Microsoft Surface Book, Core i5-6300U


Microsoft Surface Book, Core i5-6300U
Microsoft Surface Book, Core i5-6300U (Surface Series)
Graphics adapter
8192 MB 
13.5 inch 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixel 267 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.8 x 312.3 x 232.1 ( = 0.9 x 12.3 x 9.14 in)
, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 16 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 8 MPix 1080p HD video
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix 1080p HD video
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, 12 Months Warranty
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1500 Euro



Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Book, Core i5-6300U

Microsoft Surface Book – Home Grown
Source: The Techy English
Microsoft Surface Book is a Windows 10 Laptop that offers impressive design and build quality, though there are few shortcomings including a thickness considering another laptop at the same price. The Surface Book may be a better choice if you are emphasising more on a powerful tablet. For someone looking for first Windows experience, the Surface Book is the laptop to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2018



Both the Microsoft Surface RT and the Surface Pro never really made it big and couldn't compete with its Android and iOs counterparts. A large reason for its low sales figures was due to the unpopularity of the tablet-notebook hybrid category itself. However it is important to note that the Surface Pro 2 is actually a full blown laptop acting as a hybrid. For a start, it comes with Windows 8.1 backed up with an Intel Core i5-4300U ultrabook class processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD. It looks and has the same dimensions as the first version making both their accessories compatible with each other. However, there's also the new optional Type Cover 2 which adds backlighting but is on the heavy side and is rather pricey.

The good thing about the surface is of course its ultra portability and undeniable performance. With its specs, it will quite likely outperform many other ultraportable laptops and hybrids. Also not to forget is the fact that it comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and has all the necessary built-in ports making it an actual laptop and not just a replacement. The primary I/O, the FHD screen is also accompanied with an included active stylus. The downside to all this is definitely the asking price for the tablet and detachable keyboard combination. There may be some serious competitors giving almost if not the same kind of specs for a lower price. Its kickstand, although improved, is still a letdown as it doesn't conveniently sit on a lap despite being a laptop. All in all, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is worthy laptop if budget is not an issue.

NVIDIA GeForce 940M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce 900M series, based on the Maxwell architecture. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6300U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-06-26)