Microsoft's first laptop ever: meet the Surface Book

ikesmasher

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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?
I believe hes more talking about build quality and battery life and stuff like that. Like the concept is fantastic but will it have the semi-common first gen issues
 

AvalonMD

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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.
Next years offering will be pretty good, but I'll bet you'll like 2017's offering even better, and 2018's offerings even better than that, and damn, 2019, that will just blow your mind...

Geez man, if a person had to follow an argument like yours, no one would have the latest stuff because they would always be waiting for the next best thing!
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Next years offering will be pretty good, but I'll bet you'll like 2017's offering even better, and 2018's offerings even better than that, and damn, 2019, that will just blow your mind...

Geez man, if a person had to follow an argument like yours, no one would have the latest stuff because they would always be waiting for the next best thing!
Yeah. If you're trying to keep up with latest tech you'd better have pockets like Bill Gates.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Looks nice, but how it works - that's the question :)
Ignore my comment. If you're referring to it's performance, I'm sure it'll put a 360 degree smile on your dial, until you feast your eyes on next years model/s then you'll be forgiven for thinking this one runs on coal.
 

Kibaruk

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Ignore my comment. If you're referring to it's performance, I'm sure it'll put a 360 degree smile on your dial, until you feast your eyes on next years model/s then you'll be forgiven for thinking this one runs on coal.

...really??

Why are you following a tech site if everything will be coal-ran next year?
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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...really??

Why are you following a tech site if everything will be coal-ran next year?
Because it's nice to remissness when I look back and think of the good old days, about how nice and simple things like the Surface 4 were and how dirt cheap it was a year ago.
 

Cryio

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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 :)

Microsoft hasn't posted the final specs now, lol. We still don't know what Nvidia GPUs will it use, neither do we know what Skylake CPUs do they use, if they're U or H.
 

ikesmasher

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Microsoft hasn't posted the final specs now, lol. We still don't know what Nvidia GPUs will it use, neither do we know what Skylake CPUs do they use, if they're U or H.
Im really nervous its a U series, it instantly loses alot of value to me
 

Soulburn74

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If only that discreet gpu was the newly introduced gtx980......then it would have a $5000 price tag and I'd buy it!
 

Soulburn74

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Based upon the marketing on the website:
The most powerful Surface laptop to handle any task.
Run desktop software just like a laptop
Stream music and movies
Write and draw directly on your screen
Organize and enhance photos
Make music with professional grade apps
3D modeling with Auto Cad

It makes me believe that the nvidia gpu is going to be in the Quadro family, not GeForce.

...at which point this thing leans into the mobile workstation class.......
 
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Rick

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

Thunderbolt supports DisplayPort directly (physically and electrically compatible), so makes sense. DisplayPort is increasingly useful for video output so I think including DP on any modern laptop should be a given. Choosing TB over DP though allows for more versatility... even if it is still a somewhat anomalous find on PCs.
 
No USB-C?? Would be nice if it had that.
Is that a thunderbolt connection? Not sure how one looks like.
why go thunderbolt? I would stick to the usb standard, than follow apple. bold move not to have the urge to follow them.
*ahem* Thunderbolt is an Intel technology and in the consumer space Apple were the first to market with USB. :p this just caught my eye because I'm building a retro gaming laptop so I'm in USB revision hell just now not really trying to be a pedantic chore.

Looks like an interesting laptop though, they've came a fair way since the awkward initial surface, this seems to fit a useful niche but I'd like to see how that dock works before I'd be sold on it.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Maybe. But I prefer to try it myself, then will tell you.
Yeah, there's nothing quite like kicking the tyres then taking it for a spin around the block first before making up your mind.
I'm scared to try it, I may just wind up buying something I know I don't need.