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#228740 19-Jan-2018 21:36
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Ive wanted one since they have been released. Id love the newer gtx1060 model in the states.

 

But reality is I just do LightRoom and watch media and browse the net.

 

The screens look beautiful?

 

Is a used one worth $1100?


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  #1943827 19-Jan-2018 22:27
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Imo yes. For comparison Surface Pro tablets also retain good second hand value. Capable cpu. Like most tablet PCs you don't want to risk running it hot for long.

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  #1943828 19-Jan-2018 22:34
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i picked up a surface 3 off a gz seller, i use it in the field for my operations, for the partner to borrow to write stuff up. 

 

Also is my secondary device to use at work (accessibility to my home VPN is handy for quick standup lab is always useful) 

 

 

 

Absolutely love it. 





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  #1943835 20-Jan-2018 00:02
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No




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  #1943836 20-Jan-2018 00:51
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I have a friend with one for sale I can ask him he will probably be fairly reasonable with the price


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  #1943965 20-Jan-2018 12:12
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Talked to him 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i5-6300U, 8GB Ram, 128SSD, Win 10 Pro

 

 

 

Selling for 1k pm me if you are interested I will put you in touch with him

 

 

 

 

 




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  #1944396 21-Jan-2018 13:55
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So would you guys go the Surface Book or Surface Pro 4 (the 2017 being a minor update and not available used often)?

 

I dont understand now companies designing Notebooks to have a short life span with soldered on RAM, following Apple$, why people go for the 4GB models? You spend $1800 on a 4GB machine thats already next to pointless outside opening web browsers and in a year or two will be obsolete. 8GB is the minimum now IMO. I know with Apple thats certainly the case as I had to upgrade my MBP to be able to sell it.


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  #1944474 21-Jan-2018 17:38
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Depends on the use. Book has larger screen, more connectivity without a dock, more lap-able.

 
 
 
 




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I just need something to get me through until 8th gen intels a main stream. I want to spend the least I possibly can, but I do enjoy a nice screen for LR and video.

 

The Surface Book I love the size, just worried the kickstand in bed might not hold up etc.

 

The new surface book 15 would be nice with the 1060. The new 8 gen spectres are nice but mx150 GPU in the 15, 13 I dont think anything. AT least the SB2 13 has a 1050, but I dont think they are 8 gen intels


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TeaLeaf:

 

I just need something to get me through until 8th gen intels a main stream. I want to spend the least I possibly can, but I do enjoy a nice screen for LR and video.

 

The Surface Book I love the size, just worried the kickstand in bed might not hold up etc.

 

The new surface book 15 would be nice with the 1060. The new 8 gen spectres are nice but mx150 GPU in the 15, 13 I dont think anything. AT least the SB2 13 has a 1050, but I dont think they are 8 gen intels

 

 

 

 

SB doesn't have a kickstand, SP does.

 

Honestly they are quite different machines as they are quite different form factors.

 

Have you been into a retailer and got hands-on so you can try using the keyboard/screen/detach tablet etc at different angles


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BlinkyBill: No

 

 

 

yes


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gzt: Imo yes. For comparison Surface Pro tablets also retain good second hand value. Capable cpu. Like most tablet PCs you don't want to risk running it hot for long.

 

its not a $200 tablet from Alibaba.  Surface Book 1 / Surface Pro have no negative effects if they're used for extended periods even with load. Temperature throttles CPU.


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TeaLeaf:

 

I just need something to get me through until 8th gen intels a main stream. I want to spend the least I possibly can, but I do enjoy a nice screen for LR and video.

 

The Surface Book I love the size, just worried the kickstand in bed might not hold up etc.

 

The new surface book 15 would be nice with the 1060. The new 8 gen spectres are nice but mx150 GPU in the 15, 13 I dont think anything. AT least the SB2 13 has a 1050, but I dont think they are 8 gen intels

 

 

there are both 7th Gen and 8th Gen models of SB2.  Personally I'd go for the quad core.

 

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