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Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB) - 15"

Style:15"  |  Capacity:Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Get powerhouse performance and amazing graphics with the new Surface Book 2, a robust lap...

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(11 reviews)
Keyboard

(28 reviews)
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(25 reviews)
Machine

(34 reviews)
Device

(26 reviews)
Thing

(24 reviews)
Product

(30 reviews)
Computer

(37 reviews)
Heat

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Technology

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(12 reviews)
Battery issue

(8 reviews)
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Reviews around battery life (5.00 of 5)

  • The battery life is exceptional, the screen is beautiful, and it has always been fast enough & powerful enough for everything I use it for
  • Besides that, the SB2 had great promise as it has decent performance and great battery life (requires keyboard as I discovered there are batteries in the keyboard as well as the pad).Overall 1 star, I wouldn't recommend purchasing this as it doesn't last and you will get nowhere fast with Microsoft's customer service and worthless warranty.
  • Awesome device, super long battery life, really fast, and the nvidia 1060 in the 15in model far exceeded my expectations.
  • really love the way this works, ready to use out of the box, great product, 8hr battery life
  • Battery life is great, but I also expect the worst from all portable devices.
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Reviews around book (5.00 of 5)

  • As an avid Mac user of 20 years, I am as surprised by anyone as to how much I like the Surface Book 2
  • I so wanted to like the Surface book, but the week with this device has been miserable.
  • I don’t have a hard time recommending the Surface Book 2
  • although I do own a 13' MacBook pro, I love my Surface Book 2 so much more
  • I can highly recommend the Microsoft Surface Book 2 without any reservations.
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Reviews around build (4.51 of 5)

  • This is a well-built device that feels like a premium product should.
  • It feels well built and it comes in a beautiful package, which is just to show the attention to details that was put in making this product
  • If you don’t mind having multiple devices, I would say you should get devices that are less expensive and more purpose built
  • Really well built, integrates well with peripherals, doesn't have stupid, useless, hackable touchbar.
  • It's powerful and beautiful, and feels very well built.
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Reviews around feature (4.47 of 5)

  • The webpage for this product is full of reviews extolling its advanced features.
  • Another annoying "feature" is that it doesn't boot up any more using just the power button on the tablet part.
  • It is small, light, lightening fast and has a lot of great features.
  • Pretty amazing machine I have to admit... fast, sleek, great features, worth the price in my opinion.
  • Pretty amazing machine I have to admit... fast, sleek, great features, worth the price in my opinion.
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Reviews around keyboard (4.36 of 5)

  • The keyboard is a little better than the first gen but its not the perfect keyboaard
  • Perfect battery life (15 hours~) and great keyboard and mousepad
  • The keyboard was nice and responsive as well as the touchscreen.
  • I really liked the look and feel and weight of the macbook, but I hated the keyboard, and the screen size is a tad too small for extended biz trips
  • Some minor shortcomings: Charger may be under powered, the SD card slot is short, card sticks out & could be damaged & the keyboard feels cramped, no dedicated video out, also Surface team needs to adopt Thunderbolt, USB-C is so yesterday on an otherwise VERY today device
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Reviews around tablet (3.86 of 5)

  • I couldn't turn it back on once the computer failed to recognize its own keyboard, would not detach the tablet, and failed to charge
  • Sits on your lap easily unlike the Surface and has the best of both worlds with the detachable tablet
  • This is both an outstanding laptop and an outstanding tablet
  • I now have a very expensive, thick and heavy tablet, rendering the SB useless for what I bought it for
  • I am traveling a lot, and for work I need a good performing tablet, and also a laptop for everything else
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Reviews around machine (3.83 of 5)

  • I personally don’t care about aesthetics as much, but this is a beautiful machine
  • I'm really starting to believe I have a faulty machine and will contact Microsoft to inquire about repairs (which I'd gladly do myself if Microsoft didn't make this in a way that's only safe for them to work on) or possibly a replacement device.
  • This machine is impressive, its very responsive and fast for my daily tasks
  • Beautiful machine but wonky like many of Microsoft’s products
  • Coming from a Surface Pro 3, I love this versatile machine.
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Reviews around device (3.63 of 5)

  • This is a well-built device that feels like a premium product should.
  • I've had no issues thus far and this device performs like a champion
  • Here's why I blame the device - it's only on this device that I get the error, specifically if I try to use the feature of teaching Cortana how I speak.
  • you are engaged in a program the device deems too intense for the tablet, but there is now way of telling what that may be
  • The other downside is that the device is on the heavier side - it's comparable to a laptop but a lot heavier than an iPad so if you are using for travel just beware.
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Reviews around thing (3.61 of 5)

