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According to a couple of reviews, the base model gets nearly 14 hours on just video playback.

If thats true, that is impressive....can you pm me a link to the article?
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If thats true, that is impressive....can you pm me a link to the article?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2995599/laptop-computers/surface-book-vs-macbook-pro-it-isnt-twice-as-fast-its-three-times-as-fast.html
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there is a mbpr with discrete gpu you know
Edited by perfectblade - 10/22/15 at 12:27pm
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there is a mbpr with descrete gpu you know

Which is a 15'' laptop and in a different class where there are dozens of laptops with discrete GPUs.
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According to a couple of reviews, the base model gets nearly 14 hours on just video playback.

I get almost the same time with my rMBP 13 from 2013 using it non-stop.
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Which is a 15'' laptop and in a different class where there are dozens of laptops with discrete GPUs.

It is also in a different class than the rMBP 13 which is more than third of the price in all of those i5 vs i7/dGPU comparisons.
Yet we still get review comparing a 1300$ vs a 3700$ class. Mostly my guess is that microsoft are paying a lot in marketing capital to make the reviews emphasise on how "better" it is vs the rMBP 13, and only the rMBP 13. Almost not a single word compared to other laptops.
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I get almost the same time with my rMBP 13 from 2013 using it non-stop.
It is also in a different class than the rMBP 13 which is more than third of the price in all of those i5 vs i7/dGPU comparisons.
Yet we still get review comparing a 1300$ vs a 3700$ class. Mostly my guess is that microsoft are paying a lot in marketing capital to make the reviews emphasise on how "better" it is vs the rMBP 13, and only the rMBP 13. Almost not a single word compared to other laptops.

You can bet on it. As they should be... it wouldn't make any sense to compare it to "gaming laptops" that pack more performance at the cost of portability, or to tablets that have far less power but weigh the same or less. The only reasonable comparison for it would be the Macbook Pro 13, which until now, has been basically a class of its own.

Price difference aside (you pay a premium for a device that has no equal... Apple wrote the book on that!), the point is that Microsoft basically took a MacBook Pro, added a discrete gpu without adding any additional weight or power drain, and then made the whole thing convertible to a tablet. If you ask me, they have every right to shout the achievement from every mountaintop.

p.s. what will be interesting is to wait and see if Lenovo, Asus, Dell, etc are able to make a comparable knockoff... .so far, the MIIX 700 seems the closest analog, but it's off by a mile. I'd venture to guess MS has nvidia locked down on whatever chip/tech they put in the Surface Book so nobody else can get their hands on it.
Edited by chrisnyc75 - 10/22/15 at 12:52pm
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Isn't a throttled i3 6xxx/ HD 530 as fast as the i7 6600U/940M and take less space?
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http://newsfirst.lk/english/2015/10/microsoft-tweaks-new-low-end-surface-book-for-gamers/115682

Rumor going around is the "upgrade" base will have a 950m, compared to the "standard" high-end base which has a 940m. The low-end cpu + a 950m could make for quite a compelling mobile gaming device smile.gif
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http://newsfirst.lk/english/2015/10/microsoft-tweaks-new-low-end-surface-book-for-gamers/115682

Rumor going around is the "upgrade" base will have a 950m, compared to the "standard" high-end base which has a 940m. The low-end cpu + a 950m could make for quite a compelling mobile gaming device smile.gif
Uh, citation?

It sounds like they're just offering the dGPU keyboard attachment for the lowest end Surface book model (the i5/128GB/8GB one).

I don't see any indication the GPU model is different from the other models. I'd bet it's the exact same part even.
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Uh, citation?

It sounds like they're just offering the dGPU keyboard attachment for the lowest end Surface book model (the i5/128GB/8GB one).

I don't see any indication the GPU model is different from the other models. I'd bet it's the exact same part even.

like I said, it's just a rumor at this point... but: http://wccftech.com/killer-selling-point-surface-book-noticed/

It wouldn't make any sense to offer the same dGPU base as an upgrade item when it's already offered as a standard item. Offering a higher model as an upgrade add-on would make a lot of sense in a line-up that currently lacks a model aimed specifically at gamers (i.e. higher graphics power with less cpu power requirement)
Edited by chrisnyc75 - 10/26/15 at 9:37am
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