Review: Microsoft Surface Book

Review: Microsoft Surface Book
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Microsoft’s laptop-cum-tablet has constantly been in the news since it has been announced. Due to its popularity, Microsoft has listed the laptop on its online store for pre-order.


The Surface Book has already been pushed out of many people’s wish list. Why? Because Microsoft announced its price. Where the 128GB model costs you $1,499, the 1TB Surface Book would cost you $3,199. This is because the Surface Book is made for the enterprise class.

Listed below are some of the specifications of Surface Book:

Operating system: Windows 10
Storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Battery: Up to 12 hours of video playback
Security: TPM chip for enterprise security
Graphics: i5: Intel HD graphics (non-GPU)
i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce graphics (GPU)
Display: 13.5” PixelSense
Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
Touch: 10-point multi-touch

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Security is the most important feature when it comes to selling a product to the enterprise audience. Even the slightest security breach can cost them a lot. Giving priority to security, Microsoft has secured its hardware by using using TPM chip in the Surface Book.

Microsoft claims that the battery lasts up to 12 hours of video playback, but it doesn’t seem to be doing a great job considering that most of its consumers would use the laptop as a workstation. If the review published in Engadget is to be believed, Surface Book’s battery drains faster when used as a tablet, but when used as a laptop, it lasts longer.

Speaking of configuration, Microsoft is giving a number of options to its customers. You can choose a machine that suits your needs. From basic use to graphical requirements, everything has been considered. With keyboard and other assets, it would not be as light as you would like it to be. But with so much to offer, you can just ignore its weight. Bundled with wonderful specifications, Surface Book’s overall performance is without a doubt good. In short, Surface Book has a few flaws here and there, but still, as claimed and expected, it is one of the best laptops you can have.