For his X-mas present, I am planning on getting my brother a laptop. I have around $1500 put aside for this and was thinking about getting him a Microsoft Surface Book. I'm a console gamer so I don't know too much about this subject and any advice is welcome.
He will primarily be using it for surfing the web, torrenting shows and movies, and some gaming. He really only plays Blizzard Games (Mostly Overwatch and W.O.W.) , and the occasional indie game on Steam, so I'm not too worried about a super high performance for the games. I just want to make sure that he can play those games at a decent framerate without having to put them on their lowest settings. My G/F works at a Microsfot store and she can help me with her employee discount for the purchase.
So with all this said is the Surface Book adequate for what I'm looking for, or are there better options?