Surface Book 2 Wishlist

Posted By Aung Nay on Sep 13, 2016

First of all, let me just say that Surface Book got many things right. Weird thing was that I wasn’t very satisfied with it and thought that the list that I want Microsoft to tackle for the 2nd version would be fairly long. But as I sat down and thought through this wish list, I came to appreciate how much they got it right in their first attempt.

So, let’s start with the elephant in the room: the hinge. Love the concept. But that gap has got to go. Get rid of of the gap. It has to close completely like a traditional laptop. Also, in 2016, you can’t have a premium laptop that’s nearly an inch thick. Also, I know I am asking too much, but I would like to have one-handed operation for opening the top.

To continue on the subject of thickness, the clipboard top has to be thinner and lighter to better balance the weight between it and the keyboard. But can you add an USB type C port on the clipboard? Although the bezels on the clipboard are relatively thin, I would like them to be smaller along the lines of Dell XPS infinity display and Yoga 910 display. To have a better clipboard experience, please implement the smart bezel concept I had mentioned prior.

The next things on the wish list are really minor.

  • USB-C with Thunderbolt 3
  • Fingerprint Reader (Just because. One on the keyboard and another on the clipboard.)
  • MicroSD card slot on the clipboard

The last item on my wish list is really a major concept change to Surface Book. Surface Book should not be a stand alone product. It should be an extension of the Surface Pro line. What I mean by that is as follows.

  1. There should be three Surface Pro sizes: 14”, 12”, and 10”
  2. There should be two options for keyboard: soft keyboard (currently Surface Pro keyboard) and hard keyboard (Surface Book keyboard)

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