Cynthia Moore what you want to do on the computer is the main thing. The nVidia Quadro line is normally used for CAD machines. The nVidia GeForce series is a consumer card that is good for gaming. If you're doing CAD the Quadro will serve you better and if you're doing gaming the GeForce will serve you better. This is really an apples and oranges type of comparison, each card is good for what it was designed to do.
For basic editing the GeForce card should work just fine for you and the Quadro card may not perform as well.
That's good to know, since I just bought the Surface Book.
Remember that a higher resolution makes things smaller, not larger. My home set up is three 27" 1920x1080 monitors. Even with that I have my web browsers zoomed to 125%.
The icons are a little smaller than on my old Dell 17".
I'd think the PC designers would do whatever scaling is necessary to make everything the same size regardless of the resolution -- or at least offer that as an option to the user.
There is probably also a weight difference with the screen sizes. I'd guess that the 17" screen laptop is probably at least two pounds more than the 13". How often will you be carrying the machine around?
The P70 is about 7 lbs compared to 3.5 for the Surface Book. But given the estimated battery life, I imagine that the battery in the Surface Book is heavier than the one in the P70.
I really don't care about the weight. It will sit on a desk most of the time and when I travel, I keep it in a high quality rolling briefcase. I actually like it a little heavier on the desk.
Edited by Cynthia Moore, 01 May 2017 - 11:55 PM.