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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Series

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 TiProcessor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11370H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
Display: 14.40 inch
Weight: 1.8kg, 1.831kg
Price: 2799 euro
Average Score: 82.06% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 98%, performance: 91%, features: 78%, display: 95%, mobility: 86%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 90%

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, i7-11370H RTX A2000

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, i7-11370H RTX A2000Notebook: Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, i7-11370H RTX A2000
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11370H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 14.40 inch, 3:2, 2400 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Laptop Studio follows in the footsteps of the Surface Book lineup, and brings about one of the most compelling laptops in Microsoft's history. Microsoft could have gone for more powerful hardware, but in the end, it probably won't matter too much, as the unique form factor is probably the biggest selling point here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is well-built and reasonably powerful, with a nice bright screen, great speakers, and a battery good enough to see you through a day at work. But if that’s all you care about, you would probably be better off investing in a cheaper, more powerful Windows laptop like the Dell XPS 15 OLED or the Asus Zenbook 13 OLED, which can’t match the Studio’s sound quality but make up for it with but gorgeous OLED screens. If you’re in the market for an ultraportable Windows laptop that doubles as a decent creative tool for digital artists, the Surface Laptop Studio paired with a Surface Slim Pen 2 is a powerful contender for one of the best laptops you can buy right now. The haptic feedback is cool, the sliding screen affords you a more easel-like angle for working, and the Surface Laptop Studio has the power and longevity to be a great laptop for school or work.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Surface Laptop Studio review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Laptop Studio follows in the footsteps of the Surface Book lineup, and brings about one of the most compelling laptops in Microsoft's history. Microsoft could have gone for more powerful hardware, but in the end it probably won't matter too much, as the unique form factor is probably the biggest selling point here.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2021
Hands on: The Surface Laptop Studio is my new favorite Surface
Source: XDA Developers English
Obviously, one thing I couldn’t test in my brief time with the Surface Laptop Studio is performance. I’m really excited about the new 35W processor and the new GPU, so that should be pretty interesting. Personally, I’m really excited about the product as a whole. I’m excited it fixed all of the things I didn’t like about the Surface Book, and I’m really excited about the new Slim Pen 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, i7-11370H RTX 3050 Ti

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, i7-11370H RTX 3050 TiNotebook: Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, i7-11370H RTX 3050 Ti
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11370H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 14.40 inch, 3:2, 2400 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
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Average Score: 80.91% - good

Average of 11 scores (from 21 reviews)

