12-28-2017 05:58 PM
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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Considering that the Surface Book 2 now has a USB-C port, will you be upgrading?

    If so, please share why? If not, why not?
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    10-17-2017 09:29 AM
  2. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Yes it has all the new technology the USB-C isn't a big thing for me. I prefer the 15".
    libra89 likes this.
    10-17-2017 11:35 AM
  3. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    I'm tempted. Loving my current SB (i7, dGPU, non performance base) but want bit more graphics power, screen size, and tablet battery. This one seems to improve everything i wanted. I like the hinge, and they improved that too. Looks like pen is no longer included.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-17-2017 02:54 PM
  4. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    I bet there will be a flood of used SB and SB-perf base on the used marked for a much more economical prices once the SB2 hits the streets. The performance increase is SO huge.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-19-2017 12:12 PM
  5. Husky44's Avatar
    No. My SB Performance Base still is more computer than I need--and works fantastic. I'm running this one into the ground!
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    10-20-2017 09:34 PM
  6. erzhik's Avatar
    No, my original Book is still running perfectly fine. Couldn't care less about type-c and no need for extra power as I don't game anymore and don't do anything except for browsing. Still love my original Book.
    10-25-2017 09:59 AM
  7. MatsuDano's Avatar
    My OG SB i1/8GB/dGPU works well enough for me, but I'd LOVE the performance bump of a 1050 as opposed to the hamstrung ~940 or so.

    Has it been confirmed or denied that the new base would work with OG SBs? If that's the case I might be able to talk my dad into getting one then switching the bases on him
    10-25-2017 10:40 AM
  8. missionsparta's Avatar
    My OG SB i1/8GB/dGPU works well enough for me, but I'd LOVE the performance bump of a 1050 as opposed to the hamstrung ~940 or so.

    Has it been confirmed or denied that the new base would work with OG SBs? If that's the case I might be able to talk my dad into getting one then switching the bases on him
    They are completely different physical sizes. Have no idea how that would possibly work.
    10-25-2017 11:02 AM
  9. wynand32's Avatar
    I seem to remember reading that the SB2 base is definitely NOT compatible with the OG SBs. I'd think that the changes to the locking mechanism alone would likely render them incompatible.
    10-25-2017 11:50 AM
  10. DCW1000's Avatar
    The USB-C port by itself wouldn't drive my decision one way or the other. What is of interest here is the enormous power of the top end 15-inch model. It seems to me that the larger Book 2 fills the void between the original Book (or Book with power base) and the Studio. The 15-inch book is not too large to take out in the world and set up as an artist's canvas at a low angle; the Studio can't be used easily as anything other than a fixed-position device. The smaller Book doesn't have a large enough screen for expansive artistic efforts, and the Surface Laptop won't bend in any way that lets it be used creatively in a tablet/clipboard configuration.

    I won't upgrade from my PB Book to the 15-inch Book 2, but I may add a Book 2 to the stable just because it fills a void that no other Surface device touches.
    10-25-2017 12:00 PM
  11. Rse1's Avatar
    No, no tb3
    10-25-2017 12:02 PM
  12. the_craze's Avatar
    Got the original Surface Book in Jan (i7/256/dGPU) and still love it. Editing graphics, sketching, coding, and watching movies is still fast as hell. Plus the price was the lowest I've ever seen for an i7 from launch to now. It's always nice to have more but no need to spend an extra $2K - $3K when what I have is still great
    10-25-2017 12:45 PM
  13. MatsuDano's Avatar
    The 13.5” SB2 looks to be identical in dimensions, but as someone else said it looks like the locking mechanisms aren’t compatible.
    10-25-2017 12:49 PM
  14. Jason Green9's Avatar
    Absolutely NOT. I spent $2500 on the first one that is RIFE with issues thanks to Microsoft's own updates. My keyboard randomly shuts off and won't respond, my driver's keep getting "misplaced", even when I globally set the dgpu to handle a program, when I launch said program it STILL uses the CPU graphical unit and heats my CPU up to 90C , my settings don't get saved from boot to boot, entire programs disappear every time I reboot and constantly have to reinstall them. Oh and I've spent tens of hours on the phone with support. They have tried every "fix" and offered to send me some crappy refurbished model a hundred times. Their creator updates screwed up my hardware and refuse to take responsibility for it. Their main purpose is to keep you in the refurbished loop getting crappy unit after crappy unit until your warranty is up, then it's "looks like it's time to buy another brand new laptop". No thanks. This one didn't even last 4 years. I will NEVER buy another Surface laptop.
    10-25-2017 01:05 PM
  15. garak0410's Avatar
    Considering that the Surface Book 2 now has a USB-C port, will you be upgrading?

