Speaking of Microsoft (Microsoft), companies that develop and provide software such as Windows and Office …. A lot of hardware that pays out such an image has been released one after another from Microsoft. Perhaps the most amazing thing was not the “Surface Book” premium Windows laptop .
When typing and working on the 15-inch model of the new Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 , I can not wipe out the uncomfortable nature that somehow does not suit me. Do not get me wrong. Surface Book 2 is not only a very excellent laptop, it also has a beautiful design. When I work on this big screen, I look at the 34 inch display somehow and are caught by the same feeling as the desktop I always work on. So Surface Book 2 is not unnecessary for me. But it is like a super high class sports car is caught in a traffic jam in the city and lined up with Noronoro along with a yellow taxi! Is this really necessary for me? Should you get out with $ 3,300? The answer is definitely no.
Nonetheless, let’s advance the review of the strongest model of $ 3,300 this time. Of course, it is overwhelmed by the wonderful performance. Just being surprised by the benchmark score ! In Photoshop rendering measurements, I showed the strength of making the difference to all the other laptops except the latest Razer Blade Pro. Even if you play games such as “Civilization 6” and “Rise of the Tomb Raider” for power gamers , is not it just a special gaming PC laptop with Surface Book 2 or higher playing environment ? If it is MSI’s “GT75VR”, it seems to be able to win Surface Book 2 as well. Apparently, the graphics performance of Surface Book 2 seems to be well above the level required for a headset compatible with Mixed Reality.
|memory||8 / 16GB|
|storage||SATA / PCIe SSD|
|GPU||Intel HD 620|
GeForce GTX 1050
|Liquid crystal size||13.5-inch wide|
|Liquid crystal type||3000 x 2000 touch|
|battery||Up to about 17 hours of video playback|
|price||starting $2300 USD|
However, the possession of the battery was also sufficient. Even if you continue to use for 10 hours continuously it is proven to be OK. Basically, almost every day, it is a level that you do not have to connect to a power supply at all while working .
Even though I tried to pretend to be such a person, it is an honest impression that it seems only foolish after all. Yesterday, I grabbed Surface Pen stuck alongside the display and tried double clicking on the button. Then I got a screenshot of the email that I was just reading, so I wrote to Yei there and I shared it to my colleagues in Slack. Then I removed only the display and saw a Netflix movie. You can hit a video full of realism by putting a headset compatible with Mixed Reality, or you can pretend to be working like a VR headset.
The mass is a lightweight model with GeForce GTX 1050 mounted at 1.642 kg and it is also possible to carry it to the place on the go.
Moreover, it is a separate type 2 in 1 PC where the liquid crystal part separates from the keyboard, and it can be used in various PC shapes according to the situation.
For models with GeForce GTX 1050 only, the Core i7-8650U of the high performance 8th generation Intel Core processor is carried.
GeForce GTX 1050 mounted though mobile notebook PC
One of the major features of Surface Book 2 is that it is a product that is positioned as a mobile notebook, but it is equipped with GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated graphics.
Surface Book of the conventional model also had a graphic of somewhat better performance than GeForce 940 M called “GeForce GPU”, but as for the new model, it seems like a 3D game of “GeForce GTX 1050” can also be done Performance graphics are carried.
It is also effective for using applications using GPU support. The software for creators such as Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, etc. has a function to perform processing fast using graphics (GPU). This is also ideal if you want to use GPU-aware applications like these on the go.
While loading this graphics as lightness as 1.642 kg
Surface Book 2 is one of the features with about 1.642 kg while mounting GeForce GTX 1050.
Personal computers called gaming notes from other companies are also on sale, but even if the mass is light, it is only products that are close to 2 kg, and it was very difficult to carry around. On the other hand, Surface Book 2 is as lighter as 1.642 kg and is easy to carry.
Graphics score of 3DMark Fire Strike of GeForce GTX 1050 is as follows. Although it has a high score, when compared with a gaming notebook with the same graphics, the score is lower by about 15%.
