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    Meet Surface Book 3

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-book-3/8xbw9g3z71f1?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab Release date May 20, 2020
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    Surface Book 3 still possible?

    And more recent rumors: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/20/21224794/microsoft-surface-book-3-go-2-launch-specs-rumors
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    Surface Book 3 still possible?

    Hmmm... https://www.techradar.com/news/a-surface-book-3-may-have-finally-leaked-after-far-too-long-a-wait https://technosports.co.in/2020/01/30/microsoft-surface-book-3-spotted-on-3dmark-benchmark-featuring-intel-core-i7-1065g7-nvidia-max-q-gpus/...
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    One of the connectors would need to mate with the hinge connector, though, wouldn't it? Is there such a connector other than the ones embedded in the base and tablet? Also, the base might decide that it wasn't really attached to a tablet and refuse to provide power without some hacking...?
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    Though, still, it would have been nice to fork over only around $30-ish for a base to clipboard cable that would leverage the item that is already next to me in my computer bag.
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    D'oh! I just ordered the BatPower last night based on longer warranty and the fact that there are a couple of first-hand reports of it here on the forum. Arriving today. A $50 Amazon gift certificate made it a less painful purchase.
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    Good catch on the warranty. And y'all forgot the name. What's that worth? "Does anyone have a charger I could borrow?" [gravelly voice] "I don't have a charger. I have BatPower. BatPower PRO!" "Oh, no, that sounds too savage to me. I don't want my lightning connector to fray. Does anyone have...
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    The BatPower device looks the same as this one which is $30 less: Amazon.com: PoderCamino 98Wh Carry on MS Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery for Microsoft Surface Book Surface Laptop Surface Pro 6 5 4 3 2 RT USB QC Quick Charge Fast Charging tablet smartphone -SB2680: Computers &...
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    I updated the OP, there are no outlets nearby in (most of) these rehearsals. We have 300 singers in chairs in an auditorium packed in pretty tightly and they need to move in and out of formation frequently so long extension cords will just trip people. Depending on where we have our retreats I...
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    Desperately seeking base-to-screen cable

    I think I mentioned this before, but now that I've udated to the 15" SB2 it looks like it will be even more of an issue. I use the tablet to view sheet music for long periods in rehearsals where you need to hold the tablet up high to keep an eye on the conductor (UPDATE: and there are no...
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    Battery Limit is Enabled on Surface Book 2 but only works for battery 1??

    Battery Saver is different from Battery Limit. BS limits power usage when your battery gets low. BL prevents the battery from charging fully if you have the SB plugged in for a long time (was named kiosk mode in some models).
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    Has anyone solved the slow SSD issue on Surface Book 2?

    Updating to 1909 is a litte better on some benchmarks, slower on others, mostly in the same ballpark.
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    Has anyone solved the slow SSD issue on Surface Book 2?

    Here is some interesting new data. I just picked up an SB2 15" 1TB model on the recent fire sales and this model came with an SK hynix SSD model "BA HFS001TD9TNG-62A0A" (as opposed to the Samsung SSD I've seen on nearly every other SB). I ran CrystalDiskMark as soon as I got it...
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    Surface Book 3 still possible?

    So Microsoft/Best Buy put a gun to my head today and made me buy a new SB2 15" 1TB. :( And I don't even know what I'll do with the extra $700 they didn't let me pay. They are sooooo mean! These sales are getting ridiculous and it seems like they are dumping inventory. I'm worried that it is...
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    Surface Book 3 still possible?

    It sounds like we are on exactly the same page...
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