Surface Book 2 unboxing & initial review (all here)

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  1. unruledboy

    unruledboy Active Member

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    Finally got my hands on the dream machine Surface Book 2. Originally was hoping for the 15' one, but it won't be available in Australia now, and I can't wait, got the 13' 512G & 16G, dGPU 2GB.

    I had to Uber twice, interchanged train several times to get this, because MS won't allow DHL to leave at front door while I was at work, and DHL was not allowed to deliver to a service point because the newsagency said the package was too big...

    I am now typing the post via the SB2 :)

    I installed lots tools (I am a developer), synced onedrive, lots of disk activities and CPU intensive stuffs, did not hear fan noise.

    The good:
    • The keyboard is solid
    • the performance is satisfactory
    • no fan noise
    • no heat
    The to do:
    • One thing though, sometimes the sreen brightness dims automatically (gets darker), I believe it is the battery saving kicks in.
    The weird:
    • After I opened the screen for the very first time, Windows automatically started....
    The bad:
    • Got a BSOD after coming back from sleep

     

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    Which SSD is listed in Device Manager? Just curious...
     
  3. ALI IBRAHEM

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    Do you notice any light bleeding in the screen or yellow spots like the previous models:)
     
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    Congratulations (but sorry you couldn't get the 15", though)!

    Check "Settings > System > Display" to see if the "Change brightness automatically when lighting changes" is enabled.
     
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    Got a BSOD after coming out of sleep...
     
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    Firmware updates would sort it out. It's probably a driver not waking up and has thrown a stop code
     
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    one thing is annoying, lack of dedicated home/end keys, had to keep switching Fn
     

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