Posted by: kurtsh | October 26, 2015

NEWS: Surface Book now available for pick up! (For pre-orders)

This is sitting on my kitchen table right now.  This is the package I bought:clip_image002

Surface Book with Core i7/16GB GDDR5 RAM/512GB SSD/discrete Nvidia GPU and new Surface Pen, and the new Surface dock.

Notice the two extra Surface pens.   That’s because they work on the Surface Pro 3 and 4 – which I’m also getting or already have.  This means the tail eraser works. I bought them because I know I’ll probably lose one of them – I’m so irresponsible.  Also I don’t believe that the extra tips come with the pen that comes with the Surface Book, but they do come with the extra pens.

A WORD ABOUT THE NEW SURFACE PEN
I actually had to read the instructions to figure this out but there’s a new pairing feature of sorts. 

  • Press & hold the eraser for 5 seconds and a little light on the side of the pen will begin flashing.
  • Hold the pen tip to the Surface screen for 10 seconds to pair it to the Surface.

You can also pair it using the normal Bluetooth pairing technique through Control Panel.

A NOTE ABOUT COMPLETE FOR BUSINESS
It turns out there is a new Complete warranty type being offered by the Microsoft retail stores called “Complete for Business”.  

There’s some sort of detail where if you get the dock and Complete for Business – which has THREE YEARS of warranty coverage – they will discount the package by something like $60.  I didn’t even know about this bit but was glad I heard about it while I was there.

EXTRA SURFACE STUFF… FREE! (FOR MICROSOFT RETAIL STORE BUYERS)
One more benefit of picking up your Surface from the store:  Apparently if you get it at the retail store, you also get a free Surface T-shirt, a free Surface case (looks like it’s for the power supply), a 8GB USB flash drive, and a coupon for 10% off Surface accessories until Nov 24th

This may be a limited time offer thing though so don’t hold me to it.


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