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Microsoft Surface

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Microsoft Surface. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The price and performance also get good comments. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and durability, while many are critical about the sound.

design, performance, price, screen, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Microsoft Surface is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

Microsoft's most direct shot at the MacBook yet

Gorgeous design ; Well built ; Great screen ; Very good performance

Windows 10 S is limited ; No USB-C ; Lack of other ports ; Not upgradable

Microsoft continues its winning streak with the brilliant Surface Laptop, which combines a thin and light design with powerful components.

2018-03

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Surface Laptop (i5-7200U) Review

 

All screen and no substance. The new Surface Laptop sounds and looks more special than it really is. While the unique 3:2 touchscreen is bright, crisp, and colorful for graphic artists, almost everything else fails to impress.

very accurate colors and grayscale before calibration ; bright display backlight; excellent black levels ; excellent construction quality; rigid design ; nearly full sRGB coverage ; unique Alcantara texture ; above average speakers ; Windows Hello...

no USB type-C, Thunderbolt 3, SIM, SD reader, Kensington Lock, or fingerprint reader ; bottom of base can become very warm under heavy processing load ; chassis reverberates noticeably during audio playback ; weak integrated HD Graphics 620 performance...

Microsoft advertises the Surface Laptop as "more than a traditional laptop", but our experience has been the opposite. If features like USB Type-C, SD card readers, and NVMe are important, then current flagship Ultrabooks from Lenovo, HP, and Dell pack...

2017-06

Expert review by : Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: wonderfully engineered high-end laptop with just a few baffling quirks

 

Slick, speedy and sexy, but why is the palm rest made of man-made fibres and what is Windows 10 S all about?

Generally stunning design ; Slick, fast operation ; Excellent screen and speakers

Windows 10 S is quite limiting ; Fabric palm rest seems a design flourish too far

2017-06

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

It doesn't have all the ports we'd like but the Surface Laptop has excellent design and mind-boggling battery life. Read more in our full review.

2017-12

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: Extraordinarily expensive but an intriguing iMac alternative

 

A fantastic, enormous all-in-one that's much more than an iMac wannabe but the price means it's for professionals only

Glorious 3:2 True Scale display ; Neat fold-down design ; Speedy performance

Laptop-grade graphics ; Surface Dial not included ; No pure SSD option

Ultimately, then, the Surface Studio comes down to a question of value. If your business is willing to pay an exceptional price for an exceptional computer then, to my admitted surprise, I’m inclined to say that the Surface Studio outclasses the iMac....

2017-09

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Aims at the student, offs the MacBook Air - now in more colours

 

Ideal for students with heavy wallets, the Windows 10 S-powered Surface Laptop offers an appealing but pricey alternative to the MacBook Air

Gorgeous design ; Stellar performance ; Excellent battery life

Windows 10 S leaves a lot to be desired ; Disappointing screen

And with a 10% student discount and Office 365 Personal thrown in on top of an already competitive price, it represents superb value for money. In fact, even if you’re not a student, you should take a long, hard look at the Surface Laptop before...

2017-08

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air. It's stylish and powerful, but you'll want to nab the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade while you can.

Light and thin body. Comfortable keyboard and palm rest. Long battery life.

Limited port selection. Installed OS is locked to Windows Store apps. Windows 10 Pro is a paid upgrade after promotional period. Surface Pen not included.

Meanwhile, the Core i7-powered version of the New Razer Blade Stealth remains our Editors' Choice for midrange ultraportables for its faster performance and wealth of features, all for $300 less than our upgraded Surface Laptop.

2017-07

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

Microsoft's recent hardware efforts prove two things. First, Windows devices can be built without compromise. Second, that Apple isn't the only company that can meld hardware and software together in harmony.

2017-06

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop will lure you in with Alcantara fabric, then cage you into Windows 10 S.

2017-06

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

A carpeted Chromebook-alike that impresses in almost every way

Fab design ; Windows 10 S works well ; Great battery life

Keyboard is a bit wobbly ; Lack of ports

Microsoft’s first ever laptop is an ultra-portable stunner

2017-06
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Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Charcoal
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Wrist rest:N

Other features

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):277 x 188 x 5 / 279.4 x 188 x 3
Keyboard weight:209 / 255

Packaging Content

Mouse included:N

Performance

Backlight:N
Compatibility:Microsoft Surface\nMicrosoft Surface 2\nMicrosoft Surface Pro\nMicrosoft Surface Pro 2
Hot keys:Y
Keyboard integrated devices:Touchpad
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Ports & interfaces

Device interface:Docking connector