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Microsoft rethinks Windows workstations with Surface-level power
Source: On MSFT English
The conversation surrounding the SLS has typically devolved into how it under performs due to its integration of the RTX 3050 Ti GPU, and in head-to-head comparisons, it does get roundly trounced, but few reviews detail the types of workloads, lifestyle use cases the SLS excels at or acknowledge the shortcomings of using a beefier GPU on competitive alternatives. As I said up top, the SLS is a keenly crafted set of intentional compromises that work in the favor of someone in the Microsoft ecosystem, specifically used to using Surface devices. The SLS also has the added bonus of being a viable tool for first time graphic designers, long time graphics designers who are looking to consolidate hardware or anyone who can make use of a digital pen or stylus. The SLS can also serve as a mini theater for kids when on the road and hotel TV just isn't cutting it. Beyond all of that, the SLS offers enough power to be good enough to forget the specs and speed comparisons in everyday use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: A new machine with familiar flaws
Source: Android Authority English
It’s easy to dismiss the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio as nothing more than a gimmick in a pretty chassis, but the device is much more than just specifications. This is Microsoft’s new flagship laptop that is aimed at a very niche sector of an already saturated market. The Surface Laptop Studio isn’t made for the everyday person, but more so for someone that has a focus on creativity-based tasks. If you’re a digital artist and you want the best of a laptop and a drawing canvas, this is a laptop designed for you. For most other people, however, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio’s design isn’t going to be enough to justify purchasing this laptop over the countless others that offer better performance, battery life, and portability. For $2,100, Microsoft only refined a design that already existed before, and while it truly made a beautiful laptop, you’re better off sticking to something more traditional.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Surface Laptop Studio Review - It's Beautiful But Not Perfect!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2021
Surface Laptop Studio Review: Two weeks in, and it's the best Surface I've ever owned
Source: On MSFT English
If you're hoping to buy the Surface Laptop Studio, then do it. From the display to the overall performance of the dGPU, it's one excellent machine. Sure, you can find a laptop that's better-performing for the same price, but not many laptops with a dGPU offer up the different modes of use and inking support that the Laptop Studio has. For fans of Microsoft, the Laptop Studio is excellent. It takes everything learned from Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Book, and puts it all together in one fantastic product.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio: Jack of all form factors, master of none
Source: Mobile Syrup English
And of course, those looking to get the most bang for their buck can grab cheaper options from other PC manufacturers. Sure, you’ll lose out on the premium build quality of a Microsoft device, but if you’re looking to get as much performance as possible for the lowest price, build quality is something I’d happily trade. All that said, the Surface Laptop Studio is an excellent, premium Windows PC. Unless that’s what you need (or want), there are probably better ways to spend your money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Surface Laptop Studio Review: Rebooting The Laptop
Source: MrMobile English
I learned something about myself this week – and tell me if you think it applies to you as well. When it comes to my tech, I like devices that change state. A wearable camera whose remote turns into a tripod (Insta360 Go2); a drone that collapses to be carried (DJI Mavic Air); a phone that converts into a tablet, or a pocket square (Samsung Galaxy Fold / Flip). To me, tech is at its most exciting when it can physically change based on my needs at the time. Microsoft is no stranger to that approach, having kicked out three generations of its Surface Book over the past half decade or so – and I’ve just spent a week with the convertible that replaces it. On today’s MrMobile video, Michael Fisher reviews the Surface Laptop Studio, a Windows 11 PC that can transform into your digital drafting table … or a top-notch YouTube tablet ... when it’s not busy bring a (pretty pricey) conventional laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2021
70% Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
Source: Wired Magazine English
MICROSOFT'S SURFACE LAPTOP Studio is a laptop that's also a media center and tablet, all rolled into one. It's designed to be your workstation, video gaming center, Netflix screen, and sketching slate. That's a tall order, and tackling too many use cases is often a recipe for succeeding at none of them. But the Surface Laptop Studio surprises. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good at all of those tasks. It's a shame the operating system it runs keeps it from excelling.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
A new design from Microsoft in the Surface line for 2021! The Surface Laptop Studio effectively replaces the Surface Book line as MS’ convertible laptop line for creatives. It has a 14.4” IPS 120Hz pull-forward display design that’s uncommon but not unique. The design makes it easy to switch from laptop to tablet and tent modes. It runs Windows 11 Home on 35 watt Intel quad core i5 and i7 CPUs, putting it in between an Ultrabook and mobile workstation or gaming laptop in terms of performance. The Core i7 has NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti dedicated graphics. The laptop is available with 16/32GB RAM, up to a 2TB SSD and has Thunderbolt 4. It’s compatible with the new Surface Slim Pen 2 (sold separately) and the pen magnetically attaches to the laptop and charges. The pen has haptics for a more pen on paper feel, and it has a haptic Precision trackpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2021
70% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Back To The Drawing Board
Source: The Verge English
The Laptop Studio is perhaps the most appealing computer for them, then. Its list of compromises is much shorter — really, it’s the high sticker price and poor battery life and not much else — and it’s an enjoyable computer to use, even if you never draw a single digital brushstroke. Still, even if you’re Microsoft’s ideal customer, you need to give up a lot of money and battery life to get this screen with all its flexibility. But if you’re willing to be flexible yourself, and don’t really need a screen that moves in unique ways, the Dell XPS 15 is a lovely computer that costs a bit less while providing a bit more power.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Surface Laptop Studio review: A better Surface Book--mostly
Source: Engadget English
The Surface Laptop Studio is ambitious new Microsoft device that features a fully adjustable touch screen. What you lose compared to the earlier surface book, namely the ability to entirely detach the screen, you gain in battery life, performance, and ease of use. You can still pull the screen forward for an angled surface, or fold it flat to use as a drawing pad. The new Surface Pen 2 is also great, featuring haptic feedback as you write, though it's unfortunately $130.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: Windows 11’s flagship feels like the future
Source: PC World English
