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Microsoft Surface Book – A Non Technical Review

All my life, well really for the past 5 or 6 years that I’ve actually owned my own laptop + desktop, I’ve always been an Apple fan. My first ever laptop was the Macbook Pro 13 inch back in 2011. I loved that thing, it got me through engineering school and helped me with my editing of photos the first few years I began. This year, the dear Macbook was finally put to rest because it simply no longer functioned to the level I needed it to.

Come November 2015, I decided to just go Windows for once and try it out. I was intrigued by the Microsoft Book, a powerful laptop with tablet capabilities AND the screen comes off the base? YES PLEASE.

After a few months of heavy use I finally feel like I can make an honest (non-high-tech) review of this product.

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I use this laptop on a daily basis for school. It’s been great the times that it works seamlessly when using different applications, but I’ve noticed that it does lag a lot when I’m doing intensive work. When I say “intensive” I mean when I have 5-6 different programs running…so that might have a big impact on how this thing functions.

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My favorite things about this laptop + tablet combo is that it serves as both a laptop and tablet (duh!). It has a sleek silver/grey body and it reminds me a lot of my Macbook.

The removal of the screen (when you want to use it as a tablet) is a bit buggy at times – meaning sometimes it won’t let you detach the screen and it doesn’t always say why. Also, the screen can not charge separately from the base. I find this slightly annoying because it means I always have to carry it around as a laptop if I want to charge it. The screen and base both have separate batteries which makes charging times a bit longer then what I’m used to – but it’s not unbearable. I just put it to charge the night before classes and it’s good to go.

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The tablet is awesome! The pen works great and I enjoy sketching a lot more now.

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Here’s my cat who helped make this post possible. Say hi.

And that’s that! Like I said its a super non-technical post. With the updates that Microsoft keeps rolling out with Windows 10 + the Surface it’s come to be a great laptop with barely any problems. If you’re looking for a new laptop I’d definitely recommend checking out the Surface Book. It’s functional, quick, and looks great. It’s also pretty affordable when compared to Apple products with similar specs 😉


  1. Maryam

    February 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Love your photos and your cat! Is he a main coon?

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