View Poll Results: Would you buy the Surface Book all over again?

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  • Yes

    13 61.90%
  • No

    8 38.10%
07-07-2016 10:18 AM
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  1. Lethal_NFS's Avatar
    As of today, would you purchase the Surface Book all over again?

    I personally would not spend the money on this laptop if I had a chance to do it all over again. It is a cool device, but for the money I feel like I could have gotten a more powerful laptop with a lot less bugs.
    05-09-2016 09:25 AM
  2. Snoke's Avatar
    Looks to me that you should rent your computer, as you are not happy with your purchase choice.
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    05-09-2016 01:36 PM
  3. Lethal_NFS's Avatar
    Looks to me that you should rent your computer, as you are not happy with your purchase choice.
    Rent my computer? Obviously I can sell it if I choose to. I still may end up doing that if I can get enough out of it.
    05-09-2016 06:10 PM
  4. lewinr's Avatar
    I few people have asked me how I like my SB, and my answer is usually "I wouldnt buy it again".
    05-10-2016 04:36 AM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    As someone who has had a Surface RT, a Surface 2, and a Surface Pro 3, I cannot wait for the Surface Book 2.
    05-10-2016 08:55 PM
  6. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    I didn't buy Surface Book, but did get SP4. The SB2 is on my radar ☺ !
    05-10-2016 09:24 PM
  7. zerospace-net's Avatar
    This will come as no surprise to anyone here, but I would most definitely not buy the Surface Book again, if I had it to do over. SB2 is also not anywhere near my radar, either. I will return to a Surface Pro more than likely, as I was happiest with my Surface Pro 3. Hopefully the SP5 will work out the sleep bugs plaguing the current Intel skylake chips and will be as solid and reliable as the SP3 was.
    Lethal_NFS likes this.
    05-10-2016 10:29 PM
  8. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Loving mine. Got it since Jan. Been getting better after every updates, including the latest ones in Apr and May. Best device for my needs: Office, internet, Lightfoot, Netflix, Blu-ray. Haven't used the pen on a regular basis yet, but will soon give it a try on Lightroom. Gave my SP3 away to my nephew. I dont need a tablet anymore, the clipboard is thinner and lighter, with a bigger and higher res screen.
    ananve likes this.
    05-11-2016 01:58 AM
  9. Lethal_NFS's Avatar
    While right now I am not planning on getting a Surface Book 2. I am certainly interested in what it could be. Microsoft will need to make some serious changes for me to jump on board again. I really want the ability to add an internal hdd to the dock.
    ananve likes this.
    05-11-2016 08:29 AM
  10. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Yes i would purchase my Surface Book all over again.
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    05-11-2016 08:57 AM
  11. Great deal's Avatar
    If you got it directly from MS - demand your money back. I did on a SP2 - got a refund OUTSIDE of the 12 months! - If there is a bug that stops you using the device in the way you want to use it (they are selling something not fit for purpose and you can get your money back. Surface Book 2 wont be as good as it can either, looking at Microsoft (and other tech companies) its version, 3, 4 or 5 that hit the sweet spot.
    ananve likes this.
    05-11-2016 09:13 AM
  12. zerospace-net's Avatar
    If you got it directly from MS - demand your money back. I did on a SP2 - got a refund OUTSIDE of the 12 months! - If there is a bug that stops you using the device in the way you want to use it (they are selling something not fit for purpose and you can get your money back. Surface Book 2 wont be as good as it can either, looking at Microsoft (and other tech companies) its version, 3, 4 or 5 that hit the sweet spot.
    I would hope that a follow up to the Surface Book will improve upon the issues with the first gen unit, and I do believe that MS will work towards this goal. They've done some great things with the Surface line and I have no plans to completely abandon their hardware, either. I have owned several generations of Surface units (there are currently 3 Surface machines in my house -- my old SP3, my husband's SP2, and my Surface Book), but collectively, we have both owned the original RT as well as a Surface 2. I didn't buy into the Surface Pro 1 mostly because of the size/weight of the device. The Surface Book has been the first truly disappointing Surface purchase I've made. The inconsistency and basic level of problems that plague every single unit (use cases will either suppress or highlight these) is appalling to me.

    The last round of updates (April 19) are what finally made my Surface Book usable and relatively stable again since the fall Win10 update came out in November of last year. I'm still nowhere near satisfied, but the level of progress and stability they've finally achieved makes me not care as much to actually go after MS to get my money back. I have not seen *knock on wood* a BSOD in over a month -- this is fantastic. For me, sleep crashing is the last major hurdle they really need to address, along with more minor things like continued issues with the Intel video driver. At least now, the Surface Book isn't my sole PC and it works decently enough most of the time.

