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Microsoft Surface Laptop

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop (Surface Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, LPDDR3, 21.20.16.4636
Memory
4096 MB 
, 1866.7 MHz, Dual-Channel, 10-10-10-28, Soldered
Display
13.5 inch 3:2, 2256x1504 pixel 201 PPI, Yes, ID: MEI96A2, Name: Panasonic VVX14T092N00, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Toshiba THNSN0128GTYA, 128 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/ac), 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)
Price
1000 USD

 

Average Score: 85.36% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 69%, features: 53%, display: 87% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop

85.4% Microsoft Surface Laptop (i5-7200U) Review | Notebookcheck
All screen and no substance. The new Surface Laptop sounds and looks more special than it really is. While the unique 3:2 touchscreen is bright, crisp, and colorful for graphic artists, almost everything else fails to impress.
Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Oddly, the Surface Laptop feels like progress forward and back, all at once. Microsoft originally designed the Surface lineup to hustle its hardware partners faster into the future, implicitly stripping Apple of its design cachet and encouraging consumers to buy new PCs. Now, the Surface Laptop has stepped down a rung, challenging some of the cheaper, more mainstream product lines of its hardware partners to keep up. Laptops like HP’s latest Spectre x360 already do, but other vendors could use a push.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2017
80% Surface Laptop review: Microsoft's MacBook Air killer nails what students need
Source: PC World English
Oddly, the Surface Laptop feels like progress forward and back, all at once. Microsoft originally designed the Surface lineup to hustle its hardware partners faster into the future, implicitly stripping Apple of its design cachet and encouraging consumers to buy new PCs. Now, the Surface Laptop has stepped down a rung, challenging some of the cheaper, more mainstream product lines of its hardware partners to keep up. Laptops like HP’s latest Spectre x360 already do, but other vendors could use a push.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Dell XPS 13 isn't as pretty, but it undercuts it and offers more ports. Meanwhile, the Huawei MateBook X is a different kind of pretty and ships with a USB dock, while also undercutting it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
On balance, I would still recommend the Dell XPS 13 at this price, the Lenovo IdeaPad 710S for under a grand, and the Acer Swift 3 for those on a budget. The Surface Laptop does have the advantage of coming with some hefty discounts if you’re a student, which are well worth looking at.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop
Source: PC Authority English
From its classy carpeted aesthetic to its new Windows 10 S operating system, there's a lot that's different about this Surface - but this is all to its credit. Want to get your work done? You've got both the apps for that and ample battery life to be getting on with. Want to unwind? For a simple spot of Netflix, the Laptop’s screen is a beaut.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
83% Microsoft Surface Laptop review:
Source: CNet English
While it doesn't necessarily stand out in a crowded field, the Surface Laptop has a great design and is a solid, travel-friendly clamshell PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Much more than an elite Chromebook competitor
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Microsoft Surface Book is a really interesting laptop. It's gorgeous to look at, incredibly well built… and comes with a hampered version of Windows and all costs a fairly considerable sum of money. In that regard it's going to be mis-matched for the education sector at which it is pitched.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2017
100% Microsoft Surface Laptop review
Source: Stuff TV English
Fair play to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop might sound like a mess on paper but in the cold light of day it's a unique joy to behold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Overall, the Dell XPS 13 is still our top pick, because it offers more ports and starts at a lower price ($799) while offering a speedier SSD. Still, the Surface Laptop delivers, including typing comfort, performance, display quality and battery life. And if you really want a touch screen, you can get it for much less than the XPS 13 ($999 versus $1,256).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design
Source: Engadget English
Microsoft set out to make the most refined notebook it could with the Surface Laptop, and for the most part it succeeded. It's sleek and powerful and has great battery life. It might seem like a step back for Microsoft, after trying to promote new twists on notebooks over the past few years. But it's more of a realization: There's still a huge demand for traditional laptops. And Microsoft just showed how it's done.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 89%
88% Microsoft Surface Laptop With Windows 10 Pro Review
Source: The Verge English
Fortunately, upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is quick, easy, free (for now), and doesn’t have any particular downside, so it’s something I recommend you do. (And chances are, you’d probably do it even without my recommendation.) Provided you make that upgrade, the Surface Laptop might be the new default computer I recommend, essentially taking over exactly where the MacBook Air left off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
Surface Laptop Review Roundup: Nice Hardware, Windows 10 S Disappoints
Source: Extreme Tech English
The press are generally positive about the laptop as a whole. The Verge notes that the $1,300 model is “the new de facto Windows laptop that most people who want a Windows laptop should get.” Engadget states that while overall performance scores are solid, the Surface Laptop’s storage scores are only ~50 percent of the Surface Pro 4. Gaming performance is, as expected, very low — don’t plan on playing anything but simple, low-spec games on this system. Even so, Engadget says: “There’s still a huge demand for traditional laptops. And Microsoft just showed how it’s done.” CNET is less positive, arguing that while the Surface Laptop does nothing wrong, it also doesn’t particularly distinguish itself compared with equivalently priced devices, either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2017
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop review: wonderfully engineered high-end laptop with just a few baffling quirks
Source: T3 English
The Surface Laptop is a beautiful thing, and works very well. I'm not sure the fabric palm rests and use of Windows 10 S are the greatest ideas, but mainly I think the pricing is just that bit too high.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Laptop: it's a pretty laptop
Source: Hardware Zone English
In more ways than one, the Surface Laptop is the first erm… traditional laptop that Microsoft has built. And by that, I meant a screen attached firmly to a keyboard base, with neither the kickstand and detachable keyboard cover that you see on the Surface Pro 2-in–1 models, nor the funky hinge that lets you separate the screen from the GPU base like what you’ve on the Surface Book hybrid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2017
Microsoft Surface Laptop Hands On: Setting The Standard Once Again
Source: Lowyat.net English
The time I had with Surface Laptop was rather too brief, unfortunately. I was not able to test things like the volume output from the hidden omnidirectional speakers, and the laptop’s performance. But one thing is for sure: it is definitely one of the best looking Windows laptops at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2017
Microsoft Surface Laptop
Source: PC Mag English
Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2017

