It’s time to get excited once more as Microsoft is dishing out new tech for the world to jump around with glee, and this time they present the Surface Book. It’s the tech giant’s main contender in the increasing line of portable computers in today’s market, and it can be said that it has what it takes to beat up a lot of its competitors to a pulp.
Why Get Excited for the Surface Book?
To start, the Surface Book is the company’s first ever homegrown laptop. It has a 13.5-inch screen and it boasts a whopping 6 million pixels. Other hardware specs include a powerful Intel Core guts processor, and an Nvidia GeForce graphics capability. With all of these great techs inside the machine, you might wonder if the laptop is quite large, but au contraire, it is not.
The Microsoft Surface Book only weighs about 1.6-pounds for the tablet portion, and about 3.3 to 3.5-pounds when the keyboard is included. The build material is a solid premium magnesium.
Prices for getting this homegrown Microsoft Surface Book laptop vary depending on its internal configuration. If you want to have a more premium graphics experience, then there is a more expensive model in store for you.
The laptop is powered with the Windows 10 operating system, which many people of the world are already enjoying its benefits. Recent tests when operating the laptop showed no signs of lag; this could be due to the device packing a great deal of impressive hardware.
Tests also produced results regarding the keyboard to feel exceptionally good to the touch. Also, with the unique hinge mechanism that the laptop has, users are able to use it in a regular position (just like you would do with a laptop), or you can flip it to the back to make it into a “clipboard” mode. Or if you want, just detach the keyboard entirely.
Many would be wowed by this new design for a laptop that Microsoft has given to the world. It is probably the first in its kind for a laptop screen to have a screen hinge mechanism while doing it so well. To make the mechanism work, there is a tiny button situated near the backspace key which you hold down for about 2 seconds. You will then get an on-screen notification that will tell you the screen is ready to be detached.
While the Surface Book looks and sounds like the beginning of a new journey for laptop design, it should be noted that it is still far from perfect.