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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Now that the Surface Book 2 comes in two sizes, 13" and 15", which size do you prefer?

    Personally, I like the 13". It would be easier for me to carry around.
    10-17-2017 10:33 AM
  2. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    I prefer the 15"
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    10-17-2017 12:30 PM
  3. Dush Ku's Avatar
    13.5 screen has been nice. 15 seems a little too large. would have to buy a different case as well
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    10-18-2017 03:08 PM
  4. BrianEmbry's Avatar
    I really like the 15"!!!
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    10-18-2017 10:33 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I prefer the 15, I already own smaller more portable devices including a Surface Pro 3. I've been wanting a more powerful 15, possibly even 17 inch device for photo editing and gaming when at a friends place.

    15 inch screen I can doodle and take notes on sounds great to me.
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    10-19-2017 12:23 AM
  6. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    It's a trick question. I like the GTX 1060 and a 13" screen. :)
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    10-19-2017 01:11 PM
  7. FXi2's Avatar
    15 for me but for travelers with a lot of gear I can easily understand someone going 13.5
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    10-22-2017 10:23 AM
  8. Eric Martin4's Avatar
    It's a trick question. I like the GTX 1060 and a 13" screen. :)
    Agreed... But given the current choices, 15" for me. I think the larger screen size will have it's advantages as well.
    10-27-2017 09:19 AM
  9. sumton's Avatar
    Now that the Surface Book 2 comes in two sizes, 13" and 15", which size do you prefer?

    Personally, I like the 13". It would be easier for me to carry around.
    For a laptop 15inch but as a tablet "screen only" 13
    10-27-2017 09:27 AM
  10. Scott McBurney's Avatar
    My opinion - I have a 13" HP Spectre, and I love it when I travel (small, lightweight), and I use it while on the commuter train to and from work every day. BUT... I also have an HP DV7 Envy that has a 17" screen, and I also love that laptop. It is big, and bulky, but sports a quad core i7, 500gb ssd, 1tb hd, and 12gb ram. When I have to do a lot of work (i'm a software engineer), I much prefer the DV7.

    So when it comes to the surface book, my preference is probably going to go to the 15" model. And being a developer, I would want a fully loaded one.

    Even though I'm a software developer, i'm not made of money, and sadly at this point i'm not willing to hand over the cash for either model.
    10-27-2017 09:51 AM
  11. the_craze's Avatar
    I have the original Surface Book (i7/256/dGPU) and I'm not upgrading but if I were, I'd probably go with the 13 inch considering I have a bag and case that already fit the 13. I'd love the extra power but the 13 inch is actually perfect for me: it's portable, light enough, and the screen is still easy to read and get work done on. I'd miss the 1060 GTX though.
    10-27-2017 11:33 AM
  12. Christian Grey's Avatar
    Now that the Surface Book 2 comes in two sizes, 13" and 15", which size do you prefer?

    Personally, I like the 13". It would be easier for me to carry around.
    I would do the 15-inch if it wasn't 1k more espensive.
    10-27-2017 12:21 PM
  13. LennH's Avatar
    I really want the 15" but after conversions etc it's going to cost me about $18000 for the cheapest model in that size...YIKES. Anyone needs to buy a kidney, part of a liver or lung?
    10-27-2017 12:43 PM
  14. Yangstax's Avatar
    Now that the Surface Book 2 comes in two sizes, 13" and 15", which size do you prefer?

    Personally, I like the 13". It would be easier for me to carry around.
    You can do more with 15", including gaming. The 15" model is virtually a portable Surface Studio.
    10-27-2017 12:59 PM
  15. Cosmin Petrenciuc's Avatar
    I prefer 15". I don't mind using a big tablet.
    10-27-2017 02:23 PM
  16. wynand32's Avatar
    The 15" model is virtually a portable Surface Studio.
    That's a great point. I'm going to be buying a notebook that both I (a writer) and my wife (an interior designer) can use. She's been champing at the bit for a Surface Studio, but we can't afford both a new notebook and a new desktop/AIO.

    So, to your point: the SB2 15" is essentially a smaller version of the Surface Studio. It's also actually more powerful. So I get a great machine for writing (3:2 display, great b/w contrast, etc.) and she gets a great display along with a larger screen for Surface Dial support, plus the GTX 1060 for her apps that use the GPU.

