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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13, i5-1235U

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13, i5-1235U
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13, i5-1235U (Surface Laptop 5 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1235U 10 x 0.9 - 4.4 GHz, Alder Lake-U
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.5 x 308 x 223 ( = 0.57 x 12.13 x 8.78 in)
Battery
, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 18 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.29 kg ( = 45.5 oz / 2.84 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1650 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 68%, features: - %, display: 74% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13, i5-1235U

Microsoft'S Surface Laptop 5 Keeps Its Sleek Style—But It’S Still Too Expensive
Source: USA Today English
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is a good laptop sold at the wrong price. It’s a bit shocking to see Microsoft ask for an MSRP of nearly $1,300 for a 13.5-inch laptop with just 8GB of RAM, a mid-tier Intel processor, and integrated graphics. Both the Apple MacBook Air M2 and MacBook Pro 13 M2, while priced at $1,500, still blow it out of the water when it comes to processing speed, enough to make spending $200 more worth it. Windows competitors like the Dell XPS 13 also put the Surface Laptop 5 to shame. While the XPS 13 we reviewed was a bit slower than the Laptop 5, it was also less expensive. A similarly priced configuration will have a much more capable Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB solid state drive—a more potent combo that still retails for $50 less than the Surface. Microsoft frequently discounts the Surface Laptop 5, which can make it more competitive, but it still tends to underperform on value. It’s a shame because I genuinely like the Surface Laptop 5. It’s an attractive laptop with a good keyboard, responsive touchpad, and decent battery life. As mentioned, I’ve personally used a Surface Laptop for years. When compared to modern peers, though, its modest performance and limited feature set are dealbreakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2023
[REVIEW] Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5" inches) - Microsoft's Macbook
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2023
78% Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
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%

Foreign Reviews

90% Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 85% display: 88% workmanship: 94%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: portátil familiar, bom para Escritório
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; beautiful display; great speakers; long battery life; Thunderblot 4 port. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2023
80% Surface Laptop 5 Recensione: Lo Stile Microsoft Sposa Di Nuovo Intel
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: ricetta vincente non si cambia
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; excellent display; powerful processor; large storage. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2023
62% Surface Laptop 5 : du nouveau par rapport au précédent modèle ?
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
60% Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13,5", Core i5)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%

Comment

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.


13.50":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


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).


74%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Current Prices

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2023-02- 6)