Because I don't want to take up much room
Oh, I know that.
The same person that said the Surface had the same IGZO panel as the V, just with a smaller resolution (not true); who also said that the V was set at 4.5W (also not true) and harped on the ‘bad performance’ saying that if you need to do more than Office, web browsing, or light video editing, the V was useless - which, to some degree, is true.
If somebody wants work with large/high resolution photos/videos on the go, the Surface isn’t going to be great either. Both will work (to a point), The V will be the slowest but it will work. The Surface will still be slow. An i7 HQ would be a much more capable processor for such tasks, and eventually you reach a point where you just need a desktop.
If you read through some of the YT comments of her video (I know, but still), a lot of people seem to believe the V is just a glorified chrome book, and that the Surface is 10x more powerful. It’s That attitude that bothers me - sure, the V isn’t that powerful, but neither is the Surface.
I don’t care what you want to play, there’s a point where you have to get a computer with a dedicated graphics card. The V can run games, though not well with integrated graphics. As can the Surface - you’ll get better frame rates with the Surface, but that’s about all the difference you’ll find. The Surface Book is the ideal device for somebody that wants a 2in1 with powerful graphics, and it does an excellent job.
Saying the Surface can’t handle heavy gaming or heavy Photoshop is correct. It can’t, it wasn’t designed to. Maybe moderate use, but definitely not heavy. Nobody expect games like Crysis to run well on the Surface, because its not a powerhouse of a machine - that’s the Surface Book.
As somebody who has had every Surface (including the RT) since release up to the SP4, I’m fully aware of the capabilities. I love the Surfaces! They’re wonderful devices, but I have my desktops for a reason - because there are somethings the Surface can’t handle. The Surface wasn’t designed to handle them either, otherwise it wouldn’t be a 2in1.
I’m not. I’m generalizing the actual performance of the Surface, and what it was designed for, compared to the V.
All I’m trying to say, is that it really looks bad when people keep spreading the idea that - because of the Y series processor - the V is just a chromebook running Windows 10, because it’s not. It is very similar in performance to the Surface and other 2in1 devices. Seeing benchmarks comparing very similar computers doesn’t represent this well, but comparing it all to an HQ, an Atom, a Celeron, and a desktop processor, it would be easy to see that the Y is just a slightly less powerful than the U.