1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I'm very seriously considering getting a 13" Surface Book 2 to replace my Surface Pro 4, however I use my Pro4 extensively as a tablet and would like to be able to use the Book 2 comfortably in tablet mode.

    Weight is an obvious issue when it comes to larger tablets and I don't want to be hulking around a heavy 13" tablet. The Pro4 is already on the heavier side when compared to an iPad Pro.

    Does anyone know what the weight of the 13" Surface Book 2 screen/tablet is?
    04-04-2018 06:14 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    According to Microsoft's website, the 13" Surface Book 2 is heavier since it "starts at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard".

    I don't know the base of your Surface Pro 4 but that weighs either 1.69 lbs (766 g) for the m3 model or 1.73 lbs (786 g) for the i5 & i7 models.
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    04-04-2018 09:11 AM
  3. Al Sacco's Avatar
    Surface Pro is definitely lighter than Book 2.
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    04-10-2018 07:23 AM
  4. jnjroach's Avatar
    If you are referring to just the clipboard portion - then yes the SB2 detached tablet is lighter than the SP4 and SP 2017, I have the 15" and use just the clipboard in meetings. I get 2.5-4 hours of battery life though so be aware of that. My battery is impacted during the workday because of Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Without running those two apps I get 4-6 hours, but I need both to work :)
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    04-10-2018 08:56 AM
  5. Jcmg62's Avatar
    If you are referring to just the clipboard portion - then yes the SB2 detached tablet is lighter than the SP4 and SP 2017, I have the 15" and use just the clipboard in meetings. I get 2.5-4 hours of battery life though so be aware of that. My battery is impacted during the workday because of Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Without running those two apps I get 4-6 hours, but I need both to work :)
    Thanks :) that's what I was looking for. I should have made myself clearer with my first post. I was really keen to find out which device was lighter to use as a tablet.

    As it turns out my 13" book 2 arrived last Friday. It's only the corei5 with 8GB ram but OMG what a demon of a device. I absolutely love this machine.

    For sure, the battery life when it's detached from the base isn't great...about 3 hours of Netflix will take it below 10%, but who cares. Link it back up to the base in that backward foldable-tablet mode and you add another 5-6 hours of life to it.

    Yeah, I'm in love man :)
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    04-11-2018 05:25 AM
  6. Jcmg62's Avatar
    Surface Pro is definitely lighter than Book 2.
    Thanks Al, sorry I should have clarified my original query. I meant to ask which was lighter just as a tablet i.e the surface book without the base or the surface pro without the keyboard.

    Sorry for the confusion :P
    04-11-2018 05:29 AM
  7. ochhanz's Avatar
    Have fun with it. :-) I hope Oems will also create more of these big detachable 2-1's, the weight is already incredible low for a 13 / 15 inch device so much potential here.
    04-16-2018 07:55 AM

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