Re: Who would want one anyway?
Someone reading too many websites wrote :
From someone that actually owns one (a Surface Book 2)
Yes, although that is a matter of perspective. It's well made, from high quality materials, and quite powerful. And, compared to a Macbook pro or one of the other high end alloy laptops like the HPs and the Razer you're in the same ballpark.
'Not enough ports'.
Seems to be a drawback of the ultra flat designs lately and a small USB C dongle gives you plenty more.
'Major quality issues.'
This sounds like hearsay or 'want to hearsay'. Mine has proven quite reliable so far. It is true that if you type 'Surface Book problems' into your favorite search engine a lot of hits come up. Now do the same for 'Macbook Pro problems, 'HP Envy problems', 'ASUS Zenbook problems or whatever comes to mind. See a pattern emerging here ?
'Poor battery life'.
Where on earth did yo get that from ? The interwebs again ?
'Insides completely glued together and non-upgradeable.'
True, but again the only thing still replaceable on a laptop these days is an SSD/HD and maybe some ram. The SSD in a surface book 2 CAN be replaced, but not easily.
'Many software glitches because M$ can't even get their own software to work with their own hardware'
Ah, the argumentum ad populum....I wonder where that'd gone to. Many people are reporting it, so it must be true. Define 'many'. And quantify more or less problems than non-MS hardware.
Admittedly my last reply is a bit facetious. Or pedantic. Or both.
But it's getting more and more futile to read comments on websites. Not in the least mine !
You shoud try one. They're quite useful.