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Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)
alaScore 89

559 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 559 reviews of Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017). 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 performance and durability. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the price.

portability, battery, design, durability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Violet (

Good in gerneral


light, looks fab, works well. but one thing I do not satisfy is that the resolution option, except the default setting, other choices are not fitted well to the screen.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: KattyKat (

Great product for experience photographer and stud


Highly recommend this laptop, very good value for money

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Daniyal (

Best 2 in 1 laptop in the market


Battery life could improved. But the rest is awesome

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: mah (

my laptop looks amazing and well desinged


I am a full time architecture student and i have chosen this laptop because it will enable me to perform better within my educational field.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Ianb (

Surface book, looks good works brilliantly


Found this easier to use than a surface pro as I can type happily with it on my lap. A nice portable windows 10 machine with excellent battery life that is better for me than a MacBook as it works with all the software I need. I will never get tired of...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Andrew (

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum


Finally a quality laptop from Microsoft. Great battery life. Better design and performance/functionality than my macbook air.

Windows 10s is restrictive. Do the free upgrade to Win 10 pro.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Amy (

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum


I am more than happy with this product. I didn't expect to like it as much as I do. The touch screen is great, the fabric keyboard is nice and the laptop is nice and light.

Not got anything bad to say.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Gem (

Microsoft blue screen of death is a pain


1st start up of my new Surface I got the screen of death...that flaw in Windows 10 that everyone knows about but Microsoft ignore! It restarted 10 times during a 1.5hr period I became frustrated at the crashing every few mins during set up! I read...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: David (

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum


Excellent build quality Great display Lightweight Cool design

Bit expensive

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Julie (

Surface book is great and works brilliantly


Excellent product, can be used as laptop or tablet by detaching the screen, easy to use

May, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):14.5


Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p


Wi-Fi certified:Y


Colour of product:Platinum
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:34.3
Display Resolution:2256 x 1054 / 2256 x 1504
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:201
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5926
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory:16


Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N / Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.50 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.60
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7660U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 97472 / 97537
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR340
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 S
Trial software:Office 365 Personal


Card reader integrated:Y
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:223.2 / 223.3
Height :14.5
Weight:1.25 / 1.28
Width:308 / 308.1 / 308.2