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Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB
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Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB
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Why is Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB better than the average?

  • RAM
    8GBvs7.63GB
  • Resolution
    3000 x 2000pxvs1697800.27px
  • Pixel density
    267ppivs142.04ppi
  • Weight
    1.65kgvs2.1kg
  • longer battery life
    16hvs7.29h
  • USB 3.0 ports
    2vs1.89
  • Thickness
    22.8mmvs24.34mm
  • Front camera megapixels
    5MPvs1.1MP

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.65kg

Best

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

249.5g

2.thickness

22.8mm

Best

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

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

4.volume

1652.65cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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.height

232.1mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

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 i7 256GB

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

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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.

6.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

Best

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

64GB

2.Uses flash storage
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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.

3.CPU speed

2 x 2.5GHz

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

4.internal storage

256GB

Best

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

4000GB

5.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

6.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 applications.

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 i7 256GB

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

3.Has Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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 i7 256GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.USB ports

2

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

16h

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

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

2.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

3.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

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

4.front camera megapixels

5MP

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

8MP

5.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

6.has an accelerometer
Microsoft Surface Book i7 256GB

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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