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Microsoft Surface

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Microsoft Surface. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price and battery. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency and keyboard, and there are some critical reviews about the sound and usability.

design, performance, screen, battery, price

usability, sound

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.

Review analysis

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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.

Mar, 2018

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

Jun, 2017

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.

Dec, 2017

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....

Sep, 2017

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...

Aug, 2017

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.

Jun, 2017

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

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

The original Surface products from Microsoft -- the first-gen Surface Pro and Surface RT -- had everyone asking at the time: "Why is Microsoft making a tablet?" The latest Surface has everyone asking a different question: "Why is Microsoft making a...

The Surface Laptop has a slim, modern design and comes in a selection of cool colors. Battery life is very good, and the keyboard and touchpad are both excellent.

The included Windows 10 S operating system can only install preapproved apps by default (but it's upgradable). The long-term life of the fabric covering remains a question. The cooler colors are only available in more expensive configurations, and the...

While it doesn't necessarily stand out in a crowded field, the Surface Laptop has a great design and is a solid, travel-friendly clamshell PC.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: In Depth

 

Microsoft has produced an exceptional piece of hardware with the Surface Laptop. We put it through it's paces to see if it's the right laptop for you.

Beautiful hardware ; Great screen ; Reliable battery life ; Good performance

Windows 10 S is limiting ; Edge is forced default browser ; Surface Connector is delicate ; Lacks ports

Just as Google’s

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Ian Betteridge (alphr.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: The laptop from Microsoft it's OK to love

 

Surface Laptop is the answer to many critics' prayers. But its not quite the machine everyone wanted Microsoft to make

Jul, 2017
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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