Microsoft Surface Book PA9-00001

The Microsoft Surface Book PA9-00001 is a high-performance tablet with snap-on keyboard. It’s powered by fast and efficient Intel Core i7-6500U, a dual-core ULV Skylake processor with a base frequency of 2.5 GHz and Turbo Boost technology which increases the frequency up to 3.1 GHz. In addition to the processor’s integrated HD Graphics 520, the device also has a discrete NVIDIA GeForce with dedicated memory so you can run graphics demanding apps smoothly. It comes with impressive display as well, sized at 13.5-inch with 3200 x 200 pixels resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) and multi-touch support up to 10-point. 16GB of system memory ensures fast performance for intensive multitasking. What makes this computer expensive is a 1TB Solid State Drive which offers both spacious storage and durability against shock.

Microsoft Surface Book PA9-00001

Detachable backlit keyboard keeps you productive even in dim lighting environments. It also provides a Surface Pen stylus so you can easily sketch on the tablet. In terms of audio, it delivers high quality audio from the front-facing stereo speakers boosted by Dolby audio. There are some useful ports including two USB 3.0 ports, a Mini display port, and a microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack. There is no RJ45 port unsurprisingly, but it gives you fast wireless connection thanks to WiFi 802.11ac adapter. It also features Bluetooth 4.0 and SD card reader slot.

The rear-facing camera on the Surface Book supports still image capture up to 8 megapixels, quite impressive for a tablet PC. Maximum video recording resolution is Full HD 1080p. On the front side, it has a 5 megapixels camera. Thickness of this product is 0.9-inch including the keyboard. It weighs only 3.34 lbs with a Lithium-polymer battery inside. Therefore it’s a suitable device if you always need an ultra-portable computer with good performance.

Microsoft Surface Book PA9-00001 Specifications

Operating System
Windows 10

Intel Core i7-6500U (2 cores, 4 threads, 4 MB L3 cache, 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)

3200 x 2000 pixels
10-point multi-touch

Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 520
NVIDIA GeForce with dedicated video memory

1TB Solid State Drive

System Memory

Optical Drive
Not included

Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio

Inputs & Controls
Detachable backlit keyboard
Surface Pen

Input/Output Ports
2 x USB 3.0
1 x Mini display
1 x microphone-in/headphone-out combo

SD card reader

Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11ac

Dual cameras (8 MP rear, Full HD 1080p video + 5 MP front)


Dimensions and Weight
Width: 12.3-inch
Depth: 9.14-inch
Height: 0.9-inch
Weight: 3.34 lbs

Microsoft Office (30-day trial)
DTS Sound+


Microsoft Surface Book PA9-00001

Ivan Andrianto

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