Microsoft has becoming the top competitor in the 2 in 1 laptop for such a long time. The Book series was released in the 2015 and once again become so popular among the users because its portability and versatility. Two years after the release, the company is back again with the second revision that features a better design and more powerful power. The Surface Book 2 is the new machine that should be probably on your radar in the 2017.
Here, there are two kinds of versions are available in the market. The first one is the 13 inch version and the second one is the inch one. There is a huge price difference on this case, so make sure to pick the right one that suit to your needs. For this case, I got the 13 inch model for the review and I guess you want to hear more from it and you are going to find it soon.
That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article and see how it runs. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.
The design is not having much differences in comparable with the previous model. They took the first design and make it better with smaller dimension and finish it with brushed aluminum. Now, I see that the hinge feels stronger and have not found any problem on tossing it around into my backpack. The weight is so light and the process of detaching it from the keyboard is so easy to do. You could just leave the keyboard and use it as tablet in your travel.
Like I said before, here there are two different models. One thing that you will miss from this version is lack of fan on the system. Means the machine heat could go faster in the heaviest task, but the heat is not that annoying and the temperature is still on the normal point. Beside than that thing, we are not going to find any difference. The company just makes it thinner and lighter and still with the same power and design.back to menu ↑
The display features a 13 inch screen with 3000 x 2000 resolution. The display has ratio for 3:2 and results a good viewing on both of horizontal and vertical mode. The screen quality itself is so superb and satisfying. On the test, it reproduces of 99 percent of SRGB color and perfectly catches every moment and detail on the movies I have.
The colors look so bright and vivid even though I set the brightness level at the minimum setting. The display is also not too glare and offers a wide of viewing angle. It’s considered not as the best one for now, but still good enough for enjoying your favorite movies in many hours.
The only complain that I have here is the missing of Surface Pen. It’s so strange that they are not including this thing on the package. The user is force to pay for around 90 dollars for getting it. I was so lucky that I still have my pen from the first model. It supports of tilt and 4.096 pressure level and gives us a minimal latency thanks to their Pixel Sense technology. Taking note and navigating through the system feels so smooth without any problem.
|Microsoft Surface Book 2||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I5 3.5 GHZ|
|Graphics||Intel HD 620|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Memory||8GB DDR3 Memory|
|Storage||256GB Flash Memory|
Keyboard And Trackpad
Few changes have made here in order to improve the experience on using it. Here, the travels between keys are reduced to 1.55 mm. The difference is not noticeable, but it does improve the performance on typing. I have tested it for few hours on typing and I am so sure the keyboard is better here. The keys are clicky, but it’s more quite for now. You would never draw any people attention when you are smashing these keys. The three stage backlight is also here to find. The additional features works very well, but you need to manually activate it from the F7 keys.
As for trackpad, I feel that the size is too small for some reasons. It’s just me or not, but I still get some problems on blocking my entire documents due the size of it. Although of that problem is quite annoying, but the experience is still enjoyable. The trackpad is covered with glass and touching and swiping through feel so smooth the entire time. The touchpad and keyboard are easily considered as the best one in this price range.back to menu ↑
Those are information I know about it. The Surface 2 brings a significant improvement in term of design and power. I am basically quite happy with its performance on many sectors and that is the reason for making me staying longer with it. I am going to stick with it for little time for now. The same thing might happen to you, so make sure to check it. The choice is yours, so feel free to make the decision. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.