It is said that the Surface and Surface Pro both clearly took inspiration from the iPad, which was booming in popularity at the time, but Microsoft put its own spin on tablets. This time, we will introduce the new Surface Book 2, the most lightweight and powerful one with unprecedented performance in a laptop this size.


Part 1: Introduction to Surface Book

With experiencing up to 4 times more power than before and up to 17 hours1 of battery life, Surface Book 2 could do more beyond your expectation. One of its most awesome features is that Surface Book 2 runs professional-grade software all day with the latest quad-core powered Intel® Core™ processors and the best graphics performance yet with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GPUs. What is more, you can get more done with four modes of use: Laptop Mode, Tablet Mode, Studio Mode and View Mode.

Surface Family Product Lines in Chart

Surface Lines


Blu-ray Disc Direct Support





Surface 2

Surface 3


Surface Pro

Surface Pro



Surface Pro 2

Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 4

Surface Book

Surface Book


Surface Book with Performance Base


Surface Hub

Surface Hub


Surface Studio

Surface Studio


Surface Laptop

Surface Laptop

Not released yet but probably No

Surface Accessories

Surface also has a variety of accessories to go with or to protect your surface Toys. Customers can choose from keyboards, Keyboard covers, Surface Pen & mice, Surface Dial, power & docking accessories, adapters, controllers to other mixed bundle items.


How to Convert Blu-ray to Surface with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper?

As what you can see from the chart above, hardly none of the Surface generation has the direct support of Blu-ray disc that means it’s impossible to insert a Blu-ray disc to Surface to have it played since the lack of the Blu-ray drive. However, with the help of a proper Blu-ray to Surface converter, this issue can be solved easily. In the post, we are glad to share with you some best well-known programs.

Leawo Blu-Ray Ripper supports to import Blu-ray/DVD in disc, folder and ISO format, plus the video profile setting feature enables you to adjust the video effect by trimming video, cropping video and adding 3D effect, then to convert the added Blu-ray to Surface or Surface Pro compatible format MP4 with different solutions.
The detailed steps below will teach you how:

Step 1: Launch Leawo Blu-ray Ripper (included in Leawo Prof. Media as a separate module) Click “Bu-ray Ripper” tab and you will see the main interface like this.


Step 2: Browse the output format by clicking “Device” -> “Microsoft” -> “Surface Pro 2” and adjust the Surface Pro 2 MP4 video profile settings to guarantee the best output quality.



Step 3: Click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” to import Blu-ray from disc, folder or ISO file. Or you can drag and drop Blu-ray file instead. After the file has been imported, the preview is available. You can also choose the movie mode on the top from “Full Movie“, “Main Movie” and “Custom Mode“.



Step 4: Click “OK” and you will be able to see all the conversion summary before it officially starts. You can also adjust the video effects.



Step 5: Click the green button “Convert” to set the output saving path and start the Blu-ray to Surface Pro 2 conversion officially.


Wait just for a few minutes (depending on how big your original Blu-ray file is) until the conversion completes. Transfer the converted Blu-ray in MP4 now to your Surface device by USB and enjoy watching Blu-ray on Surface like never before.

How to Rip Blu-ray to Surface via HandBrake?

If you have some favorite movies on Blu-ray and want to transfer them to your Surface Pro 3, Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 for enjoyment on the move, you've come to the right place. HandBrake is a fabulous video converter program intended to both rip and convert video files to work on a number of supported devices. It didn't take long to download, and the installation process was very simple. Follow the guide to rip Blu-ray to Surface via HandBrake.

1. Download and install the latest version of Handbrake in your computer and launch it. Choose the source of the video that you want to rip. Under Presets, select High Profile and then click Source > Video Files to add your Blu-ray files.


2. You can choose a file format that Surface supports. The output videos fit Surface Pro 3, Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 nicely. The "Universal" preset is recommended if you plan to watch the video in a mobile device while the "Normal" and "High Profile" presets are suited for watching videos on a computer or television. Tweak your settings to your preference. This program allows you to fine tune the overall quality of your video by adjusting the settings such as the framerate (FPS), audio and constraint quality.


3. Once you've accomplished all the adjustments to video and audio quality, press the "Start" button and wait for the ripping process to finish. Enjoy watching your video on the wonderful tool, the Surface.
It must be noted however that HandBrake does not encourage the ripping of copy-protected Blu-rays and DVDs.

How to Rip Blu-ray to Surface using MakeMKV?

MakeMKV is a format converter, which converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. This wonderful software is your one-click solution to convert video that can be played everywhere, and there are tools to convert MKV files to many formats, including DVD and Blu-ray discs.

1. Plug the Blu-Ray drive into your laptop or desktop with the included USB cable.
2. Put the Blu-Ray in the disk drive.
3. Download and install MakeMKV and open MakeMKV.
4. Click File in the main interface.
5. You can hover your mouse over Open disc, then select the disk that's listed in it. In general, there will a number of files listed, with different numbers of chapters. If all you want is just the main film, you can uncheck all of the boxes except for the one next to the largest file size.
6. Later, you can mess with stuff like the output folder, file name, but the basics are done.
7. Finally, click the MakeMKV button in the upper-right.


Wait for the conversion to complete and you will get the converted videos instantly. After that, transfer ripped Blu-ray movies to your Surface Pro 3, Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 tablet and watch them anywhere you go. Just enjoy your movies!

How to Rip Blu-ray to Surface through VLC?

If you want to play video/music files in just about any format, or rip Blu-ray to Surface, VLC media player is probably your optional answer. VLC media player is one of the most stable, flexible and lightweight audio and video player around today, especially when compared to others that will play unusual formats after downloading a codec, or simply refuse to play things.

1. Make sure you have the latest version of VLC installed in your computer.
2. You can insert your DVD, CD, Blu-Ray Disc, Audio CD or Video CD to the disk drive in your laptop, PC or Mac.
3. After installing it, launch the program, VLC and access Media > Convert/Save.
4. Click on the Disc, and select a disc type among DVD, Blu-ray, Audio CD or SVCD/VCD.


5. Then you need to check on No disc menus.
6. Select your disc from the drop-down or Browse to choose it. And click on Convert/Save button.
7. To play the video on Surface, you are supposed to choose a Profile you want. Then click Browse and choose a Destination file to save your ripped file.
8. In the end, hit Start to begin the Audio/Video ripping.


The progress bar in VLC’s player interface will show you how much of the ripping and copying is done. You can, if you need, pause it in the middle but it isn’t recommended.
As of right now, in my view, the Surface is probably the best laptop/tablet hybrid out there. And, to rip Blu-ray to Surface, the best program is the Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.