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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15, i7-1255U

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15, i7-1255U
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15, i7-1255U (Surface Laptop 5 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1255U 10 x 1.2 - 4.7 GHz, Alder Lake-U
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5
Display
15.00 inch 3:2, 2496 x 1664 pixel 200 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
1TB SSD
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt
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): 14.7 x 340 x 244 ( = 0.58 x 13.39 x 9.61 in)
Battery
, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 17 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.56 kg ( = 55.03 oz / 3.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2750 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.18% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 298%, features: 90%, display: 85% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15, i7-1255U

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%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review (13-inch): A beautiful design that’s almost run its course
Source: Engadget English
While the Surface Laptop 5 hasn't gotten a boatload of updates, it still has a really elegant design and the addition of new 12th-gen Intel chips and a Thunderbolt 4 port provide a big bump up in speed and usability. Sure, it might not have the sharpest webcam or a ton of ports, but if all you need is a streamlined ultraportable for general productivity, the Surface Laptop 5 packs all the essentials into a very sleek package. It is somewhat telling, however, that Microsoft only sent out the 13.5-inch model for review, because there are even more changes I'd like to see on the 15-inch version. I know my dream of getting an Xbox gaming laptop probably won't ever happen, but I think there's a ton of potential to transform the bigger Surface Laptop 5 into a really great all-rounder by adding support for discrete graphics and a few more ports. But the hard part comes when trying to decide between the 13-inch Surface Laptop 5 and something like the XPS 13. For the same $1,000 starting price, Dell's notebook comes with a similar CPU and a larger 512GB SSD instead of just a 256GB drive, but no touchscreen (though you can upgrade to one if you want). That means you have to choose between getting a slightly better value in the XPS 13, or opting for a taller 3:2 touch display with the Surface Laptop 5. Still, if all you want is a stylish ultraportable with a nice screen for productivity, Microsoft's latest clamshell has a lot to like. I just hope next year we get a full refresh instead of just a simple spec bump.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2022
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (15-Inch) Review
Source: PC Mag English
This build comes at a premium, though, and it's lacking in key areas by comparison. For a similar price—less in the case of the Slim 7 Pro X, more for the XPS 15—competitors with matching amounts of RAM and storage offer some combination of better CPUs, discrete GPUs, OLED displays, better webcams, and more ports. The cost of bumping up the memory and storage in Laptop 5 configurations is pretty high, without those added benefits, and a lightweight CPU as the only option. All of that is to say that the Surface Laptop 5 is a nice all-rounder laptop, but it’s better suited to mobility-first users who appreciate a sleek design over power. The same philosophy guides the SQ3-based Surface Pro 9 and the Dell XPS 13, so you could well call this a trend. The high price, lacking features, and low power ceiling limits the upside, but there’s still a lot here to like as long as you don’t need higher-end power and value style. If you need more, the Dell XPS 15 OLED is much better suited to pro users, while the Lenovo Slim 7 Pro X is the best deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Surface Laptop 5 Review - Just get the Surface Laptop 4!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2022
60% Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The 15-inch Surface Laptop 5 feels like such a mixed improvement over last year's model that it's hard to recommend to anyone. But those are the only meaningful upgrades Microsoft appears to have delivered over last year's model, and they don't do enough to keep the Surface Laptop 5 competitive with the best Windows laptops on the market. As you can see from our in-house testing, you can generally get better performance and more useful features for your money from competitors like the Acer Swift 5 and Dell XPS 15 OLED. The former is $300 cheaper than our Laptop 5 review unit yet outperforms it by most metrics, while the latter can be more expensive yet offers you upgrades like a discrete Nvidia GPU (great for gaming) and an OLED screen which makes just about anything on it look better. So while the Surface Laptop 5 is still a very serviceable laptop, it's a disappointing step forward from Microsoft. This is the company that Windows built, and it would be great to see it take a leading role in designing the ideal Windows 11 laptop. Sadly, the Surface Laptop 5 ain't it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 initial review: Rinse and repeat
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Surface Laptop 5 doesn't really move things along a great deal, with only a couple to tweaks to support the new hardware. That's a shame, because this is a great-looking laptop and there are easy gains that could be made.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2022
Surface Laptop 5 hands-on: A bare minimum update
Source: Engadget English
But more importantly, after seeing Dell add a new member to the XPS 13 family and all the changes Apple is making on the MacBook Air and Pro lines, it's just a bit disappointing to see Microsoft simply going through the motions. And all this is coming from the company that basically invented the modern detachable 2-in-1, so I know Microsoft can do better.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2022

Foreign Reviews

70% Ein tolles Gerät, das sich selbst im Weg steht
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
95% Viel Power, ausgezeichnete Verarbeitung und ein hoher Preis
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 988% features: 90% display: 96% mobility: 93% ergonomy: 95%
Große 15-Zoll-Klappe, zu wenig dahinter
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2022
70% Edles Business-Notebook mit Touchscreen und Alder-Lake-CPU
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dem Dauerläufer geht die Puste aus
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2022
70% Test du Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 : on prend le 4 et on recommence
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
82% Test du Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 : la belle du bal
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95%
81% Test Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15″. Czy jest lepszy od poprzednika?
Source: GSM Maniak Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 81%
81% Recenzja Microsoft Surface Laptop 5. Kluczem do sukcesu jest brak rewolucji
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
TEST Microsoft Surface Laptop 5
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display. Negative: Relatively high price; only 2 USB ports.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2022
60% Surface Laptop 5 (15 tum) är välbyggd – men alldeles för dyr
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%

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.


i7-1255U: 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 1.2 to 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.00":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

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


1.56 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.


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).


75.18%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Acer Aspire Vero AV15-52-73F2
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 15.60", 1.8 kg
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Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.20", 1.43 kg
Infinix Inbook X2 Plus, i7-1195G7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1195G7, 15.60", 1.65 kg
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Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 14.00", 1.55 kg
HP 15s-fq4009ns
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1195G7, 15.60", 1.69 kg
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620, iGPU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 16.00", 2.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 Core i7-1270P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1270P, 14.00", 1.12 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T14 G3 21AH00HXGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 14.00", 1.32 kg
HP EliteBook 860 G9, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 16.00", 1.76 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-56T-706S
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 14.00", 1.2 kg
MSI Modern 14 C12M, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 14.00", 1.4 kg
HP Pavilion 15-eg2025nr
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 15.60", 1.75 kg
Dynabook Tecra A40-K-101
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 14.00", 1.45 kg
Asus Vivobook 17X K1703, i7-12700H
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 2.1 kg
Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 14.00", 1.01 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 5 Pro 14IAP7, i7-1260P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 14.00", 1.42 kg
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A12M-248RU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 14.00", 1.29 kg
Dell Latitude 14 9430, i7-1265U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1265U, 14.00", 1.27 kg
LG Gram 16Z90Q
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 16.00", 1.2 kg
Huawei MateBook 16s i9
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i9-12900H, 16.00", 1.99 kg
Acer Aspire Vero AV14-51-72DL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G9
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1280P, 14.00", 1.472 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 Core i7-1265U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1265U, 14.00", 1.181 kg
MSI Modern 15 B12M, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 15.60", 1.75 kg
Dynabook Portégé X40L-K1467
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1270P, 14.00", 1.05 kg
HP 14s-dq4001ns
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-1195G7, 14.00", 1.46 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10-21CB009SGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 14.00", 1.12 kg
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-52-712Q
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 15.60", 1.76 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2022-12-25)