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Microsoft Surface Book

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1162 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and usability are overall positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the battery and portability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

design, screen, usability, keyboard

portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Book is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Surface Book

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Book from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Book

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Book from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Microsoft Surface Book

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Microsoft Surface Book from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

33% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Book review

 

Did you know the Surface Book isn’t Microsoft’s latest flagship 2-in-1 laptop? No, that honor goes to the new, and now more affordable, Microsoft Surface Book 2 – now, read our Surface Book 2 review ! When Microsoft launched the...

Futuristic design Unrivaled display Seamless tablet separation

Battery life falls well below promises Major updates are still in tow

While the Surface Book brings many technological innovations to the laptop space, its greatest strength is that it's just an all-around terrific device.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Creative Bloq (3dworldmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book review

 

This original Surface Book might have been replaced, but there are some great deals available on it – is it still worth buying?

Great screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Hugely powerful ; Turns into a sketchbook in seconds

Remains expensive ; You probably want a Surface Book 2

Although the MacBook Pro – and Microsoft’s own Surface Book 2 – are formidable opponents, the Surface Book remains hugely powerful and flexible for the creative professional. You do need to want the flexibility of the tablet part to make it worthwhile,...

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Died young

 

The concept and design of a tablet with a keyboard was great, but it died way too young and Microsoft provided abysmal support. The charging system is also weak - you must plug into AC and you cannot charge a USB device from the computer.

nice design and concept

had many breakdowns for no reason and died after only 17 months

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Sexy and powerful

 

Unbelievably fast and gorgeous design. Pleasure to use for work and personal needs.

Versatile tablet/ pc machine

I will have to think about that...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

If you thought the plague was to be avoided, you haven't owned one of these

 

Initially I loved my SurfaceBook for all the reasons covered in reviews, but after a couple of months it suddenly died, and the whole experience has been hell since.

A great concept, particularly handy for photo editing on the road (due to the stylus)

Cannot be depended on, lacking 'polish' and abysmal after sales support.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Versatile, powerful and fully portable. Great Device

 

Versatile, powerful and fully portable. Great Device

See aabove

Battery can fickle

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good

 

I think superb specs but very expensive

Convertable

Price

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

More trouble with less productivity than imagined

 

Short version, do not get this paper weight. It's a great idea, but not at all implemented.

It turns on, most of the time. . maybe. . .

locks up just about once with every use.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

mediocre product, does not worth the price

 

I am in academia, and I bought Surface Book 8GB/dGPU. The idea was initially quite appealing, especially with a dedicated graphics card. I needed to order multiple times as the items arrived defective, including continuous freezing and crashing issues,...

its looks and the idea behind

customer service and ergonomy

Oct, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Gadget freak that switches devices like socks - CAN'T LIVE W/O my Surface Book

 

I use my Surface Book in place of my work assigned laptop because the dimensions of the screen are so much better (more square vs. rectangular), the screen is extremely crisp and clear and prevents eye strain.

Cutting edge, brilliant screen, fantastic keyboard, extremely fast, versatile, receive compliments all the time

A now fixed minor bug related to display when plugged into monitor would have graphics card crash and restart

Sep, 2016

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