    I hope they fix the problems with the Surface Book before releasing a 2nd gen unit, but I won't be completely shocked if they try to sweep it and the SP4 under the rug and move on from both next year.
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    05-11-2016 10:40 AM
  13. Great deal's Avatar
    Thats the issue, if you compare SP1 to SP4 its like night v day. Takes resources to fix the issues and seems they dont have enough to fix the issues before moving on. I havent got a SB, went for SP4 instead but the time from date of release to fixing issues is toooo looooong. Surface Book 4 will be very different animal from Surface Book 1. Ive leant my lessons in jumping on the first version hardware from MS - too painful for me, same can be said of the other manufacturer's. If there is something I have leant from sticking with Windows Phone, it is patience.
    ananve and rdubmu like this.
    05-11-2016 12:25 PM
  14. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Thats the issue, if you compare SP1 to SP4 its like night v day. Takes resources to fix the issues and seems they dont have enough to fix the issues before moving on. I havent got a SB, went for SP4 instead but the time from date of release to fixing issues is toooo looooong. Surface Book 4 will be very different animal from Surface Book 1. Ive leant my lessons in jumping on the first version hardware from MS - too painful for me, same can be said of the other manufacturer's. If there is something I have leant from sticking with Windows Phone, it is patience.
    I can't say I disagree, though that's if there ever is a Surface Book 4. I do know that I will most likely skip the next Surface Book and possibly the next Surface Pro device as well -- at least initially. Not every first gen product is a lemon like this thing is -- I had far better luck with my original Surface RT.
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    05-11-2016 06:25 PM
  15. Snoke's Avatar
    Rent my computer? Obviously I can sell it if I choose to. I still may end up doing that if I can get enough out of it.
    I know what I wrote reads wrong, what I meant to say is - Instead of buying a computer you should rent one, as you can't seem to make a purchasing decision you like. Just rent one, and when you don't like it return it and get another, and so on and so on.
    05-12-2016 02:02 PM
  16. Lethal_NFS's Avatar
    I know what I wrote reads wrong, what I meant to say is - Instead of buying a computer you should rent one, as you can't seem to make a purchasing decision you like. Just rent one, and when you don't like it return it and get another, and so on and so on.
    Rent a computer? Not sure where you would rent a computer, but that also sounds like a waste of money lol. It is not exactly like renting an apartment or leasing a car.
    05-12-2016 06:31 PM
  17. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Rent a computer? Not sure where you would rent a computer, but that also sounds like a waste of money lol. It is not exactly like renting an apartment or leasing a car.
    Agreed. The notion of renting a computer is seriously bizarre to me. I would never do it. Ever. In a bazillion years. You can't scrub that hard drive without trashing the operating system with it. I wouldn't want to be responsible for THAT on a rental. Heck. No. People buy PCs all the time that they end up not being happy with--it's basically the joy of buying a laptop these days -- you just never know when something new is going to be one big, fat lemon.
    05-12-2016 06:50 PM
  18. Great deal's Avatar
    I will be renting all IT through Dell at some point (through my company) it makes sense, they take it back after 2 years and replace with the lates hardware (I have an option of owning it after 2 years by paying a larger lump sum but whats the point) its same as company car leasing and most comapnies to this. If I didnt id get a 3 year warranty and 'ahem' the processor would have an unexplained meltdown they cant fix before the 3 years and would have to replace with new one at same cost I paid originally :P
    05-13-2016 03:54 AM
  19. Lethal_NFS's Avatar
    I will be renting all IT through Dell at some point (through my company) it makes sense, they take it back after 2 years and replace with the lates hardware (I have an option of owning it after 2 years by paying a larger lump sum but whats the point) its same as company car leasing and most comapnies to this. If I didnt id get a 3 year warranty and 'ahem' the processor would have an unexplained meltdown they cant fix before the 3 years and would have to replace with new one at same cost I paid originally :P
    Companies might do this, but I do not know a single person that rents a computer. Again, I would never do this anyways as I have too many personal things on my computer. Passwords, credit card info, ect. And if you rent, chances are the company put some sort of block on the computer not allowing you to fully nuke the hard drive.

    Ya, im good lol
    zerospace-net likes this.
    05-13-2016 08:03 AM
  20. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Well the rental companies advertise computers but most are rent to own deals.

    https://www.rentacenter.com/rent-a-center-home
    05-16-2016 09:17 AM
  21. jmerrey's Avatar
    I probably would not. I had envisioned myself using the clipboard in meeting and such: taking notes in OneNote, having the Ink to Text feature convert it, and save paper and time. However, the Ink to Text feature is awful (or my handwriting...) and the clipboard is a bit awkward to hold for me.

    If I had it to do over again, I'd probably get an x360 or xps13, and use either my iPad, or maybe a Surface 3, for meetings/note taking.

    As for the actual device and reliability, I experienced many of the bugs that others have reported, but I expected that with a 1st gen Microsoft product. As of now, with all the updates, it's nearly perfect.
    05-16-2016 04:12 PM
  22. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    There's no middle ground with my SB experience. When the SB is bad it's the worst laptop experience money can buy. When it's good it's the best hybrid laptop one can own. The bug fixes have really turned this thing around to be the best. Still needs more fixes but overall it's way better now than it was on day one. I'd get it again.
    05-23-2016 01:48 AM
  23. Dratwister's Avatar
    With my experience, I don't see why not... So yes, I'd buy it again.
    05-23-2016 09:22 AM
  24. Lethal_NFS's Avatar
    Here is another reason why I wouldn't buy it again. My Surface Book is constantly locking up programs like Excel and Chrome. This is probably my #1 issue with this laptop.
    05-24-2016 11:21 AM
  25. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Here is another reason why I wouldn't buy it again. My Surface Book is constantly locking up programs like Excel and Chrome. This is probably my #1 issue with this laptop.
    Nice. Mine is actually mostly behaving lately (shockingly enough). My biggest current issue (aside from the continued sleep shut downs) is that sometimes it will now just lock up while sleeping and will be warm, but refuse to wake via the power button or anything else I've tried. Only forcing a shut down with a 15-20 sec press of the power button followed by a cold boot will bring it back. I also had a recent Nvidia driver update from around 5/20 (through windows update) that supposedly failed to install, but my driver date in the device manager is newer than I remember...
    05-24-2016 12:58 PM
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