One of the most impressive computing products launched in the past month is undoubtedly the Surface Book 2 of Microsoft, which came to us in surprise after more than two years of waiting since the launch of the original model, promising performance much higher thanks to the new Kaby Lake-R Intel And a built-in GeForce GTX 1050 card - alongside a brand new 15-inch model that will be even more formidable with a 1060GB GeForce GTX 6 card memory GDDR5.
As in the first generation, this is also the case of hybrid computers with a unique lightweight magnesium shell, where the screen component can be pulled to get a tablet experience (in reduced performance) or connect to the keyboard component that includes the dedicated graphics processing unit and additional battery Traditional is a little more powerful. PixelSense screens with QHD + resolutions, touch point support, system Windows 10 Pro with built-in TPM 2.0 security module, fast storage drives supporting NVMe, promise for life battery Maximum of up to 17 hours (!) In melody Video And other components of the prestigious units, whose pricing starts at 1,500 dollars and reaches more than 3,000 dollars at the top end and weighs between 1.5 and Kilogram to only 1.9 a kilogram.
Despite the impressive specifications, not everyone is impressed by the Surface Book 2 generation, which is due to hit stores next month - with a hesitant representative from the popular and reputable Consumer Reports magazine at the helm. declare Already at this early stage it would be difficult to give a Microsoft product an official recommendation, based on the large volume of faults reported in the previous Surface Book and Surface Pro devices - allegedly, one in four consumers reported encountering significant technical faults, such as a screen that does not respond properly to touch , Consumption battery It is also excessive in sleeping and waiting situations or other internal components that do not function as intended in these premium products Microsoft Office.
This statement may violate Consumer Reports' promise to provide completely objective information, but its very existence may adversely affect the location of the Consumer Reports,Surface Book 2 in a busy and competitive market, at least in North America where the magazine has the most significant footing.
Meanwhile, history seems to be working in favor of the technology giant:Surface Shows revenue that is growing from quarter to quarter, and is also a nice source of profits thanks to the high price tags, despite all the reports of various glitches that accumulate in the network. If in the near future we see a reversal of the revenue trend it can be stated that we have reached, perhaps, a critical mass of distrust - but there is probably a better chance that the attraction to glittering technology will overcome the fear and successes will continue to come.
It remains to be hoped that the "Surface Book 2 will not only be more elaborate, but also more polished with regard to its reliability over time.