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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5-inch (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 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. People really like the usability and design. The performance and battery also get good reviews, but there are some mixed comments about the keyboard and portability. The connectivity and reliability get less positive 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 13.5-inch (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = 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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7-975)

 

The Falcon Northwest Mach V (Core i7-975) is a high-performance system that's pleasing to look at, easy to live with, and has the power to run all your current 3D games.

Speedy 3D performance. Great build quality. 1,200W power supply. Quiet. Plenty of ports.

Expensive, especially with SSDs and custom paint. Internal expansion room is hard to access. Not the fastest on every single test.

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Jun, 2009

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 : Sean Keach (trustedreviews.com)

Surface Book 2 hands-on

 

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review: We try out Microsoft's latest multimedia laptops

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (t3.com)

Surface Book 2 review: is this wonderful 13.5-inch laptop the best you can get?

 

The screen is astounding; the design is fantastic and it's the best Windows tablet, too

Power and performance ; Versatility ; The best Windows 10 tablet

Surface Pen not included ; Heavier than many ultraportables

Dec, 2017

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