Microsoft has successfully created the first Windows laptop, and it’s a great portable computer to boot. The new Surface book is the essence of everything we are used to from Apple, interior as well as exterior, but it is through and through Microsoft. Especially the outside architecture is noteworthy due to its sleek lines and the lightweight magnesium sculpted frame.
TheStreet tech blog has tested the laptop and gives it glowing reviews. You can read the full article here. Their testers say that
Performance-wise, we were very impressed with the unit we tested, which sported an Intel i5 processor. Everything worked as described, not to mention, quickly and smoothly. Compared to a similarly-outfitted Surface Pro 3 the new Surface Book handled anything we threw at it without a single complaint.
The Surface Book has tons of features that will please any user like 8 and 5 megapixel cameras in front and back, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two full sized USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, a full sized SD card reader, earphone jack and a special “Surface Connect” port to plug-in even more accessories like the optional, multi-port Surface Dock. It also comes with a the new Surface Pen, Microsoft’s new electronic stylus which now rests magnetically on the outside of computer.
All in all, there is a reason Microsoft said “The Surface Book will smoke the MacBook Pro”. Of the many ground-breaking features Microsoft pulled off with the Surface Book, one of the crowning achievements is that GPU under the keyboard. You can see what a difference it makes in GPU-intensive benchmarks. PC world has compared the two laptops and came to the astounding conclusion that the Surface Book is not just twice as fast as the MacBook pro, which Microsoft said it would be, it’s three times as fast. For the full report read this article.
The last, and very important feature is the price. You do pay a hefty $1500 for both computers on the base version, and both can go up to $3400 with upgrades, but given that the Surface Book outperforms its counterpart in almost all categories ensures that you absolutely get a bang for your buck.