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Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch, 2017)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch, 2017)
alaScore 90

104 reviews

Mar, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and price. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and keyboard.

screen, performance, battery, portability, design

price, connectivity

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

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 : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) review

 

The Surface Book 2 is a luxurious Windows 10 2-in-1 laptop, backed with some serious specs. Read our Surface Book 2 review to see if it's worth the price tag.

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 larger Surface Book – one that can handle 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...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Robert Jones (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, 2019

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

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15in review: Expensive hybrid brilliance

 

Microsoft's 15in Surface Book 2 is a mightily expensive laptop hybrid, but is the bigger screen worth the added price?

The fastest laptop hybrid yet ; Impeccable colour-accurate screen ; Long-lasting battery life

Very expensive ; SSD performance isn't the best

The key question is whether the 15in Surface Book 2 is worth the added investment over the 13.5in model. I’m afraid, alas, that the answer to that question has to be no and that’s purely down to the size of the gap in price.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Bruce (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

The Microsoft Surface Book 2, just like the generation, is a laptop possessed of a unique set of capabilities. It’s fast and powerful enough to game on, you can comfortably run any application you care to think of on it and the display is good enough...

Nov, 2017

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

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch, 2017)

  Store     Price
Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5" (Intel Core i7, 8GB...
Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core) with up to 4.20 GHz Max Turbo
$1,169.00 TO SHOP
NEW Microsoft Surface Dock 2
Instantly turn your Surface into a desktop PC with the next-gen ports in new Surface Dock 2.
$165.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM...
13.5 Inch TouchScreen PixelSense Display (3000 x 2000 Resolution)
$939.00 TO SHOP
New Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i5...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 features a 8th generation Intel Dual Core i5 Processor, 256 GB of storage, 16 GB...
$1,359.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 7 Pro 6...
Writes like pen on paper. Surface Pen is a natural writing and drawing tool, with precision ink on one end...
$88.00 TO SHOP
New Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen...
Most powerful Surface laptop yet, with quad-core powered, 10th Gen Intel Core processors. More than 50%...
$1,359.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Features a 7th generation Intel Dual Core i5 Processor, 13.5 Inch Touchscreen...
$779.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 7 Pro 6...
Writes like pen on paper. Surface Pen is a natural writing and drawing tool, with precision ink on one end...
$83.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-Inch 256GB i7 2-In-1...
1.9GHz 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core (Up to 4.2GHz)
$1,820.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Dock (Compatible with Surface Pro...
2x Mini Display Ports, 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
$171.00 TO SHOP

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