[dba-Tech] The new Microsoft Surface Book

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 00:42:01 CDT 2015

Yep. good reviews.  Just 3 times too much money.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 10:32 PM, Jim Lawrence <accessd at shaw.ca> wrote:

> The new Microsoft Surface Book really looks like a unique package.
> It has a full touch screen and a full key board section with all the
> connector and drives and then it can come full apart. It would be
> interesting to see how well this works. I understand it uses both the Intel
> CPU and the NVidia's GPU as a second processor to manage the functioning
> when the screen is separated from the keyboard section...innovative and
> tricky.
> The down side is that fully loaded (512GB / Intel Core i7) the system
> costs about $3,499.00 USD...add taxes, shipping (free in the US) and any
> exchange rates to that before it is sitting on your office desk. It is only
> 13" as well...I would like a 15", thank you.
> The system of course comes with Windows 10 and a whole bunch of other
> goodies to sweeten the deal. It can supposedly run two applications side by
> side(?) Considering that most operating systems can run dozens of
> applications simultaneously, limited only by the RAM and CPU performance,
> is this some kind of maximum?
> In summary, if money is not a major concern this is definitely a very nice
> package.
> Jim
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John W. Colby
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