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What works out of the box!
The review is an openbox offline Surface Book Performance Base. Here is what I did to test: Installing Acrobat DC and printing 35 pages w/consultant drawings to PDF. Wow, I mean the...Read complete review
The review is an openbox offline Surface Book Performance Base. Here is what I did to test: Installing Acrobat DC and printing 35 pages w/consultant drawings to PDF. Wow, I mean the Book did the job in about 1.5x times my workstation. This is very intensive AutoCAD Plots so good job MS. Photoshop Pen & Eraser are a great combo and run smoothly, some delay on long fluid strokes but very accurate and precise in pointer precision. SketchUp works great. 3DS MAX works great, renders with Nvidia Mental Ray FAST. AutoCAD Architecture runs well & plotting to PDF also. Revit works very well. I test what I have at work, so not demo files, it is running fay beyond expectations. Like the Book is such a workhorse. Absolutely everything I have done works awesomely well. Everyone at Microsoft, has worked to make this machine great and that demonstrates in the flying acceleration of speed, productivity, and performance. You want to render and look like the future? Get the Surface Book w/Performance Base. Surface Book Help Tip for those having display drivier graphic issues: NVIDIA Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings (Left Side) > Global Settings (Tab) Preferred graphics processor: High-performance NVIDIA processor.
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Awful Quality Control
I sadly have to say I have been through almost 7 of these new Surface Book with Performance Base models. I ordered the 512GB version. The first few were quality control issues with scratches...Read complete review
I sadly have to say I have been through almost 7 of these new Surface Book with Performance Base models. I ordered the 512GB version. The first few were quality control issues with scratches and small dents in areas. One had something coming out of the hinge that looked like adhesive. All of them have an issue with a "creaking" noise coming from the hinge when you open the device in laptop mode. Finally, with the most recent one, I had overheating issue with the processor heating up to 80 to 90 C on idle when using and charging at the same time. For whatever reason as soon as you plug in the device the temperature jumps. I have only had this for about a month and am getting rather upset by the poor quality control and issues I have. I believe I will return this and probably go to another device. I had high hopes for this device but sadly I was let down.
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I ]bought one earlier this year and adored it. But then it got stolen and i havnt been able to replace it yet.
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Flickering display issues on the very first day. First hour to be exact. This is very disappointing especially considering the cost of the device. Spent many hours of my time trying to fix this and no solution. And yes, I have spoken with tech support several times. Yes, I have gone to my local store. Yes, my drivers and OS are all up to date. This is NOT a minor bug. It essentially renders the device unusable.
Great for work and school
it is very fast and onenote is perfect for taking notes in school and work! it's good that we can use it also as a tablet, helps when cooking! Hope have more other devices in the family, easier connections with TV, and bluetooth devices
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
What a life saving - Amazing laptop
By Faisal Khan
I just purchase one 3 months now. I do lots of webinar and online training. This laptop is simply unmatched. There is nothing in the market like this. I can write on the screen when doing webinar and everyone around the world is able to see exactly what I am doing. I have been Lenovo user since thinkpad age and never moved. never liked mac as it does not support most of my apps. This is by far awsome. I purchase a refurb one. Planning to buy a brand new one with highest performance.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Down the board great!
from Houston, TX, United States
Best technological purchase I've made in a long time! This one device has replaced my iPad Pro 12", my Dell Inspirion notebook for work, and my home computer. With a surface dock at home and at work, I can almost instantly convert to a 2 monitor+surface display configuration. With the surface wireless keyboard and mouse with BT4, fast and responsive productivity. Even with the 3 displays running, I've had no issues on running enterprise software, huge spreadsheets, autocad drawings with 3d rendering, or with some fun time gaming. If I was to pick 2 things that I would improve on: A sim card option for mobile computing would have been great. Sure I can tether to my smartphone when remote, but a dedicated SIM would be an improvement. The second thing I'd change is software- display memory configurations. The auto configure memory when switching between docking stations regularly forgets settings.
As an industrial designer, for years I relied on fully loaded Dell XPS machines which I knew could handle the processing demands of programs like Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw, and Solidworks- especially all open at the same time. I gave up a fully loaded XPS 15 for this Surface Book and have not looked back since. The pen and ability to draw on the screen is an incredible game changer for how I now work as a designer. Being able to rapidly sketch on the screen in One Note, especially if I pull off the tablet, is awesome. I also really like the pen in photoshop for manipulating photos. I also really like the laptops overall size for traveling and portability. I find the 15" notebooks slightly too cumbersome on a plane or my laptop, and find the Surface Book the perfect size. Yes, it's expensive. But, as a professional who really values the pen input and the engineering so that I can do my job better, the extra cost is worth every penny. Well done Microsoft. Extremely satisfied customer.
Best computer I had.
I got this laptop, i7 8gb 256 sb with performance base few days ago. It's solid and beautiful hardware, os and all the programs I had are running smoothly without any problem. I love this machine very much more than any other laptops I had. Only thing I don't like is the sd card slot which designed the card stick out. Also I like mention is the staffs at the microsoft store are all very kind and good service. Thank you Microsoft.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Best Windows Laptop I have ever used!
I have been using my Surface Book for over a month now and really love it! I have never felt all that attached to hardware but I must say MS did a great job here. I really appreciate the exceptional keyboard, track pad and overall quality of the hardware. I have never been an Apple guy but I always loved their hardware and I must say I feel my Surface Book is on par with the Macs I have used. I question some of the other reviewers calling out constant crashing as an issue as I have NOT had a single problem with crashing software or bugs as others have described. I look forward to using my new Surface Book each day and am confident it will continue to satisfy.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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