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    Hello everyone. I'm curious if anyone has used the Microsoft surface book. From what I've read it seems it could be used in place of a MacBook pro, ipad pro, and cintiq which is very intriguing. Opinions?

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      Maybe the Pro version. If you max the storage and the ram.
      By the time you get 16gigs of ram and at least a 512gig ssd, you are at $2700. That's more than a mac.
      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsof...?skuId=4531401

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        I don't have the Surface Book, but I do have the Surface Pro 4 (6th Gen Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM). So far I am not having any issues with Adobe Products, though to be fair, I am still learning how to use the tools. And I love my Surface.

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          My son recently acquired a Surface Book, and it's quite nice. I'm not in a position to recommend for or against it with respect to using it for graphic design, however. That's not what he does, and I personally wouldn't use any display that small in my own work.

          Originally posted by brndn View Post
          ...it seems it could be used in place of a MacBook pro, ipad pro, and cintiq...
          In terms of empirical, spec-context capabilities, yes, it could replace that rig and perhaps go further still. But again, my bias against everything Apple could be coloring my assertions to some extent.
          I'd rather be killed than come to your party, but if you don't invite me, I'll kill myself.

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          • #6
            The display is small but powerful. I already use a laptop that I connect to a large monitor. Being able to use the screen like a cintiq is a huge draw.

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