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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad and price. There are some mixed views about the reliability and sound.

portability, performance, design, usability, keyboard

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black

 

Even with a big performance boost, more RAM and a cool new matte black color, this still feels more like a Surface Laptop 1.5.

The Surface Laptop 2 ups the default RAM and upgrades to much faster processors. The new matte black color option looks great.

Other than a CPU/RAM bump, there's very little new about this. The black color option is only available on more expensive configurations. No USB-C, a rarity for premium laptops.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 gets a big speed boost and a new color option, but is otherwise a minimal update to the first version.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Weinberger (businessinsider.com)

Microsoft's amazing alternative to Apple's MacBook just got even better with the Surface Laptop 2

 

With the Surface Laptop 2, available now for a starting price of $999, Microsoft really didn't re-invent the wheel. I've been using it for a few days now, not enough for a full review, but enough to tell you that with this laptop, the good news is the...

The nicest, and truest, thing I can say about the Surface Laptop 2 is that it's just a joy to use. No gimmicks, no weird drawbacks. It's just a good laptop with a good keyboard and a good trackpad with good battery life that's a pleasure to use.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review

 

A sleek, strong and silent sequel

Competitive power level, Lovely new black color scheme, Quieter keyboard, No more Windows 10 S Mode

No Thunderbolt 3 option, Too few ports for its size

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is, from top to bottom, a worthy sequel to the original device. This new model vastly improves the laptop’s power profile and, while it doesn't include tangible design changes, it ultimately achieves the most pure Windows...

May, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black

 

Even with a big performance boost, more RAM and a cool new matte black color, this still feels more like a Surface Laptop 1.5.

The Surface Laptop 2 ups the default RAM and upgrades to much faster processors. The new matte black color option looks great.

Other than a CPU/RAM bump, there's very little new about this. The black color option is only available on more expensive configurations. No USB-C, a rarity for premium laptops.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 gets a big speed boost and a new color option, but is otherwise a minimal update to the first version.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Creative Bloq (3dworldmag.com)

Surface Laptop 2 review

 

Microsoft introduced its Surface Laptop in 2017. It's now released a second version, which is significantly improved on the inside but has the same, slim design.

Beautifully designed ; Great to type on ; Powerful

No USB-C ; Expensive

The Surface Laptop 2 is one of the very best Windows ultraportable laptops, but for our money the Dell XPS 13 offers a better all-round package.

Expert review by : Samuel Gibbs (theguardian.com)

Surface Laptop 2 review: Microsoft's sleeker answer to the MacBook Air

 

This slim, powerful machine is the finest example of what a Windows laptop should be. If only it came with USB-C

great keyboard, good trackpad, Alcantara, sleek design, USB-A port, great screen, great battery life, Windows Hello, powerful processor

no USB-C, no SD card reader, no fingerprint scanner, limited configuration options, Windows 10 Home not Pro, only Intel UHD 620

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is arguably the finest example of what a Windows laptop should be. It is beautiful, simple, powerful and well made. It works better than most of the competition, from super quick startup to seamless all-in-one update...

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i5 - 256 GB SSD, Platinum

 

Looks the business but not ideal for a consumer who wants reliability and speed

Absolute shocking performance against market competitors like a MacBook Pro.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i5 - 128 GB SSD, Platinum

 

The screen is gorgeous and great for working on, with plenty of power for work tasks

It's has little gaming potential, can handle some light casual gaming, or older games. The other thing is it only has one USB port and peripherals and accessories are really really expensive

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i5 - 128 GB SSD, Platinum

 

The design is definitely one of the best. The facial recognition is also very quick and accurate

It lags a little if I've got 4 or more apps open at the same time.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i5 - 128 GB SSD, Platinum

 

I like the design of this laptop. It is ultra thin, lightweight, a decent size, the keyboard is a pleasure to use and although some people may not like the material used around the keys, I find that it helps to keep my laptop super clean since I am...

The downsides to this laptop are that it sometimes freezes when shopping online or watching youtube videos. I also find it incredibly frustrating that considering the cost you do not get more than one usb port and there is no sd card slot. But if you...

Oct, 2019

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