Microsoft Surface Book Review – Is It Really That Good?

Microsoft Surface Book Review – Is It Really That Good?



The Microsoft Surfacebook is Microsoft’s true attempt at an ultimate 2 in 1 laptop tablet combo. The Surfacebook is geared towards semi professional work while adding the benefits of having an extremely large tablet. The Surfacebook’s deisgn is striking and absolutely gorgeous and the Nvidia dGPU found in specific models adds a nice touch of power. However, with all that being said is it truly worth your money and will it replace your laptop and tablet? Let’s find out!

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  1. Elias KOUAKOU
    Elias KOUAKOU 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    If only they could cram in a 20 series gpu and 12 Gen cpu on the keyboard.

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  2. Parimal DGY
    Parimal DGY 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Please don’t buy any surface products, software has many issues, they update it regularly, whenever new updates comes the system fails in many other hardware things…for me in last update and the keyboard and mouse stopped working…customer service is worst. Doesn’t worth the money we pay to those people!!!

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  3. Christopher Mejia
    Christopher Mejia 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    It’s actually magnesium alloy. well it does include aluminum.

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  4. Gerald Laurence Zordilla
    Gerald Laurence Zordilla 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Its Magnesium alloy not aluminum

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  5. the slim bin
    the slim bin 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    the intestinal magnetic side has all ways been the left but the magnets in the pen could stick to the charging port on the right

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  6. Alastair Archibald
    Alastair Archibald 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Surface Book is made of magnesium. It's lighter than aluminium.

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  7. ASMRsoundsoflife
    ASMRsoundsoflife 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    One issue I see hear is the wooden effect bling you have covered it in, its limiting the heat sink performance of the mag alloy body which is probably why the fans are going nuts and maybe even causing it to throttle giving the editing performance a knock. Another issue I see is that you said you are not normally a windows user so you probably don't know about disabling pointless background services and have the standard balanced performance setting in the power management config and auto update giving another CPU performance knock. All in all I would not be editing 4k content with shitty codecs off an external drive over USB while it's most likely downloading and installing updates on a laptop in balanced mode wearing a thermal wood effect jacket! This thing can edit 4k like a champ when used and set up correctly. Always check the CPU is idling below 10% before doing anything intensive otherwise it's running some funky kernel services in the background. Windows is slick when you know how to configure it.

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  8. ahad ibrahimi
    ahad ibrahimi 3 March, 2022, 05:56


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  9. TimeRider762
    TimeRider762 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Too bad the letters on the keyboard are hard to see in daylight. I just got one and since I do allot of typing, I'm gonna need to buy a separate keyboard, or sell the Surface book.. It is pre-owned but in prestige condition, was hardly used and hate to see it go.

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  10. Bryan Esquivel
    Bryan Esquivel 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    did he just say chuck da duece

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  11. rizzo905
    rizzo905 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    so can you run photoshop without the base? or do u need the base for gpu

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  12. Ethan Glover
    Ethan Glover 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Just sold my Macbook and bought a surface book.. I might throw up

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  13. The Encrypted Afro
    The Encrypted Afro 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    "It was straight booty."


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  14. T HOFF
    T HOFF 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Great review. Please review the Surface Book 2 when you get your hands on it. That skin is awesome.

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  15. Ninjaco28
    Ninjaco28 3 March, 2022, 05:56


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  16. Fuxidy
    Fuxidy 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    2:40 the surface pro 4 is only meant for the pen to attach on one side as well; however due to the mag safe charging on the other side there is a weaker, less sturdy connection on the other side

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  17. pharaohosam
    pharaohosam 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Solid review but I can't you believe you destroyed such a beautiful machine with that awful skin.

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  18. oshawott98
    oshawott98 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    No its not good, its kind of terrible!

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  19. emanny1986
    emanny1986 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Loving the skin! so needed on this absolutely plain device.

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  20. Mário Menezes
    Mário Menezes 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Apple sheep as 90% of the comments indicate.

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  21. Tony Le
    Tony Le 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    fuck yeah it is

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  22. BullCraftMaxx
    BullCraftMaxx 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Do the skins leave marks on the PC? They are high quality right?

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  23. David Guetta
    David Guetta 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    what do u do for a living?

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  24. Howie Rader
    Howie Rader 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Great vid… thanks for sharing! Also new subscriber! 😎

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  25. rdvgrd6
    rdvgrd6 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Nah it's shite

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  26. jed23ify
    jed23ify 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    +OT4Tech hi, just wanted to get your input. I just purchased the surface book and I am already having buyers remorse. Although the 2016 MacBook pro is overpriced even for apple. I do admit that I would feel like I am getting more of my moneys worth for it. I feel like the 2017 surface book 2 will be the one to get, but I cant wait until October and need a new laptop for school now(design and programming). How do you now currently feel about the surface book? thanks , appreciate any feedback.

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  27. Mark Tilbrook
    Mark Tilbrook 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    is this still worth getting or should i wait for a newer surface book if one is coming out relatively soon?

