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Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5-Inch, 2022)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5-Inch, 2022)
alaScore 93

33 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5-Inch, 2022). 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. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the battery, and many are less positive 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 5 (13.5-Inch, 2022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: running to stand still

 

The Surface Laptop 5 ditches AMD as an option -- and the end result is a step back that puts it behind rivals.

Lots of color options Still thin and light Thunderbolt 4, finally Upgradable storage

Still uses 720p webcam Limited performance gains No more AMD options

“The Surface Laptop 5 doesn't do enough to move the ball forward, and even loses ground in some areas.”

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 hands-on review: gain some, lose some

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 adds Intel's 12th-gen CPUs and drops AMD's Ryzen processors while maintaining excellent build quality and aesthetics.

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5-inch) review: a few steps forward and one big step back

 

I'm a big fan of Microsoft's laptop hardware and have been devotedly buying its Surface devices as my personal computers for a number of years now. Very few companies make hardware as uniquely beautiful as the Redmond tech giant does. So I was a bit...

Strong single-core performance ; Super thin and light chassis ; 3:2 display ; Thunderbolt support

Camera still 720p ; Would like some more ports ; Battery life a step back from last year’s AMD model

Ultimately, the Laptop 5 continues to be a well-built and well-performing laptop that, while expensive, is not so high in the retail clouds that any substantial flaw is a nonstarter. (Cough, ThinkPads .) It is a good computer that I enjoy using. It has...

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Adam Doud (slashgear.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Review: A Familiar Windows PC With Reliable Power - SlashGear

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is so extremely similar to its predecessor that you'd be forgiven for mistaking one for the other. Is it worth the cash?

Expansive display ; Great hardware ; Solid sound ; Lovely keyboard

Iterative update ; Not upgradable

May, 2023

Expert review by : Michael Gariffo (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: Not mad, just disappointed

 

Microsoft's decision to retain some unnecessarily dated parts turns what could've been an unqualified recommendation into a more tentative one.

Build quality remains excellent ; Windows Hello works quickly and reliably to unlock PC ; Replaceable SSD storage is much appreciated

Display bezels make the entire unit look dated ; Webcam is still just 720p ; Surface Connect Port remains a mixed blessing

I may seem like I had high standards for this review, and I did. This is a flagship laptop from the company that makes Windows, after all. While those resources and ability to optimize for its own OS did show in aspects like the Surface Laptop 5 's...

Nov, 2022

Expert review by (digitalcameraworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review

 

Microsoft's clamshell laptop is still a sleek productivity machine, but it might not be enough to keep up with the competition.

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Ian Dean (creativebloq.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review: updated but this laptop lacks value

 

Our Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review reveals a decent laptop but doesn't wow.

Good if dated design ; Can handle most tasks ; Excellent touch display

Expensive for the build

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is a solid workhorse that can handle most tasks but if you need to run multiple high-spec, intensive apps at once it can slow down. You'll need to spend more to get the best build, making this one of the more expensive...

Jan, 2023

Expert review by : Zac Bowden (windowscentral.com)

Surface Laptop 5 review: Does an old design still make for a great laptop?

 

New on the inside, old on the outside.

Great performance ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Good battery life

Same old design ; Bezels could be thinner ; Still only 60Hz display ; AMD options not present

The Surface Laptop 5 is more of the same from the Surface Laptop line, featuring an identical design to previous generations but with boosted performance and a tweaked keyboard. It's still an excellent laptop, but it's fair to say its design is...

Jan, 2023

Expert review by : John Hvidlykke (lbtechreviews.com)

Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 | Big, Slim And Expensive

 

Microsoft's top-of-the-line laptop is as big and flat as the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Elegant and lightweight laptop that radiates exclusivity. Good screen.

It's bloody expensive! You can get the same performance for half the price. Two USB ports - was that really all there was room for?

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is a luxury machine in a stylish execution that a pleasure to take out of the bag and put your hands on. It also has an excellent 15-inch touchscreen with a usable resolution. For the price, however, I miss a bit more...

Dec, 2022

Expert review by (tomsguide.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review

 

Microsoft's 15-inch Surface Laptop 5 is a step forward in some ways and a step backward in others, which means it struggles to keep pace with the competition.

So while the Surface Laptop 5 is still a very serviceable laptop, it's a disappointing step forward from Microsoft. This is the company that Windows built, and it would be great to see it take a leading role in designing the ideal Windows 11 laptop....

Oct, 2022
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