Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming Laptops blasted onto the scene and easily became one of the best 2 in 1 gaming laptops. In fact, the entire surface pro series did. With battery life that shatters the competition you can work and play to your heart's content. The capabilities of the hard drive, on the other hand, depends solely on how you\u2019re going to be using the laptop to begin with.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming\r\nThe Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming is a fantastic laptop that is Microsoft's answer to the Apple\u2019s MacBook\u2019s. The difference is that the Surface Pro series can play games competently. The GPU should be able to handle mid-level games without problems, and the combined efforts of the CPU and RAM will keep slowdown to a minimum, if it all.\r\n\r\nPower\/Performance\r\nThe Microsoft Surface Book 2 15 Inch Model Laptop boasts an Intel Quad Core i7 processor, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics card, and 16GB of RAM. The graphics card is perfectly suited for high settings, 1080P gaming performance, and you don\u2019t have to worry about slowdowns when you play games thanks to the powerful CPU and RAM combo. But you can try the Acer Nitro Spin 5, or the Dell XPS, if you want something geared more towards work.\r\nBattery Life\r\nThe battery life on the Surface Book 2, like the original Surface Book and the Microsoft Surface Book Gaming, is quite impressive. At about 17 hours it blows most other notebooks, like the Razer Blade, out of the water. In fact, it may earn the distinction of having the longest battery life of all the 2 in 1 laptops. Keep in mind that the battery will drain faster if playing games or if it is in tablet mode (without the keyboard attached).\r\nPorts\/Expandability\r\nOther than the headphone jack, which is located on the right side of the display, all of the ports are located on the keyboard dock. These include two USB 3.1 ports and an SD card slot on the left, and the Surface Connect port (used for the power adapter as well as docking with the $200 Surface Dock) and a USB-C port on the right. There aren\u2019t as many ports as a dedicated gaming laptop, but there\u2019s still a healthy amount. Try the Asus Zenbook Gaming to see what other 2 in 1 laptops have in terms of port availability.\r\nBuild Quality\r\nThe fulcrum hinge makes it return to the Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming which leaves a gap between the screen and keyboard when the computer is closed which allows for versatility when detaching the tablet. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming is also compatible with the Surface Pen which would be nice if it wasn\u2019t sold separately for $100.00.\r\nValue\r\nPlaying in native resolution results in gaming at 20FPS, but that\u2019s to be expected with a non-dedicated gaming laptop. The Surface Pro series also sports a 512GB hard drive. In all honesty, this can be good or bad. If you\u2019re more so using the laptop for work, then 512GB is fantastic. If you\u2019re going to be using it for gaming, 512GB is a little restrictive. If it\u2019s 50\/50, you should be able to get by.\r\nMicrosoft Surface Book 2 Gaming Wrap Up\r\nThis is really a laptop for the person who wants to intersperse quick gaming sessions and high-quality video streaming in-between bouts of work. It\u2019s a 2 in 1 laptop so it\u2019s not going to be the best one way or the other. But if you give it a chance you\u2019ll find that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming can perform both duties competently and without fuss.