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Microsoft Surface Book

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The design and performance also get good feedback. Reviews about the sound and battery are different. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

screen, performance, design, usability, portability

price, reliability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Microsoft Surface Book is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (

Microsoft Surface Book review: Surface changes, but no love for the Surface Book


The Surface Book, while hideously expensive, is still a wonderful Windows 10 machine, but is it worth picking up in 2017?

In my eyes, either the Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15 are better buys at this kind of price range, but if you have the budget and the wanton need for such a lavishly luxurious device, the Surface Book certainly won’t disappoint.

Jul, 2017

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Microsoft calls its Surface Book the 'ultimate laptop'. It's a heady claim, but on paper the specifications are certainly impressive, and the fully detachable screen is an eye-catching feature. We've looked at every inch of the Microsoft Surface Book...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Microsoft Surface Book review: It's expensive, very expensive


Microsoft works its design magic, but while it gets a lot right, the Surface Book is outlandishly expensive

Read Microsoft’s bullish marketing material for the Surface Book, and you’ll recognise a company that has got its confidence back, and for good reason. This is yet another slick, impressive addition to the Surface family.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

Microsoft’s updated Surface Book is a big, powerful brute of a laptop


A year ago, Microsoft set out to prove to the world that a Windows laptop could hang with the best MacBooks from Apple. The Surface Book, with its head-turning design, wild hinge technology, and...

Lots of power ; Great keyboard and trackpad ; Flexible form-factor

Thick and heavy ; Average battery life ; Last year’s processor and graphics card

The Surface Book 2 this isn’t

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Shannon (

Microsoft Surface Book


It's a great laptop for work, it's quick and reliable!

The battery is good but I do have days that by 4pm it's struggling and I don't tend to carry the charger so that can be a worry!

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: richard (

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Good quality materials

Heavier than I expected

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Russell (

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Detachable screen, ease of use, touchscreen works well. Performance is pretty good.

Doesn't seem to keep up with my CAD program as well as I'd hoped but still does reasonably well. Battery doesn't seem to last as long as it says it should but it could be something I'm doing wrong.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Jo (

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Looks beautiful. Reasonably light weight. Fast. Good battery life

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Anthony (

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small screen

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Byron (

Microsoft Surface Book


I use mine mainly for digital art and it performs well with manga studios, sketchbook pro etc. I really like the feel of the pen. battery life is good and the surfacebook is fast. I also love the look and feel of it.

can't really think of any other than it is not cheap

Jun, 2017