  • This thing gets really freeken hot and placing on a couch or
  • At first, things were solid, no problems, fast and powerful
  • (I usually have 2 or 3 Adobe apps open at the same time & work with fairly large files)—the thing brings some significant scaling issues if you intend to use it with an external monitor
  • My previous laptop (MST Ghost Pro GS60) is still great, but from day 1 I always felt like things were a little slower than they should be, and upgrading to Windows 10 give it audio driver issues that force me to restart occasionally
  • There has been a time already where I had to hard reboot my computer and a couple of times where windows was doing windows things, but the most important thing for me is
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Reviews around product (3.53 of 5)

  • I am ashamed of this American company 'Microsoft' putting out a terrible product that supports this laptop
  • The product itself is fantastic, but I have to give a poor rating because I ordered a core i7 and received a core i5 and this was done in a misleading way
  • A cheaper product like a Surface Pro 3 or 4 would probably due if you don't need the same power.
  • Overall a very well made 2 in 1 laptop with a lot to give, i highly recommend this product.
  • really love the way this works, ready to use out of the box, great product, 8hr battery life
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Reviews around computer (3.01 of 5)

  • As a creative, however, I need and prefer fast computers and I am very happy with the Surface in that department.— The camera
  • I purchased this to upgrade from a Yoga Pro 2, which was a really great computer for me
  • Maybe that's not an issue for some, but I don't like knowing that my expensive computer can't sustain itself and is slowly taxing its non-replaceable batteries even while plugged
  • The removable full size keyboard allows for this computer to be convenient like a tablet.
  • I would be lying if I said I didn't love the computer mostly
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Reviews around heat (2.18 of 5)

  • The over heat on the system was ridiculous so much that I was concerned about it being a fire hazard
  • I will try to evaluate the Microsoft Surface Book 2 from the perspective of someone who has other devices already, as well as from the perspective of someone who wants one unit to do it all
  • Not bad!Heat generation and fan noise were surprisingly light while playing both Arkham Knight and Forza
  • no heat issues
  • I took my time to write this review, so that I spend enough time to use it thoroughly, as well as get feedback from my wife and my elementary school daughter

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Reviews around technology (2.05 of 5)

  • All in all, I think the device is great and the technology is great.
  • Lastly, I purchased a cheap USB-C to HDMI adapter for my external monitor and it has worked fine also.
  • And I'd forgotten to buy the USB-C adapter, as well, so had to go running around to find the proper adapter for my monitor (HDMI to USB-C)
  • She never likes technology and I've never seen her rave about anything except her
  • I bought it is about its support to the Intel thunderbolt, unfortunately this device doesn't support this technology but in the same time it's not a big

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Reviews around hardware issue (1.95 of 5)

  • Data transfers from local storage to SD or any USB 3.0 storage device won't surpass 10MB/s
  • They made sure it was fully updated (it was, it's set to update automatically) and gave me three options: get a blank-slate, brand new device; let them attempt to fix mine; let them image my device and transfer the data to a new device (assuming it was a hardware issue and not a software issue).
  • I took my time to write this review, so that I spend enough time to use it thoroughly, as well as get feedback from my wife and my elementary school daughter
  • Unless its related to a hardware issue in power draw when connecting and disconnecting the tablet from the keyboard.
  • I will try to evaluate the Microsoft Surface Book 2 from the perspective of someone who has other devices already, as well as from the perspective of someone who wants one unit to do it all
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Reviews around battery issue (1.69 of 5)

  • Get one of the dozen other touchscreen laptops on the market for a third of the cost and without the battery issues and poor design.
  • Data transfers from local storage to SD or any USB 3.0 storage device won't surpass 10MB/s
  • The updated drivers are suppose to fix some battery issues and some screen detachment issues, and "increase stability"
  • On top of that, the Surface Book 2 has battery issues: Even when plugged it at lowest power settings, your computer will slowly deplete its battery while doing anything moderately intensive (e.g. gaming)
  • I will try to evaluate the Microsoft Surface Book 2 from the perspective of someone who has other devices already, as well as from the perspective of someone who wants one unit to do it all
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Reviews around drive (1.47 of 5)

  • further, the hard drive is much larger, which was needed.
  • GB RAM with 256GB Solid State Drive
  • My primary gripe is the fact that you can't upgrade the hard drive storage or RAM
  • and I have to have an external hard drive in order to actually store anything
  • I upgraded the hard drive and the ram and as an FYI it is still running mostly great to this day
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More about Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB) - 15"

  • Style:15"  |  Capacity:Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Get powerhouse performance and amazing graphics with the new Surface Book 2, a robust laptop, tablet, and portable studio in one with up to 17 hours of battery life and 2 times more power than before
  • Now available with a stunning 13.5" or 15" PixelSense display, designed for pen and touch.