Foreign Reviews

Referenz mit aufgeklebtem Teppich
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2017
90% Microsoft Surface Laptop Eine Grazie aus Alu.
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Microsoft Surface Laptop – Análisis, características, precio, vs MacBook Air y Chromebook Pixel
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; long battery life; good ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Surface Laptop. Primeiras impressões sobre o portátil da Microsoft.
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice ergonomy; good connectivity; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2017
81% Recensione Microsoft Surface Laptop
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 65% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Microsoft Surface Laptop: luxe laptop met een gemankeerde Windows
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; good ergonomy. Negative: Weak connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2017
Review Surface Laptop: goed MacBook-alternatief
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2017
Test Microsoft Surface Laptop, la prise en main
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Slim size; lightweight; high autonomy; good ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2017
79% Recenzja Microsoft Surface Laptop – król laptopów wylądował
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
5 причин выбрать новый Microsoft Surface Laptop, а не MacBook
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; comfortable keyboard; nice touchscreen; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2017
Trên tay Surface Laptop: Chiếc laptop đẹp nhất thế giới
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; support waterproof; slim size and light weight; very long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2017
什么神器让你上手难忘?Surface Laptop笑了
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Nice design; slim size; light weight; excellent display; good ergonomy; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2017
85% Test Microsoft Surface Laptop
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%

Comment

Series:

Both the Microsoft Surface RT and the Surface Pro never really made it big and couldn't compete with its Android and iOs counterparts. A large reason for its low sales figures was due to the unpopularity of the tablet-notebook hybrid category itself. However it is important to note that the Surface Pro 2 is actually a full blown laptop acting as a hybrid. For a start, it comes with Windows 8.1 backed up with an Intel Core i5-4300U ultrabook class processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD. It looks and has the same dimensions as the first version making both their accessories compatible with each other. However, there's also the new optional Type Cover 2 which adds backlighting but is on the heavy side and is rather pricey.

The good thing about the surface is of course its ultra portability and undeniable performance. With its specs, it will quite likely outperform many other ultraportable laptops and hybrids. Also not to forget is the fact that it comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and has all the necessary built-in ports making it an actual laptop and not just a replacement. The primary I/O, the FHD screen is also accompanied with an included active stylus. The downside to all this is definitely the asking price for the tablet and detachable keyboard combination. There may be some serious competitors giving almost if not the same kind of specs for a lower price. Its kickstand, although improved, is still a letdown as it doesn't conveniently sit on a lap despite being a laptop. All in all, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is worthy laptop if budget is not an issue.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). 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.
7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.5":

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:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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).


85.36%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portege X30-D-11U
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.05 kg
Toshiba Portege X30-D-123
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.05 kg
HP Envy 13-ad026tu
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab002ng
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Lenovo Ideapad 710S Plus 13IKB-80W3004ESP
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 1.1 kg
HP Envy 13-ab010nd
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.27 kg
HP Envy 13-ab015tu
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S-13IKB-80W30049GE
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-GL618T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.3 kg
Huawei MateBook X
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.05 kg
Hyperbook N131BU
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.3 kg
Medion Akoya S3409-MD60472
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 2.5 kg
HP Spectre 13-v101ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.11 kg
HP Envy 13-ab009ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-AH5Q
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab000nd
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i7
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.23 kg
LG Gram 13Z970-AAAS5U1
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 0.9325 kg
Asus ZenBook UX330UA-GL077T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab003ru
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.34 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC171T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13-v102ng
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.1 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC078T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FC079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-ab001ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.3 kg
HP Envy 13-ab021nd
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.34 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13IKB-80V00010GE
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.56 kg
Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC331T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.45 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Elitebook 820 G4 Z2V77EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 1.26 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-05-25)