Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one



An under-the-hood issue with the Surface Dock, a USB-C port, and the Surface Book 2 charger is the only flaw in Microsoft’s new convertible tablet laptop. Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 solves a big problem for Microsoft: how do you market the Surface Book as a performance notebook when it’s two years out of date? As our review shows, by making it bigger, faster, and with longer battery life. In this video we cover all those aspects and more.

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34 thoughts on “Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The ultimate laptop improves in every way but one

  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    lost me when you said "nFidia" and couldn't even remember what GPU was inside…… If you're gonna promote or review a product at least do a good job pretending you're into it and have experience with the product. Also, lose the scrap of paper as a reference sheet lol.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    15" has fan in both the base and the tablet. The tablet still quite loud when gaming (it is far from silent). This is a fantastic device, but the review just seems sloppy and doesn't flow very well, and has incorrect information. I have bought this laptop and it is great. Spend sometime editing the thing though. Can't recommend this techtuber it's just so hard to watch.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    If there is a SB 3 this year with thunderbolt 3 with charging capabilites, new rtx graphics, new cpus, 32gb ram option, and hopefully 2tb ssd Im def buying it.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Well, some of us dont care whether he made mistakes or not..or is reading the specs off the paper….some of you forget that most people out here are looking for a down to earth non geeky review that will help us make the decision – to ''buy or not buy''…and not some over the top complicated tech savvy review that leaves us even more confused..this review is well done and serves its purpose well. Thanks @PCWorld

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    God damn rehearse your lines before recording. If you did, you might catch a few of your never-ending mistakes and misinformation.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    the fact that you had to look on the paper just to remind yourself that it has a gtx1060 tells me that i'm wasting my time watching your video

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    You mentioned a 180W power supply, but everyone I've talked to got a 102W psu…..same as the surface book gen 1

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    I feel like the 13 inch model is crazy good with that 1050 and the 15W Quad core in that form factor. But in a 15" machine, I honestly want a proper 45W CPU. Getting a 15W CPU for that kind of money is just not worth it to me. Even though it's an amazing machine.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    waist of time review, you suck!!!!, going to Linus Tech, he rules!!!

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Need Help
    Please Suggest if we should keep it on charging all the time or Drain the battery everytime till 0% or 5% and then recharge it again
    What is best for the Battery in Surfacebook 2 15"

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    when did the surface book 2 come out? is the surface book 3 coming out soon? i don't want to buy surface book 2 then couple of months later Microsoft comes out with surface book 3. your answer is much appreciated.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Is there a version of the 13 inch one with the graphics card

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Sorry you are the worst tech reviewer I ever seen … can you just be a little bit well prepare?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    There are so many errors and misinformation in this review… You must triple check your sources/data before recording/publishing.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    i was told that the surface book 2 15” that only has a 102watt power supply isn’t enough to charge the battery if using the cpu at max performance along with the gets 1060 gpu at max performance. that’s the one drawback that i see. i’m wanting it for doing webdesign, coding and also 3d stuff as well as photoshop and lightroom and premier. but i’m having a hard time deciding on it or the lenovo yoga 15” with a thx 1050 for half the price or the wacom mobile studio pro 16 that only has the i7 6th gen cpu, quadro m1000m gpu and a 512 gm ssd. 3d programs will be cinema 4d and maya and zbrush. others programs are visual studio, adobe cc etc. what do you guys think is the best to get? i mean obviously 8 won’t be doing huge scenes. maybe logos, small scenes, shorts, characters and stuff like that. not the next transformers lol.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Hate when reviewers claim like "it's gonna be used as a desktop, not a tablet". I bought this machine BECAUSE it is detachable and can be used as a tablet in the first place. Otherwise I would have bought conventional laptop.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Using the Surface Book 2 13", the USB can indeed charge the laptop with a battery pack. But the battery pack must be able to output enough power. My 45watt 20,000mah power bank charges it very quickly. One power bank I can recommend is the Xiaomi ZMI 10, which can also power other devices such as the Nintendo Switch (which also doesn't accept all battery banks). For the interest of others, here is a review of this powerbank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UB4eMAeWi0

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Where are the GPU and CPU in che back in the tablet or in the keyboard??

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    How exactly did you connect the laptop to an external monitor, and if you did, were you using a surface dock?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    just as a suggestion, make short clips of yourself talking and then edit them together, will make the whole thing more cohesive and better.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    But other reviews say it does charge through the usb-c connector, Switch charger for instance.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    If it uses 120w battery, it would be the best tablet of 2017.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    this thing sucks big time as tablet both in terms of battery and GUI.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    at that price point i expected atlease a thunderbolt and USB 3.1 ports.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    Hi would it be possible to use a more powerful adapter with it to prevent the powerdrain?

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  • November 20, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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    I'm sorry to say this, but I'm not a big fan of the way this guy talks or presents himself. I'm just gonna tune out, but you keep doing you, man.

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