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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 92

39 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are generally positive. The portability and battery also get good reviews. Many are negative about the price.

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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 Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review: Steps in the right direction

 

Microsoft has made some big gains to performance and battery life, making the Surface Laptop 4 the best in the line so far.

AMD chips widely available in configurations ; Thinnest 15-inch laptop ; Superb build quality ; Great typing experience ; Long-lasting battery life

Older AMD chips hold back performance ; Thick bezels, poor webcam

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch review: redemption

 

Microsoft's clamshell finally hits the mark.

Big performance gains ; Excellent battery life ; 3:2 display ; Super light

Not many ports ; Keyboard’s a bit flat ; No Thunderbolt support (even on Intel models)

Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 is essentially a Surface Laptop 3 with new processors. But the new AMD Ryzen 4000 chips bring much-needed improvements in performance and battery life.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch) Review

 

Lightweight and stylish ; Sunny, razor-sharp screen with 3:2 aspect ratio ; Comfortable touchpad ; Excellent performance from AMD Ryzen 7 ; Intel Core i7 models available, too

Few configuration options ; Can't get a version with a discrete GPU ; Only two USB ports

A new AMD Ryzen 7 processor brings significant performance improvements to the 15-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, making it an excellent choice for general-purpose computing on a big screen.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Surface Laptop 4 review: Microsoft returns to form with a solid notebook

 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 (Ryzen 7) offers a substantial upgrade in performance and battery life over its predecessor.

Significantly improved battery life ; Enormous performance improvement from prior generation ; High-resolution display ; Good keyboard

Surface Connector is used in place of Thunderbolt ; A bit pricey

We expected the transition to AMD’s excellent Ryzen 4000 Mobile series would translate into dramatically increased performance, and we weren’t disappointed. Microsoft also promised significant battery-life improvements and generally delivered there, as...

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-Inch Review: Refreshing Ryzen

 

Over the years, Microsoft's Surface team has become quite a driver of innovation in the PC space. While the original Surface Pro was mostly just a curio, Microsoft continued to iterate through designs, and eventually found their breakthrough product...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch, AMD) review

 

The Surface Laptop 4 may look familiar but the AMD chips housed within are now ready for primetime

Sleek, sturdy chassis ; Speedy performance ; Long battery life ; Great 15-inch display ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad ; Awesome speakers

Short on ports ; No discrete graphics option ; Bezels could be thinner ; Fingerprint sensor would be nice

Microsoft's 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 with AMD is among the best laptops you can buy, bringing the performance and battery life missing from the previous model.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 laptop review: New AMD processor and more endurance

 

Notebookcheck tests the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15 with a custom AMD processor. But can the processor alone justify the high price?

very high system performance;extremely high multi-core performance;good 3:2 display;robust and light case;accurate colors, full sRGB coverage;often silent in everyday operation;improved battery life;good speakers

aging and few connections, no LTE;impractical Surface-Connect port;bad webcam;only one-year warranty;high price;slow response times;hardly any maintenance options

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Erlingur Einarsson (creativebloq.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 aims at writers and budding pros, and mostly hits the mark.

Sturdy and portable ; Great for Zoom and writing ; Good touchscreen

Expensive for casual users ; Lack of ports

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is reassuringly sturdy, very portable in its 13.5” guise, and performs perfectly well for students and travelling professionals. The decent touchscreen helps when it comes to design work, but the compact form hinders...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by (tomsguide.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review

 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 offers strong performance, impressive audio and very good battery life, but the design is starting to feel a bit stale.

We already have a laundry list of changes we’d like to see in a sequel (thinner bezels, a better webcam, Thunderbolt 4 support and more ports in general), but the Surface Laptop 4’s tall screen, comfortable keyboard and svelte, sturdy design make it a...

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Alex Wawro (tomsguide.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch, AMD) review

 

The 15-inch AMD-powered Surface Laptop 4 offers good performance, great audio and respectable battery life in a slim, unassuming package.

Great speakers ; Respectable battery life ; Good keyboard ; Big 3:2 display is great for getting work done

Needs more ports and a better webcam ; Unsightly thick bezels ; Underwhelming file transfer speeds

Still, the 15-inch Surface Laptop 4’s spacious screen, subtle design, and solid combination of performance and longevity ensure it will serve you well while you're working at home or on the go.

Sep, 2021
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