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Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5-inch (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 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 are impressed by the energy efficiency and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Comments about the reliability and battery are mixed, while many are less positive about the connectivity and price.

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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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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13in) review

 

A hybrid heavyweight that's all about getting the job done

Massive power & performance ; Gorgeous screen ; Seriously flexible device for work and play

Majorly expensive ; Overkill for a lot of people

A productivity powerhouse that’s flexible and portable, but the Surface Book 2 carries a hefty price premium

Nov, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review

 

The smaller version of the 2-in-1 laptop is just as good

Very good battery life ; Powerful ; Feels great to use as a tablet ; Fanless design

Very expensive ; Not as powerful as 15-inch model ; No Surface Pen included

Like its larger sibling, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) is an excellent device, and one of the most powerful 2-in-1 devices we've tested. It has a premium design, excellent features and is a great showcase for Windows 10 - though it comes at...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Book 2

 

Microsoft continues to show off what it can do in the hardware game with the impressive Surface Book 2 which has 8th-gen Intel processors and Nvidia graphics. It's now available from a lower price of £1,149.

Apr, 2019

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

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$1,495.00 TO SHOP
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13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display (3000 x 2000) resolution
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$1,965.00 TO SHOP
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$829.00 TO SHOP
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$947.00 TO SHOP
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6th Generation Intel Core i5-6300U Dual-core Processor, Max turbo frequency up to 3.00 GHz. Intel HD...
$649.00 TO SHOP

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