Apparently, the first iteration of the Surface Book has some issues like blue screens, with both hardware and software issues with the detachment of the tablet part from the base, among a host of other issues, including easily cracking the tip on his new Surface Pen while drawing on the Surface Book.
The only other complaint I have is that the battery life of the tablet alone is not the best. When using it to draw and work with big files in a program like Manga Studio I was only able to get a couple hours out of it.
But it’s not all bad, as he concludes:
In the end I’m excited by the Surface Book. I’m the sort of user who is willing to put up with some bullshit with a new gadget. It sort of goes along with being an early adopter in my opinion. It does a lot of stuff I love even if it has a few hiccups or doesn’t do it as long as I’d like. I’ve always come at the Surface products as an artist because that’s how I use them. The Book is a fantastic drawing device. The screen is huge and sharp. The drawing feels accurate and responsive. Get me a top of the line stylus, maybe wring out some more battery life from the tablet and I’m one happy cartoonist.