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Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The battery and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, battery, usability, screen

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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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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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Richard (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Design and performance

Battery life isnt too great

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Gins (argos.co.uk)

I love the design

 

I bought the device almost 2 weeks ago and I love it. The design is amazing, performance is good as well. It is quite quick. I faced many issues before buying it but it worth it.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Claire (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Ignore the sniffy reviews on the Which site - this is a fantastic, well-designed, lightweight laptop with amazing battery life. I take the power pack with me on trips but have yet to need it. A handy feature is the USB port in the charger, allowing you...

None!

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: V8JAK (argos.co.uk)

Amazing computer

 

Well impressed with my surface book . Also the service and care was second to none . Definately recommend argos and the microsoft surface book.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Anthony (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Really light but still strong. Very fast to boot up and works great on a lot of tasks. Windows Hello works well in most light situations. Touch screen is very clear and the input is accurate.

lack of ports on the side like USB -C for gadgets and so forth.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Jane (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT 13.5" Surface Laptop - Platinum

 

Simple to use.....key board and everything very responsive.

Loading of Windows was tricky considering who makes it

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Nicky (argos.co.uk)

Professional, efficient lap top

 

Easy to set up. Fast and clear. Only one issue with camera but fixed now.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Violet (argos.co.uk)

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 (argos.co.uk)

Great product for experience photographer and stud

 

Highly recommend this laptop, very good value for money

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Daniyal (argos.co.uk)

Best 2 in 1 laptop in the market

 

Battery life could improved. But the rest is awesome

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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

Camera

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

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

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

Display

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: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
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

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

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
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 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

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 / 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
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 / 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

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

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

Storage

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