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Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and design are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Graphite Gold

 

- Lightweight - Nice subtle colour (graphite gold) - Bright screen with clear display - fast - the finish on the keyboard feels really nice, especially if you've been typing for a while - the battery life is good. I haven't timed it to see if it...

- Expensive. As much as I love it, I'm not entirely sure it's worth the retail price. - a minor one: the trackpad and click buttons are integrated as one which sometimes means you can click on things by accident

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Graphite Gold

 

it looks nice

there are problems with Windows 10 upgrades and the Surface It took MS helpdesk over 5 very long attempts, many hours of frustration to fix. Beware if you are buying a Surface

May, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop, Bluetooth Mouse & Sleeve Bundle

 

just love it

not really

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Exactly what I was looking for as a student laptop that is also going to last me. Super fast and easy to use!

Could have had more USB ports

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop, Bluetooth Mouse & Sleeve Bundle

 

The surface pro is the best laptop I have ever used.

no

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Cobalt Blue

 

the design and lightness

it overheats and even internet browsing is slow

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Burgundy

 

Perfect. Does literally what it says. Good for all types of work including design

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Graphite Gold

 

Speed of loading and closing down Clarity of screen Light and compact

Windows 10S takes getting used to. Possible to upgrade.

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Screen display is very clear. Keyboard is very easy with positive keystrokes.

Lack of USB ports is proving very frustrating. Two should be a minimum and this has only one. Battery life is OK but not as good as advertised. An expensive laptop I am not convinced the price is fully justified.

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Touch screen, light, display and the speed.

Battery life.

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery life (max):14.5
Continuous video playback time:14.5

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:CE
Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Burgundy / Gold / Gold, Graphite / Grey / Platinum / Red
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:34.3
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2256 x 1504
LED Backlight:N / Y
Pixel density:201
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

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 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5926
On-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / Y
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

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
On/off button:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44

Processor

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:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.50 / 3.9 / 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 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7600U / 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
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

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 / 97466 / 97472 / 97537
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR33Z / 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

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:223.2 / 223.3
Height :14.5
Height (front):9.93
Height (rear):1.45
Weight:1.25 / 1.28
Width:308 / 308.1 / 308.2