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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than the average?

  • RAM
    16GBvs7.63GB
  • Resolution
    3000 x 2000pxvs1697800.27px
  • Pixel density
    267ppivs142.04ppi
  • Weight
    1.53kgvs2.1kg
  • RAM speed
    2400MHzvs1703.15MHz
  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs530.85GB
  • longer battery life
    17hvs7.29h
  • CPU speed
    4 x 1.9GHzvs5.91GHz

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.53kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

23mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.Weather sealed
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

5.volume

1664.83cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

Display

1.resolution

3000 x 2000px

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density

267ppi

Best

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

540ppi

3.screen size

13.5"

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"

4.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.RAM

16GB

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

64GB

2.RAM speed

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

4.CPU speed

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

1000GB

Best

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

4000GB

6.CPU threads

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

12

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

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

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

2.Has USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

3.Has Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has WiFi
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.USB ports

4

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

Best

Asus ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 16GB RAM / 256GB SSD + 1TB SSHD

5

6.Bluetooth version

4

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

Battery

1. longer battery life

17h

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

Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

2.Has a stylus
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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.

3.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

4.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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

5.has GPS
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.number of microphones

2

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

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

Miscellaneous

1.clock multiplier

19 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

The clock multiplier controls the speed of the CPU.

Best

Toshiba Portege R930 13.3" Intel Core i7-3520 2.6GHz / 8GB / 640GB

29

2.can be used as a WiFi hot spot
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.

3.has a search browser
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.

4.has a child lock
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

5.Copy and paste features in web browser
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Has customizable notifications
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

You can easily manage notifications by adjusting your preferences, and you can also turn them off completely for specific apps.

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