Id just say you and your computer pitted against Spock and his computer you are at a serious disadvantage. No disrespect of your scientific credentials intended.The first ten days with my Surface Book have been very productive. I'm glad about this purchase.
Though @mtalinm say it is wrong for me because it is not "quad-core and full-voltage", I like it because it gets the job done, and plays my tunes while I work. I spent much of today streaming my music to a Bluetooth speaker across the room.
Critics could always play "topper" and name some features any given machine does not provide, but this one is mine, not theirs. To each, his own!