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Microsoft is SO CLOSE - Surface Laptop 2 Review

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My cousin loves the Surface laptop he got. Not gonna lie, I'd consider a Surface for my next laptop...largely for that alcantara 🤤


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7 minutes ago, AlexTheGreatish said:

Its just so soft!

Agreed! My friend has the alcantara case for his S9. Kinda tempts me, especially since my phone just killed itself.

I'm surprised it withstands wear and tear as well as it does.


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3:38 Linus watching Cyriac... an insight into his mind, perhaps? xD 



 

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someone at the place i work had his screen crack right across corner to corner while cleaning it.. kinda worrying, especially considering repairability is literally zero.

 

seeing how well elitebooks fared in his hands.. makes me question just how "well built" these things are.

 

EDIT: also, at an otherwise all-elitebook company, we call it "the donglebook", because when he doesnt have his surface dock its hopeless.

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Seems like a really crappy MacBook Air ripoff tbh


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It's such a nice laptop when it comes to specs and yet my existing USB C dongles wouldn't work on it. I don't understand Microsoft's hesitation with USB C.


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I see the soul that is inside

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3 hours ago, manikyath said:

kinda worrying, especially considering repairability is literally zero.

This can't be emphasized enough.  If you go back and watch old iFixit videos, they say explicitly that they give everything a repairability score between 1 and 10.  The Surface Laptop broke the bottom out of their scale!  

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Show some love for Canada - why don't you review the Eurocom Sky X9C??? I want to know what a $20,000 laptop feels like to carry around and use. Their Monster 4 is a new model that they refreshed recently too - quite portable with some serious hardware inside.

 

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that outdated I/O though... 

 

just the I/O alone immediately disqualifies it as a laptop i would buy to use as my main laptop. i need at least a dedicated gpu and prefer to have the option of using an eGPU. 


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But...but...what about right to repair?

Why didn’t they open it like the iMac Pro? 

Why not invite Rossmann over about this glue-ridden monstrosity of disposable inaccessibility? 

 

Shouldn’t half of the video be about that? No mention at all? All rights2repair matter.

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10 hours ago, JCHelios said:

This can't be emphasized enough.  If you go back and watch old iFixit videos, they say explicitly that they give everything a repairability score between 1 and 10.  The Surface Laptop broke the bottom out of their scale!  

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its actually worse than that. even microsoft themselves cant do shit. if something breaks its either a refurb or a new one.

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Alex, I saw your Saturn V wallpaper in the video and I really like it, I even tried a reverse image search and I can't seem to find it. Could you please upload it somewhere? :)

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17 hours ago, Luscious said:

Show some love for Canada - why don't you review the Eurocom Sky X9C??? I want to know what a $20,000 laptop feels like to carry around and use. Their Monster 4 is a new model that they refreshed recently too - quite portable with some serious hardware inside.

 

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Pretty sure that's a Clevo rebrand so it would be very similar to the Sagar laptops we've looked at before.

6 hours ago, jacharcus said:

Alex, I saw your Saturn V wallpaper in the video and I really like it, I even tried a reverse image search and I can't seem to find it. Could you please upload it somewhere? :)

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2 hours ago, SunipK said:

Are you guys gonna look at the 2019 offerings anytime soon or are they too boring already?

We will be fairly soon, just have other projects that needs to get finished first.

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It's good stuff (I bought one... 13" rose gold i5 256G 8G) But I am kinda dying to know how the other models on the lineup are. I was doing cinebench runs in the store to choose between the 15" silver and the 13" rose gold (no black or alcantara for me) and they seemed very similar in terms of multi core perf. 

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