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First of its kind, Microsoft Surface Book is awesome

 First for Microsoft, first of its kind laptop, Surface Book will beat it competitors to a pulp.

  • Three input modes, touch (10 point multi-touch), pen,mouse
  • Full-sized back-lit keyboard.
  • 13.5" PixelSense (tm) display is detachable to morph into a tablet that works with Surface Pen and OneNote, resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), aspect ratio: 3:2. Bend over the lid can be used as a creative canvas  
  • 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with upto 16GB memory + optional discrete graphics chip (NVIDIA GenForce) needed for creative photo and video editing tasks
  • 12-hour battery life for video playback.
  • Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.
  • Wireless:  802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE; 802.11a/b/g/n compatible; Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology.
  • Ports:  Two full-size USB 3.0; Full-size SD™ card reader; SurfaceConnectTM; Headset jack
    Mini DisplayPort
  • Cameras, Audio and Video: 5.0MP front-facing camera; 8.0MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus, with 1080p HD video recording; Dual microphones, front and rear-facing
    Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® audio.

Run full Office version; markup web pages on Microsoft Edge and share it easily.  With the splendid screen and pen you can make the most of Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator. It is a mobile studio.

I may buy one but its specifications look great.

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More Stories By Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: He writes articles on several topics to many sites.