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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 i7

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 i7
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 i7 (Surface Laptop 4 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 50 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1350 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4x-4266, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, capacitive, LQ135P1JX51, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZ9LQ512HALU, 512 GB 
, 426 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.5 x 308 x 223 ( = 0.57 x 12.13 x 8.78 in)
Battery
47.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.346 kg ( = 47.48 oz / 2.97 pounds), Power Supply: 306 g ( = 10.79 oz / 0.67 pounds)
Price
1849 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.17% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 88%, features: 58%, display: 81% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 i7

84.7% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 Laptop Review - Too expensive with Intel CPU? | Notebookcheck
Microsoft's small Surface Laptop 4 gets a new Tiger Lake processor, but that's about it. Is that still enough in 2021 to compete with the rivals including Apple’s M1 MacBooks?
Surface Laptop 4 Review: Fourth times a charm for Microsoft
Source: On MSFT English
While Microsoft tends to use its third strike to knock out some homerun products, it feels like the Laptop 3 from 2019 was more of a bunt setting up an infield homerun for the Surface Laptop 4. The Laptop 4's success may not come with the same sort of fanfare and fireworks as a fancy out of the park homerun, it does help advance all runners and counts just as much. The Surface Laptop 4's biggest upgrade in 2021 is its processor and for most, that is more than enough. While most laptops in 2021 come with Intel's 11 Gen and similar or better graphics performance, for the Surface Laptop fan, it's become a significant reason to upgrade from an original Laptop, Laptop 2 or even a Laptop 3 in some instances. Yes, the price per power/performance equation for the Surface Laptop is a bit skewed to the higher end, and there are devices out now that undercut that proposal, but for fans of a bloat free, minimalistic software and hardware experience, the Surface Laptop 4 is hard to beat this year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Surface Laptop 4 meets most of the criteria for a great thin and light laptop, but then so did its predecessor. A lack of upgrades may frustrate prospective buyers, and better value for money will be found elsewhere for more expensive models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review
Source: Reviewed.com English
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is a well-rounded laptop: it has a long battery life, a fast processor, a sturdy aluminum body, a phenomenal user experience, and a great screen. It does not lead the pack in any of these areas, but it also does not fail anywhere. It consistently meets and exceeds expectations. While it’s definitely pricey, it’s a laptop that will please a wide variety of users. We’re overall impressed with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. It didn’t manage to best its greatest rival, the MacBook Air, for performance, battery life, or value, but it gets close. It’s one of the best Windows-based laptops on performance alone, and when you factor in its excellent keyboard, trackpad, screen, and stellar appearance, it’s a phenomenal choice for many users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review
Source: Slashgear English
Were I in the market for a laptop, and needed Windows 10, I suspect I’d be looking to the Surface Laptop 4. Part of that is the clear consideration to usability: Microsoft has obviously sweated the small stuff around the keyboard, trackpad, and general aesthetic. Trying to encapsulate that somewhat nebulous – but no less important – “feel” of a device is tricky, but there’s generally a pleasantness to using the Surface Laptop 4 that a lot of rival notebooks lack.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Surface Laptop 4 improves on the Surface Laptop 3 in many ways, offering Windows fans a bloatware-free ultraportable with premium components packed inside a beautiful, lightweight chassis. While I’d have liked to see Microsoft attempt some more significant changes to the Surface Laptop formula, the excellent speakers, improved battery life, and under-the-hood upgrades make the Surface Laptop 4 one of the best Windows laptops you can buy — and a serious contender for a spot among the best laptops on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Despite those complaints, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Surface Laptop 4. Everything about it just works, from the keyboard to the speakers and the beautiful display. It's fast, it lasts a long time on a charge, and it feels sturdy. I'm still hoping the next version gets a redesign to avoid looking outdated against its peers, but those aesthetic shortcomings are easily ignored because of how well the Surface nails the functional elements.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Surface Laptop 4 Review: Microsoft plays catch-up with Intel Tiger Lake
Source: XDA Developers English
Here’s the deal with the Surface Laptop 4. It’s an awesome laptop with fantastic build quality and great performance. The big deal-breaker is that it doesn’t have Thunderbolt 4. It’s tough to ignore the fact that this doesn’t come with an Intel Evo sticker, meaning that it doesn’t pass Intel’s tests for being a great ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Surface Laptop 4 improves on the Surface Laptop 3 in many ways, offering Windows fans a bloatware-free ultraportable with premium components packed inside a beautiful, lightweight chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review (hands on)
Source: Tom's Guide English
So far, the Surface Laptop 4 is what we expected it would be: the Surface Laptop 3, but with new internal components. And that means you should expect a pretty darn good laptop, though one with a thick-bezel design that's starting to show its age. Which is why we're ultra-eager to put the Surface Laptop 4 through its paces with our gamut of performance, display and endurance tests. We will update this Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review once we have completed testing. If Microsoft's claims are proven true, this may become the standout Surface device of the entire family.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2021

Foreign Reviews

87% Surface Laptop 4 mit beeindruckender Optik
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 95% features: 73% display: 87% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 92% emissions: 96%
80% Test du Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 : la continuité dans l’efficacité
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Test du Surface Laptop 4 : Microsoft peaufine son magnifique ultraportable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 70%
80% Test Surface Laptop 4 : un ultra-portable d’exception malgré quelques petits défauts
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.50":

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.


1.346 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).


81.17%: 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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-05-13)