Microsoft Surface Book 2 Drawing Laptop Review 2021

Keen to know about laptops? Then welcome to a special one. Because in this article I am going to take a detailed review of Microsoft Surface book 2.

After reading this article you will be able to have adequate information about Microsoft Surface book 2. So, let’s start with some introductory words about Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Review

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Overview

Microsoft has been producing personal computers. However, it seemed that the company was unable to come up to the expectations of the customers. The corporation tried very hard and then the new stream of innovation passed across and the Surface book was introduced by the company. It’s not a new and weird product.

It’s a powerful computer that could run all the app, it’s available with a high-resolution screen, good keyboard, and reasonable price. Nevertheless, it kept on going until Microsoft became able to launch Microsoft Surface Book 2. It is the personal laptop of the caliber of Apple’s MacBook Pro. Here is the review of the very product of Microsoft Corporation.

Design Overview

Microsoft Surface Book 2 design

Surface Book 2 has the same contemporary and creative design as the last version. From the outside surface book, 2 is not so much change and it has maintained its awesome scheme of detaching from the keyboard to turn into a tablet. It is thin, relatively light, and expensive which creates a sense that you are getting the value of your money.

It has a fulcrum hinge which leaves a little gap between the keyboard and the display when closed. There is a minor risk of dust getting between the keyboard and screen. However, its magnesium alloy core has not changed from the previous design. So, it is available in a versatile design with the addition of a 15-inch size now.

Display

Display Screen

Microsoft Surface Book 2 has an addition of a 15-inch display and fabulous colors and viewing angles for high-resolution movies and playing games. It has a resolution of about 4K (3240 2160) and it also warrants the 3:2 aspect ratio that makes it very good for study purposes and gaming. It has the same fulcrum hinge that leaves a gap and has the function of removing the display and use it as a tablet.

Configurations 

Initially, Surface Book 2 was equipped with an Intel Core i5 8350U CPU, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU with 2GB of VRAM. After the 2019 updates, it comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor, 4.1GHz max turbo with 16GB RAM, 256GB to 1TB SSD, and Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB GDDR5 graphic memory for more efficient and fast processing.

It has an original operating system of Window 10 Pro with heavy-duty performance. It also has a 5.00MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video and an 8.00MP rear camera with 1080p HD video. Also has front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio support for windows sonic for headphones.

Keyboard and Trackpad

Microsoft Surface Book 2 keyboard trackpad

Surface Book 2 has a brilliant keyboard for smooth typing. There is a solid spacing between the keys that make it easier to type. It is completely a joy to type using a Surface Book 2 typing pad. The trackpad also functions smoothly however, due to the touch screen function it is not used frequently. Overall, it is pleasing to work on Surface Book 2.

Ports and Connectivity

In the surface book, 2 ports are almost the same but it is the first surface product with a feature of USB-C version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB power delivery 3.0.

However, Microsoft has not added Thunderbolt 3 to it. It means you will not be able to use external GPUs and other high-speed accessories in Surface Book 2. For other needs, it has still got two regular sizes USB 3.1 ports, a full-size SD card reader, and 2 surface connector ports as well. It has also got a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has Wi-Fi compatibility of IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. It is also equipped with Xbox wireless built-in and Bluetooth wireless 4.1 technology.

Battery Life

Surface Book 2 has two batteries one in the base and the other in the tablet portion. These batteries are designed according to the performance and design of Surface Book 2. It has up to 17 hours of local video playback battery life and with gaming and other extreme works, it gives an average of 8-9 hours battery life. It normally does not drain the battery when connected but under extreme pressures on CPU and GPU, it drains the base battery even though it is connected with the wall.

Price

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is available in the market at different prices according to specifications. Microsoft Surface Book 2, 15inch (Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM and 256GB) is available under $1500, Microsoft Surface Book 2, 15inch (Intel Core i7 16GB RAM and 512GB) is available under $1700 and Microsoft Surface Book 2, 15inch (Intel Core i7 16GB RAM and 1TB) is available under $2700 all these prices signify that Surface Book 2 is little expensive but it also gives the value of money in its graphics and performance.

Why Surface Book 2 Is A Great Entertaining Laptop

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a great gaming laptop due to its GTX 1060 GPU and Xbox wireless built-in compatibility. Nvidia GTX 1060 supports and runs VR gaming which is a very special feature of Surface Book 2. You can play games Overwatch, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, and Destiny 2 on Surface Book 2. It handles all these games and their graphics quite amazingly. Due to its high-resolution Surface Book, 2 has the capability of supporting all other high-resolution games as well so you can enjoy any high-quality game on it.

PROS
  • Magnesium alloy premium casing
  • Convertible design and sharp HD display
  • Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics
  • Great battery life
  • Additional storage
  • Xbox wireless support
  • Smooth keyboard and Trackpad
  • Good power and beautiful touch
CONS
  • Thunderbolt 3 is not available
  • More power drainage under high pressure
  • Expensive

Conclusion

Surface Book 2 is a very powerful convertible 2-in-1 laptop. If you are looking for any fast, versatile, long-lasting, and portable hybrid laptop then you should consider Surface Book 2 on a serious note. Because if the money is not a problem for you then Surface Book 2 is the best laptop for you to buy and use.

It is highly capable of performing tasks at great speed with good efficiency and it is good for gaming as well. Therefore, if you are to buy a product then buy the premium one that can also give you the value of your money.

So, Surface book 2 is the most beautiful and powerful laptop available in the market now and even Apple’s MacBook Pro can’t catch up with the features that Surface Book 2 possess.

Cheers.

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