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Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2

by Parm Mann on 2 February 2018, 10:45

Tags: Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Benchmarks: CPU

It should be noted that even the entry-level Surface Book 2 is quick. The Intel Core i5-7300U may be a last-generation, dual-core part, yet hyper-threading support and a top speed of 3.5GHz make for a responsive system.

The most affordable Surface Book 2 holds its own in the single-threaded PiFast and multi-threaded Cinebench examinations, but Handbrake also reveals an inevitable truth; with passive cooling, this 13.5in machine can't maintain top speed at all times. Our logs reveal that CPU frequency fell from 3.5GHz to 2.5GHz during ultra-intensive workloads.