Microsoft Surface Book Intel Core i7 Review

Successful balancing act between the laptop and the tablet: From design to handling to work performance, the Surfacebook shines with only small, acceptable weaknesses in our test. For the full version tested by us, Microsoft requires 2,799 euros. A proud sum, for which the buyer is, however, rewarded with ample performance and above all with an innovative operating concept.


Microsoft Surface Book (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, dGPU)

Unlimited variety

SurfaceBook adapts perfectly to your work style and environment: Use it as you need it – as an ultramobile high-performance laptop, tablet, clipboard or canvas as a canvas for drawing and sketching.

Convincing performance

With the Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of hard disk space, optional Nvidia graphics card and up to 12 hours of battery life, SurfaceBook meets the highest demands for professionals from the creative industry.

The ultimate laptop for all Windows applications

On SurfaceBook, Windows 10 Pro is preinstalled. Thus the laptop offers everything to work productively. Whether you need apps from the Windows Store, Microsoft Office, or the most demanding applications, such as Adobe or AutoCAD software.


Removable PixelSense screen, with pen and touche input

The 13.5 inch PixelSense screen of the SurfaceBook is simply breathtaking and can be operated perfectly with pen and touche input. The six million pixels produce an unbeatable resolution, realistic colors and make watching 4k videos a real experience.

View, draw or design

Once disengaged, rotate the screen 180 degrees and dock it to the keyboard to present, watch movies or design with the Surface Pen. And with the 5 MP camera (front) and the 8 MP camera with auto focus (rear), you can easily hold HD video conversations with colleagues and friends around the world.

Designed for demanding, professional software

SurfaceBook masters professional software such as SolidWorks 3D CAD, AutoCAD Revit or Adobe Premiere Pro. Thanks to the mobile computing power you are no longer tied to your desk for this kind of software. Be creative when and where you want.



Nothing more forgotten. Tell Cortana what you want her to remember, even without unlocking your device.

The perfect digital assistant. Cortana is there for you at all times.

The perfect digital assistant is always there for you – on Windows PC, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices


Windows Hello

Switch on, smile, work off. Sign up with your smile quickly.

Just sign up with your smile. It was never easy to sign up.

Easy and safe. Log in with your fingerprint or facial recognition.

New function

Use your device as you wish – with touch, pen or voice control.

Operate your device with optimized touch functions or just with your voice.

Easier to do more with the optimized touch features.

Mouse and keyboard, touch, pen or language – the right control for every situation.

Windows Ink

Keep your ideas with Office and Windows Ink.

Make notes or comment directly in documents.

Comment Web pages or photos directly in Windows Apps.

Write your comments and notes handwritten in Office documents.


Pros: innovative form factor; Very long running time; Separate batteries in display and keyboard dock; Superior graphics performance; 16 GB main memory; Slim, very bright and contrast-rich display; Large SSD memory.

Cons: comparatively high weight; No mobile phone modem; Device does not close completely on the joint side; High price.



Technical details
brand Microsoft
Model / Series Surface Book
Weight 1.6 Kg
Product dimensions 23.2 x 31.2 x 2.3 cm
Model number CR7-00010
color silver
form factor Convertible (Detachable)
screen size 13.5 inches
screen resolution 3000 x 2000 pixels
Processor level Intel
Process location type Core i7
Processor speed 2.6 GHz
Processor base Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Number of processors 2
RAM size 16 GB
Memory Type GDDR5
Max Supported Size 16 GB
Size hard disk 512 GB
Hard disk technology SSD
Hard disk interface Solid state
Audio output 1
Description graphics card IntelĀ® HD Graphics 520
Connectivity Type Yes
WLAN type 802.11A, 802.11A / C, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Optical memory Not
hardware platform PC
operating system Windows 10 Pro
Average battery life 12 hours
Capacity lithium battery 10 watt hours
Weight lithium battery 150 grams


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