For not only 3DMark but also other game benchmarks, the score is lower by 1 to 20%. FF 14 Benchmark of crimson liberator (1920 x 1080, highest setting) When measuring the temperature of the graphics being executed and GPU Clock Speed, you can see that GPU Clock Speed is decreasing after temperature rise. By the way, in the case of a laptop dedicated to gaming by another company, it will be as follows. Since I did not have a notebook PC with GTX 1050, I am testing it with a notebook PC equipped with GTX 1050Ti. GPU Clock Speed during benchmark is nearly constant.
The CPU is mounted on the tablet side, and the graphics are on the keyboard side. Therefore, you can not use the GeForce GTX 1050 when you separate the tablet. When using an application using GeForce GTX 1050, when trying to pull out the tablet, a warning screen as shown below is displayed.
Surface Book 2 also supports Surface Pen and Surface Dial.
Surface pen supports 4,096 steps of pen pressure detection and inclination detection. Like Surface Pro, I think that even a person who draws full illustration of illustration is satisfying comfortable writing.
It also supports Surface Dial, making editing easier. Speaking of Surface Dial, I think that I often see the image that I am sticking to the screen. Although this product can also be used in such a way, I think that it is easier to use putting it on a table because the screen is small.
In Surface Book 2, the CPU is on the tablet side, but there is no fan on the tablet side. I thought that a fan is mounted because there is a slit, but it is fanless.
Because there is no fan, thermal throttling will occur if processing that takes long time load to the CPU is performed. The bar graph below shows the result when encode processing was carried out with “Core i 5 – 8250 U” which is often mounted on a general note PC and “Core i 7 – 8650 U” installed in Surface Book 2 . Specially, Core i7-8650U is more specs, but laptops with Core i5-8250U are faster to process.
Even if you check the temperature during encoding and Clock Speed (bottom line graph), you can see that Clock Speed is slightly decreasing in the middle. If you are expecting speed of rendering, encoding, RAW development, etc., I think that it is better to have a normal laptop computer with 8th generation Intel CPU.
Check keyboard and touchpad
It is check of keyboard and touchpad.
By actual measurement, the key pitch is horizontal: about 19 mm, vertical: 18.5 mm, the keystroke is about 1.5 mm. Although the key top is almost flat (although it feels slightly dented), there is a moderate repulsion feeling, the impact with the bottom is also less, it is easy to beat easily.
There is no extreme funny part of the key arrangement.
It is a check of the game benchmark.
Depending on the game, if the game is moderate in weight, I think that it will be around 60 fps in the setting of “1920 x 1080, low image quality”.
However, when compared with a gaming notebook PC equipped with GeForce GTX 1050, the score was about 1 to 20% lower.
The specifications of GeForce GTX 1050 are as follows. Even when compared with the GTX 1050 installed in the gaming notebook PC, there was no such thing as the clock being lowered, the specification was dropped.
It is a performance check of Surface Book 2.
Among the eighth generation Intel Core processors, it also has a high-performance Core i7-8650U. I think that there is nothing troubling with many work.
However, as mentioned above, note that since the CPU is on the fanless tablet side, please pay attention that it will take longer to process than Core i 5-8250 U, etc. as the clock goes down when processing with high load is applied for a long time
It is equipped with the GeForce GTX 1050, and it is considerably high performance as a mobile laptop computer. However, as mentioned earlier, the benchmark score is 1 to 20% lower than the GeForce GTX 1050 installed in the gaming notebook PC.
The storage can select SATA SSD or ultra-fast PCIe-NVMe SSD.
However, since the perceived speed does not change so much, I think that it is good to decide the model with other parts.
That is the review of Surface Book 2.
This is a laptop packed with as many functions as you can. With GeForce GTX 1050 graphics with high-resolution LCD, you can use it as a tablet, remove the liquid crystal part, compatible with the pen, the mass is only about 1.642 kg.
PCs with specs that we could not bring out until now can be brought out, and you can do a variety of things on the go, including movie editing, image editing, illustration production, games and more.
However, since the CPU is on the tablet side without fans, thermal throttling occurs when performing high load processing such as rendering, encoding, RAW development for a long time, it is not as fast as I thought. This time, I tested with Core i7-8650U, but it took longer than Core i 5-8250U with poor specifications.
Also, the graphics performance was lower than the usual GeForce GTX 1050 by 1 – 20% benchmark score.
Please pay attention to those who thought about inserting the SD card at all times because SD card slot protrudes about half as you insert the card.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 review 2018