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  28. Chris Tran
    Chris Tran 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    One thing you didn't mention is how great this is for school. I just bought one for this semester and I'm loving my decision to purchase this. It's extremely portable and replaces the need to bring binders and papers. I just bring this and a folder with a pencil and few sheets of paper just in case for quizzes. Using OneNote is very efficient with it's smooth writing and easy erase feature that allows fast note taking and corrections. Microsoft Pro 4 screen is on the smaller side for note taking, while the screen size is perfect for the Surface Book with enough real estate to comfortably take notes. For video editing and gaming I agree this is no laptop replacement, but for school this is nearly perfect.

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  29. The Clawless
    The Clawless 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    i personally think it has the potential to be great for art but lack of affordable programs making use of it.

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  30. K. König
    K. König 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    After testing the Surface Book for a couple of days I gave it back and bought a Macbook Pro (My first Apple Device), here's my 2 cents on it.

    I was just about buy a Macbook Pro when a friend called me and told me I should take a look at the Surface Book. After having done some research I wanted to give it a try.

    I LOVED the touch functionality, it is pretty fucking awesome. The pen is super accurate and I think it's a very powerful feature. Especially I love that you can take screenshots with the shortcuts on the pen and draw on the screenshot right away and even share it. How great is that! I also liked the design and the battery seems to be super powerful.
    I got to admit that I was expecting more performance but this might be due to hardware/software issues.

    Boy did I have bugs. My Updates didn't install correctly and the notebook crashed several times or the pen stopped working. After calling Microsoft they told me it is probably a problem with the hardware.
    After the devices in both stores where i had a hands on look on the surface book were broken and buggy and the one I bought as well, it leaves me with the impression that this laptop is in an experimental state. Maybe it is a coincidence, the guy at the store said "No one brought their device back yet, it is funny that the devices in our store don't work correctly (The surface book crashed when the tablet was detached):

    You know when spending that amount of money I want to have a save investment and with all the bugs I was confronted with, to me it seemed that investing in the surface book is everything else but a save investment. That's why I decided to give the macbook pro a chance. I still can sell it a few years while barerly loosing money and then eventually get a better development Surface Book.

    If you got the budget, sure why not, give it a chance. Otherwise I would say it is not a smart decision to get a Surface Book, the chance that you are left with a broken device after 2-3 years is pretty damn high. Consider this. People who make reviews and put a referral link in the description won't tell you these downsides.

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  31. Yassin Zao
    Yassin Zao 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    the stylus is not that great…its bleeding…and you cant write very accurately as on paper….so they should fix this…go with wacom I would say not ntrig

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  32. GunterThing
    GunterThing 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Guess what I'm watching on 😁

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  33. Marie Pierre
    Marie Pierre 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Theology provide publisher long pregnant preference.

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  34. Master Chief
    Master Chief 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    I'm a bit of an Apple fanboy, and honestly I can tell you without a doubt that this is a beautiful machine. Microsoft is at the top of their game right now, and a lot more innovative than anything Apple has done since Steve Jobs passed away. Kudos.

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  35. Fed Sanchez
    Fed Sanchez 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Lol your review is laughable, the worst review i ever seem, it just happens to come from an unknown source 'you' lol people go and watch more reviews, because in all honesty this is the best laptop for a professional..take it from me who has an MIS DEGREE…and not from a blogger like this guy ….

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  36. Aegwynn
    Aegwynn 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Hello OT4Tech, and thank you for this very informative video. In a couple of months I'm going to buy a laptop, and the Surface Book is at the top of the list, but I want to be sure that I'm choosing the right one. So, I'd like to know about your experience with it after all this months, do you still use it? Did you have any problem? And what about the fans, do they go crazy from one moment to another? It's really important for me that the fans are quiet because I'm going to use it in class and in the library. Thanks again!

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  37. José Luís Lopes
    José Luís Lopes 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    The surface pro 4 only has magnets for the pen ont he left side aswell, but the pen will still kidna stick on the right side aswell because of the magners on the charging port, it is way more loose tho (as expected)

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  38. Dick Johnson
    Dick Johnson 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    do you remember lenovo x201T – microsoft sure does

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  39. Joshua Scoulou
    Joshua Scoulou 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    its made out of magnesium

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  40. Îngwaz
    Îngwaz 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    you dont want the Book? just give it to me! dont return it

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  41. cyigen85
    cyigen85 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Basicly this video shows how to ruin your surface book by putting stickers on it.

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  42. Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jones 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    'All your basic ports that you'll find on modern laptops'… Oh how times have changed, for the worse……

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  43. Adrian Manea
    Adrian Manea 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    What is your current MBP configuration that you've thought of replacing with this SB? Were you able to edit 4k video better on that one? Thanks.

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  44. Acquisitions Inc(ompetent)
    Acquisitions Inc(ompetent) 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Somebody gave me a hybrid with a 40 watt/hour battery. I might as well have gotten a desktop since I have to keep the thing connected all the time. So, I always have the highest power saving options enabled, which of course, impacts performance, especially considering that it's a Dell.

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  45. Frantyesco Henthonny
    Frantyesco Henthonny 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    Appler is dying!

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    scalabrine playoff 3pt 46% curry playoff 3pt 40% 3 March, 2022, 05:56

    hopefully the next one has more battery in tablet, better gpu cpu, lighter, sd slots and ports on tablet as well, and have a kick stand for tablet

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