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Surface Book Vs Surface Pro 5

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

Im looking for a good college laptop that will last me through my undergrad (in psychology so not looking for something super spec'd) and I already have a gaming sff system too for gaming and more demanding projects should that be needed. Basically just need something for note taking and I love the surface pen / one note integration so that's why I'm looking within the surface family. 

 

Here are my options:

 

$550 USD

 

Surface Pro 5

i5 7300U

8GB Ram

128GB SSD

with Type Cover

(Will also need to buy a surface pen on top of this for about $50)

 

$630 USD

 

Surface Book 1

i5 6300U

8GB Ram

512GB SSD

with Surface Pen & Keyboard

 

Which would you go with? I like the lightness and Alcantara of the Surface Pro (but understand it's a subpar keyboard experience and the alcantara is easily damaged) and like the ports and better keyboard of the surface book but it's a heavier device and the gap when closed annoys me more than it should.

 

Which should I go for? I don't need it until December (thanks southern hemisphere academic year) so should I wait a few more months?


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I love Windows tablets way more than I should, so I would get the Surface Pro. It's cheaper with a better CPU, and a tablet is very nice for drawing on.

 

EDIT: I didn't read carefully and thought the second option was the Surface Laptop, not Book. If that's the case, I'd still probably go for the Surface Pro, but only because it's cheaper. I think the Book is sexy as fuck but that's just my opinion.


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11 minutes ago, ThatCoolBlueKidd said:

it's a subpar keyboard experience

I would say there on par. On my Surface 4 at least the Keyboard is fantastic


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Surface Book. The massive storage difference along with that fact that the keyboard is included is a massive bonus. I wouldn't get either of them personally, but if you are set on piking between the two, I would get that one. 

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

Surface Book. The massive storage difference along with that fact that the keyboard is included is a massive bonus. I wouldn't get either of them personally, but if you are set on piking between the two, I would get that one. 

 

 

Keyboard included on both but if you add the extra $50 or so for the pen with the Pro 5 it brings it up to 600 vs 630 

 

39 minutes ago, Himommies said:

I would say there on par. On my Surface 4 at least the Keyboard is fantastic

I had a pro 3 and pro 4 (sold both already) and the pro 4 keyboard is definitely better but I found the material to not be the most resiliant. 


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