Originally Posted by Alvarez
(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)
* 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 ?