What I referred to once as the Surface Laptop Book Studio around the office still feels true. This is the niche product that, counter-intuitively, tries to do it all. Microsoft has never shied away from asking for a premium price where Surfaces are concerned, however, and so you'll pay a little more versus another notebook. If you're okay with not actually detaching the tablet, the Surface Laptop Studio does everything else that the Surface Book 3 does, functionally and arguably more elegantly. Pull-forward two-in-ones feel like they might end up dominating the category in a few years. Overall, the Surface Laptop Studio is a good laptop—if you're thinking of it as a laptop, that is. It's much more than the sum of its parts, offering a superior content-creation and content-consuming experience, plus some light gaming capabilities. It has some bugs to work out; new hardware plus a new operating system plus new firmware inevitably generates glitches. And again, you'll also have to decide whether this arguably niche device is worth the investment
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: Windows 11’s flagship feels like the future
Source: Good Gear Guide English
What I referred to once as the Surface Laptop Book Studio around the office still feels true. This is the niche product that, counter-intuitively, tries to do it all. Microsoft has never shied away from asking for a premium price where Surfaces are concerned, however, and so you'll pay a little more versus another notebook. If you're okay with not actually detaching the tablet, the Surface Laptop Studio does everything else that the Surface Book 3 does, functionally and arguably more elegantly. Pull-forward two-in-ones feel like they might end up dominating the category in a few years. Overall, the Surface Laptop Studio is a good laptop—if you're thinking of it as a laptop, that is. It's much more than the sum of its parts, offering a superior content-creation and content-consuming experience, plus some light gaming capabilities. It has some bugs to work out; new hardware plus a new operating system plus new firmware inevitably generates glitches.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Surface Laptop Studio is the sort of gadget I would love to own but find it hard to justify the cost. At least, for my own needs. I wouldn't benefit from the clever hinge as much as an artist, designer, engineer, or anyone who prefers using a stylus or touch inputs over a touchpad. That said, anyone whose work or play could benefit from the flexibility of the Laptop Studio's unique design should strongly consider this laptop — the hinge really is a game-changer and rare on laptops in this class. Overall, the Surface Laptop Studio is an excellent laptop with a unique design that makes it purpose-built for creative pros who want something more out of their gadgets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
Source: PC Mag English
Packed with innovative features, Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio presages a new breed of laptop for creative pros who are pen-input devotees. One big quibble: Performance isn’t nearly class-leading. Perhaps you’re a software developer by day and a gamer by night. Or maybe you game and code simultaneously by night, and by day you’re asleep. In either case, your laptop of choice might have once been a Razer or an Alienware, but now there’s a new kid on the block: the 14-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio (starts at $1,599; $2,699 as tested). It advances the state of the art of mobile computing for creative pros in a big way, with a haptic touchpad and a 120Hz screen that pulls forward so you can lay it completely flat on top of the keyboard. It’s not particularly powerful, and it's pricey, but it's still impressive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Dynamic Design
Source: AnandTech English
The Surface Laptop Studio has everything going for it. The design is striking. The functionality is fantastic. The performance is excellent. Even the battery life is superb. Can there even be a downside? Yes of course there is, and it is the price. The Surface Book was a very expensive computer, so it should be no surprise that the replacement is also very expensive. Starting at $1599.99 USD for the Core i5 / 16 GB / 256 GB model and topping out at $3099.00 for a Core i7 / RTX / 32 GB / 2 TB model, the Surface Laptop Studio is most definitely expensive. Whether or not it is worth it is always a personal or business decision. Microsoft has delivered a worthy successor to the Surface Book which integrates wonderfully with Windows 11. Do you need it? Likely not. Do you want it? Likely yes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2021
Surface Laptop Studio review: A better Surface Book, a missed opportunity
Source: Engadget English
Here’s the thing: I genuinely like using the Surface Laptop Studio. Its flexible screen is far less frustrating than the Surface Book’s, it has an excellent keyboard and it’s powerful enough to play a few games. But I can’t help but want more, especially after seeing how much the Surface Book line struggled since its inception. With a starting price of $1,600, the Surface Laptop Studio directly competes with Dell’s XPS 15, the MacBook Pro 16-inch, and the Razer Blade. You’d have to shell out at least $2,100 to get the NVIDIA GPU, which puts it up against far more powerful gaming laptops. So here’s the question: How much is a tilting screen worth to you? If it’s more important than having the best CPU and GPU power around, the Surface Laptop Studio will suit you well. But if you want genuine power for a similar price, just get the Razer Blade 14 already.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2021
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: Windows 11’s flagship feels like the future
Source: PC World English
What I referred to once as the “Surface Laptop Book Studio” around the office still feels true. This is the niche product that, counter-intuitively, tries to do it all. Microsoft has never shied away from asking for a premium price where Surfaces are concerned, however, and so you’ll pay a little more versus another notebook. Overall, the Surface Laptop Studio is a good laptop—if you’re thinking of it as a laptop, that is. It’s much more than the sum of its parts, offering a superior content-creation and content-consuming experience, plus some light gaming capabilities. It has some bugs to work out; new hardware plus a new operating system plus new firmware inevitably generates glitches. And again, you’ll also have to decide whether this arguably niche device is worth the investment, versus general-purpose notebooks that may offer more value. But Microsoft is definitely onto something with this radical do-it-all notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review
Source: Slashgear English
This Surface Laptop Studio is the best Windows laptop I’ve used so far. It makes Windows 11 feel like the natural next step in the evolution of this PC experience. It makes the odd idea of a double-hinge laptop display seem obvious and entirely realistic. It’s not afraid to have a design that’s significantly thicker than similar devices that’ve come before it. If I wanted to buy a laptop that covered all the different sorts of work and creative endeavors I participate in today, this would be the ideal laptop for me. If you’re looking for the key device to make the most of everything Windows 11 has to offer at launch, this is also likely the best laptop for you. The version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio we have for review here has an Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. This configuration starts at approximately $2,699.99 USD. The Surface Laptop Studio’s base configuration has an Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and a starting price at around $1,599.99 USD.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: Weird and wonderful
Source: Digital Trends English
The Surface Laptop Studio isn’t perfect — its weakened quad-core processor is a problem. If you’re someone who really needs that performance more than anything, there are more powerful options out there. You have to buy into the overall vision of the product to make the Surface Laptop Studio worth its price. The different 2-in-1 modes, the integration with the Surface Slim Pen 2, the haptic feedback touchpad, and the gorgeous 120Hz screen are all things that make the Surface Laptop Studio unlike any other laptop you can buy right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and Laptop Studio hands-on
Source: Engadget English
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2021

