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The Microsoft Surface Book packs high-end elements, together with new Intel processors and optional Nvidia graphics, into a sensible, slim body. Some elements and most of the battery square measure hidden within the base, that the tablet is lighter. The high-res screen appearance nice, and therefore the enclosed stylus pen is superb.

The Surface Book is built in with a 13.5 inch Pixel Sense display with a “dynamic fulcrum hinge” that has a smart, solid feel to the machine. Microsoft points out that the screen has the best PPI of any comparable machine.

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With options and specs that are therefore the same as the Surface pro 4 in numerous ways in which. The Surface Book, once closed, goes from 13mm thick within the front to 22mm thick within the rear, and weighs between 1.4kg for the non-GPU version to 1.6kg for the configuration with the Nvidia GPU.

The keyboard itself has an equivalent acquainted wide spaced keys as nearly each different current laptop computer, moreover because the freshly redesigned keyboard protect the Surface pro 4. The big touchpad includes a glass prime and a friction-free matte surface. You’ll be able to additionally value more highly to leave the keyboard and touchpad behind entirely and detach the screen to be used as a standalone tablet.

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The resolution of the Surface Book screen is 3,000×2, 000 pixels, whereas the 12.3-inch Surface pro is 2,736×1, 824. Otherwise, the 2 screens are terribly similar, and each look nice even from aspect angles. The upper resolution makes certain you will not see individual pixels, even once reading plain black text on a white background.

There are 2 USB 3.0 ports, mini-DisplayPort for video, an SD card slot, and an audio jack. Aside from the audio jack, all the ports are on the keyboard base, so that they do not go along with you once the screen is detached. The Surface pro 4 includes a similar assortment, however drops one in every of the USB ports and swaps the large SD card slot for a microSD one.

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Both of the 2 Surface families supply Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and therefore the same 8GB of RAM. The Core i5 is that the customary thought start line, and quite quick enough for net browsing, media streaming, and workplace productivity and different common tasks. Photoshop and different graphics-intensive apps, like drawing and sketching programs, additionally bestowed no downside.

The Surface Book starts at $1,499. Head over to the net Microsoft Store to shop for it.

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  • G Sumner

    “Some elements and most of the battery square measure hidden within the base, that the tablet is lighter.”
    This is a sentence from a Harvard grad?
    And how about this gem? ” The keyboard itself has an equivalent acquainted wide spaced keys as nearly each different current laptop computer, moreover because the freshly redesigned keyboard protect the Surface pro 4.”
    Harvard……..really?

    • Andrew Green

      article written by someone with a sub 100 iq?