If you are a fan of Microsoft’s very own Surface Book then it’s a lucky day for you as we’re gonna check out a Surface tonight. This time we’re gonna review Surface Book 2 HNN-00003, one of rather heavily configured and more powerful version. Let’s dive in then.
- CPU – Intel Core i7 Quad-Core (8th Gen), 1.9 GHz
- GPU – 2 GB DDR5, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
- Memory – 16 GB DDR3
- Screen – 13.5-inch Quad HD+ IPS (3,000 x 2,000) with 10-point touchscreen
- Storage – 1 TB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It’s powered by an 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor. This quad-core processor is accompanied by 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD. The NVMe SSD is pretty darn speedy making it load and work lightning fast. In short, it has got plenty of power to handle even the most demanding jobs.
- GPU – It comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. Now that’s a rather unusual event as there doesn’t seem to be many ‘convertibles’ available in the market that comes with a dedicated GPU (now that I think about it, only HP Envy x360 and Acer Aspire R15 come to my mind). It enables it to not only run newer (and obviously, strenuous) AAA games in Medium (or even high for some) settings but also use it for graphics-heavy tasks like CAD simulation or rendering.
- Battery – The 77.9 Wh battery (including both the display and in the base) was able to live up to its name pretty comfortably. It was up and running for almost 13-14 hours after a full charge under normal workload (like watching videos or surfing the web). The tablet itself was able to stay alive for nearly 1 and a half to 2 hours after being detached from the keyboard base.
- Display – Being a premium convertible the display had to be divine. And the 13.5-inch display was simply great in short. The panel is blindingly bright with the average brightness over 400 nits. But the main attraction I think is the Windows Ink. The stylus would come handy to the general users as well as the power users.
- Price – It’s definitely not for those who want a convertible that is pocket-friendly. No matter how rich you are a laptop that is worth £3000 is surely gonna be a nightmare.
- No Thunderbolt 3 – There isn’t even a single Thunderbolt port in this model. Although it does come with a USB-C port it isn’t TB3 supported.
- No stylus – One important (but shocking) piece of truth is that even after being such a pricey laptop it doesn’t ship with a stylus. You have to buy this $100 tool separately if you really want it.
To be honest, it’s not really a laptop for everyday use. It certainly would be a waste to use such a powerful computer for day-to-day chores. It would be a great choice for the professionals like digital content creators or video editors, to be precise. Recommended, provided that you can afford it.