Lenovo 900 or Surface Book

HenryP2589

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Hi guys, I am looking into buying a 2-in-1 laptop.

Let's begin with money. Max that I will pay for a 2-in-1 laptop is around 1600$.
The best in the market right now is the Lenovo 900 and the Surface Book, also the Hp Spectre x360, but I tried it on my friends laptop and it has really bad heating problems, so that one is a no go.

The things I will be doing on a laptop is college assignments, watch movies, play a couple games if I have nothing to do, I have a gaming pc so nothing to extreme, do some art sketches on the laptop, and as well as take notes with it in class, but also have a sturdy keypad. I was going to get the surface pro 4 but I don't know much about the keypad itself if it is better or still the same as before. What I mean by sturdy is like the keypad has to be typing on your lap or anywhere else that require solid standing.

It sounds to me like I should go for the Surface Book but it's too expensive for the price as it only has a 128gb SSD for the 1600$ version. This is why I need help deciding, should I get it anyways with the less storage and upgrade it later, or get the lenovo 900 and find a really good stylus to go with it if there is any.

The only reason why I am sold on the Surface Book is because they provide you with a stylus, unlike the lenovo 900.

Thanks guys for reading and helping me decide. If the keypad for the surface Pro 4 improved then I will go with that, if not then could you guys give me some other options or give me tips. I already tried out both of these laptops in display and I really like the surface book, but like I said to damn expensive with less storage if it had a 258gb ssd or more in that range price I would get it right away.
 

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I would go with the Lenovo 900. The Surface Book's 128GB SSD is simply inadequate in size especially once you have windows and a few programs installed.
Also no matter which 2-1 you pick make sure the user is able to upgrade the SSD/HDD, and Memory without having to perform and strange rituals.

I personally like the Lenovo X1 Carbon, but it doesn't meet your 2-n-1 requirement.
 

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I would go with the Lenovo 900. The Surface Book's 128GB SSD is simply inadequate in size especially once you have windows and a few programs installed.
Also no matter which 2-1 you pick make sure the user is able to upgrade the SSD/HDD, and Memory without having to perform and strange rituals.

I personally like the Lenovo X1 Carbon, but it doesn't meet your 2-n-1 requirement.
 

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I think I finally found what I wanted. I was planning on getting the surface book, but like you said, it's to damn expensive and not enough storage and should go for the lenovo yoga 900.

I am going to go with the surface pro 4 since it has lapability unlike the surface pro 3. This I can handle, also it is good for drawing and taking notes in class and can do anything that a college student needs, it can also game, but not demanding titles for sure. I am sold on the surface pro 4 now, since I need a pen, to take notes anyways, and the lenovo does not have digitizer pen, which is important to me so boom surface pro 4. Thanks though.
 

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Sounds like you have a good plan. My brother keeps trying to talk me into getting a Surface Pro... He doesn't like Lenovo because they are a Chinese company.
 

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It depends on what you want, and also the only downside to lenovo is the bio here is an article. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150812/11395231925/lenovo-busted-stealthily-installing-crapware-via-bios-fresh-windows-installs.shtml

Lenovo is a good brand, but if you are like me wanting to take notes in class with a device instead of paper, go with the surface pro 4.
 

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Thanks for pointing out that security issue with Lenovo devices. I'll have to keep that in mind when I go to purchase my next computer or phone.
 
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