Foreign Reviews

Recenze Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio. Unikátní notebook konečně míří na náš trh
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Large screen; stylish design; great built quality; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2022

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 TiNotebook: Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7 RTX 3050 Ti
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11370H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU 4096 MB
Display: 14.40 inch, 3:2, 2400 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.831kg
Price: 2799 euro
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Average Score: 87% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

89% Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Interesting concept with slow Intel CPU | Notebookcheck
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio was finally launched in Germany. The foldable display is an interesting concept, but the device is held back by the slow Tiger Lake quad-core processor from Intel.

Foreign Reviews

94% Convertible für Content Creator
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 98% features: 89% display: 97% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 92%
94% Convertible für Content Creator
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 98% features: 89% display: 97% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 92%
80% Microsoft Surface Studio Laptop
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Studio Laptop
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsofts Dreifachklappstulle
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2022
Microsofts Dreifachklappstulle
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2022

 

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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).


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU: Mid-range professional laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip with 2,560 CUDA cores. Similar to the consumer GeForce GTX 3050 Ti with certified drivers. Available in different performance variants ranging from 35 - 95 W TGP (max. power consumption).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU: Mid-range gaming laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA107 chip.

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


Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-11370H: Tiger Lake (H35 series) based high end quad-core SoC for thin and light gaming laptops and workstations. The four CPU cores clock with 3 - 3.3 GHz base clock (28 - 35 W TDP) and up to 4.8 GHz Boost clock. The integrated G7 Iris Xe GPU offers 96 cores at 400 - 1350 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.831 kg:


82.06%: 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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