Microsoft Surface Book Review: What’s New In Version 2 ?

Microsoft Surface Book







  • Gorgeous screen
  • Good Battery Life


  • Bit Heavy as compared to others

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is out, and like every-time, JustInReviews is here with its detailed technology review.

  • Design:

A lot has been commented on the Surface Book’s ‘dynamic fulcrum hinge’. It’s one of the primary things you get to see in this gadget. In a few ways, it’s identical to Lenovo’s watch-pivot seen in the Yoga 900, yet its inside-workings are altogether different to relatively every other laptop pivot that has preceded it.

The hinge has got a number of grooves that enable it to twist and bend when the cover is closed, yet when it’s open the various ridges press together to offer support.

From console surface to the palm rests, the whole inside of this workstation is one level surface of metal, put something aside for the vast space dedicated for the glass touchpad. Likewise, the screen cover is made from one continuous slate of magnesium, with its only additional flourishes that happen to be a mirror-finished Windows logo that is centrally positioned and a back facing camera.



Dissimilar to majority of the convertible gadgets, the screen and the base portions share almost a similar thickness and weight. Sans the prior knowledge that the screen can in fact be detached, the Surface Book appears as though a single intact device, owing to the hinge.

  • Screen:

Comprising of 3,000 x 2,000 pixels added to its armory, the Surface Book is placed at a cheerful center ground of being sharper than most of the other workstations (counting each MacBook in the market) minus the troubles that torment 4K screens. One cannot observe the distinction between the pixels, is what is being said.

While majority applications, comprising of the Steam, Origin and launcher would appear smaller on a 4K screen, these windows appear little, however not awkwardly along these lines, on the Surface Book.

The display can likewise be mounted back to its base turned around, that facilitates you folding it down flat or utilize it in a pitched up tent mode. The Surface Book is aware when it’s been invert mounted, as well, so it will remain in the tablet mode.

The capacity to peruse more lines of content and not possess a Lightroom window that is not vertically squished together more than compensates for the thick dark bars that show up while you watch videos. Microsoft is known to base its displays inspired from A4 sized paper, which influences the Clipboard to feel like a natural device for work of art and writing.

– RAM:

8 GB

– CPU:

Dual-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U (3MB cache, up to 3GHz with Turbo Boost)

– Weight:

1.58 kg i.e. 3.48 pounds

– Ports:

SD card reader, mini DisplayPort, mini headphone/mic combo jack, 2 x USB 3.0.

– Graphics:

Intel HD graphics 520; Nvidia GeForce graphics

– Camera:

5MP front-facing Hello face-authentication camera (1080p HD), Windows 8MP rear-facing auto-focus camera (1080p HD)

– Memory:

256 GB

– Connectivity:

802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE

– Screen:

13.5-inch, 3,000 x 2,000 (267 ppi) PixelSense Display

– Dimensions:

(312 x 232 x 13-22.8 mm)12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51-0.90 (W x D x H)

  • Battery power:

Battery life with respect to this device is considered to be both quite good and disappointing at the same time! While Microsoft has claimed 12 hours of continued use and different outlets report getting considerably more output from the machine, the best time reported for the device was 7 hours and 39 minutes. With respect to the Clipboard all alone, the tablet is said to keep going for 4 hours.

However, the uplifting news is that this notebook is known to recharge quite rapidly, going from zero to 100% in less than two hours.

  • Audio:

Unfortunately, the speakers are reported to not make an impression and handy for some easygoing listening. While they keep away from the issue of being tinny, as most workstation speakers are, they are likewise said to not have any depth with lack of bass. In case you’re hoping to settle down for a film or a fast game, you’ll need to connect to a pair of earphones.

  • Price:

The price of Microsoft Surface 2 begins at $1,499 (i.e. approx. Rs. 95,800).

  • What’s good:

– Design that is futuristic

– Good display

– Tablet separation feature

  • What could have been better:

– Battery life not up to the mark

– Major updates awaited

Hope that this Surface Book review was informative and decision inducing for you.

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