Microsoft Surface Book: The Ultimate Laptop or Not

Finally, Microsoft has decided to develop a laptop that will run its newest Windows OS—the Windows 10. According to Microsoft Surface Book review, the company claims that the new device is the ultimate laptop. The question remains, is it the ultimate laptop.

What is Microsoft Surface Book?

This is the first bold laptop that doubles as a part time tablet and has been developed by Microsoft, the software giant.

Features

Detachable tablet and keyboard

The main feature of the device is that it comes as a laptop that can be detached into a tablet and a keypad. The detachable mechanism is activated via a keypad button that is located on the top right corner. When pressed, a notification appears on screen informing the user that the screen is ready to be detached. If the speakers are audible, you can hear a clicking sound being played when detaching.

13 inch display

According to Microsoft Surface Book review,the tablet like laptop has a detachable 13 inch display that has a resolution of 3,000 by 2,000 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. This helps to ensure that the display is clear especially during browsing, game playing and when watching TV shows and movies. The screen is designed to be both touch-enabled and pen-enabled. It has an 8MP camera on the back.

Intel Processor

The device is fitted with an i5 processor for the base model while the premium model comes fitted with the i7 code named Skylake. The processor is located on the top half of the device. The processor has a GPU that allows the user to play games but if you are looking to play graphics demanding games, you will be greatly disappointed.

Battery

The battery of the device comes in two fold: the one in the tablet upper part and the one in the keypad. When using the keypad and the display together, you can use the device for around 13 hours and when using the tablet or clipboard separately, you will get less than 6 hours of battery life.

RAM

The devices comes fitted with an 8GB RAM which is quite sufficient to run the OS and applications found in the device.

Digital Pen

The pen is useful especially when drawing using apps found in the device. It has an eraser at the end which can be used to erase on the display and activate applications like One Note and Cortana when double clicked.

Dynamic fulcrum hinge

This is the new feature on the device and was introduced in order to support the battery and the processor inside the tablet without tipping over the laptop.

Pros

a. The Surface packs high end features such as a processor, RAM and slim body
b. Genius design with an aluminum body
c. Battery and other components hidden in the keypad therefore making the tablet lighter
d. High resolutions screen. Great for games and watching movies
e. Stylus pen that not only draws but activates apps like Cortana

Cons

a. Too expensive
b. Space left between keypad and display thanks to the Dynamic fulcrum hinge
c. Not made for hardcore gaming