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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB better than the average?

  • Resolution
    3000 x 2000pxvs1.83MP
  • RAM
    8GBvs7.7GB
  • Pixel density
    267ppivs143.6ppi
  • RAM speed
    ?

    2133MHzvs1732.37MHz
  • Weight
    1.53kgvs2.08kg
  • Battery life
    ?

    17hvs7.5h
  • Thickness
    23mmvs23.31mm
  • USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    2vs1.95

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

1.53kg

2.Has a backlit keyboard
?

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
3.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

23mm

4.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

1664.83cm³

5.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
6.Has a detachable keyboard
?

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.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

3840 x 2160px

3000 x 2000px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

267ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

13.5"

4.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

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.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
6.has an LED-backlit display
?

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB

Performance

1.RAM speed
?

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD

3733MHz

2133MHz (Intel Core i5-7300U)

2.Uses flash storage
?

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
3.RAM
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

64GB

8GB

4.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

2 x 2.6GHz (Intel Core i5-7300U)

5.Supports 64-bit
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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.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
6.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

256GB

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports
?

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

2

2.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
3.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
5.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

4

6.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkBook 14s 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

5.2

4

Battery

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Lenovo Yoga C630 13.3" Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

25h

17h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

4

2

4.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 13.3" Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
6.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB

Miscellaneous

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
2.clock multiplier
?

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 14” AMD A9-9425 3.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

31

26 (Intel Core i5-7300U)

3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
4.Can create panoramas in-camera
?

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
5.has a CMOS sensor
?

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i5-7300U / 8GB / 256GB
6.L1 cache
?

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

512KB

64KB (Intel Core i5-7300U)

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