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Microsoft Surface Laptop i7

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop i7 (Surface Laptop Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7660U 2 x 2.5 - 4 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, Soldered DDR3-1866 10-10-10-28
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, Yes, ID: MEI96A2, Name: Panasonic VVX14T092N00, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM971 KUS040202M, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.5 x 308 x 223 ( = 0.57 x 12.13 x 8.78 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.74% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 75%, features: 51%, display: 82% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop i7

84.9% Microsoft Surface (i7-7660U) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The wolf in sheep's clothing? Why is there another review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop i7? Is this just a rebranding of the recently released i5-based Surface Laptop, but with an Intel Core i7-7660U instead of the i5-7200U? So it is faster and more expensive. And this is what comes to mind at a first glance, however the devil is in the details. There is one thing that we can tell you right off the bat, though: It is becoming scarce!
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Still worth the price of admission?
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
As a first stab at a proper lightweight notebook, the Surface Studio is a capable and accomplished offering. It's held back slightly by the omission of USB-C connectivity and the decision to ship it with Windows 10 S, but it's otherwise an absolutely superb device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Still worth the price of admission
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
As a first stab at a proper lightweight notebook, the Surface Studio is a capable and accomplished offering. It's held back slightly by the omission of USB-C connectivity and the decision to ship it with Windows 10 S, but it's otherwise an absolutely superb device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Still worth the price of admission
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
As a first stab at a proper lightweight notebook, the Surface Studio is a capable and accomplished offering. It's held back slightly by the omission of USB-C connectivity and the decision to ship it with Windows 10 S, but it's otherwise an absolutely superb device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop review: The best Windows computer money can buy
Source: The Indian Express English Archive.org version
If you don’t mind the premium price tag, the Surface Laptop offers enough for you to really enjoy working or just consuming content on this device. This is what really expect from a laptop in 2018, at least in terms of experience. Clearly, this is one of the best options available for those in the Windows ecosystem.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Still worth the price of admission
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
As a first stab at a proper lightweight notebook, the Surface Studio is a capable and accomplished offering. It's held back slightly by the omission of USB-C connectivity and the decision to ship it with Windows 10 S, but it's otherwise an absolutely superb device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop: Is this one of the best Windows notebooks?
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
And of course, there’s Microsoft’s own Surface Pro tablet. They have very comparable performance and features, but one’s a traditional notebook while the other is a detachable. If you want to find out more about how these two match up, check out our handy comparison guide here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop: Is this one of the best Windows notebooks?
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
And of course, there’s Microsoft’s own Surface Pro tablet. They have very comparable performance and features, but one’s a traditional notebook while the other is a detachable. If you want to find out more about how these two match up, check out our handy comparison guide here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 85%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop REVIEW: Is this the best Windows Laptop of 2017?
Source: Daily Star English Archive.org version
However, if you’d like more control over what you run on your machine, then there are other alternatives out there that would be better suited to your needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

83% Microsofts Surface Laptop Ultrabook für Minimalisten?
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 88% features: 71% display: 74% mobility: 94% ergonomy: 85%
84% Notebook mit Windows 10 S
Source: PC Go - 11/17 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
Surface Laptop: il primo notebook classic di Microsoft
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent display; high autonomy; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2017
55% Microsoft Surface Laptop review
Source: Diskidee.nl Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 55% price: 56% performance: 54%
Test, recenzja, opinia – Microsoft Surface Laptop – jak jeden, żywy i spójny organizm
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; high mobility; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2018

Comment

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640: Integrated graphics card (GT3e), which is used for some Kaby Lake CPUs (ULV models, 15 Watts).

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.


i7-7660U: Kaby-Lake based ULV-SoC (System on a Chip) for thin notebooks and Ultrabooks. Integrates two CPU cores clocked at 2.5-4 GHz as well as an Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU clocked at 300 - 1050 MHz and 64 MB eDRAM. Manufactured in a 14nm 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.


1.25 kg:

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:

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).


79.74%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-12-29)