1. Lumious's Avatar
    I recently purchased the Surface Book 256/i7/8GB/dGPU model for 2,099. I love the device and was pretty blown away even after following it month after month and knowing all about it. It's a great machine and have little to no issues with it. I was told at the MS store that i have 30 days to try it out and if i don't like it for any reason i can return it for a full refund. I definitely want to keep it but am wondering if i didn't get enough storage space. I have 160GB of music/videos/docs/pics on OneDrive that i really just use as a sync machine and want them all stored locally. So i downloaded my entire OneDrive and now i have 43GB free (after the OS, programs, and OneDrive). That's not a lot of space so i really want to upgrade to the 512 model but it's a 600 dollar jump! I have been going back and forth in my head trying to justify this move, like, well if i spent this much money whats another 600 bucks?

    I recently went to the store to get the dock and told them my story and they said they would take it back right there and give me the 512 model. I didn't have the box, the receipt, the charger, nothing..they said oh no problem will just take it out of the box for you and swap it. LOL. Guess they are really pushing to sell these and make money.

    They were really really pushing me to get the $300 extended warranty and acc. damage protection. I think its a good deal but i don't know... another 300? Is that really worth it? Here is what you get: 2 Years accidental damage (except lost/stolen) for any reason they will replace it for free (minus a 49 deductible) a surface book bag/sleeve of your choice from the store, and Office 365 for 1 year. Sounds like a good offer but i am really careful with my stuff and don't think i need it..i dont have any cases on my phones and never drop them so this seems pointless with the exception of the O365, sleeve, and peace of mind.

    So what do you guys think is upgrading to the 512 model worth it for $600? I'm doing it mostly for the storage and not the RAM i dont think ill ever need that much RAM but you never know for the future. Also what do you think about the $300 damage protection package? Good idea or a sucker move?

    Thanks
    07-02-2016 10:33 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    You can get a 1TB external drive for 60-80USD if you need the storage - it's what I use. I would recommend transcend
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    07-02-2016 11:50 AM
  3. gerryf19's Avatar
    You could buy a ninja stealth drive
    Ninja Stealth Drive for Microsoft Surface Book ? BASEQI

    and a 200gb micro SD card
    https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra...pUvbUpU3512845

    and spend less than $100 and be ahead of model you are looking at as far as storage.
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    07-02-2016 12:44 PM
  4. Lumious's Avatar
    You could buy a ninja stealth drive
    Ninja Stealth Drive for Microsoft Surface Book ? BASEQI

    and a 200gb micro SD card
    https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra...pUvbUpU3512959

    and spend less than $100 and be ahead of model you are looking at as far as storage.
    I have a 200GB MSD card in my 950XL right now. I thought of all these things the problem is OneDrive. I dont think i can get all my storage to sync from external devices to onedrive to other devices. I think it can only be mounted in one place, the internal hard drive. Or no?
    07-02-2016 03:21 PM
  5. gerryf19's Avatar
    Are you trying to sync, or are you trying to carry the data with you? I thought it was the former.
    07-02-2016 06:03 PM
  6. Lumious's Avatar
    Are you trying to sync, or are you trying to carry the data with you? I thought it was the former.
    Both Jerry if that makes sense? I want to have my laptop and other device that have 1TB of storage to sync with everything on my SBook and vice versa. I also want to carry the data with me. This is why i dont really care about place holders any more, i have moved on from that. I needed them with my 128GB SP2 but now i really dont, especially with 512GB i wont, 256 is right on the cusp.

    I have a feeling im just going to take the plunge and get the ULTIMATE laptop...1TB aint happenin though...3200$ plus tax...whoa

    What about the 300$ device protection offer? Do you guys think that is a rip off or a good idea? Again its 2 years acc. damage protection, 1 office 365, and a sleeve/bag for the SBook (of my choice).
    07-02-2016 08:04 PM
  7. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I have the 512/i7/16 model. It's great. Go for it!
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    07-04-2016 06:40 AM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Both Jerry if that makes sense? I want to have my laptop and other device that have 1TB of storage to sync with everything on my SBook and vice versa. I also want to carry the data with me. This is why i dont really care about place holders any more, i have moved on from that. I needed them with my 128GB SP2 but now i really dont, especially with 512GB i wont, 256 is right on the cusp.

    I have a feeling im just going to take the plunge and get the ULTIMATE laptop...1TB aint happenin though...3200$ plus tax...whoa

    What about the 300$ device protection offer? Do you guys think that is a rip off or a good idea? Again its 2 years acc. damage protection, 1 office 365, and a sleeve/bag for the SBook (of my choice).
    How to move your OneDrive local storage to another drive - CNET
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    07-04-2016 08:08 AM
  9. Lumious's Avatar
    I have the 512/i7/16 model. It's great. Go for it!
    Probably will either today or shortly
    07-04-2016 10:47 AM
  10. Lumious's Avatar
    Thanks for the link, unfortunately that is only for windows 8.x. There is no Location tab in the Windows 10 version. I tried searching in other places like right clicking the onedrive icon in the taskbar but no luck there. Can't figure it out in 10.
    07-04-2016 10:50 AM
  11. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Thanks for the link, unfortunately that is only for windows 8.x. There is no Location tab in the Windows 10 version. I tried searching in other places like right clicking the onedrive icon in the taskbar but no luck there. Can't figure it out in 10.
    maybe this? : How to Change the Location of the OneDrive Folder in Windows 10
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    07-04-2016 12:58 PM
  12. Lumious's Avatar
    I just did it...2,700$ later...

    actually 2,450 with the student discount but still. After returning that awful dock it only cost me about $300 net to upgrade.
    07-06-2016 10:02 PM
  13. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    You got rid of the surface dock? I can't even imagine working on this thing without the surface dock lol.
    07-07-2016 12:33 AM
  14. Lumious's Avatar
    You got rid of the surface dock? I can't even imagine working on this thing without the surface dock lol.
    First, it cost 200$ at the MS store and i can get it for just over 100 on Amazon. I would never buy something like the surfacebook on amazon for a price of 2-3K but something that only costs a couple hundred dollars i dont have a problem doing that. Not to mention i can save nearly 40-50% on the dock, when i decide to get it.

    Second, the surface dock that i bought displayed colors that were supposed to be either light grey or light blue in text menus in the file explorer or chrome or whereever...they were PINK. It looked like **** and is totally unacceptable in my opnion. I isolated that it was the dock because the mintor that i was displaying works fine with my 2008 Dell XPS 430 running W10 and it also worked fine displaying it directly from the book to the monitor (without using the dock) so it was niether the surface book, the monitor, the cable, nothing except the dock causing this problem. I let them know that when i returned it as well.

    When im ready ill buy one off Amazon for about 130 or hpefully cheaper in the future. :)
    07-07-2016 04:41 PM

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