The Surface Book 2 is an outstanding laptop with a modular design and internal hardware available to tackle tough tasks. One common task is running Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), Microsoft's own version of VR that competes with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
The Surface Book 2 is available in two sizes — 13.5 and 15 inches — and each size has separate graphics hardware (GPU) available. The smaller model has up to an NVIDIA GTX 1050, while the larger model is available with up to an NVIDIA GTX 1060.
There are likewise two tiers of WMR that require separate levels of hardware. Ultra, the upper tier, needs at least an NVIDIA GTX 1060, while the standard WMR needs just integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 to get off the ground. Experiences differ in terms of frames-per-second (FPS) depending on the GPU, and this raises an important question.
Windows Central forum member tralala177 recently created a thread asking whether or not WMR with a 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 and NVIDIA GTX 1050 is really worth the money.
Sure, the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 will run most WMR experiences, but would the Oculus Go make more sense in terms of quality and cost? If you've had experience with one or both of these VR systems, head on over to the forum and let tralala177 know what you've seen so far.
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Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.