even consider a Chromebook if it's thin, light and has a good screen (thin bezels). The surface go is the right size but not balanced.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B071SHK6BG?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title Glass screen protector. Recommended seems clean and clear. Not the easiest to fit and there is a small border uncovered. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01DP686E2/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also this carbon fibre skin. Not the best fitting but good enough for the price. If I had more time I would have ordered DBand one but they ship from Canada. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00L661Z6U/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This pleather laptop sleeve. It's a tight fit but seems good quality.
Where did you order? Is there any link?
The infrared does all the heavy lifting for the login (to the point that you can cover the standard webcam and still be logged in securely)
What accessories did everyone get? Ordered a glass screen protector and a carbon skin .
Lots ppl doing that on ebay (popcorn)
me too, just PM me as well please (flirt)
Happy to consider it if anyone's interested. Just pop me a message.
Someone from here might want it lol
Taking mine back to JL at the weekend; stupid mate decided he no longer wants it. My Surface Pro 2 is still going strong so I'm not feeling any temptation (y)
Try ebay, maybe someone ordered 20
keepa add on for edge
What tracking site did you get that graph from? Looks different from the usual 3camels that most use here.
Damn any other store have it at this price ?
Anyone got this and opinions ?
Type cover, it has magnetic pins
What I’ve been doing is going to control panel > admin services > windows update and stopping it. But if your laptop battery dies and it restarts as Masteryates says, that can’t be avoided either!
I understand where your coming from plewis00. I bought a Windows 10 machine earlier this year stupidly thinking all have been resolved from the mess of Windows 8. How wrong I was. Apps that keep reinstalling themselves, options to change colours taken away, not able to have traditional one finger scrolling etc. were enough to make me try and install Windows 7 after a few weeks. Unfortunately, the machine in question as a touchpad which is totally uncompatible with Windows 7.
No, not even close.
Anyone got this and opinion
I have ordered this as I wanted a fanless Surface. Bad experience of a work supplied Pro 3 which sounded like an Airbus on takeoff. Some of the screens cracked as they were getting so hot. Our IT dept swore there wasn't an issue with mine!!
Ohhhhhhhh, that's very, very, interesting, hmmmmmmmm, thanx. :-)
Price is £344 just now
Fair enough. Yeah that’s how I feel about the whole surface range until the surface book but also most premium laptops and phones this year. I bought my XPS 13 baseline from Very when they were doing 20% back in credit and have done the £100 back promo on the go making it £404 including keyboard. I wanted the matte display XPS so only got the 8GB i5 but really happy with the older model with ports. Fully agree that even in the last year (2-3 in apples case) the prices have gone mental for incremental updates. My XPS cost me £870 on that deal so not too bad.
SP isn't a proper laptop. It's too space compromised for that along with the disadvantages that brings eg. BGA SSD. Nobody wanting to do serious work would use a SP. I only bought mine because I got it cheap(er) through work. I'd dump it tomorrow if it wasn't for the fact that XPS13s and MBPs are silly money these days.
See a surface pro with keyboard and pen (say i5) is the same price bracket as premium ultrabooks or 2in1 but with less features (accepting the pen is amazing) so I see it as overpriced but with worse everything the premium laptops. Only just got 8th gen for instance. I think (only opinion) that there isn’t much choice with the level of features at go price range laptop wise but lots of choice at around 900-1K vs the pro.
The Surface Pro doesn't compete with the XPS13 or MBP. They're at completely difference price points for a start and the latter two are full laptops. The SP is a tablet with a cardboard keyboard. But at least it's a useable size compared to the Surface Go.
But what if you want to wear it on your shoulder
Also have one for my XPS 13 and it's excellent. Also like how its showerproof, so fine when out and about and heaven's decide to open!.
Great sleeve. Have been carrying 1+year on regular use and still going strong
nice to see yet another inateck post by the mods
just need to be careful when taking the device out.. easily slip out..
Not dumb, it is no longer available (annoyed)
I am probably being dumb. I can't see where the £70 cashback is. Anyone able to tell me how to find it?
Can u connect a blue tooth keyboard
Core M though (skeptical)
Sorry but 4GB of Ram is too low the min i would go for these days Is 8GB in a device like this
I got the surface pro 256 GB i5. I paid £999 for it at Currys and I say its worth every penny. not everyone is a full hard core gamer.. for my this device is a game changer. Highly recommended. (I play games on it they work but I am not a gamer . its mainly used as a pc to browse, youtube , music , movies ,, etc ) I think its a great device .
Makes no sense but ok
Totally agree, it has enough improvements to justify that little extra.
So u ld buy a porche 911 with a steam engine?
This is a unique device with superb build quality. You can't simply compare its specs with other machines and claim its value is not as good. Look at all the great critic reviews and user reviews. Just because you don't see its value doesn't mean others don't. (y)
Managed to get one, probably the last one in London
best current portable mouse imo is the logitech anywhere mx2 and seems to be only ~£33 at the moment on amazon not sure what AMZ means though
its bluetooth. so should work..
Can i get a normal one
got one at work this week, half an hour of trying it and put it back in the box, will take some time to get used to when I have time to actually do that :) as said smaller than most mouses, left and right click are difficult and pain in my wrist after using it for a short time.
Just had a email from AO.COM and it states my £200 cashback has now been paid out :)
Ordered 2, set for delivery yesterday. Rang them today to find out where they were, to be told they have cancelled the order.
That's bad. I received mine on 21st (next day even though i selected normal delivery).
Gutted, brought two of these for work with delivery set for today, took the money out as soon as I ordered them but just been informed that they have been cancelled as their distributor run out of stock. Nevermind, looked to be a bit of a bargain.
The link goes to a not found page. :(
Is this a good thing?
£749 for a 7200U CPU though.
£99 for black ao.com/product/fmm00003-microsoft-surface-signature-type-cover-keyboard-black-50100-264.aspx
Keyboard is £149
Personally I had surface in past still prefer laptop or a proper desktop.
I didn't vote either way. Can imagine a number of people will vote cold simply as it's Microsoft, or still £1200 for a tablet etc etc. HUKD'ers are a fickle bunch so don't take it personally.
It is quite amazing that a product is voted cold even though it's the cheapest it has ever been on Amazon where there is a no fuss return.
You can get it for £1,050 on ao.com after £250 cashback. And £1,030 if they are still doing £20 new customer discount. Re other comments... Surface pros don't lose their value easily at all. So even with the newer versions coming out, bagging a deal on the current gen is still worthwhile. I sold my i5 surface pro 3 with 8gb ram on eBay for £600 last month.
Good price bit agree with comment above. New versions should be announced in 2nd Oct
Oh nevermind...apparently the code expired at the start of the 20th not the end :(
I'd be interested to know whether you can get the £40 off and the £200 cashback as if so this is a great deal, but I suspect the cashback wont be honoured if you use the code... Has anyone done this successfully?
That's not the same one. That's a Surface Pro, not a Surface Book 2.
I have one 256 GB . i paid £999 and got it from Currys. its a Awesome machine for what it is ... Its a full windows machine packed in tablet. yes you can get better specin in a bigger laptop yes you can get a desktop for that with better specs But if you are looking for portability this is the gold standard. And with regards to battery if the battery starts losing charge in 3 years time then i will get the new batteries installed in it. Look at bright side !!!! https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/microsoft-12-3-intel-core-i5-surface-pro-typecover-256-gb-silver-10183880-pdt.html
I tested one and got almost 5 hours of general usage with Adobe CC products but that was a new machine once all updates were on. It doesn't surprise me that actual usage would be less (part of the reason why I didn't like the split approach).