So, the SB2 just came out. And it’s a great laptop! But there are issues.
The first is of course, price. It’s right up there with the MBP starting at $2500 and topping out at around $3300.
The second issue is connectivity, or lack thereof. Two USB-A ports is cool and all, but one USB-C and no thunderbolt? What’s with the Surface hating on Thunderbolt?
The third issue is sound. The tablet portion has some very nice speakers, tuned by Dolby – but they have no bass. It makes no sense to me why Microsoft wouldn’t have added bass to the base for use when in non-tablet mode.
The fourth issue is no fingerprint reader. Facial recognition is fallible, and the lack of a fingerprint reader similar to how the Eve V is set up makes me a sad panda.
The last issue is that there’s no 2TB drive option But that’s probably fine, since hardly anyone would buy it.
Other things I’d like to see are IPX67 certification, built-in LTE, space for an additional NVME drive in the base – and a hinge that doesn’t do weird things, that gap at the back really bugs me. It introduces a space for dust and gunk to get up in the laptop’s shit, and I worry about its impact resistance.