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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    So this is the device that Microsoft want to reinvent a category - do you buy into this vision? Do you want one? Have you already pre-ordered one? Sound off below!
    foodlover36 likes this.
    10-09-2015 03:31 AM
  2. ytrewq's Avatar
    Definitely ordering one. After trying it in-person, it's a no-brainer.
    Muessig, libra89 and foodlover36 like this.
    10-09-2015 03:57 AM
  3. Talldog's Avatar
    My wife and I are going to the store tomorrow to see the demos, but we've already decided to upgrade our SP3s to SP4s. We both fell out of our chairs when we saw the display separate in the second Surface Book video, and we really want it, but... tablet is just as important to us as laptop, and 3 hours battery life (surely less in the real world) with the display separated just won't cut it. I figure by the second or third generation they'll have more battery in the display and it'll be a no-brainer then. Maybe it will even have a kickstand.
    10-09-2015 05:34 PM
  4. Bigcountryed's Avatar
    I got a change to play with one at my local microsoft store. As for the 3 / 4 hour battery life it's not an huge issue to me. Because I envision docking the clipboard backward if I need to charge it up. Something else I notice was how deceptively light it was when being held. Even with the clipboard rotated backwards, I found it extremely easy and comfortable to hold. This is just my initial first impressions from the store. But I did immediately pre-order the i7, 512 GB, with the discrete graphics chip. So we'll see how it plays out!

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    10-10-2015 03:53 AM
  5. jaimeastin's Avatar
    My wife and I are going to the store tomorrow to see the demos, but we've already decided to upgrade our SP3s to SP4s. We both fell out of our chairs when we saw the display separate in the second Surface Book video, and we really want it, but... tablet is just as important to us as laptop, and 3 hours battery life (surely less in the real world) with the display separated just won't cut it. I figure by the second or third generation they'll have more battery in the display and it'll be a no-brainer then. Maybe it will even have a kickstand.
    Yeah.... I totally hear you on this one...
    10-10-2015 04:04 AM
  6. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    My concern about the book is that annoying wobble on the screen part, when typing, but I need to get my hands on one fast. I'm all over the sp4 though, ordered three as business upgrades; the sp line have distinguished themselves and now without that many compromised, great battery, great typing (stiffer than the dp3 kb with bigger and better keys AND I can use the kb on our existing sp3s is fantastic) and updated specs and pen. I imagine any deficiency the book has will be gone in an iteration of two - it took three for the sp line after all ;)
    10-10-2015 05:02 AM
  7. ytrewq's Avatar
    I just placed my pre-order for an i7 256GB. Glad I waited for the educational discount to become available.
    10-11-2015 04:25 AM
  8. g808's Avatar
    Pre-ordered: i5, 8GB, 256GB. Tried it at the MS Store and this thing flies. Can't wait!
    10-13-2015 12:32 AM
  9. tedj101's Avatar
    I just placed my pre-order for an i7 256GB. Glad I waited for the educational discount to become available.
    So did I!

    <TED>
    10-15-2015 03:13 PM
  10. Joey1020's Avatar
    yea agree
    10-16-2015 06:57 AM
  11. Joey1020's Avatar
    yeap
    10-16-2015 06:57 AM
  12. Joey1020's Avatar
    yes me too word
    10-16-2015 06:57 AM
  13. sberti's Avatar
    I'm in Canada and the prices are significantly higher, so I said "No, I won't order one."

    I held out for about a week and finally gave in. I ordered the i5 256 ($2,199 CAD).
    Then 3 days after that, I cancelled my order and ordered the i5 256 dGPU ($2,449 CAD).
    (My i5 SP3 is faster than my newer Asus i7 laptop so I don't think I need the i7. I assume it's because of the SSD.)

    BUT I should have made my final order right at the start because, while the i5 256 said it would ship on Oct 26, by the time I ordered the i5 256 dGPU, it says it will ship in 7-8 weeks.

    Waiting is hard!
    10-19-2015 10:39 AM
  14. Jussilandia's Avatar
    I will get the i7 8gb 256gb with dgpu when it comes to Europe with s and s. Any news on Europe release?
    kekos likes this.
    10-23-2015 06:19 PM
  15. Jugler's Avatar
    I went to the store to see the Surface Book and loved it.

    But here is the deal, I have a Surface Pro 3, i5 8GB 256GB, which works more than great.

    So I would like at least the same specs on the Surface Book..but with GPU cause reasons, so looking at the $1899 model...

    Since realistically only use one device thought of trading my SP3, sadly BestBuy only gives me around $450 for it...

    So even with SP3 tradein ($450), tablet trade-in ($100), old macbook trade-in ($150), and a BestBuy coupon for 10%, looking at $1000 (+tax) for upgrading...

    Seems a lot of money for upgrading... considering my SP3 is just one year old and I'll be getting the same specs plus the GPU.

    any thoughts?

    (will most likely do it... just trying to rationalize my decision...)
    Last edited by Jugler; 10-26-2015 at 04:12 AM.
    10-26-2015 04:02 AM
  16. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    You can get more selling on Ebay.
    11-03-2015 03:36 PM
  17. Telstar1948's Avatar
    It appears you're getting a faster processor and PCIe SSD on the SB than on the SP3. I have an SP3 that does a good job in general, but the i5/8/256/dGPU SB looks really tempting!
    11-05-2015 11:35 AM
  18. digitalbikertv's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday, I'm loving the 2-in-1 capability
    11-19-2015 10:27 PM
  19. SurfTiger's Avatar
    got mine yesterday.
    i5/8GB/256GB/dGPU for $1,699 from Micro Center
    12-30-2015 04:53 PM
  20. Hardcore1973's Avatar
    Microcenter has the i5/8GB/256 version on sale again right now for $1,699
    02-02-2016 06:55 PM
  21. Jaysurf88's Avatar
    Mines been on pre order in UK for 2 months my ship by day is 18th Feb hoping I get it before
    02-14-2016 09:12 AM
  22. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Absolutely! It's my current most wanted piece of tech... but I'm hoping all the clueless reviewers who gave this negative press, clueless perpetuators of negative press (or maybe a 2nd Gen) will eventually drive that price of that dGPU i5 256 down to about $1000.
    02-14-2016 09:24 AM
  23. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I am ordering two for my wife and I. We have our surface 3s for travel and general computing. The books will be for the "heavy lifting". Eventhough our S3s are doing fine now.
    02-25-2016 06:52 PM
  24. avivzan's Avatar
    I was planing, but change my plans once i saw it doesn't have a USB type-c. don't you think that for this super flagship computer that microsoft compared with apple macbook pro you should have at least the latest USB port specially when the macbook have the thunderbolt port?
    08-28-2016 10:10 PM
  25. foodlover36's Avatar
    I like the design and i think the specs but im digging the surface pro 4 right now! Its absolutely amazing!
    08-30-2016 08:37 PM
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