    If so, please share why? If not, why not?
    Cost for one. My work provided mine but I just can ask for another one so soon since this one is working, but still has "hot bag" and "wake up to dead battery" sleep problems. I'd love for that to be gone.
    10-25-2017 02:37 PM
  16. wynand32's Avatar
    ...this one is working, but still has "hot bag" and "wake up to dead battery" sleep problems. I'd love for that to be gone.
    Seriously, Microsoft has to have that worked out by now, don't they? No Skylake issues they can point any fingers at...
    10-25-2017 03:02 PM
  17. Artdesignandphoto's Avatar
    Considering that the Surface Book 2 now has a USB-C port, will you be upgrading?

    If so, please share why? If not, why not?
    The book 2 still has a ram restriction of 16gb. Which for everyday Office use is more than enough. But the surface book 2 is not aimed at office users, it's being market to artist/designers who most use Adobe software. Adobe is ram hungry and to run Photoshop or illustrator with no hang ups you need 32gb. This is an issue pro designers are having with the Mac book pro now. The GPU is optional. No one currently even uses all 6gbs of v ram. For 4k you just need 4 unless you are working on 8k which you wouldn't be using a surface book anyways. Till there's a 32gb option, I'll make due with what I currently have.
    10-25-2017 03:13 PM
  18. wynand32's Avatar
    The book 2 still has a ram restriction of 16gb. Which for everyday Office use is more than enough. But the surface book 2 is not aimed at office users, it's being market to artist/designers who most use Adobe software. Adobe is ram hungry and to run Photoshop or illustrator with no hang ups you need 32gb. This is an issue pro designers are having with the Mac book pro now. The GPU is optional. No one currently even uses all 6gbs of v ram. For 4k you just need 4 unless you are working on 8k which you wouldn't be using a surface book anyways. Till there's a 32gb option, I'll make due with what I currently have.
    That's a good point. For those people, the Dell XPS 15 is probably a better option (or a better apples-to-apples comparison, no pun intended) if you want to go Windows.
    10-25-2017 03:25 PM
  19. garak0410's Avatar
    Seriously, Microsoft has to have that worked out by now, don't they? No Skylake issues they can point any fingers at...
    It may be in the hinge...it seems like if I close my lid and let it sleep when on a tabletop, it won't happen, especially once it has gone into "connected standby." If I close it and and before it is in standby, I move it or put in bag, it wakes up and runs until the battery dies.
    10-25-2017 03:35 PM
  20. Wendy Hamilton1's Avatar
    Looked and read an article yesterday on the new Surface. No price attached, but thought that is what I would like 15", after reading price today I guess I won't be getting one. Oh well in my next life maybe.
    10-25-2017 05:48 PM
  21. Terry Tigner's Avatar
    Considering that the Surface Book 2 now has a USB-C port, will you be upgrading?

    If so, please share why? If not, why not?
    100% all in!

    I’ve owned a number of Surface devices and they just keep getting better and better: SP2, SP3, Surface, SP4 i7/512, SB i5/256. I got the original SB i7/512 in Nov 2015, but returned it to let them sort thru the Skylake bugs for a while. Then picked up the i5/256 as a SP4 backup last Black Friday and it has been a delight. I’ve also purchased the Huawei MateBook and the little Asus T102 10” - all at my local MS Store. I’ve tried to use the Dell XPS machines but I don’t like the fact that they have no pen and are not convertibles and the 16 x 9 screens are just too short and wide to be very useful for me. So glad MS is leading the way with 3:2 screens! The Surface line are my favorite computers above all else.

    I’m working with my MS store manager to show up early on Nov 9th to order the 15” Surface Book with the GTX 1060 and the i7 16/1TB. It will be a joy to use this thing - both as a laptop and as the clipboard 15” 3:2 tablet!

    Can’t wait!!
    10-25-2017 07:26 PM
  22. hellohogo's Avatar
    Davinci Resolve is the opposite. No one uses 16gb of RAM on it, but that gtx 1060 and all 6gb of vram
    Easily get used after a few high taxing nodes are added. I’m buying the new to- end model, and I’ve had both generations of surface book so far.
    10-26-2017 01:55 AM
  23. hellohogo's Avatar
    Davinci Resolve is the opposite. No one uses 16gb of RAM on it, but that gtx 1060 and all 6gb of vram
    Easily get used after a few high taxing nodes are added. I’m buying the new to- end model, and I’ve had both generations of surface book so far.
    10-26-2017 01:55 AM
  24. Chris Vizzini's Avatar
    Considering that the Surface Book 2 now has a USB-C port, will you be upgrading?

    If so, please share why? If not, why not?
    No, waaaaay too expensive. The pricing is ridiculous!
    10-26-2017 05:26 PM
  25. Andrea Mangano's Avatar
    Someone can help me?
    I can't reply, I get the message Spam Threshold Exceeded.
    Why?
    10-26-2017 06:04 PM
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