Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2016 22:33 UTC
Windows

If you were hoping that this new Surface Book would be a complete overhaul, you'll have to keep waiting. It is quite truly a midlife cycle spec refresh and nothing more. Most people will probably be just fine with one of the less expensive Surface Books, which haven’t been updated, but if you want to pony up to the top of the line, that top is slightly higher than before.

The question now is do you plunk down $3,000 for this ultimate Surface Book, or do you wait for the inevitable Surface Book 2 that will likely come next year? If you have a Surface Book already, it doesn't make much sense to upgrade this soon into its lifespan. And there is certainly a good argument to be made to wait for the Microsoft's next revision, which will likely have Intel's seventh-generation processor.

But if you can't wait, and you're looking for the ultimate Windows laptop, it's hard to look past Microsoft's latest Surface Book.

I doubt Microsoft sells a lot of these Surface Books - in fact, I think they're only available in like 3 countries - but they probably serve more as a halo device for the Surface Pro. Still, looks like a really nice, if a very, very expensive, laptop.

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Comment by p13.
by p13. on Fri 11th Nov 2016 10:50 UTC
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2005-07-10

13.5 inches of screen real estate is big nowadays?
I must be getting old ...

I'm still rocking a 17 inch slab, but hey ... i can do actual work on it without going blind.

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RE: Comment by p13.
by Adurbe on Fri 11th Nov 2016 12:14 in reply to "Comment by p13."
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

What microsoft are using the line for is to showcase ideas and form factors for others to follow.

Indeed the 17" is already being covered by Dell

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/dell-makes-a...

Saying that... a 17" tablet?!?

edit: HTML links are playing up again in comments

Edited 2016-11-11 12:15 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by p13.
by p13. on Fri 11th Nov 2016 12:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by p13."
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Heh, no, a 17 inch laptop.
17 inch tablet would be quite derpy, though, hilarious.

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