Who's going Surface Book?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by Gaprofitt, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Gaprofitt macrumors regular

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    Just sold my Mac, going surface book. Anyone else making a change? I'm simply sick of the Nickel and diming Apple does. $20 for a usb-c to usb cable which should be included, two USB-C multi port adapters for $79 a piece, extra power brick which of course doesn't come with the USB-C cable.

    This unit has a detachable 13/5 inch screen, the screen quality 3000x2000 is incredible.
    13 hour battery life
    Upgradable base/dgpu
    latest skylake processors

    Gotta say guys, I think Microsoft has hit a homerun here. Not a fanboy of either company but
    they have hit a homerun. I have used macs the past 5 years, it's time for a change.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Cool story bro. Windows is a deal breaker for me. I will never voluntarily go there.
     
  3. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck with terrible window scaling, random app crash and BSODs, overheating issues, privacy issues and so on and so forth.
     
  4. maartin macrumors newbie

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    + trackpad issues, occasional blue screens..
     
  5. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Blue screens are a thing of the past. I had plenty of kernel panics coming out of standby mode on my mac.
     
  6. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    The fact still remains that Windoze will crash 100x more than a Mac. Anyways, even Windoze fanboys complain about wobble when using touch screen, feeling like it's going to tilt then drop on the floor when used in the lap (due to being top heavy), and of course that it didn't come with Windoze 7 SP1 since it's 50x more stable than Windoze 10.
     
  7. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors regular

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    The so called wobble issue is a non factor.. Sure it's not as stable as a typical hinge but it practical use provides no issues whatsoever. Windows 10 is a real game changer, it's light, fast and extremely stable. People like to bash Microsoft for the issues in the old days. (blue screens, etc.).. Microsoft has hit a home run here and it will put a deep dent in MBP and Ipad Pro sales. Apple made a huge mistake not releasing a non-IOS tablet device..
     
  8. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. This Windoze fan explains it all in the video:
     
  9. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    Big words for unproven products. Sure, I was very enthusiastic at first when the Surface Book was announced, but at the current prices and with the current state of Windows I don't intend to switch.

    I'll stick with a MacBook Pro / iPad Pro duo with two of my favourite OSs, iPhone compatibility and great amounts of quality apps thank you very much.
     
  10. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    I tried one out at Best Buy yesterday. IMO it's very well built, the top portion isn't quite as wobbly as I thought it would be and the screen is fantastic. However the trackpad is a little wonky (the physical feel is great though, it's just like a MacBook), I really don't like that weird gap when it's closed, and I'm still not so big on switching back to Windows. Windows is actually OK in my book, but I can't see myself going back to it as my main OS after using OS X for almost a decade.
     
  11. lowendlinux, Oct 25, 2015
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    I'm not a fan of MS and really try to give them as little money as possible. Windows 10 v OS X six of one half dozen of the other.
     
  12. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    You know the Surface Book with the better internals costs like $2500 right? No idea what your budget is or which Mac you used previously, but at that price the Surface Book is easily as expensive as what Apple is offering, if not more.
     
  13. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    So your main complaint is about USB-C. $200 more than the best rMBP you can get, hope you're satisfied with it.
     
  14. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I always found this depiction of Microsoft innovation to be appropriate:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    If the OP is going to leave, why hasn't he left yet ?
     
  16. AFEPPL macrumors 68020

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    I think so, i just don't see how it could be any worse than the current mac experience to be blunt..!
     
  17. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    I took a look at the new Surface Pro 4 at my local Best Buy. They didn't have the Surface Book on display yet. I was very impressed with the screen and the new version of the type cover. Since the Surface Pro 4 is a refinement of several predecessors, I think it's a proven system and I wouldn't hesitate to buy one. I want to wait until actual user reviews come in about the Surface Book before I'd think about buying one. Spec-wise, both Surface machines look very compelling.

    I don't pay attention to anyone whose posts contain the terms "Windoze" and "M$." While those terms may have been clever at one time, that was a very long time ago. They're tiresome now. At least try to be original in expressing your bias in the absence of facts.

    I've been using Windows on desktops and laptops for a very long time. I've only had one BSOD, and that was caused by a memory module that failed. I recently installed Windows 10 on a desktop machine I built myself, and I like the OS. My system boots to the desktop in under 15 seconds and it's very stable even under stress testing.

    I'm brand agnostic. I will buy whatever brand offers what I need. My current laptop is a mid-2009 13" MBP that I've upgraded with an SSD, and I had to replace the battery. It's been the best laptop I've owned, but it's showing its age. I've been holding on for Apple to release new laptops with the Skylake processor. But I'm at the point where I'm considering the Surface line of products. I'm not convinced I need a touch-screen display tablet/laptop since my iPad 2 is my least used device. So I'm going to think it over a bit longer.
     
  18. maxsix Suspended

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    I'm just waiting for my Surface Book to arrive.

    But it'll be in _addition_ to my Macs.

    I certainly have been disgusted and put off by some of Apples antics in recent years but those are largely to do with how they operate. Apple has always been a bit strange. Overall I enjoy their products and I don't plan to walk away at this juncture.

    Witnessing first hand, via my Surface Pro 2, then 3, the Microsoft advancements it's very refreshing to experience a Microsoft resurgence. While not perfect, I have never sought perfection, just excellence.
     
  19. Zirel Suspended

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    So... You are comparing the thinnest Apple laptop, most lightweight, to one of the thickest devices on there, the most heavy and expensive Microsoft PC?

    Cool story bro, if you don't have a specific need besides having the latest gadget on the market, good luck...
     
  20. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if you are serious but if you are then you are very wrong. Windows does not crash. Since Windows 7 I have not had a crash or BSOD or anything of that nature.
    My mid 2014 MBP has crashed a few times in Yosemite and a couple of times in El Cap.
     
  21. Gaprofitt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Champ, they weigh the same.. No "most lightweight bs". You're drinking the kool-aid.. Guess you believed the "everything has changed" marketing as well.. What changed is Apple just got kicked in the face with this release.

    http://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/

    3.48 lbs

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store...59235&ef_id=VimqMQAAAM-bnTMO:20151025185115:s

    3.48 lbs
     
  22. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    While the specs of the Surface Book are impressive, Windows 10 is still....Windows. Bloated, buggy (yeah..it has its own issues) and always trying to get you into an Office 365 subscription.
     
  23. Zirel, Oct 25, 2015
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    Ahhhhhhhh....


    Typical troll move.

    At first:

    You spoke against the 2015 MacBook Retina...

    No you are comparing the Surface Book with the MacBook Pro.

    That MBP has more ports that the SB, yet, it's thinner that the SB.
     
  24. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I hate that you have to opt out of 10+ options after installation if you want to maintain a modicum of privacy. I also don't like that it's trying to trick you into signing up for or signing into a Microsoft account at every opportunity (but then, recent Mac OS versions are also quite pushy about signing up for iCloud). The Windows UI is still a bit schizophrenic between desktop and touch. It doesn't have a Unix shell and tools. But bloated and buggy? Nope. The footprint is actually a bit smaller than Mac OS', and it's been quite a while since I last encountered a serious bug in release versions of Windows. The few crashes that I had in 8.1 and 10 were all caused by buggy 3rd party drivers. Given that Windows has to support a much broader variety of hardware than Mac OS, I think it's actually phenomenally stable.
     
  25. waquzy, Oct 25, 2015
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    Macbook Pro is still miles better than your new surface book IMO, however good luck with your purchase and best of luck with the change back to windows.
     

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