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Microsoft Surface Book: Take A Deep Dive

Microsoft built a laptop and the tech community is excited. Here's what we know about Surface Book.
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Why A laptop? 
It was high time Microsoft developed its own laptop, an obvious addition to its hardware product lineup. However, the Surface Book is not a traditional laptop. Microsoft is still working on its reputation as a hardware builder, and a traditional laptop wouldn't have been enough to turn heads. The Surface Book, however, sets a remarkable precedent for how Windows 10 should function on a laptop.
Considering the specs, design, and price tag of the Surface Book, this is a device intended for a professional user base. Microsoft seems to be taking all types of professions into consideration here; the Surface Book's storage is sufficiently large for business users, while the updated Surface Pen is ideal for artists and other creatives. The Book has all the makings of a powerful productivity tool, but quality will come with a hefty price tag.

Why A laptop?

It was high time Microsoft developed its own laptop, an obvious addition to its hardware product lineup. However, the Surface Book is not a traditional laptop. Microsoft is still working on its reputation as a hardware builder, and a traditional laptop wouldn't have been enough to turn heads. The Surface Book, however, sets a remarkable precedent for how Windows 10 should function on a laptop.

Considering the specs, design, and price tag of the Surface Book, this is a device intended for a professional user base. Microsoft seems to be taking all types of professions into consideration here; the Surface Book's storage is sufficiently large for business users, while the updated Surface Pen is ideal for artists and other creatives. The Book has all the makings of a powerful productivity tool, but quality will come with a hefty price tag.

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10/8/2015 | 2:40:27 PM
Re: Nice
>> This seems like a really nice piece of kit, especially if it overpowers Apple hardware like Microsoft claims. 

Agree, it looks like a good buy for companies and individuals.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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10/8/2015 | 7:18:16 AM
Nice
This seems like a really nice piece of kit, especially if it overpowers Apple hardware like Microsoft claims. That, plus the fact that it retains the thin and light design of contemporary laptops, can split into the two-in-one mode... it's the full package. 

Now we just need to wait for reviews to make sure it's all true.
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