Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 97

13 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and portability are generally positive. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the size. Many are critical about the price.

performance, design, screen, portability, keyboard

price

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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

Showing 7 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 7 of 7 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (6)

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (laptopmag.com)

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.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Expert review by : Anyron Copeman (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review

 

Upgraded processors and boosted battery life make this the best Surface Laptop yet, but you'll have to be content with a handful of compromises

Excellent display ; Solid performance ; Great battery life

Loud fans ; Tired-looking design ; Powerful models are very expensive

The Surface Laptop 4 meets most of the criteria for a great thin and light laptop, but then so did its predecessor. A lack of upgrades may frustrate prospective buyers, and better value for money will be found elsewhere for more expensive models.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Microsoft Surface 4 laptop review - powerful and sleek with a soft touch

 

80% VERDICT The Microsoft Surface 4 laptop is an impressive laptop that offers a slick design with excellent performance for mid to high-end users. Pros Slick and light design Alcantara keyboard finishExcellent performance Decent battery life Cons...

Slick and light design ; Alcantara keyboard finish ; Excellent performance ; Decent battery life

Could have more ports ; Display has large bezels

The Microsoft Surface 4 laptop is an impressive laptop that offers a slick design with excellent performance for mid to high-end users. The Microsoft Surface 4 laptop is an impressive laptop that offers a slick design with excellent performance for mid...

May, 2021

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-Inch, 2021)

  Store     Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen –...
Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel Core processor.
$1,299.00 TO SHOP
Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop Platinum...
【Serious Multitasking Power】Equipped with AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processor, specially designed...
$1,419.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touchscreen Laptop...
【Serious Multitasking Power】Equipped with AMD Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition processor, specially designed...
$1,459.00 TO SHOP
Honeycase Case Cover for Microsoft Surface Laptop...
★★★Welcome to purchase Honeycase Paper-Like Screen Protector for Microsoft Surface Laptop 2nd/1st 13.5"...
$50.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface 65W Power Supply for Surface Book...
Power Supply made exclusively for Surface Book, Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3
$50.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pen for Surface Pro 7 Pro 6...
Writes like pen on paper. Surface Pen is a natural writing and drawing tool, with precision ink on one end...
$93.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4in Touchscreen Intel...
Intel Core i5-1035G1 Quad-Core Processor, Be productive, browse, and binge watch on the 12.4” PixelSense...
$446.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Dock (Compatible with Surface Pro...
2x Mini Display Ports, 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
$314.00 TO SHOP
2017 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" Laptop/Tablet (2...
Intel Core M3 processor with Intel HD Graphics 520, 128GB SSD Drive
$469.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Dock 2 - for Notebook/Desktop...
Compatibility: Surface Book 3 (13.5" and 15"); Surface Pro 7; Surface Pro X; Surface Laptop 3 (13.5 and 15)...
$289.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.