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Microsoft Surface Book

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and usability. The design and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability, while views about the sound and battery are different.

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

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Surface Book review: Microsoft's first laptop shoots for the moon

 

The Surface Book is a high-end laptop and part-time tablet, with some hidden gaming chops.

The Microsoft Surface Book packs high-end components, including new Intel processors and optional Nvidia graphics, into a smart, slim body. Some components and most of the battery are hidden in the base, so the tablet half is lighter. The high-res...

Configurations with the optional Nvidia GPU and more storage get very expensive. There are some first-generation quirks, including an awkward gap between the screen and base when closed.

While it's not nearly as refined as the new fourth-gen Surface Pro, Microsoft's Surface Book is a powerful, feature-filled premium hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface Book review: is this the finest high-spec laptop around?

 

With its detachable screen, we ponder if Microsoft can really take the fight to the MacBook Pro

Awesome power ; Completely flexible ; Genuinely innovative hinge

Do you really need the tablet? ; Rather expensive ; The grey attracts marks

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Book review

 

An amazing laptop that does even more as a tablet

Futuristic design ; Unrivaled display ; Seamless tablet separation

Battery life falls well below promises ; Major updates are still in tow

While the Surface Book brings many technological innovations to the laptop space, its greatest strength is that it's just an all-around terrific device.

Dec, 2018

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book review: Surface Book 2 is here, but what's new?

 

The Surface Book, while hideously expensive, is still fantastic, but how much better is the Surface Book 2?

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.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Surface Book i7 vs MacBook Pro

 

Microsoft has announced an updated, more powerful Surface Book, and Apple has (at last) updated the MacBook Pro. But how do these two top-end laptops compare, and which is best? It's Surface Book i7 vs MacBook Pro

It’s too early to come to any firm conclusions since we haven’t yet run our benchmarks on these laptops. But even without confirmed battery runtimes or performance scores, it’s clear that they are two different machines. The Surface Book is much more...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (3dworldmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book review

 

This original Surface Book might have been replaced, but there are some great deals available on it – is it still worth buying?

Great screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Hugely powerful ; Turns into a sketchbook in seconds

Remains expensive ; You probably want a Surface Book 2

Although the MacBook Pro – and Microsoft’s own Surface Book 2 – are formidable opponents, the Surface Book remains hugely powerful and flexible for the creative professional. You do need to want the flexibility of the tablet part to make it worthwhile,...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

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 (which.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book review

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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. It's soon to be surpassed with the Surface Book 2, but in...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.es)

Surface Book: Microsoft se embarca en una misión por construir la mejor 'laptop' del mercado

 

La Surface Book es una 'laptop' de alta gama y tableta de tiempo parcial, con algunas cosillas ocultas para juegos.

La Surface Book de Microsoft viene con componentes de alta gama, incluyendo nuevos procesadores de Intel y gráficos Nvidia opcional, en un cuerpo delgado e inteligente. Algunos de los componentes y la mayor parte de la batería están ocultos en la base,...

Configuraciones con el GPU opcional Nvidia y mayor capacidad de almacenamiento hacen que este equipo se vuelva muy costoso. Hay algunas peculiaridades típicas de un equipo de primera generación, incluyendo un espacio incómodo entre la pantalla y la...

La Surface Book de Microsoft es una híbrida 'premium' poderosa y repleta de funciones que no olvida el hecho de ser una 'laptop' antes que todo, pero no es ni de cerca tan refinada como la cuarta generación de la Surface Pro.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Christof Wallner (giga.de)

Surface Book im Test: Das perfekte Notebook?

 

Nach der Vorstellung des ersten Surface Tablets war es nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis Microsoft ein eigenes Notebook auf den Markt bringt. Wie..

Feb, 2016