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more connection possilibilites.
Not really. The only difference is the extra USB port. But given the very poor spacing, it is practically useless with most USB drives + Mouse or w/e. Both have the dock option through the charging port.

The Pro 4 keyboard is actually really nice when used on a flat surface, but I guess it's not for everyone. I'd say the biggest advantage of the Book is the extra battery life.
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since I'll be in university and in theory I can't charge the device.
Really? Don't all universities have outlets somewhere in the room nowadays? I guess that depends on where you go...
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Hello guys,

(I'm not happy about necro'ing a thread but I need opinions of Surface users)

I can't decide between Surface Book and SP4 Pro..

I have two models in consideration, both of them are identical in terms of system components; the only difference is one of them is Surface Pro 4 and the other is Book. There's also 300 dollars approx. price tag difference.

I'm planning to use Surface for essentially following tasks:

* Taking notes
* Blender modelling (no render)
* Architecture
* Designing on PS

*Eventually browsing and YT.

No gaming in plans.

The reason I thought Book was the keyboard; I don't like a flex plastic-felt keyboard. The fact that Surface Pro has cover keyboard was a dealbreaker. Know, I didn't test how keyboard for both models are "feeling", I am planning to use a dedicated mouse along with it.

The advantages of the book for me were; It has a dedicated keyboard, bigger and higher resolution screen and more connection possilibilites.

Fan noise, and performance loss caused by higher resolution would be problematic. I also heard that battery won't dure that long, even if it's docked. The device should complete tasks above in 12hours, since I'll be in university and in theory I can't charge the device.

Do you think i5 128GB version of the book is OK for tasks above, or should I get same CPU model but as Surface Pro, where screen is smaller and has lower resolution ?

If you watched or read any reviews you would know the Surface Pro keyboard is regarded as one of the best in the business. IT IS biggrin.gif

I would choose the Pro over the book personally. Unless you are gaming and need the additional GPU some Surfacebooks come with.
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From my perspective the extra screen size and resolution make the Surface Book much better than the Pro 4 for productivity. Also the various modes are great as well. I get about 11.5 hours of usage out of my i5 SB at 50% brightness and using Edge as browser.

 

The 'upgradable' base is also a pro IMO, but there are not a whole lot of separate bases for sale on eBay.

 

As a tablet the Pro is superior because of its smaller size and either lower weight (if the base is attached on the SB) or much greater battery life (if using only the clipboard on the SB). It's pretty much that the Surface Pro is a tablet that can be a laptop if you want to and the Surface Book is a laptop that can be a tablet if you want to.

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