Last week we reviewed the Surface Pro 4 in-depth. Unfortunately, we were not given a Surface Book review due to limited quantities. We know you folks demand more from us so what else to do but buy one on day one at a Microsoft Store?
Luckily, we were able to walk into the New York City flagship location around 3PM and still pick up the hard-to-find Core i7 version with 512 GB of storage and a nice heaping 16 GB of RAM. Plus, yeah, it has that nifty Nvidia GPU on board too. Cost before tax? $2,699.99. Yowza!
We roll hard.
Although we plan on reviewing this impressive hardware next week, for now we'll do a quick unboxing and hands-on of the latest Surface. Have you pre-orderd? Still deciding which Surface to get? Sound off in comments and let us know what you think!
|Display||13.5-inch Pixel Sense display|
Contrast Ratio: 1800:1
|Display Resolution||3000 x 2000 at 267ppi|
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
|Software||Windows 10 Pro|
|Processor||6th Gen Intel Core i7 dual-core|
|Storage||512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce custom graphics (GPU)|
|Rear Camera||8MP with autofocus, 1080P recording|
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Windows Hello face-authentication
|Speakers||Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio|
|Ports||Two full-size USB 3.0, Full-size SD card reader, Surface Connect, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort|
|Sensors||Sensors, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer|
|Security||TPM chip for enterprise security|
|Battery Life||12 hours of use|
1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
|Power Supply||36W power supply with USB chargin port|
65W power supply with USB charging power (discrete GPU SKU)
|Dimensions||Laptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)|
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.