Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13, i5-1235U
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13, i5-1235U
Source: Tech Advisor
Microsoft has arguably phoned it in with the Surface Laptop 5 this year – all it really did is throw in the latest Intel chips and Thunderbolt 4 and call it a day – but fortunately the start point was good enough to get away with it. Some elements are undeniably dated, such as the thick black bezel around the display and the basic 720p webcam, but with strong performance and an otherwise sleek design the laptop still holds up well. A good spread of ports help, and while I’m no fan of the fiddly Surface Connect socket its appearance will appeal to existing Surface owners with accessories they’re hanging onto. Next year Microsoft will have to make real changes, but in this iteration the Surface Laptop 5 can ride out one more year as an appealing option.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Les Numeriques FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 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.
i5-1235U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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).
69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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