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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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Fulcrum quality issues
I have 2 of the 512gb performance base laptop. The fulcrum on one of them isn't as sturdy as the initial laptop I bought. This would not be an issue if they are able...Read complete review
I have 2 of the 512gb performance base laptop. The fulcrum on one of them isn't as sturdy as the initial laptop I bought. This would not be an issue if they are able to effectively replace the product without causing headache, but such is not the case. You have to mail in the defective product and wait a little over a week to receive the new item. That is quite ridiculous considering the price of this laptop. Otherwise, the programs run well and the screen is beautiful. I just wish the hinge did not have quality control issues.
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Comments about Microsoft Surface Book Silver 1TB i7 Tablet Computer:
Got this as a replacement for my 5 year old Mac Book Pro but found out that the overall experience was below par. Returning this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Awesome, but not a performance machine
I have been a long time mac user, but due to the lack of innovation I decided to purchase the Surface Book. As much as I like it I can't use it. It crashes every time I use Cinema 4D and photoshop. I can't use it. I hope it actually becomes a performance model. It has cost me countless hours of work which has also cost me money. It is a reliable laptop for office work and people who do whatever people who don't use computers as tools do. If you are a professional in the CG or Music field I suggest you wait until the actually create a performance model.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best I've Owned
Received as a gift for the holidays. I find it a sheer delight. Engineered to perfection for me and my real estate business. It's fast, battery lands for a long time, useful for signing online documents.
Clean Design, Innovative Features
My husband bought me the Surface Book 16GB-512GB and I am loving it thus far. It is a bit more bulky than my previous notebook and doesn't have the dual screen features I had been searching for, but the fact that the screen is detachable and configures to the same variable modes of use definitely makes up for these shortcomings. I have not had any bugs as listed by other users, and the speakers are excellent quality so I have no complaints in that sphere. The Surface pen perks are definitely bonuses. Overall, I'm excited about using Surface Book when college begins!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Replaced my Surface Tablet and Desktop Tower
I purchased the Surface Book to replace both my Surface Pro 4 tablet, and my desktop PC. With the docking station, I am running an LG 4K monitor, my photo printer, and a flat-bed scanner. When using this setup, it's difficult to remember that I'm not on my tower anymore. This is a wonderful solution and the surface dock runs like a dream.
Decent on gaming, best ultrabook for painting
Never realized that it can handle PC games like Crysis 2 and Forza Motorsport Apex. It's playable, but it suffers to stuttering and slower fps. Games are playable for decent settings on from 30fps to 60fps. Surface Book i7 is not a gaming laptop, but it satisfied my casual gaming needs including Autocad, Photoshop and Sketchbook. This laptop or ultrabook is a nice balance for performance and portability. Cons: 1. I do have a problem on the Fn key, it is very confusing at first. 2. Removing the display from laptop to tablet mode is kinda frustrating that you need to close programs before Surfacebook can allow you to remove the display. If you don't know which "chrome.exe" you should close in a Task Manager, it could take you longer than just pressing a button. In tablet mode, there's no icon for going back to laptop mode. 3. I have problems with the touchpad. Yes, it is really big, but Surfacebook suffer for accidental zooming because it is reading my palm as the second finger. 4. Lack of HDMI port, Surface Dock is really expensive for just HDMI, USB hub and ethernet. Experience: Almost a week of playing Steam and Xbox Live games, 4K videos on Youtube, tested Sketchbook, Photoshop, Autocad "2017?"
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Microsoft is the new apple
Love their products and we have them everywhere, home office and on the road. The only thing lacking is a much bigger screen. I'd really like to see a tablet with a 17" screen. May be those little screens work for young people but us older folks need more surface (pun!) to make fonts bigger and still see everything. So yes Microsoft, well done but there is one more step to take. 17" or actually I dare you to make a 19" tablet PC.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Switched to Surface Book
Had trouble getting time on "my" computer as the kids got older. So decided to get another one. I was at a conference last week and saw someone using Surface Book (SB). I was blown away with the note taking capability. So I researched it and was very impressed with the specs and functionality of the SB. The screen resolution is incredible and looks fantastic. The ability to take off the screen and use as a tablet works great and it is a great tablet on its own. However, the pen use on this laptop is incredible. I have have retired my paper notebook and have gone paperless using One Note. You can write just as good as paper (and erase), it works very well. I ended getting the i7, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB Storage with Performance Base. I have setup the look and feel to be just like my previous computer and have not missed a beat on performance or ease of use. iTunes installed and worked fine so I have all my media to watch. Also, like the facial recognition, no password or fingerprint needed which is great! The fit and finish of this laptop is incredible and equal or better than my previous computer in my opinion. Overall the performance, versatility and functionality of this laptop is fantastic and so far I have been very happy with it.
Performance for Professionals
Luxury styling and functionality. Advanced usability configurable. Did I pay up? Yes. I knew Microsoft would not disappoint. This laptop is smaller in physical dimensions but powerful. I run VM's for development and this thing has not gotten even warm. My old Apple, which I must admit I liked, would run hot and the fans would kick in when I launched VM's. I'm impressed and very happy.
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