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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB review: specs and price

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than the average?

  • Resolution
    ?

    3240 x 2160pxvs1.85MP
  • RAM
    16GBvs7.78GB
  • Weight
    1.53kgvs2.06kg
  • RAM speed
    ?

    2400MHzvs1735.16MHz
  • Battery life
    ?

    17hvs7.58h
  • Pixel density
    260ppivs144.41ppi
  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs525.07GB
  • Thickness
    23mmvs23.18mm

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core...Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB)
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$1,789.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 HNM-00001 Lapto...Microsoft Surface Book 2 HNM-00001 Laptop (Windows 10, Intel i7-8650U, 13.5" Screen, Storage: 512 GB, RAM: 16 GB) Silver
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$1,869.99
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 15-Inch 256GB i...Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-Inch 256GB i7 2-In-1 Laptop Bundle (16GB RAM, Detachable Touchscreen, Windows 10 Pro) 2017
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$1,835.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB 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
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$1,149.99
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 13.5 Inch 1TB i...Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5 Inch 1TB i7 16GB RAM Bundle (1.9GHz i7 Up to 4.2GHz, 3000 x 2000 Resolution, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050)
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$2,075.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book (512 GB, 16 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Book (512 GB, 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce graphics) (Renewed)
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$829.49
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB Amazon2017 Surface Book 2 15" Bundle (3 items)...2017 Surface Book 2 15" Bundle (3 items): Core i7 16GB 512GB SSD, Surface Pen Platinum and Mini DisplayPort
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$2,009.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book (256 GB, 8 GB RAM...Microsoft Surface Book (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce graphics) (Renewed)
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$589.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft - Surface 13.5" Touchscreen La...Microsoft - Surface 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop :Intel Core m3-7Y30, 4GB Memory,128GB Solid State Drive ,Windows 10 S,Platinum
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$550.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 HNQ-00001 Detac...Microsoft Surface Book 2 HNQ-00001 Detachable 2-IN-1 Business Laptop - 13.5" TouchScreen (3000x2000), 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U, 1TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1050, Windows 10 Pro Creators
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$2,478.85

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

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.thickness
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Best

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

6.9mm

23mm

4.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Has a flip and fold design
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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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.volume
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Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

1980.14cm³

Display

1.resolution
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The resolution indicates the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen, expressed as the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis. Show more

Best

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.3GHz / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD

3840 x 2160px

3240 x 2160px

2.pixel density
?

Best

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

540ppi

260ppi

3.screen size
?

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

Best

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

18.4"

15"

4.has a touch screen
?

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

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.has an LED-backlit display
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Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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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. Show more

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Performance

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

Best

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.3GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

3733MHz

2.CPU speed
?

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

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

3.Uses flash storage
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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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.RAM
?

Best

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

64GB

16GB

5.internal storage
?

Best

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

4000GB

1000GB

6.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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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.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

3.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction. Show more

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
?

Wi-Fi 4 (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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
?

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. Show more

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Features

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

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.has a front camera
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A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
4.number of microphones
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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

5.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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user. Show more

For example

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 13.3" Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Miscellaneous

1.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
3.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

4.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. Show more

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
5.Can create panoramas in-camera
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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 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB (Windows 10 Pro)
6.PCI Express (PCIe) version
?

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.

Best

Lenovo Yoga S940 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core...Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB)
Amazon logo
$1,789.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 HNM-00001 Lapto...Microsoft Surface Book 2 HNM-00001 Laptop (Windows 10, Intel i7-8650U, 13.5" Screen, Storage: 512 GB, RAM: 16 GB) Silver
Amazon logo
$1,869.99
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 15-Inch 256GB i...Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-Inch 256GB i7 2-In-1 Laptop Bundle (16GB RAM, Detachable Touchscreen, Windows 10 Pro) 2017
Amazon logo
$1,835.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB 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
Amazon logo
$1,149.99
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 13.5 Inch 1TB i...Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5 Inch 1TB i7 16GB RAM Bundle (1.9GHz i7 Up to 4.2GHz, 3000 x 2000 Resolution, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050)
Amazon logo
$2,075.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book (512 GB, 16 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Book (512 GB, 16 GB RAM, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce graphics) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$829.49
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB Amazon2017 Surface Book 2 15" Bundle (3 items)...2017 Surface Book 2 15" Bundle (3 items): Core i7 16GB 512GB SSD, Surface Pen Platinum and Mini DisplayPort
Amazon logo
$2,009.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book (256 GB, 8 GB RAM...Microsoft Surface Book (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce graphics) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$589.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft - Surface 13.5" Touchscreen La...Microsoft - Surface 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop :Intel Core m3-7Y30, 4GB Memory,128GB Solid State Drive ,Windows 10 S,Platinum
Amazon logo
$550.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB AmazonMicrosoft Surface Book 2 HNQ-00001 Detac...Microsoft Surface Book 2 HNQ-00001 Detachable 2-IN-1 Business Laptop - 13.5" TouchScreen (3000x2000), 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U, 1TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1050, Windows 10 Pro Creators
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$2,478.85

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