12-08-2017 08:42 AM
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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Are you going to pre-order a Surface Book 2? If so, jump in the waiting room right here to discuss the SB2, and tell us which model you ended up ordering!!
    10-17-2017 10:06 AM
  2. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    i will wait until it's released to at least touch it at Best Buy. I will probably go with the 15" 16 GB 512 GB Nvidia 1060
    10-18-2017 06:59 AM
  3. wynand32's Avatar
    I'll likely order a 15-inch 16GB/512GB via the Surface Plus program. Will be much easier to handle the outlay with zero-interest financing. The Surface Plus program doesn't list the Surface Book at all at the moment, so I'm assuming the Surface Book 2 will pop up pretty immediately once it's available.

    The best alternative would be to purchase from Costco if they carry it -- they usually add in some value (I'm guessing they'll include the pen) and when purchased with a Costco Visa you end up with four years of warranty. And then you have that 90-day return policy to make really sure it's a good unit.

    But regardless, I've pretty much decided it's the closest thing to the perfect notebook. The only box it doesn't check is a true 4K display, but as a writer I do appreciate 3:2 and can live with the slightly lower resolution. Honestly, I'm pretty excited about the machine, after being a bit disappointed at the lack of a meaningful Surface Book update for so long.
    10-23-2017 08:34 PM
  4. FXi2's Avatar
    15" for sure at this point
    I cannot decide (since I may well keep this a good amount of time) whether I should stick with 512 or splurge for the 1TB. I've been back and forth and it really is the last "decision" to make and I'm still stuck. /sigh
    11-04-2017 05:03 PM
  5. terreos's Avatar
    15" for sure at this point
    I cannot decide (since I may well keep this a good amount of time) whether I should stick with 512 or splurge for the 1TB. I've been back and forth and it really is the last "decision" to make and I'm still stuck. /sigh
    1TB. Just DO IT!

    I’m in the same boat actually. I think I’m going to get a surface book 2, but can’t make a final choice on storage.
    11-06-2017 06:17 AM
  6. wynand32's Avatar
    1TB. Just DO IT!

    I’m in the same boat actually. I think I’m going to get a surface book 2, but can’t make a final choice on storage.
    I've gone back and forth, but I'm having a hard time justifying $400 for the extra 512GB. That's a lot of money for half a terabyte of SSD. Now, I get it that it's one of those things where I'll be happier to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it. And it's not upgradable...

    But man, it's hard enough justifying $2900 on a notebook purchase, let alone $3300. Ouch.
    11-06-2017 05:31 PM
  7. FXi2's Avatar
    Exactly it's not like they throw any bones at you for stepping up like a free pen or Complete built into the price.
    11-06-2017 09:16 PM
  8. terreos's Avatar
    Yeah I know. It’s really a gotcha thing. If you don’t get the 1TB and you run out of room you can’t upgrade. And 512GB is really easy to fill these days.

    But I guess a good alternative is to get the 512GB model and buy a good external usb c ssd down the road and keep most of your files there.
    11-07-2017 01:31 PM
  9. FXi2's Avatar
    Solved. 512/16/I7 15" and a 3.1 USB C external SSD, plenty fast for my needs
    11-07-2017 02:33 PM
  10. vt12's Avatar
    Just ordered mine, 13" 1tb. Will the Surface Book 1 skins fit?
    11-09-2017 06:53 AM
  11. FXi2's Avatar
    The next 7 days are going to be painful :)
    11-09-2017 11:40 PM
  12. wpcautobot's Avatar
    Played around with the new Surface Book 2 at the local MS store. It is really a fantastic device! You can tell that they really refined it. The hinge is great, sturdy, and is beautiful in that they beveled and polished the edges of the metal of each piece. Once I come up with a diabolical plan to warrant needing this, I'll get it!
    11-11-2017 11:19 AM
  13. FXi2's Avatar
    The opening action is much, much smoother than version 1. The disconnect process seems much smoother too.
    11-12-2017 09:56 PM
  14. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    I got this adapter for my 256 GB Surface Book.

    https://www.amazon.com/BASEQI-Alumin...pUvbUpU3718132
    11-13-2017 01:50 PM
  15. FXi2's Avatar
    2.5 days left...

    Bit nervous about SD cards up and dying. Backups are taken yes, but worried about how fragile they might be. Thoughts?

    1TB drive "might" be a Storage Spaces 2x512 based drive. This has been known to complicate certain restoration methods. It's not insurmountable, just keep your eyes open. I'll see if I can find one in a store.

    Do we have any signs of a USB to DP adapter from MS? What version of DP they might be outputting from the USB C port?

    Do we have a ship date on the USB C to HDMI adapter?

    Anyone have info on the AdobeRGB and P3 coverage on the 15" screen which is a new design?

    Given the 15" is a larger chassis someone should see if a full size SD card sits almost flush when inserted. That might bypass the adapters.
    11-13-2017 10:25 PM
  16. ytrewq's Avatar
    I ordered the i7/512GB 13". Excited for Thursday (but hoping they screw up and deliver it tomorrow . . .)
    11-14-2017 08:27 PM
  17. ytrewq's Avatar
    I already picked up a 200GB microSD and the adapter that fits perfectly. So I think I'm set for storage.
    11-14-2017 08:27 PM
  18. d33pth0u9ht's Avatar
    I have this adapter and it is awesome. Almost a must have for any Surface owner.
    11-14-2017 11:54 PM
  19. FXi2's Avatar
    Sigh... I really hope it gets here tomorrow. I know it's best to have a fully baked cake and not to rush the baking process, but I'm quite looking forward to this device. Where I work remotely a lot, having it up and running as my work machine before Thanksgiving will be instantly useful. Just have to hope I guess.
    11-15-2017 12:39 PM
  20. FXi2's Avatar
    Mine will be available tomorrow
    11-15-2017 04:18 PM
  21. dkmason99's Avatar
    Check your order on the MS site to make sure they haven't changed the description for your order from "Available on 11/16" to "Ships by 12/15". I'm not telling anyone else what to do but no way am I waiting another month. Microsoft makes it very difficult to cancel a pre-order but I will be persistent.
    11-15-2017 07:15 PM
  22. dgurvits's Avatar
    Yup mine now says ships by 11/30

    Thats some bs..going to the store tomorrow maybe i can strike gold there

    This is for the 15 inch /512
    11-15-2017 08:30 PM
  23. d33pth0u9ht's Avatar
    Sweet!! My 15/512 shipped today and will arrive tomorrow! I was expecting the 11/30 date on the site but this was a nice surprise!!
    11-17-2017 12:39 AM
  24. dkmason99's Avatar
    Mine now says Shipped on 11/16. However, on the Fedex website it looks like it hasn't actually been picked up yet. So confused.
    11-17-2017 08:56 AM
  25. Eric Martin4's Avatar
    11-17-2017 09:31 AM
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