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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio (14.4-Inch, 2021)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio (14.4-Inch, 2021)
alaScore 96

46 reviews

Oct, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio (14.4-Inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and battery. The design and screen also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and portability.

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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 Studio (14.4-Inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: back to the drawing board

 

Microsoft rethinks the laptop.

Cool design ; Flexible screen positions without major compromises ; Fast refresh display with excellent pen support ; Excellent trackpad and keyboard

Short battery life ; Midrange performance despite top-tier price ; Limited port selection

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Studio looks like a traditional laptop from afar, but get closer and you’ll see it has something unique under its sleeve. But that uniqueness costs a lot, in both money and battery life.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

 

Unique pull-forward touch screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Groundbreaking haptic touchpad ; Robust digital stylus support, including magnetic holder ; 120Hz screen refresh rate ; Long battery life

Disappointing performance, even with upgraded Core i7 and RTX 3050 Ti ; Only two USB ports ; Pricey

Packed with innovative features, Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio presages a new breed of laptop for creative pros who are pen-input devotees. One big quibble: Performance isn’t nearly class-leading.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review

 

Microsoft finds an excellent middle-ground with the Surface Laptop Studio, which offers a full laptop experience along with a flexible hinge built for creative pros.

Clever hinge enables new modes ; Gorgeous 14.4-inch, 120Hz display ; Long battery life ; Excellent speakers ; Comfortable keyboard and responsive touchpad

Thick chassis ; Not enough ports ; Performance is short of class-leading ; Stylus sold separately ; Expensive

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Dynamic Design

 

Microsoft's Surface team has produced some amazing designs over the years, taking to focusing on convertible devices to highlight the adaptability of Windows. That being said, over the last several years the design team has been largely held in check,...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is the most versatile professional notebook computer I've ever used. After using this device for only a relatively short period of time, it's clear t…

Elegant and robust industrial design ; Top-tier display ; Heavy duty sound system ; Professional, powerful keyboard and touchpad ; Deep Surface Slim Pen 2 support

Feels like Slim Pen 2 should be included by default ; Display feels like it needs an anti-glare layer

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Simon Bisson (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: A true convertible, with designer appeal | ZDNet

 

It might not be cheap, but the Surface Laptop Studio can handle a wide range of creative tasks, and features one of Microsoft's best and most innovative screens.

Innovative convertible screen ; Convenient storage and charging for pen ; Comfortable keyboard and typing position

Too few ports for mobile working ; Function keys too small ; Can be hard to hold as a tablet

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Sachin Bahal (TheCanadianTechie)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

 

Since its introduction years ago, Microsoft has been stepping up their hardware game with their Surface lineup including the latest addition, the Surface Laptop Studio. Design & Hardware From the outside, the Surface Laptop Studio takes inspiration...

Beautiful 120Hz display ; Solid performance ; Unique hinge design ; Great stylus support ; Good battery life ; The Bob’s Burgers Movie hits Disney+ in July

Limited ports (only two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports) ; Expensive ; Hinge design limited to three positions ; Uncomfortable typing experience ; Surface Pen sold separately

Overall, the Surface Laptop Studio is a nice laptop with a unique design, Surface Pen support and great overall performance, productivity-wise and gaming-wise.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Beren Neale (creativebloq.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio does a number of things really well... but is it right for you?

Engineered for digital creatives ; MPP stylus compatible ; Good screen

Fairly heavy ; You can get faster specs for the price

There are many things that we really like about the Microsoft Laptop Surface Studio, chief among them the effortless movement between laptop and tablet, and the beautiful, fast display. However, this is not a perfect product for all users, and though...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (digitalcameraworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review

 

The Surface goes pro with a fresh hinge design and more powerful innards. Meet the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio…

Sleek hybrid hinge design ; Quality keyboard and haptic touchpad ; Smartly designed, quiet cooling

Display doesn’t cover 100% of DCI P3 ; High-spec models are expensive ; Performance ceiling is not that high

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio takes the Surface laptop series into new ground, and aims to cater for the most demanding of users. Like other Surface computers it excludes quality throughout, including parts workstations tend to neglect, such as...

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Zarif Ali (androidauthority.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: A new machine with familiar flaws

 

Microsoft is hoping to give creatives a little extra punch, but does it deliver? Here's our Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review.

It’s easy to dismiss the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio as nothing more than a gimmick in a pretty chassis, but the device is much more than just specifications. This is Microsoft’s new flagship laptop that is aimed at a very niche sector of an...

Nov, 2021

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