Surface Book i7 Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Surface Book i7

#SurfaceBooki7 #MicrosoftSurface Book i7 Review: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly : Microsoft recently released a plethora of new products, and one of them was the Surface Book. The new tech has a lot riding on its shoulders, so the question arises: how will it fare against other premium laptops?

The Surface Book i7 is the fastest Surface Book yet, offering twice the speed and power of the previous generation book, and providing a massive battery life, besting other laptops.

Having said that, Microsoft didn’t actually smoothen the sharp edges on the Surface Book i7, and that shows.

The laptop has a 13.5 inch tablet, and it basically is a tablet with a keyboard. The laptop flexes itself using the middle magnesium bridge,  however, just like last year, the hinge that remains when you close the laptop may hurt the perfectionist in you. You may love it or hate it, but the fact doesn’t change that the Book i7 is indeed the laptop you need.

The screen is beautiful, with 3000 x 2000 pixels with a pixel density of 267 ppi, which results in comfortable viewing angles and deep vivid colors.

From a design standpoint, Microsoft opted for a thicker laptop, as the top model of the Surface Book i7 with the Performance Base is slightly thicker compared to other premium mini laptops. The weight has slightly increased as well, but that is acceptable for the performance it provides.

The powerhouse is run by a 6th gen Intel dual Core i7-6600U processor, with RAM options of 8GB and 16GB, and with SSD options ranging from 256GB to 1TB. If you follow Microsoft news, you would know that the Surface Pro 5 might come with the Kaby Lake CPU architecture. However, Microsoft went with the current gen Skylake CPU architecture, and instead they improved the graphics performance.

The GPU has been revamped and this makes the Book i7 attractive to gamers and designers. There is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GPU, versus the previous gen’s GeForce 940M series. The graphics memory also has been doubled to a 2GB GDDR5 RAM, which translates to faster graphics processing.

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