It’s the first laptop built from Microsoft and it’s the most beautiful computing device you will ever own. At first glance when you look at the laptop, you can tell the company is building this Windows 10 PC to take on Apple’s MacBook Pro. The performance of the Surface Book is unmatched by any other device in its class. It’s twice as fast as the MacBook Pro, it’s configurable to up to a 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to 1TB of storage, and you can get with an optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics. The design of this 13.5-inch PixelSense display laptop is very sleek, as it shares a lot of characteristics found in the new Surface Pro 4 and previous Surface Pro 3 with a magnesium body, and unique vents to keep the system cool. Even more interesting the Surface Book also converts into a tablet (clipboard), thanks to the “muscle wire lock” mechanism invented by Microsoft that releases the display from its base when an electrical charge is applied. Similar to the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro the Surface Book features a unique hinge design, which the company calls “dynamic fulcrum hinge”, which basically means that the hinge will look like it flexes as you open and close the screen. You also will notice that there is a gap between the screen and the base, according to Microsoft, the design was built in purpose to offer the perfect balances for “lapability”.

Surface Book

Now let’s get a closer look at the technical specifications of the Surface Book, as this laptop is the ultimate powerhouse that will deliver amazing performance. Microsoft is aiming Surface Book for gamers, engineers, professionals, and those individuals with big performance demands. Using the Surface Dock users can connect up to two external 4K monitors, while still powering the Surface Book 3000 x 2000 pixel display. The software giant designed the tablet to have a 13.5-inch display because it offers the same size of an A4 paper with a 3:2 aspect ratio, and it’s also the size of a clipboard. So, when you remove the 7.7mm thin display from the keyboard base, you get a clipboard.

Here’s another thing to keep in mind, when you detach the tablet part of the laptop, the battery life will dramatically decrease as the majority of the battery is located in the base. In theory, you will probably get up to 3 to 4 hours of battery life on tablet mode with the Intel 520 graphics chip, but when you dock the tablet to the base for a full laptop experience, you will get the claimed 12 hours of battery using the discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Now, let’s talk about pricing, because this could be a little confusing for some people at first. The Surface Book starts at $1,499 for the base model with the Core i5 processor, but you have to notice that the entry model doesn’t include the discrete NVIDIA graphics — only the Intel 520 graphics chip located inside of the tablet. If you’re looking to get the NVIDIA graphics with the Surface Book, you will need to spend $1,899 for the entry model, which includes a Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Of courses you can always max out your credit card to get the Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage for $2,699. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.