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The best hybrid out there!!!
on 2 December 2015
I purchased this as a replacement for my Motion Computing tablet which I use for my cad work both on site and in the office. I can understand for those that see this as a very expensive tablet/laptop, but it is built for proffesional work levels and by comparison to the Motion products its superb value.
The value issue aside its performance and usability is all I could hope for.
I have greater screen space to work on yet still the same overall size as a lot of 12" tablets/laptops
The reversible screen on the keypad it makes my perfect tablet, giving me 8 hours of battery life at half the weight of my previous tablet, when carrying that on one arm all day makes a huge difference!
The Pen is very responsive, accurate and so vital to quickly click commands when drawing or annotating.
At times I have to work externally in direct sunlight yet I can still see the screen if set to full brightness.
I realise this is reflecting a personal use but hopefully it demonstrates some of the professional versatility this brilliant device provides.
It may not be a high end games machine but it will play a few graphics intensive games like Tomb Raider.
Yes, it may appear an expensive 2 in 1 and yes the dollar/pound exchange rate in pricing is disproportionate but that doesnt make the Surface Book any less capable. People pay millions of pounds for a painting which may seem a rip off! but at the end of the day its what you value something at.
And finally Amazon has been the only place I have found that sells the Surface Book in the UK NOW!!! Most websites are saying that it will be April/May 2016 when they will be on general sale here. Maybe there will be a better exchange rate then.