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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 92

33 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The screen and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the price. Views are divided on the size.

performance, design, screen, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) review


New processors provide quicker speeds and a longer runtime to the Surface Laptop 4

Sleek aluminum chassis (in various colors) ; Bright and vivid display ; Quick performance ; Long battery life ; Excellent keyboard and touchpad

Few ports (No Thunderbolt) ; Thick bezels ; Top configs get pricey

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) brings faster performance and longer battery life to an already excellent ultra-thin laptop.

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review


There's no shortage of Windows 10 laptops, and plenty of high-end, design-led choices there too, yet Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 still stands out. For this fourth-generation there̵…

Handsome and portable ; Great display ; Battery life fixes the shortcomings of the old model ; Great keyboard and trackpad

Port selection needs updating ; Performance can't match Apple's M1 chip ; Gets expensive for the higher-spec models

May, 2021

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 Laptop Review - Too expensive with Intel CPU?


Notebookcheck reviews the Surface Laptop 4 13.5 with Core i7 CPU and metal chassis. Is the CPU upgrade enough to be competitive?

sturdy and high-quality metal chassis;decent input devices;good system performance;high picture quality;very good speakers

hardly any maintenance options;no LTE;comparatively short battery runtime;limited configuration options;still no Thunderbolt; limited connectivity;slow response times;bad price-performance ratio;only 1 year warranty

May, 2021

Expert review by : Nikolay Palaozov (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5″) review – light, thin, fast, and expensive


In 2020 we tested the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5″) and we concluded that the device has a premium build (and premium price tag), while it's light and potent at the same time. It seems t…

Tiger Lake UP3 CPUs;Decent iGPU;Good battery life;Covers 95% sRGB (Sharp LQ135P1JX51 (SHP 14B3));Average dE value of 0.6 with our Gaming and Web design profile (Sharp LQ135P1JX51 (SHP 14B3));Doesn’t use aggressive PWM to adjust screen brightness above...

No SD card reader;Soldered memory;Expensive;Basic I/O

The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5″) is a stylish-looking device that has a premium all-aluminum build, thin profile, and powerful hardware under the bonnet. The first thing that you’re going to notice is the design of this machine and yes, this...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Ketan-Pratap (indiatoday)

Surface Laptop 4 review: Another winner from Microsoft


Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is a solid package that offers a great combo of features and value. The best thing about the Surface Laptop 4 is it now comes in a host of SKUs with either AMD or Intel processors for consumers to choose from. But is it a...

Solid and premium build ; Excellent display ; Alcantara wrapped keyboard is excellent for typing ; Speakers are loud ; Impressive battery life

Limited connectivity options ; Thick bezels around display look dated ; 1080p webcam could have been better ; Misses fingerprint scanner

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Vyncent Chan (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5″, AMD) Review — perfectly adequate


We checked out the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, namely the AMD Ryzen 5 4680U-powered, 13.5" variant. Here's our full in-depth review of the laptop.

+ Alcantara palm rests are really nice in use ; + Well-controlled thermals ; + Great battery life ; + Display is very sharp with amazing color accuracy ; + Built-in speakers sound good ; + Comfortable keyboard and excellent trackpad ; + Clean Windows...

- Relatively thick bezels around the display ; - What? 256GB of storage? ; - Poor graphics performance ; - Very limited ports ; - Surface Connect charging arrangement isn't ideal ; - Customized CPU doesn't work with standard drivers

The Surface Laptop 4 is a laptop that's "good enough" in almost every way.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Daniel Rubino (

Review: AMD's impact on Surface Laptop 4 (15") makes a big difference


Surface Laptop 4 gets a significant boost in performance thanks to AMD Ryzen R7, but there are also many qualifications to that statement. While it's easier to recommend the 15-inch 2021 model, Microsoft could still do better with this series. Here is...

AMD Ryzen 4000 is a massive upgrade ; Excellent performance (on AC), decent battery life ; Still the best keyboard, trackpad, and audio in a Windows laptop ; Not much competition (15-inch model) ; Very quiet fan

AMD performance drops on battery ; Limited AMD color options ; No Thunderbolt 4, few ports ; Display is still glossy, with no HDR or WCG ; No option for 4G LTE or 5G

Bottom line: Surface Laptop 4 gets a massive boost in performance making it a much better upgrade than last year's model. AMD Ryzen 4000 lives up to its promises, but so does Intel 11th Gen. Only a few things hold this laptop from being the best...

Apr, 2021

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review


The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is the best Surface laptop yet

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review: The best Windows laptop money can buy?


Although its upgrades over the third-gen model are modest, the fourth-gen Surface Laptop could well be the best Windows laptop you can buy.

Superb touchpad ; Lovely aluminium design (or optional Alcantara) ; Solid and fast-feel keyboard ; Excellent speakers

Upgrades are pricey ; Display contrast could be higher ; Screen surrounds are large by 2021 standards

It's a small upgrade over the third-gen, but this fourth-gen model is still a favourite. Only small irks - such as dated-looking screen surrounds - impact a laptop that's nigh-on perfect for day-to-day use in almost every other regard.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5in review: A minor upgrade, but still lovely


An impressively quick, ultraportable laptop, but the Surface Laptop 4 can't quite match the M1 MacBook Air

Hugely likeable design ; Choice of AMD and Intel CPUs ; Great touchscreen

Graphics performance below par ; Middling battery life ; Cheaper models are Alcantara only

As with the previous generation, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is a very nice ultraportable laptop. It’s slim and light, looks great and the keyboard, touchpad and display are all superb. This is a laptop I’d be happy to own and use as my day-to-day...

Jul, 2021

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