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Microsoft Surface Book (2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and energy efficiency. The screen and usability also get good opinions. Views are divided on the portability. There are some critical views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Microsoft Surface Book (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Christopher Picaro (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016): Not an overhaul, but certainly more oomph

 

Microsoft made a new Surface Book. And it looks a lot like last year's model. Microsoft went pretty simple here - upgrading a few things that are important to any user. However, it did add what was created for other devices, such as the Surface Studio,...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) review

 

The Surface Book was Microsoft's first-ever laptop, and now it's back for an encore.

Improved speed, graphics and battery life in a similar, crisp design. Detachable tablet comes included, as does the Surface Pen. Has USB ports and SD card slot.

It's also slightly thicker and heavier than last year's version, and retains the odd gap on the folding hinge. Expensive compared to other options. Doesn't meet minimum specs for VR gaming.

The design remains mostly unchanged, but PC power users will like the extra power and battery life on the updated 2016 version of the Surface Book.

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Juan Martinez, Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book (2016, Intel Core i7)

 

The new Microsoft Surface Book may only be a simple iteration of last year's beloved tablet newcomer, but it packs some powerful upgrades and fantastic battery life, making the good even better. It's just a lot more expensive.

Segment-leading performance. Almost 20 hours of battery life. Discrete GeForce GTX 965M graphics. Same slim, versatile design as the original. Multiple configuration options. Last year's Performance Base is compatible with this year's Surface Book.

Pricey. Angular shape when closed.

Less expensive convertible tablets like the HP Spectre x360 13-w023dx or a speedy ultraportables such as the Dell XPS 13 Touch can get the job done for many users, but without the power and storage of the Surface Book. If you want to stick with the...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016) review

 

The Surface Book was Microsoft's first-ever laptop, and now it's back for an encore.

Improved speed, graphics and battery life in a similar, crisp design. Detachable tablet comes included, as does the Surface Pen. Has USB ports and SD card slot.

It's also slightly thicker and heavier than last year's version, and retains the odd gap on the folding hinge. Expensive compared to other options. Doesn't meet minimum specs for VR gaming.

The design remains mostly unchanged, but PC power users will like the extra power and battery life on the updated 2016 version of the Surface Book.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Microsoft Surface Book (2016, Core i7) Review and Ratings

 

Today's top detachable 2-in-1, Microsoft's updated Surface Book is a stunner, packing improved graphics, a Core i7 CPU, and longer battery life. It's great for getting work done, but you'll need to work a bunch to pay for it: It starts at $2,399.

Stunning screen ; Improves upon epic battery life of original ; Powerful and light as a big-screen tablet

Extremely expensive as configured ; Tablet portion has very short battery life ; Not exactly light at 3.6 pounds ; No USB-C/Thunderbolt ports

With class-leading battery life in laptop mode, a solid magnesium frame, and a keyboard that puts every other convertible (save perhaps the

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Versatile, powerful and fully portable. Great Device

 

Versatile, powerful and fully portable. Great Device

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Battery can fickle

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good

 

I think superb specs but very expensive

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Nov, 2016