1. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    As a SB owner I as curious to what you guys think will be improved upon for the SB 2. Here's some of the things I think the second edition should have.
    More space between display port and power charger slot.
    Move the SD card slot to the tablet portion.
    Upgrade graphics card to a custom Pascal architecture gpu.
    Darker gray keys to contrast the backlight better.

    What would you guys like to see?
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-29-2016 02:57 PM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    better battery life for the screen portion
    cheaper prices for the same quality hardware
    08-30-2016 01:58 AM
  3. lukasz_czaja's Avatar
    Removed the hinge gap
    08-30-2016 02:03 AM
  4. krazyatom's Avatar
    LTE cellular option.
    08-30-2016 04:50 PM
  5. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Removed the hinge gap
    I have no idea why the gap is a big deal to anyone. It has no negative affect to the function of the device in anyway.
    08-30-2016 05:44 PM
  6. lukasz_czaja's Avatar
    I have no idea why the gap is a big deal to anyone. It has no negative affect to the function of the device in anyway.
    Well, yeah, it might not affect device negatively, but it feels kind of odd. I would certainly prefer it to disappear.
    08-31-2016 01:23 AM
  7. henocksandy's Avatar
    I hope we get a GPU as powerful as GTX1060, it would be a monster.
    08-31-2016 01:37 AM
  8. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I hope we get a GPU as powerful as GTX1060, it would be a monster.
    Clearly that's not going to happen ROTFL.
    08-31-2016 07:06 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    I honestly just want to see it easier to repair.
    08-31-2016 03:19 PM
  10. ajcletus500's Avatar
    I'd like to see a kickstand on the screen so I can use it without the keyboard
    08-31-2016 05:17 PM
  11. robertopod1968's Avatar
    LTE cellular option.
    Yes
    krazyatom likes this.
    09-02-2016 10:05 PM
  12. Joe920's Avatar
    Personally I'd like the clipboard to be more like a full blown Surface Pro including an almost invisible kickstand and maybe 4h battery life. And I'd like that to be for sale separately.
    09-02-2016 10:32 PM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    Personally I'd like the clipboard to be more like a full blown Surface Pro including an almost invisible kickstand and maybe 4h battery life. And I'd like that to be for sale separately.
    It basically becomes a Surface Pro then!
    09-03-2016 12:03 AM
  14. Joe920's Avatar
    It basically becomes a Surface Pro then!
    Exactly, but quite a bit lighter, and it can be converted to an actual laptop when needed which the SP4 can't.

    Right now I have a 3.5 lbs ThinkPad Yoga 12 that is great for couch surfing, inking etc, but there's no lightweight mode. I have a Surface 3, which is great for couch surfing but doesn't offer a true laptop mode e.g. for working on a seat back tray on a plane. A surface book where the clipboard features a kickstand would be great for me. Lightweight notepad, lightweight netflix machine with a stand, but a real laptop when needed.
    09-03-2016 02:57 AM
  15. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I have no idea why the gap is a big deal to anyone. It has no negative affect to the function of the device in anyway.
    Well, yeah, it might not affect device negatively, but it feels kind of odd. I would certainly prefer it to disappear.
    I actually liked the hinge and the gap - I don't own the Sb but it looks unique and stylish - certainly something I would like if I had it
    orlbuckeye likes this.
    09-03-2016 05:31 AM
  16. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    A 15" version would be dope as well. Keep it thim but maybe the extra length would allow them to squeeze a quad core processors in there.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    09-03-2016 07:21 PM
  17. zerospace-net's Avatar
    I'd like to see some kind of kickstand on the clipboard, too. Using the clipboard as a tablet is kind of annoying at the moment, and because of that, I rarely detach anymore. I kind of miss my Surface Pro and may ditch the SB for one in the future. The GPU isn't powerful enough as the trade-off feature. Plus, the extra weight due to having to use the machine mostly as a laptop all the time because of the poor battery life in the clipboard + lack of kickstand for the tablet just makes me think I'd be better off with a Surface Pro again.

    I used to take my SP3 into the kitchen and use OneNote for recipes in addition to using the machine as my sole computer in my office. Surface Book has been so unreliable and so useless as a tablet that I no longer do that -- my android phone goes in the kitchen with OneNote loaded on it instead.
    09-06-2016 09:35 AM
  18. Dush Ku's Avatar
    i don't think I could go to the smaller Surface Pro screen or worse keyboard.
    09-11-2016 04:22 PM
  19. zerospace-net's Avatar
    i don't think I could go to the smaller Surface Pro screen or worse keyboard.
    My Surface really need not be a laptop. The SB as unstable as it is/was, made me resort to building a desktop again, though this time I went small form factor to save my desk space (still nice to drop a decent GPU in there for some gaming and graphics work, tho -- a desktop 960 smokes the SB's GPU all day long). The Surface Pro keyboards are definitely lacking as a keyboard, but I used my SP3 keyboard so rarely that it doesn't matter to me. Screen size is fine for my usage, too -- my office has a 27" behemoth monitor when I need to really work ;).

    The one thing I'd miss is the "lapability" of the SB, but honestly... for the weight loss, I'm OK with that. :)
    09-13-2016 03:00 PM
  20. FXi2's Avatar
    Next gen 25w Intel quad core
    Gtx 1050 or 1055
    Dark grey or black keyboard and tray
    Wide gamut LCD or oled screen 14-14.2"
    Fully articulating hinge so detach is not needed, but this is minor
    Fingerprint scanner as backup to face recognition
    Extra points if it can dock to an external desktop gpu box without a special driver
    09-13-2016 10:35 PM
  21. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Yes and it would be to hot to touch if they added a 1060 GPU.
    09-14-2016 07:32 AM
  22. zerospace-net's Avatar
    Yes and it would be to hot to touch if they added a 1060 GPU.
    No kidding! Tho if they dropped a seriously powerful GPU in there, it might tempt me despite my better judgement. Hahahahahaha.
    09-15-2016 10:12 AM
  23. littledrew's Avatar
    USB type C or thunderbolt 3. For obvious reasons and a big one would an expandable chassis for a desktop GPU. Like what the razer blade stealth does with its Razer core. I do use my Surface Book for work, but it would be nice to dock it at home and start gaming. especially with the windows 10/xbox games universal play coming up.

    Can we get a 32gb ram option??? My i7 with 16gb is nice and all, but for local VMs and multitasking, i can start to feel the limits.
    09-30-2016 12:56 PM
  24. zerospace-net's Avatar
    USB type C or thunderbolt 3. For obvious reasons and a big one would an expandable chassis for a desktop GPU. Like what the razer blade stealth does with its Razer core. I do use my Surface Book for work, but it would be nice to dock it at home and start gaming. especially with the windows 10/xbox games universal play coming up.
    I would think a machine with the capability of a desktop GPU add-on would put MS squarely in the realm of building a gaming machine and.. yeah, I don't think that's their target audience. There's so many gaming laptop options from other OEMs for them to wade into that space. MS is directly competing with Apple with the SB line, and pretty much only Apple.

    32GB of RAM would be nice, but quite frankly, I'm sick of the 16gb option only being available with larger SSDs and i7s. I don't need an i7 nor the larger SSD, but I'd love 16gb of RAM.
    10-03-2016 02:09 PM

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