Waiting to order the 1TB model of Microsoft’s Surface Book? Bring lots of money

When Microsoft was making headline after headline at its recent media event in New York, one of the more notable announcements was the Surface Book. The Surface Book is a laptop/tablet hybrid, packing top-spec hardware along the same veins as the successful Surface Pro 3 and Pro 4.

From the get-go, customers could begin pre-ordering the new hardware, with solid-state hard capacities up to 512GB, Intel i7, and dedicated graphics for $2,699.

That seemed like an awful lot of money, but SSDs are still a premium item, and storage does not come cheap. So, you would be right in thinking that the announced, but not-yet-priced, 1TB SSD Surface Book would really part you with your cash.

Indeed it does. The 1TB SSD Microsoft Surface Book comes in with a high-altitude price tag of $3,199. Of course, this places the top-shelf Surface Book squarely against the current MacBook Pro which, similarly optioned out, costs the same amount of money.

Given the functionality and feature set of the two devices, the Surface Book has some neat value-add pieces that the competition simply does not have (yet). Still, if you were looking for a way to rationalize the 512GB Surface Book with 16GB of RAM and dedicated graphics, just take a look at the 1TB model, and you should be good to go.

While all Surface Book pre-orders are set to ship in the next 6 to 8 weeks, the 1TB Surface Book will not ship until early next year.

via: Windows Central



68. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahaha, iPhoneArena seems to have gotten butthurt and deleted my detailed post with no rational reason...

52. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014


50. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

2 TB external HD 85-100 USD ... good enough...

57. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah but this is PCI-E SSD which is blazing fast in terms of performance.

40. apostrophedave

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

who actually needs 1tb all the time though? most people would be better off using something like bittorrent sync. ive been using it with a 128gb laptop this year and i have 1.5tb of stuff on my desktop computer and just sync things to my laptop when i need them then delete them when i dont. even better get a cheap nas drive so bittorrent sync can be turned on all of the time and it would still be far cheaper than this.

62. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah but you don't have internet access always or it wouldn't be as having an SSD.

31. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014


30. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Even the SP4 is ridicukously expensive in my country.

16. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Put this in the surface pro 4 and i will buy it. Im not much of a laptop guy.

21. mixedfish

Posts: 1574; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You do realise this is a hybrid

14. Babert

Posts: 167; Member since: May 08, 2013

as laptop i like the DELL XPS 13" SIGNATURE EDTION better! bring it on!

11. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I'd get a decked out xps 15(2015) over this. Still come out cheaper. High res screen and an optical drive.

38. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Not covertible. No pressure sensitive pen support for display. Worse battery life. Less capable GPU. Half the SSD storage. Heavier. It makes sense that it is cheaper. lel Js.

66. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I guess you can expect good battery life with 84Whr battery, may be get 1080 display if battery is that important. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5 would do well for GPU I guess. Also It has quad core CPU though. Bigger screen in smaller footprint. 3.9 or 4.4 lbs is okay for 15 inch laptop, and surely it will be heavier compared to device with 12.3 inch display.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$3200? LOL Microsoft must be drunk. That's pretty overpriced.

9. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Not really. You're getting a top tier CPU, 16GB of RAM, a dedicated GPU with GDDR5 VRAM, 1TB of PCIe SSD storage and it turns into a tablet to boot. A Macbook Pro costs $3200 for the same thing, and it doesn't transform.

36. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 748; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Isn't MSI GT80 titan a better laptop?

54. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Definitely, but it's absolutely massive. The benefit of this is that it's so portable and lightweight. The Titan is a gaming machine that's not comfortable to move around a lot, the Surface Book can be slipped into a small-ish bag and carried anywhere without any problem. It's meant for more lightweight work than gaming.

10. DarkRadeonFX

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Better than buying a crappy macbook

26. YourKnowledge

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Just because you won't buy it, or can't afford it doesn't mean it is overpriced.

61. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I heard that all pre order units of surface book was sold after a week or so. But still it's bit over priced in any way or by any means you get what you pay for do you even know how much is an 1TB SSD?

5. ramjiyahoo

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2015

WHEN I HAVE 1 TB ONEDRIVE CLOUD, why should I go for standalone storage of 1TB

33. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

If you're asking that question then clearly you have no use for a product like this. People who want to edit video or or RAW photos on the go though will definitely want as big and fast an SSD as they can get. Cloud storage is far too slow in comparison to be a serious alternative.

39. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I hybrid it myself. My one drive is synced to the PC (over 10TB), I have a 500gb 4-ssd Raid 0 setup. On a old 8yr pc. Runs lightroom like a champ. However all the files I both save and work from are from the synced folder. So I use the speed of my pc, once it syncs, I can now edit and show them off instantly within 1 minute of the save.

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same cost as a MacBook Pro...except newer and could argue more functional with next gen intel chip

56. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

and this has a Dedicated GPU not some Integrated Crap

3. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

lenovo yoga pro then

22. TypicalGeek

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Thinkpad*, because pen support.

2. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

Its actually not too much i would say. U are getting a tab, a laptop with dedicated GPU GDDR5. 1TB storage in a compact form factor. Once the price goes a little down it would be better but the price aint ridiculas by any means.

8. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

And to boot, it's 1TB of blazing fast PCIe SSD storage

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