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Microsoft Surface

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the usability and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also appreciated, but the energy efficiency and price get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Go review

 

Pick me up before you Go-Go

Like a mini PC ; Facial recognition ; Great at multi-tasking ; Stylish and sleek

No accessories included ; Screen could be better

It’s your go-to for tying up loose ends at work and then kicking back and streaming box sets until the sun comes up

Sep, 2018

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 : 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 : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Go review: A different kind of Surface

 

A surprise hit, the Surface Go is a brilliant machine for those who seek a highly portable work companion

Excellent keyboard ; Superb screen ; Well-priced

Performance can be slow at times ; Battery life isn't as good as iPad Pro

If you’re the sort of person who’s been frustrated by tablets before, because they can’t do all the things you want, then we urge you to take a look at the Surface Go. It really is a tablet like no other.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Aims at the student, offs the MacBook Air

 

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, 2018

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 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 : 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Platinum
Form factor:Clamshell
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Product Type:Notebook
Wrist rest:N

Display

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
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):1100
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5926
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16
Maximum internal memory:16

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):279.4 x 188 x 3
Keyboard weight:209

Packaging Content

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

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

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Device interface:Docking connector
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in:N
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:OPI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7660U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: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):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI: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® 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® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:97537
Processor package size: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 installed:Windows 10 S

Storage

Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:223.2
Height :14.5
Weight:1.28
Width:308