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    Microsoft Surface Book (512GB) Laptop

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    Surface Book (512GB)
    A 13.5-inch detachable laptop tested with Windows 10 Pro, an Intel Core I7-6600U 2.6GHz processor, 16GB of memory, Nvidia GeForce 965M/Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics, a touchscreen, and a 512GB solid state drive.
    Description
    A 13.5-inch detachable laptop tested with Windows 10 Pro, an Intel Core I7-6600U 2.6GHz processor, 16GB of memory, Nvidia GeForce 965M/Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics, a touchscreen, and a 512GB solid state drive.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Portability

    Portability

    Based on battery life under a mix of light and heavy tasks, size, and weight including the keyboard dock for detachable laptops.

     /  5
    Performance

    Performance

    Based on performance while running productivity applications, multimedia applications, web browsing, and 3D games.

     /  5
    Display

    Display

    Covers display size, clarity, color, contrast, brightness, and glare.

     /  5
    Ergonomics

    Ergonomics

    Represents the quality of the keyboard and pointing device, and accessibility of features.

     /  5
    Versatility

    Versatility

    Includes hardware such as memory-card slots and AV connections, software such as security programs, and tech support and warranty provisions.

     /  5
    Battery Life - web

    Battery Life - web

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the laptop loads a sequence of web pages over WiFi. Bluetooth and 3G/4G are disabled and the screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Battery Life - video

    Battery Life - video

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the laptop loops a 4K video. Bluetooth and 3G/4G are disabled and the screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Weight

    Weight

    The weight of the laptop as you would carry it around, including the battery but without the power adapter or a removable CD/DVD drive. Detachable laptops include the weight of the keyboard.

     /  5
    Battery life

    Battery life

    The time to takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the laptop loads a sequence of web pages over WiFi. Bluetooth and 3G/4G are disabled and the screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5

    About

    The Microsoft Surface Book (512GB) is part of the Laptops & Chromebooks test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Laptops models like the Surface Book (512GB) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Portability Based on battery life under a mix of light and heavy tasks, size, and weight including the keyboard dock for detachable laptops.

    Performance Based on performance while running productivity applications, multimedia applications, web browsing, and 3D games.

    Display Covers display size, clarity, color, contrast, brightness, and glare.

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