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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 98

23 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-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 really like the portability and keyboard. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price.

performance, design, battery, keyboard, 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 (15-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

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 (

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 (

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 : Brett Howse (

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 (

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 (

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 : Alex Wawro (

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.

Light, slim design ; Very comfy keyboard ; Great speakers ; Good battery life

Needs more ports ; Thick bezels are an eyesore ; Needs a better webcam

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...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Lamont (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Review: Working out the kinks


Microsoft's 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 packs a punch and offers improved performance over last year's model, without changing much else.

Significant performance improvements for AMD variants ; Decent battery life ; 3:2 aspect ratio is king

Performance tuning needed to get the most from your laptop ; Same limited ports ; Pricier than comparable options

The Surface Laptop 4 is a great laptop and a solid option for anyone wanting a high-end, premium experience.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Joanna Nelius (

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 Is Nearly Perfect


Microsoft's newest laptop has an excellent keyboard and solid battery life for the price.

Design, dimensions, keyboard, performance, thermals

Price is still slightly high for the specs; wish there was an AMD 5000-series mobile processor version instead

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Ryan Jones (

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 Review | Trusted Reviews


The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is the latest clamshell laptop from Microsoft, featuring a processor upgrade on the previous iteration.

Upgraded performance compared to Surface Laptop 3 ; Superb screen for watching video ; Lightweight build ; Decent battery life

Outdated design with chunky bezel ; Flex under keyboard for Alcantara model ; Lack of fingerprint reader ; No Thunderbolt support

Jul, 2021

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (15-Inch, 2021)

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