Microsoft Surface Boganmeldelse

Microsoft Surface Book Review
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  • The Surface Book er en af ​​de bedste Windows 10 laptops. Men dens parti brik er mere end en gimmick. Når løsrevet fra kroppen skærmen gør for en anstændig, hvis kortvarig, tablet, der er super slank og let at holde.

Laptop først, tablet sekunder, dette er den bedste kombination af en 2-i-1 maskine med al den kraft af en fuld pc presset ind 7.7mm af tablet


Drevet af Guardian.co.ukDenne artikel med titlen “Microsoft Surface Boganmeldelse: den bedste Windows laptop, med aftagelig skærm” er skrevet af Samuel Gibbs, for theguardian.com torsdag 25 februar 2016 07.00 UTC

The Surface Book er den første af en ny serie af bærbare computere fra Microsoft med et twist, skærmen kommer ud.

Microsofts Surface Pro linje startede klodset: stor, tung og temmelig industrielt design. Den seneste Surface Pro 4 er tyndere og mere i stand til, men stort set det samme: Windows 10 tablet med en aftagelig tastatur.

Men Surface Book er et andet dyr helt: en bærbar computer først, tablet sekunder. Det lyder som en mærkelig forskel, men det gør en ret stor forskel, hvis tastaturet er din primære drivkraft for en computer.

Laptop først, tablet sekunder

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Skærmen løsner fra den bærbare computer base at blive en tablet. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

Tale af tastaturet, Det er ikke bare en dum tilbehør. Det holder et større batteri, et SD-kort slot, to USB 3.0 porte, en mini DisplayPort og en magnetisk opladning sokkel. Men det kan også have en separat grafikkort inden det, afhængigt af modellen, giver Surface Bestil langt mere grynt, når det kræves.

Resten af ​​arbejdet i computeren er inkluderet i skærmen, hvilket gør det endnu mere bemærkelsesværdigt, hvor tynd den er.

Skærmen og tastaturet er forbundet med en dekorativ Fulcrum hængsel, der ruller ud i stedet for bare at dreje. Den udvider længden af ​​bunden af ​​tastaturet til bedre balance skærmen, uden at tilføje vægt.

Det ser underligt, næsten køligt, og i praksis fungerer godt. Det betyder ikke vippe helt så langt tilbage som nogle andre bærbare computere, men langt nok til komfortabel visning ved et skrivebord.

Tastaturet og skærmen er lavet af en grå magnesiumlegering, der ser ud og føles rart, men mærker ganske let. I min korte tid med Surface Bog har jeg bemærket ridser på undersiden af ​​tastaturet og et mærke på læben trods ser efter den omhyggeligt.

Når lukket, hængslet ikke folde fladt, i stedet har et hul omkring en finger bredde skaber en kileform, der tilspidses fra 22.8mm til et punkt på 13mm tyk.

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Fastgør tabletten i omvendt for en handy præsentation skærm eller til at se video på en flyvning. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

Specifikationer

  • Skærm: 13.5i LCD 3000 x 2000 (267 ppi)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 eller i7 (6th generation)
  • RAM: 8 eller 16GB
  • Opbevaring: 128, 256 eller 512GB
  • Operativsystem: Windows 10
  • Kamera: 8MP bag, 5MP fremadvendte
  • Forbindelse: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, SD, mini DisplayPort
  • Laptop dimensioner: 232.1 x 312.3 x 22.8mm
  • Laptop vægt: 1.52 eller 1,58 kg
  • Tabletdimensioner: 220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7mm
  • tabletvægt: 726g

Windows 10

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Montering af skærmen bagud til den bærbare computer basen tillader den at blive foldet tilbage ned på tastaturet, holdes i en vinkel for lettere at skrive med pennen. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

Som man kunne forvente, være en Microsoft-made maskine, Surface Book kører Windows 10, som nok er den bedste Windows-version til dato.

Softwaren ikke rigtig har nogen særlige tweaks eller tilpasninger for Surface Bog, der ikke er tilgængelige på enhver anden Windows 10 cabriolet.

Operativsystemet er både raffineret og et rod ligeligt. Den bedste måde at beskrive det er en moderne, overhaling brugerflade lag direkte over samme gamle Windows.

Komme rundt, lancering programmer og daglig virksomhed opererer i denne top lag og er virkelig ganske nem at bruge og nyttigt. Men når du har brug for at ændre noget alvorligt, afinstallere en desktop-program for eksempel, du får startet tilbage i samme Kontrolpanel jeg husker fra Windows 2000 – det har næsten ikke ændret sig.

Det er stærkt, selvfølgelig, og du kan få, hvad du har brug gjort, men forskellen mellem hvad er hovedsagelig Windows 10 lag og de underworkings er helt skurrende. For de uindviede jeg formoder, det kunne være ret forvirrende, især hvis du bruger din finger på det tidspunkt og pludselig har til at trykke på små kasser.

For mere om Windows 10 læse:

There are couple of things to note for the Surface Book. The first is Windows Hello, which recognises your face and logs you in without passwords, is fantastic and works as quickly as the computer can boot.

Activating tablet mode actually helps when trying to tap things or use the Surface Book as a tablet.

The Surface Book has a beautiful, high resolution and pixel-dense screen that has great viewing angles and looks brilliant, until you reach an app that can’t scale properly. In that case you end up looking at blurry icons and texta really bad experience, which was all too common in my use of desktop Windows programs such as Evernote, various text editors and other programs.

Apps from the Windows store don’t suffer from the same problem, but they’re often not as powerful. Evernote Touch is a good example, but it’s better than attempting to peer at a blurry mess.

