Microsoft's first laptop ever: meet the Surface Book

Julio Franco

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cldmstrsn

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Man that 1500 price tag is a little steep for me but goddamn that is a great looking laptop with the power to back it up.
 

Docus

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Wow. This is the first laptop that I would want to buy despite its price tag, rather than choosing a budget machine for working on the go. I'm more of a desktop guy, but this machine seems worthy.
 
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RustyTech

No USB-C?? Would be nice if it had that.
Is that a thunderbolt connection? Not sure how one looks like.
 

psycros

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The basic SB model is probably the first legitimate Macbook Air competitor Microsoft has produced..but their still not Apple so they can't expect much success at that price. And its big brother? For less money you could have a more powerful gaming laptop *and* either a large, top-end Android tablet or the latest iPad Air. Is the two-in-one factor really that compelling? I just don't see it.
 

Julio Franco

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Finished writing just now, sorry for the mistake or two in the process... Microsoft didn't publish final specs until about an hour after the presentation was done. Reload and read again :)
 

ikesmasher

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Is the two-in-one factor really that compelling? I just don't see it.
It is to me. This is literally everything I have ever wanted from a device. Ability to game and do serious work (although at a lesser level than a desktop workstation, obviously) on a more portable system. This replaces my laptop, tablet, and my desktop. I'll wait until I at least see the general consensus of reviews though I'll probably wait until the second generation anyway, but this is super exciting to me.
 

madboyv1

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So basically, it's an XL surface pro, with the port replicator style cover so many of my friends wanted, with a battery slice AND a discreet GPU that takes over when "docked"? Hot damn, can't wait to see a review. =o
 

OortCloud

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Looks awesome, I'm getting one. With specs like that it should keep me happy for years. Oh and the big brother nonsense is really tired.
 

IAMTHESTIG

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Looks pretty good.... wonder if it will have a docking station for the enterprise market. I'm quite happy with my SP3. Windows 10 could still do with improvement though.
 

Peter Farkas

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The pen is actually included!!
(Unlike *cough* Apple)

lol
on the other hand don't compare this with that apple crap... they are not in the same league. Ipad pro runs mobile OS, meaning it is a joke when it comes to productivity or enterprise usage...
And don't forget that Apple calls it "Pencil"... not just pen... you know, they invented the "Pencil"... LMAO

Peace
 

OneSpeed

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The basic SB model is probably the first legitimate Macbook Air competitor Microsoft has produced..but their still not Apple so they can't expect much success at that price. And its big brother? For less money you could have a more powerful gaming laptop *and* either a large, top-end Android tablet or the latest iPad Air. Is the two-in-one factor really that compelling? I just don't see it.
ipad air will not play games like this machine with the nvidia chip. no comparison. now, about the price...
 

cartera

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Ooooooooooooooo.... I like :)

the detachable GPU is interesting, gaming laptop owners have been screaming for a universal one of these for years. One step closer.
 

Evernessince

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The detachable GPU is the best part about this. Now people can finally have a device that fulfills the needs of a laptop and a tablet without making battery life sacrifices.

I think this could only be the start too. What if the detachable interlink was standardized so that OEMs could sell the base and screen parts separately? This would give laptops that customization appeal that desktops have, to a certain degree at least.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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I was watching those shills from M$ brag about it on stage during their presentation and honestly, I like it but next years offering will be better still.
 
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Skidmarksdeluxe

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Looks nice, but how it works - that's the question :)
It works just like any other Windows laptop you've ever seen or used except this one has a detachable display and can be used like any of their Surface tablets. Does that answer your question?
 

Kibaruk

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The basic SB model is probably the first legitimate Macbook Air competitor Microsoft has produced..but their still not Apple so they can't expect much success at that price. And its big brother? For less money you could have a more powerful gaming laptop *and* either a large, top-end Android tablet or the latest iPad Air. Is the two-in-one factor really that compelling? I just don't see it.

Hahaha it seems like you don't Surface too much. Whole corporation runs on those and are A-mazing.