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Microsoft Surface Book

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Microsoft Surface Book review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Book
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Microsoft Surface Book

Why is Microsoft Surface Book better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    3000 x 2000pxvs2MP
  • CPU speed
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    2 x 2.4GHzvs4.25GHz
  • RAM
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    16GBvs2.21GB
  • Pixel density
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    267ppivs213.3ppi
  • Screen size
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    13.5"vs9.28"
  • Internal storage
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    1000GBvs51.56GB
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs6.01MP
  • Megapixels (front camera)
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    5MPvs2.58MP

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Book

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 512GB with Perfor...Microsoft Surface Book 512GB with Performance Base (13.5 Inch Touchscreen, 2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM) Version (Renewed)
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$899.99
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch...Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen 512GB i7 32GB RAM with Windows 10 Pro (Wi-Fi, 1.3GHz Quad-Core i7 up to 3.9GHz, Newest Version) SLM-00001
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$2,376.98
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
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$803.21
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
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$689.00
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Screen (2736 X 1824) Tablet PC | Intel Core M3 | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD | 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC | Card Reader | USB 3.0 | Camera | Windows 10 | Platinum
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$605.00
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x...Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x1824) 10-Point Touch Display Tablet PC W/Surface Type Cover & Surface Pen, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
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$803.00
Microsoft Surface Book Amazon(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pe...(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)
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$329.99
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 512GB Intel Core ...Microsoft Surface Book 512GB Intel Core i5-6300U X2 2.4GHz 13.5in, Silver (Renewed)
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$829.00
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Microsoft Surface Pro Black Signature Type Cover- Black
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$907.02
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonNewest Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3 Inch...Newest Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3 Inch Touchscreen Tablet PC Bundle with WOOV Sleeve, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
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$722.97
Microsoft Surface Book aliexpressOriginal BaseQi Aluminum Minidrive with ...Original BaseQi Aluminum Minidrive with 256GB Storage for Microsoft Surface Book I/II 13.5inch
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$123.49

Design

1.weight

1.52kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

22.8mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.height

232.1mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

312.3mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Has a detachable keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book
You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.
6.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

Display

1.resolution

3000 x 2000px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

267ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

13.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Microsoft Surface Book
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
5.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Book
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 2.4GHz (Intel Core i5-6300U)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

1000GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i5-6300U)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
5.semiconductor size
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
6.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i5-6300U)
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Book
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
5.Can create panoramas in-camera
Microsoft Surface Book (Windows 10 Pro)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Book
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Book
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Book
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Book
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Microsoft Surface Book
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
2.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Book (Windows 10 Pro)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
3.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Book (Windows 10 Pro)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
4.The browser has word wrap
Microsoft Surface Book (Windows 10 Pro)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
5.Bluetooth version

4

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.USB version

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Miscellaneous

1.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i5-6300U)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
2.mini DisplayPort outputs

1

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
3.performance per watt
This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Book

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 512GB with Perfor...Microsoft Surface Book 512GB with Performance Base (13.5 Inch Touchscreen, 2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM) Version (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$899.99
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch...Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen 512GB i7 32GB RAM with Windows 10 Pro (Wi-Fi, 1.3GHz Quad-Core i7 up to 3.9GHz, Newest Version) SLM-00001
Amazon logo
$2,376.98
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
Amazon logo
$803.21
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
Amazon logo
$689.00
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Scre...Microsoft Surface Pro 5 12.3” Touch-Screen (2736 X 1824) Tablet PC | Intel Core M3 | 4GB Memory | 128GB SSD | 802.11 A/B/G/N/AC | Card Reader | USB 3.0 | Camera | Windows 10 | Platinum
Amazon logo
$605.00
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x...Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x1824) 10-Point Touch Display Tablet PC W/Surface Type Cover & Surface Pen, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$803.00
Microsoft Surface Book Amazon(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pe...(Renewed) Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)
Amazon logo
$329.99
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 512GB Intel Core ...Microsoft Surface Book 512GB Intel Core i5-6300U X2 2.4GHz 13.5in, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$829.00
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, ...Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Microsoft Surface Pro Black Signature Type Cover- Black
Amazon logo
$907.02
Microsoft Surface Book AmazonNewest Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3 Inch...Newest Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3 Inch Touchscreen Tablet PC Bundle with WOOV Sleeve, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$722.97
Microsoft Surface Book aliexpressOriginal BaseQi Aluminum Minidrive with ...Original BaseQi Aluminum Minidrive with 256GB Storage for Microsoft Surface Book I/II 13.5inch
aliexpress logo
$123.49

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