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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Surface Laptop Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
13.5 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 128 GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Card Reader: undefined
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 308 x 223 ( = 0.59 x 12.13 x 8.78 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.53% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 63%, display: 84% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Meet the new MacBook Air
Source: It Pro English
With sterling performance, a gorgeous design and sleek dimensions, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is everything the new MacBook Air should have been. It’s only a somewhat lacklustre battery life and the absence of a USB-C port that keep it from a perfect score.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Meet the new MacBook Air
Source: It Pro English
With sterling performance, a gorgeous design and sleek dimensions, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is everything the new MacBook Air should have been. It’s only a somewhat lacklustre battery life and the absence of a USB-C port that keep it from a perfect score.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A once-great laptop now is merely good
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Microsoft designed the original Surface Laptop for a student on the go: an affordable, pleasing notebook with moderate performance but killer battery life. Microsoft hewed to the same goal with the Surface Laptop 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2019
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: A once-great laptop now is merely good
Source: PC World English
Microsoft designed the original Surface Laptop for a student on the go: an affordable, pleasing notebook with moderate performance but killer battery life. Microsoft hewed to the same goal with the Surface Laptop 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
We were disappointed, though, that the battery ran out after playing video for just over seven hours – 50 per cent less than before. You’d get more battery life in basic tasks, less with heavy work and Wi-Fi. The final change is that you get Windows 10 Home, not the restricted Windows 10 S, which is welcome.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
An excellent display, long-lasting battery, comfortable keyboard, and fetching design mean the Surface Laptop 2 is a high performer for everyday use. It's not cheap though.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation...
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Surface Laptop 2 is one of the best premium ultraportables out there. Just like its predecessor it's gorgeous to look at and incredibly well built. Only this time it comes with full Windows 10 off the bat, plus more power than before. The biggest downside is the lack of USB-C, otherwise it's near perfect.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2018
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Surface Laptop 2 is an elegant 13.5-inch touch-screen laptop. This year's model offers two notable perks: modern 8th-Gen Intel processors and a slick black color (though you need to spend more for it). Its sluggish SSD and lack of Type-C ports are my only knocks against this laptop. Still, the Surface Laptop 2 presents a beautifully clean vision for the PC, and this update allows it to keep up with our other favorite ultraportable laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: The sequel is better than the original
Source: Engadget English
Microsoft didn’t just up the style game on the Surface Laptop 2 -- it brought the heat in performance and battery life as well. The speed and battery improvements aren’t as huge as promised, but they’re still significant. A comfortable keyboard, responsive trackpad and brilliant display bring the whole package together nicely. All told, this is one of the best notebooks of the year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review
Source: Techradar English
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is, from top to bottom, a worthy sequel to the original device. This new model vastly improves the laptop’s power profile and, while it doesn't include tangible design changes, it ultimately achieves the most pure Windows 10 experience on a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Sleek and speedy with a stunning screen, the Surface Laptop 2 continues Microsoft's tradition of hardware excellence. If only its port selection were stronger, its storage more affordable and Microsoft didn't place its black colorway at a pricier tier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Surface Laptop 2 is far from a revolutionary sequel, but it changes just enough to retain all the accolades we heaped upon it last year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review: If It Ain’T Broke
Source: The Verge English
But I can’t call it the best laptop overall right now, because there are other options with better performance, just as sleek designs, and more modern port selections. The Surface Laptop certainly wasn’t broken, but Microsoft could have done a little more to improve the Surface Laptop 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 81% features: 69% display: 87% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 96%
81% Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Ultrabook im edlen, schwarzen Gewand
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 85% features: 56% display: 71% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90%
85% Surface Laptop 2, análisis: construcción impecable para un portátil puro que pierde terreno en la conectividad
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% display: 93% mobility: 70% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 80%
Recensione Surface Laptop 2: digredire da tutto il resto
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent webcam; great speakers; nice display; good cooling and silent system; high performance. Negative: No USB-C; no Thunderbolt 3.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2019
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; high performance; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2018
80% Test du Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 : un bon gain de performances
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ekran w tym laptopie to mistrzostwo. Niech inni biorą przykład. Surface Laptop 2 – recenzja
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2019

Comment

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8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.5":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


83.53%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-10-29)