The Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 Laptop with 13.5″ Touch-Screen display is available for roughly $1899, although at some stores like Best Buy you can still get about $150 off of that price with a college/student discount.
The surface book comes with the Nvidia GeForce graphics card, one of the finest on the market. So gamers will be thrilled with what it can produce.
The Surface Book Laptop is an ultrathin, high-performance laptop that comes with an incredible 3000 x 2000 screen resolution and the full versatility of a tablet. It combines a powerful 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and 8GB of system memory with discrete graphics so anything in the creative world that you can think of, this laptop can handle it with ease. You will love the included Surface Pen which can be used to mark-up presentations, sign documents, take notes and do a whole lot more.
What does this laptop come with ? Well for starters you get touch-screen Windows 10 Pro operating system which brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
It comes with a 13.5″ PixelSense™ display 3000 x 2000 resolution for ultra-realistic detail. PixelSense technology. 267 ppi, along with 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U mobile processor. It has an Ultra-low-voltage platform, and Dual-core, four-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
The Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers outstanding extra power when you need it, and the Surface Book has 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking, and substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
Selling for just over $2,000 at Amazon, but you may find a better deal on this same unit with double the RAM at Best Buy.
The 256GB solid state drive (SSD) offers less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. The 2-in-1 design allows you to quickly convert between laptop and tablet modes, and NVIDIA GeForce GPU quickly renders high-quality images for videos and games.
Stereo speakers offer spectacular audio. The unit weighs 3.48 lbs. and measures 0.9″ thin. The Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 9-cell and 4-cell lithium-polymer batteries. Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices, and wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
While significantly higher priced than the Microsoft – Surface 3 – 10.8″ reviewed in an earlier post, you do get a much higher end unit and 13.5″ display screen if you have a cool 2 grand on hand !