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Microsoft Surface

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Microsoft Surface. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and price. Many are critical about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

Great keyboard ; High contrast, color accurate display ; Alcantara fabric feels wonderful ; Solid processor performance

Windows 10 S restricts app selection ; Needs more ports ; Disappointing hard drive

We believed, given its past successes, that a Surface Laptop would be an easy win for Microsoft. Compared to the Pro, Book, or Studio, it’s a simple machine. Yet the company found a way to complicate matters with Windows 10 S, and fails to deliver in...

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air. It's stylish and powerful, but you'll want to nab the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade while you can.

Light and thin body. Comfortable keyboard and palm rest. Long battery life.

Limited port selection. Installed OS is locked to Windows Store apps. Windows 10 Pro is a paid upgrade after promotional period. Surface Pen not included.

Meanwhile, the Core i7-powered version of the New Razer Blade Stealth remains our Editors' Choice for midrange ultraportables for its faster performance and wealth of features, all for $300 less than our upgraded Surface Laptop.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro review

 

I feel like I always start a Surface review the same way, so here goes: I've always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop. A couple of years ago, Microsoft nearly did that with the Surface Book but it...

Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro ; Great balance of power and thinness ; Beautiful touchscreen

Few apps on Windows 10 S ; Alcantara fabric requires care and maintenance ; No SD card slot or USB-C

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft's latest PC feels like more laptop, less Surface

 

The more conservative design of the latest Surface makes it a surprisingly strong entry in the slim, high-end laptop game.

The Surface Laptop has a slim, modern design and comes in a selection of cool colors. Battery life is very good, and the keyboard and touchpad are both excellent.

The included Windows 10 S operating system can only install preapproved apps by default (but it's upgradable). The long-term life of the fabric covering remains a question. The cooler colors are only available in more expensive configurations, and the...

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.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: a pricey desktop that can teach iMac a few good tricks

 

With a hinged 28-inch screen, stylus pen and a wireless control dial, the Surface Studio wants to be your all-in-one art department.

The Surface Studio has a fantastic 28-inch screen with excellent color, mounted on smooth hinges that fold down to an artist-friendly angle. The excellent Surface Pen stylus returns and the new Surface Dial shows promise. Every model has good-to-great...

Surface Studio is extremely expensive, and doesn't include the flashy Dial accessory by default. It skips newer graphics chips that support VR hardware. Support for the Dial is limited right now, and even compatible programs don't always use it in a...

Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

 

Editor's Note: Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop 2 , which promises 85 percent more power and features a redesigned keyboard built to outshine the MacBook. Look for it on Oct. 16 starting at $999.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Surface Laptop (i5-7200U) Review

 

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.

very accurate colors and grayscale before calibration ; bright display backlight; excellent black levels ; excellent construction quality; rigid design ; nearly full sRGB coverage ; unique Alcantara texture ; above average speakers ; Windows Hello...

no USB type-C, Thunderbolt 3, SIM, SD reader, Kensington Lock, or fingerprint reader ; bottom of base can become very warm under heavy processing load ; chassis reverberates noticeably during audio playback ; weak integrated HD Graphics 620 performance...

Microsoft advertises the Surface Laptop as "more than a traditional laptop", but our experience has been the opposite. If features like USB Type-C, SD card readers, and NVMe are important, then current flagship Ultrabooks from Lenovo, HP, and Dell pack...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review and Ratings

 

The Surface Laptop impresses on style, stuns on battery life, and sports one of the best laptop screens to date. But our quibbles (the fabric-covered keyboard, and a few other issues) overshadow it, in a field crowded with excellent premium portables.

Excellent display and battery life ; Striking design ; Solid aluminum shell ; Quiet even under load

Cloth-covered keyboard deck poses questions about durability ; Subpar, soldered-on storage ; Base model ships with just 4GB of RAM ; Noticeable keyboard flex

In terms of design and presentation, we found loads to like about the Microsoft Surface Laptop, including an excellent screen, mostly solid build quality (aside from the soft spot in the keyboard deck), and the pleasingly fingerprint-averse shell. It's...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Christen Costa (gadgetreview.com)

Microsoft Surface Ship Date Leaked, Expect it October 26th (product release) | Gadget Review

 

Microsoft Surface Ship Date Leaked, Expect it October 26th (product release)

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

Microsoft Surface Go

 

This is the smaller, cheaper Surface tablet for mid-2018. The 10” tablet has an IPS 1800 x 1200 touch screen that also supports the optional $99 Surface Pen, and it can be turned into a mini-laptop via kickstand with the $129 optional Surface Go Type...

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Wrist rest: No

Other Features

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 7.4 x 0.118
Keyboard Weight:7.37

Packaging Content

Mouse included: No

Performance

Backlight: No
Compatibility:Microsoft Surface\nMicrosoft Surface 2\nMicrosoft Surface Pro\nMicrosoft Surface Pro 2
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard integrated devices:Touchpad
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Ports & interfaces

Device interface:Docking connector