    It's expensive, but since it meets both our needs, it's probably the best overall investment. I'm just not sure how many people that will apply to...
    10-27-2017 02:24 PM
  17. Shrave's Avatar
    95% chance I won't get either, but if I had to, I'd say 15" simply because of the GTX 1060. I'd prefer the smaller 13.5" one, but I don't like the weak GTX 1050.
    10-27-2017 04:18 PM
  18. tdogdfw's Avatar
    Now that the Surface Book 2 comes in two sizes, 13" and 15", which size do you prefer?

    Personally, I like the 13". It would be easier for me to carry around.
    One hidden note is that while the 13" can perform some of the new capabilities with the new pen, it will NOT support the hardware acceleration. Nor will it have the "instant on" capabilities which requires a special chip only found in the 15" version. One of the things I love about the new Surface Pro and Laptop is the "Instant On" notifications when you tap the power button. There is zero delay and you immediately see the screen/logo. This is only available on the 15".
    10-27-2017 04:26 PM
  19. Onager1286's Avatar
    One hidden note is that while the 13" can perform some of the new capabilities with the new pen, it will NOT support the hardware acceleration. Nor will it have the "instant on" capabilities which requires a special chip only found in the 15" version. One of the things I love about the new Surface Pro and Laptop is the "Instant On" notifications when you tap the power button. There is zero delay and you immediately see the screen/logo. This is only available on the 15".
    Whooaaa, how do you know this? I can't imagine why that feature would be left out. You sure?
    10-27-2017 08:30 PM
  20. Mohammad Shafei's Avatar
    Given how ridiculously heavy the 13.5" one is, which is about the same weight as the 15" (85% of the weight), and given that the 15" has the selling point of the whole device (the GTX 1060), going with the 15" is a no-brainer.

    The only reason why I would choose the heavy and junky 13.5" is that it's cheaper. In a way it is also the 13.5" that MS announced when the Surface Book 1 first came out. That amazing Steve Jobs type announcement was awesome, but complete BS (read they lied). Now they finally delivered what they promised.

    I would NEVER get the base 13.5" without the GTX 1050. Plenty of better ultrabooks out there, including the Surface Laptop.
    Last edited by Mohammad Shafei; 10-27-2017 at 11:19 PM. Reason: More info
    10-27-2017 11:12 PM
  21. d33pth0u9ht's Avatar
    I currently have the original SB and will be moving to the 15 inch SB2 as soon as pre-orders open up. The ability to game when on business and not having to carry a separate gaming laptop will be awesome. I value the detachable display, especially on long flights. I just turn it around and it works like a dream to watch movies when flying.

    No other laptop does everything this one will do. Period.
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    10-28-2017 03:21 AM
  22. Terry Tigner's Avatar
    “One hidden note.” I think I’ve read and watched just about every story / announcement on the SB2. This information has not been anything I’ve read. Is it part of the Xbox controller? Please provide a reference to the “hidden note.”
    10-28-2017 11:07 AM
  23. ReprobusR's Avatar
    I could never use 13"; therefore 15" is my choice. Although 17" would be ideal.
    10-29-2017 04:05 PM
  24. Drewidian's Avatar
    I currently own an original SB i7/16GB/512GB/dGPU and am considering upgrading to the 15" with similar specs. I'm currently debating whether or not to upgrade my 7 year old gaming rig that is struggling or to get the new SB and let my wife have my original. Mainly I'm considering Mixed Reality and the SB2 seems to be a reasonable choice for it, but I'm considering waiting for Gen2 which should be wireless. When the SB2 is available I'll go take a look at it in the NYC store which is just a couple of blocks from my office. By then I should have made a decision.
    10-30-2017 08:39 AM
  25. doach5's Avatar
    I just got back from the microsoft store and while the 15 is larger, it is not by that much in my opinion. I called Microsoft and they told me the specs internally are the same on the higher end 13.5 model to the 15 other than the GPU. Structural wise they are identical. Why people are saying the 13.5 is the same as last year i have no idea. Its the same size but thats it. Its a completely different laptop.

    The 13.5 due to the aspect ratio provides more surface area than a 16:9 13.3 laptop. The surface dimensions of the 13.5 model is 84.11 sq inches compared to 75.57 for a 13.3 16:9 laptop. Thats a whole ten inches. Compared to a 16:9 15.6 laptop the difference is only 20 sq inches at 104sq in compared to 84.11 for the 13.5 inch SB2.

    The 15 SB2 has a sq in area of 103.8, almost the same exact of sq in area of a 15.6 16:9 laptop. The only dirrerence i see between the 13.5 SB2 and the 15 SB2 is 1.5 inches and a better GPU. Is it worth it considering a $400 dollar price difference between the higher priced i7 models?
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    11-15-2017 10:10 PM
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