Surface Book 2 15″

I just got the Surface Book 2. I was waiting for the 15″ and for the right time to switch from my Surface Book with Performance Base.  I got the original Surface Book as soon as it was available.  It was a great machine, and the unit with the Performance Base gave me more battery life. But that was about all I really noticed between the two units.  The Surface Book 2 is a big step up. I was ready for the 15″ screen. After a few days with the bigger unit, I’m pleased with the larger view and I … Continue reading Surface Book 2 15″

Surface Book Performance Base

Through a surprising set of circumstances I ended up replacing my Surface Book (512 GB / Intel Core i7 / – 16 DB / dGPU) with a new Surface Book with Performance Base (same specifications for the rest). I thought there was something funny about the screen on my 16 month old Surface Book.  I noticed a yellow tinge about 1/2” in from the edge, all the way around. It was most noticeable against a white background. Fortunately, I had everything backed up when I took it in to the Microsoft Store.  I talked to the support person about the … Continue reading Surface Book Performance Base

A closer look at Windows Ink

Here’s a reason to like Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. Windows has always been at the forefront of making human–computing interaction more natural, and with the digital pen in mind, we have delivered Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/04/22/a-closer-look-at-windows-ink/#el08RZ33QYKuLk2v.99   Source: A closer look at Windows Ink

May Updates for Surface Book

May 2016 updates The following updates will be listed when you check for updates in Windows or view your Windows update history after installing the updates: Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Control Logic Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller Intel driver update for Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Front Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft Camera Rear Intel Corporation driver update for Microsoft IR Camera Front When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in … Continue reading May Updates for Surface Book

April Updates for Surface Book

April 2016 updates The following updates will be listed when you check for updates in Windows or view your Windows update history after installing the updates: Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware Microsoft driver update for Surface UEFI Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 Intel(R) Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Display Audio NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce GPU Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) AVStream Camera 2500 Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Control Logic Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller Intel driver update for Intel(R) Imaging Signal Processor 2500 Intel … Continue reading April Updates for Surface Book

Surface Book and a 4K monitor

With 4K TVs coming down in price I was curious to see if I could use a 4K TV as a monitor with my Surface Book. For this discussion I’m using the UHD-1 definition4K is  3840 x 2160 pixelsThat’s the equivalent of four 1920 x 1080 monitors. Why would anyone want to do this? Well in my case it was because I was already running four 24” monitors with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. When I came across a great deal on a 48 inch 4K TV it held the promise to get the equivalent of my four monitors all … Continue reading Surface Book and a 4K monitor

Battery Indicator in the Notifications Area

This is a Windows 10 thing, not a Surface thing I know, but if you’ve got a Surface you watch the Battery Icon. It’s more fun with a Surface Book though. This morning I glanced down at the notifications area to check on the status of the battery. The Battery icon was gone, and so too was the option to customize the hidden icons. If this happens to you, you can click in the Notifications area ^ “Show Hidden Icons” and drag the Battery icon (or any of the others) back to the Notifications area. In this video you can … Continue reading Battery Indicator in the Notifications Area

The Surface Book Has Arrived

And how could you not make this association? First impression – Microsoft has hit the sweet spot! Much though I hate to admit it, I’m a little tired of being hunched over my Surface Pro 3 when I’m in desktop mode, and the Surface Book is just that little bit larger, and it makes a huge difference. In my workflow I absolute must have the ability to use my main device as a tablet for taking notes with a pen, or sketching out ideas, and making mind maps. The Surface Pro 3 did an excellent job of that and I’ve … Continue reading The Surface Book Has Arrived

Surface Pro 4 Adapter for Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

I’m a big fan of the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, but the Surface Pro 4 is a little thinner. You can use the Surface Pro 4 in the older style docking station but it’s not an exact fit. There’s an adapter available for free.  Get it at the Microsoft Store (call ahead to make sure that they have stock), or order it through Send my Surface in for Service The new style Surface Dock is a completely different approach. Much more portable and it works with Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.     Source:How to … Continue reading Surface Pro 4 Adapter for Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

Surface Book

I finally got my hands on a Surface Book. It’s a work of art and it looks like the device that could actually replace everything else around here. I was hesitant to pre-order it until I could see it first hand, experience detaching the clipboard (tablet portion), holding, standing, walking, writing and doing all the things I do with my Surface devices.  I was concerned that it might be too big, too bulky, too heavy.  It is none of these things. It may just be perfect. If you’re like me you spend a lot of time with your devices, and … Continue reading Surface Book