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Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-Inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The battery and usability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the connectivity and portability.

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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 (13.5-Inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch Review

 

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is the most technically impressive laptop we've ever tested.

Great keyboard and touchpad ; Versatile, and light when used as a tablet ; Sharp, high-contrast, pixel-dense touchscreen ; Excellent performance in all areas ; Unparalleled battery life

Display’s color accuracy could be better ; GTX 1060 held back by custom driver ; Extremely expensive

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Surface Book 2 review: Microsoft gets closer to the 'ultimate laptop'

 

The Surface Book 2 is one of the most powerful and well-designed Windows laptops on the market. And thanks to its improved hinge, it doesn't feel any different than a traditional notebook. It's the best MacBook Pro competitor we've seen yet.

Hinge is stronger than before ; Better CPU and graphics ; 15-inch screen can fully compete with the MacBook Pro ; Works well as a tablet

Expensive if you need more storage ; Doesn’t come with Surface Pen

The Surface Book 2 is exactly what we've wanted from a high-end Microsoft laptop. It's powerful, sturdy and its unique hinge doesn't come with any compromises. While there are cheaper Windows laptops out there with similar specs, the Surface Book 2...

Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13-inch review

 

Excellent design and build quality ; Awesome display ; Incredible battery life ; Decent entry-level gaming performance ; Great keyboard and touchpad

Coil whine is excessive and obtrusive ; Expensive compared to traditional convertibles ; No Thunderbolt 3 support

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one

 

The second generation of the Microsoft Surface Book, the Surface Book 2, features vastly more graphics horsepower and battery life than its already-impressive predecessor. But there's a small power problem you should know about.

Top-notch, all-day battery life ; Excellent performance, particularly in graphics ; Stellar display, complete with additional visual modes

Premium notebook, premium price ; Underpowered Dock makes multi-monitor support problematic ; USB-C without Thunderbolt is a mistake

Microsoft’s Surface Book has always reminded me somewhat of an answer to Lenovo’s classic ThinkPad, replacing the classic black bento box with a nearly uniform silver slab. Unlike the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop, there are no color options, and...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: beauty and brawn, but with limits

 

A powerful portable desktop PC

Great keyboard and trackpad ; Powerful machine with Nvidia graphics ; Xbox Wireless support

Display still wobbles when you touch it ; Battery can drain under heavy GPU load ; No Thunderbolt 3 support

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13-inch)

 

Clean, innovative design; USB Type-C port; Brilliant display; Great stylus; Long battery life; ; Expensive; No Thunderbolt 3; Transfer speeds slightly below average ; Microsoft's Surface Book 2 puts the power of discrete graphics into the best...

Expensive; No Thunderbolt 3; Transfer speeds slightly below average ; Microsoft's Surface Book 2 puts the power of discrete graphics into the best detachable 2-in-1 design you can buy, but it doesn't come cheap.

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 puts the power of discrete graphics into the best detachable 2-in-1 design you can buy, but it doesn't come cheap.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Surface Book 2 Review (15-inch): The MacBook Pro eater

 

If you were crafting a recipe for the perfect performance notebook, the Surface Book 2 15-inch wouldn't be a bad place to start. Microsoft's move to "lead by example" in Windows 10 laptops still wows, with its detachable screen and crisp, premium...

Excellent performance ; Beautiful touchscreen display ; Strong battery life ; Microsoft's build-quality is incredible

Not inexpensive, though competitive against Apple ; Only one USB-C port ; No Thunderbolt 3

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Linsangan (appleinsider.com)

Review: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is expensive with mediocre performance

 

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop that can be used as a tablet or a full blown laptop. But, given the performance, is it worth the money?

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (gizmodo.com)

Microsoft’s Giant Surface Book 2 Is Very Powerful, Very Fast, Very Pretentious

 

Typing at work on Microsoft's new 15-inch Surface Book 2, I can't shake the feeling that this thing's not for me. Don't get me wrong, it's a powerful laptop, it's beautiful, and the workspace its giant screen affords made me completely forget I wasn't...

Great performance, beautiful display

Great performance, beautiful display

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Peter Bright (arstechnica.com)

Surface Book 2 review: Monster performance, but lightning hasn’t struck twice

 

To be frank, a system this expensive (~$2,500) needs to be more forward-looking.

The form factor is still exciting. ; It's hard to believe that the tablet is as thin and light as it is. ; Great performance, great battery life. ; Microsoft continues to nail the basics: keyboard, touchpad, screen are all very pleasant.

A system this powerful should be able to drive external 4K screens without issue. ; The underpowered charger is a very peculiar decision and will catch people out. ; The array of ports and connectors is limiting...

Nov, 2017

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-Inch, 2017)

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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
$1,275.00 TO SHOP
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13.5 Inch TouchScreen PixelSense Display (3000 x 2000 Resolution)
$1,069.00 TO SHOP
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1.9GHz 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core (Up to 4.2GHz)
$1,899.00 TO SHOP
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$1,150.00 TO SHOP
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1.9GHz (Up To 4.2GHz) Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU (2GB GDDR5)
$1,850.00 TO SHOP
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$2,189.00 TO SHOP
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 Features a 7th generation Intel Dual Core i5 Processor, 256 GB of storage, 8 GB...
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