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Surface Book 2 - Microsoft's most powerful laptop ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TykY8ApbxoE

While everyone is drooling over the Surface Studio, there was another major announcement with the Surface Book 2. Not sure if this is just a refresh with a 16 hour battery upgrade. I think they are still using the same processor. Have to do some research on that for myself. Either way, this looks to be a huge step up from SB1.
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The Surface Studio!



Well, that didn't take long to get real-world analysis of the Surface Studio and I'm not talking about someone spending 10 minutes at a store checking it out and just regurgitating whatever other "reviewer" is doing for their YouTube Channel. I check in over at Penny Arcade from time to time for these more in-depth reviews of the Surface and Gabe had it for over a week. Lucky bastard! He does a great job of selling the device to artist more than anything else. I'm sold.
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Really disappointed to hear that the Surface Studio can't handle AAA games. For something that cost that much and not to be able to play games like GTA or Gears of War on the highest setting is just wrong. Sigh. So, the reason why I have issues with this is that if it can't handle those games, how is it going to be when I want to do Video Editing or Compositing work in After Effects that are CPU intensive as well?
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Tested: Microsoft Surface Studio Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NhyDiiaXic

Long time subscriber to their channel, but I wasn't expecting them to do a review of the Surface Studio. They did a great job here. I actually think it's the best review for this type of product because they actually went out and got a couple of professional artists to help out. What better way to really put the Surface Studio to the test than having people that do art for a living and actually are one to use Wacom in their own work. With that said, the one thing that is keeping me at arms length, which BTW, has nothing to do with it not being a 'Gaming PC', but has to do with the fact that you can't upgrade parts. It's mentioned in passing here, but I had heard from another review where they were concerned over the idea of the PC Computer dying. Think about it, should it ever brick (and it will one day), the buyer will be f*cked. They won't be able to replace any parts. If you have a bad motherboard or a hard drive that tanks, you're sh*t out of luck. You will have to junk it all, even if the Monitor and keyboard works. That would be a huge, pricey paperweight. Can't justify paying the minimum of $3K for something that will eventually fail and who knows how long the PC would even last. I'm hoping that the Surface Studio line is a huge success because that will be more incentive for Microsoft to do different Size monitors which would drive the price down substantially. Not everyone has the table space for something so big. Not everyone wants to even work on something as big as this monitor. So, here's hoping we get different size versions of this moving forward. As of now, my money will be heading to the Surface Book 2.
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Microsoft's latest, sleekest Surface Pro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6732Zlw1dpc

This is a BIG surprise for me. I was not expecting this. When the Surface Laptop was announced last week, I was not interested. I didn't like the fact that they had leapfrogged over the Surface Pro line for a product I didn't want. So when that news broke, I began researching for when the Surface Pro 5 would drop and every article I came across, they all said the same thing, the earliest would be Early to Mid 2018. So yeah, this is welcome news for me today. With that said, not really liking the idea that I now have to pay an additional hundred bucks for a Pen that has always been included with the product. Seriously, WTF Microsoft! F*CK! Anyway, this is now called simply...the Surface Pro and drops mid June 2017.
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SURFACE PRO KILLER FOR CHEAP - EVE V


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo0nrLZ5Ew4

This is great. More legit competitors like the Eve V will eventually drive prices downward. If this is as good as it's being made out to be, Microsoft will have no choice but to start dropping their ridiculously overpriced Surface line. Yes, I'm a huge fan of the Surface and love the one I have. But the prices are a joke. You know they are tacking on the extra cost just for the Logo alone. So, I really hope that the Eve V and other competitors are successful and force the price drop sooner rather than later.
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This is... well, I have issues with this kind of thing:


As cool as sleek electronics are, I think it's ridiculous that they've gotten to the point where we can't open them up, let alone repair or upgrade them to suit our own personal tastes.  It just feels very anti-consumer to me.

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Kinda old news. There was a video by one of the big tech channels on YouTube that showed the step by step process of taking apart a Surface 3 however long ago that was and it was a complete mess. I totally agree with you that this shouldn't be so problematic and so limited. When I bought my Surface, I knew full well that it would be with the knowledge that I wouldn't be able to upgrade or fix in the future.
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