#SurfcaeBooki7 #Microsoft – Surface Book i7 (2016) Review Roundup: What Technophiles Are Saying About Microsoft’s 2-In-1 Powerhouse : A year ago Microsoft unveiled its first laptop, carrying the naming scheme of its Surface tablets released previously. Upon release, many reviewers were impressed by the Surface Book, earning it glowing platitudes across publications.
Now, Microsoft has released a second iteration of the Surface Book, bearing much of the same vaunted pleasantries the last year model offered: a better-than-average battery life, a svelte and premium design, a detachable display that enables tablet mode and a hinge that lets you fold the laptop all the way back, like the Lenovo Yoga Book.
The biggest changes in the new refresh are mostly its increased power capacity by up to 30 percent, resting under the chassis, updated processors and under-the-hood improvements. Besides that, it’s the same Surface Book released last year.
Reviews have started filtering in for Microsoft’s two-in-one hybrid laptop and here is a congested list of what they think about the powerful but pricier offering that directly rivals Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro.
The Same Surface Book, But Slightly More Powerful
The new Surface Book houses a Skylake chip, Intel’s powerful sixth-generation processors.
a Surface Book model called Performance Base which comes with an Intel Core i7 chip, up to 16 GB of RAM, Intel Graphics 520 and a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M graphics card.
“As you’d expect, the benchmark scores are very, very good,” wrote Engadget’s Dana Wollman, speaking of the laptop’s performance. The Surface Book surpassed the HP Spectre x360, Asus ZenBook 3, Dell XPS 13, Razer Blade Stealth and the HP Spectre 13 on standard benchmarking tests such as PCMark 7, PCMark 8, 3DMark 11 and Atto for disk reading and writing.