As a laptop

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The Surface Book’s keyboard and trackpad are excellent. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

First and foremost, the Surface Book is the best Windows laptop I have ever used. Period. Det er hurtigt, has an excellent backlit keyboard, really great trackpad, enough ports and it’s relatively light at just over 1.5kg.

Some Windows laptops are thinner, some are lighter, but none have quite as good a combination of screen, tastatur, power and industrial design.

I managed to get a good working day out of it on battery power and still had enough for a bit of light reading on the train home with the tablet.

Det er værd at bemærke,, although not unique to the Surface Book, that being able to touch the screen for input is excellent, even when doing boring things like typing, as moving the cursor around is so much faster than using a trackpad.

As a tablet

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The tablet is light enough to hold for short periods with one hand, but is quite large. You’re unlikely to leave home with just the tablet part of the Surface Book. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

The tablet is held onto the keyboard by a very fancy “memory wire” locking mechanism, which changes shape when a current is applied across it. The mechanism is electronic: pressing a button on the keyboard or an icon on the screen disengages the tablet.

You have to pull it directly up from both sides while holding the keyboard down. It sounds hard, but isn’t. Attaching it is just a case of plonking the screen over the connectors. The two then grip each other automatically.

The screen can be placed either way around on the keyboard base, meaning like a laptop or inverted, so it can be folded down like a raised notepad on a desk or stood up as a display.

It’s worth noting that the tablet can only be detached while the Surface Book has power, which means if it dies in your hands then there’s no reattaching it or detaching it to flip it over and close it properly.

The screen is very sharp, on a par with an iPad or Google Pixel C, mens 3:2 aspect ratio means it’s about the size of an A4 bit of paper. Websites, comics and books all look great. It has two front-facing speakers that are loud and clear for watching video, while the headphones port is in the tablet, not the keyboard.

The 13.5in screen means its significantly bigger than most other tablets and at 726g it’s also pretty heavy. Despite being a full-blooded PC it’s still only 7.7mm thick, which is really quite impressive. That’s thinner than most smartphones.

I managed to get around three hours of reading life out of the tablet with a decent brightness. Microsoft reckons it will stretch to four hours for video playback. The tablet can also be charged separately from the keyboard, should you need to.

The biggest drawback of a PC as a tablet is that the instant-on nature of most other tablets isn’t quite as instant for Windows. It can be a couple of seconds if it’s shut down and not just asleep, which it does after a set period.

Surface Pen

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The Surface Pen makes it easy to sketch out ideas on the 12.5in screen. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

Microsoft’s stylus is one of the best in the business, with a good weight and size. It magnetically attaches to the side of the screen, which stayed put when I was moving around, but got knocked off in a bag.

Det har 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity and really does feel like a pen on paper. The nib can also be changed if you prefer a harder or softer feel.

There are two buttons. One on the side acts like a modifier key for tap or drawing actions. The top button acts like an eraser and can be configured to launch various programs or perform actions when single, or double press or a press and hold. By default it launches OneNote on a press, which allows you to draw on the screen in a second or so.

Pris

The Microsoft Surface Book starts at £1,299 for the base model with 128GB of storage, a Core i5 and 8GB of RAM, but without a discrete graphics card in the keyboard.

The i5 version with 256GB of storage and a discrete GPU it costs £1,599. The Core i7 version with 256GB, 8GB of RAM and the discrete GPU costs £1,799 and with 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM £2,249.

Til sammenligning, Apple’s 13in MacBook Pro (just laptop) starts at £900, Dell’s XPS 12 2-in-1 starts at £899 and Asus’s convertible T300CHI £800.

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The grey magnesium body looks and feels premium, with Microsoft’s shiny Windows logo on the back. Foto: Samuel Gibbs til Guardian

Observationer

  • It’s a work in progress: I’ve had a couple of updates that have fixed issues and strange behaviour with the machine
  • Occasionally it wouldn’t charge through the keyboard until disconnecting and reconnecting the screen
  • Sometimes it won’t enter tablet mode, requiring a restart
  • Power-saving mode is essential if using like a tablet
  • It uses more of the battery in the laptop first, so the tablet has some juice left to detach it (you can also charge the tablet separately)
  • Occasionally it would power on when it was meant to be asleep, cooking itself in a bag
  • The fans only fire up when when trying to do something heavy, normally it’s completely silent
  • A dock is available to turn it into a pseudo-desktop, with ethernet, USB, headphones and multiple mini DisplayPorts. Men, a monitor that worked fine when plugged directly into the Surface Book wouldn’t work when plugged into the dock.

Bedømmelse

The Surface Book er en af ​​de bedste Windows 10 laptops. Men dens parti brik er mere end en gimmick. Når løsrevet fra kroppen skærmen gør for en anstændig, hvis kortvarig, tablet, der er super slank og let at holde.

Skærmen er stor, the hinge is interesting and the mechanism for detaching and re-attaching works very well.

The Surface Book is arguably the best compromise yet between a laptop and a tablet, if your main usage is going to be as a laptop. It solves the problems of the Surface Pro when being used on your lap or anything other than a desk.

Men, as a tablet, the apps available for iOS or Android for offline media consumption or similar are missing, as are mobile games. It’s also very expensive – but for that money you get a powerful machine, with an excellent stylus and a work-ready battery.

Pros: excellent keyboard, decent trackpad, strålende skærm, great stylus, 13-hour battery, fancy hinge, great 2-in-1 compromise, proper ports, Windows Hej

Ulemper: Windows has a tablet app gap, software bugs, dyrt, tablet-only battery could be longer, heavy for a tablet, HiDPI mode fails for desktop apps, interface is a mess if you dig deep enough

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