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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and battery. The design and screen also get good reviews, but there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and portability. The connectivity and keyboard get negative reviews.

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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 2 15-inch (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2

 

The Surface Book 2 is a feat of design, a top-of-the-line premium convertible 2-in-1 laptop that's fast, long lasting, versatile, and portable. It's even up for gaming.

Premium alloy construction. Elegant convertible design. Sharp high-resolution touch display in new larger size. Discrete Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics. Very long battery life. Multiple configuration options. Xbox wireless controller receiver is integrated.

16GB RAM maximum. Surface Pen is an additional purchase. Adding SSD storage is pricey. Some finicky issues required troubleshooting in our tests.

Bottom Line: The Surface Book 2 is a feat of design, a top-of-the-line premium convertible 2-in-1 laptop that's fast, long lasting, versatile, and portable. It's even up for gaming.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is bigger, better sequel

 

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 adds new CPUs, gamer-ready graphics and a bigger 15-inch screen option.

The new Surface Book 2 adds a long list of worthy upgrades, from new CPUs and gamer-ready graphics cards to a bigger 15-inch version. Battery life and performance are both excellent.

The two-in-one design still feels awkward at times, and for some users, the detachable screen may be superfluous. The most interesting new components are only available in very expensive configurations.

The Surface Book 2 is a satisfying sequel, but like many sequels, it may be trying to broadly serve too many audiences.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-Inch) Review: Second Time's The Charm

 

We finally have the successor. After a troubled launch in late 2015 of the original Surface Book, Microsoft seemed to drag their feet when it came to updating what was one of the most interesting notebooks released in the last couple of years. The...

But it’s not just about the components. Microsoft’s display is arguably the best in any notebook. The magnesium finish is fantastic. The design is interesting, and functional, and the versatility of the detachable display, even if only to flip it...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch)

 

Modern, detachable design; Great stylus; Long battery life; Vivid, bright display; Finally has USB Type-C ; Expensive; No Thunderbolt 3 ; The 15-inch Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the most versatile Windows 10 machine for creative pros, if you're willing...

Expensive; No Thunderbolt 3 ; The 15-inch Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the most versatile Windows 10 machine for creative pros, if you're willing to pay a premium.

The 15-inch Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the most versatile Windows 10 machine for creative pros, if you're willing to pay a premium.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: the most powerful laptop-tablet hybrid in the world

 

The Surface Book is back to rule over the 2-in-1 laptop market with a golden fist

Massively powerful for a 2-in-1 ; Battery life is excellent ; Lightweight despite size and spec ; Screen is superb ; Can play modern AAA games at high settings

Surface Pen is not included ; Drab grey finish ; Speakers are so-so

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) review

 

A bigger Surface Book – but that's not a bad thing

Crazy long battery life ; Massively powerful ; Lightweight yet large tablet ; Excellent cooling

No up-firing base speakers ; Small trackpad ; Very pricey ; No Surface Pen included

As it turns out, one of the best 2-in-1 laptops to date is just a bigger Surface Book – one that can play the latest PC games and last for a helluva long time to boot. Not to mention that this is the best tablet for drawing that we’ve tested yet. We...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) review

 

There's a lot going on with the new Surface Book 2.

The new Surface Book 2 adds a long list of worthy upgrades, from new CPUs and gamer-ready graphics cards to a bigger 15-inch version. Battery life and performance are both excellent.

The two-in-one design still feels awkward at times, and for some users, the detachable screen may be superfluous. The most interesting new components are only available in very expensive configurations.

The Surface Book 2 is a satisfying sequel, but like many sequels, it may be trying to broadly serve too many audiences.

Nov, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15in

 

What a surprise: the most expensive Microsoft Surface is the best one. But do you need to spend over £2,000 on the 15in Surface Book 2? Find out in our full review

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: Mighty, but pricey

 

A great all-round laptop that offers up a unique set of features

Incredibly versatile and powerful ; Good battery life considering the power ; Compact and portable

Pricey ; Base model isn't worth considering

That’s not to say it’s a laptop that will suit everyone, though. Not a bit of it. The £2,000 price for the Nvidia-equipped base model is still an awful lot of cash to pay for any laptop and if you don’t want to game, there are better options than the...

Expert review by : Tim Danton (alphr.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15in review: A larger screen, more power – and a much higher price

 

A versatile and powerful 2-in-1 laptop that also offers all-day battery life – but it needs better support

So to the big question: is the 15in Surface Book 2 worth the high price Microsoft demands? For some people, the answer will be a clear “yes”. If you have good reasons to opt for a 15in screen, want the extra power on offer and love the Surface Book 2’s...

Mar, 2018

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