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Microsoft Surface

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews of Microsoft Surface. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency, while there are some negative reviews 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

Great keyboard ; High contrast, color accurate display ; Alcantara fabric feels wonderful ; Solid processor performance

Windows 10 S restricts app selection ; Needs more ports ; Disappointing hard drive

We believed, given its past successes, that a Surface Laptop would be an easy win for Microsoft. Compared to the Pro, Book, or Studio, it’s a simple machine. Yet the company found a way to complicate matters with Windows 10 S, and fails to deliver in...

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

This shrunken-down Surface is growing on me

 

The Surface Go from Microsoft is fun and practical, but not as inexpensive as you might think.

The Surface Go delivers Microsoft's great Surface design and accessories at a lower price and in a smaller size.

The Pentium processor isn't suited for all tasks. A keyboard cover is a must-have add-on but still sold separately. And you'll probably want to pay extra for more storage and RAM, too. Battery life is lacking for a go-anywhere PC.

The new Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect size for casual coffee-shop computing, but getting the full experience quickly drives up the price.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is aimed at students looking for a sleek alternative to the aging Apple MacBook Air. It's stylish and powerful, but you'll want to nab the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade while you can.

Light and thin body. Comfortable keyboard and palm rest. Long battery life.

Limited port selection. Installed OS is locked to Windows Store apps. Windows 10 Pro is a paid upgrade after promotional period. Surface Pen not included.

Meanwhile, the Core i7-powered version of the New Razer Blade Stealth remains our Editors' Choice for midrange ultraportables for its faster performance and wealth of features, all for $300 less than our upgraded Surface Laptop.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro review

 

I feel like I always start a Surface review the same way, so here goes: I've always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop. A couple of years ago, Microsoft nearly did that with the Surface Book but it...

Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro ; Great balance of power and thinness ; Beautiful touchscreen

Few apps on Windows 10 S ; Alcantara fabric requires care and maintenance ; No SD card slot or USB-C

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft's latest PC feels like more laptop, less Surface

 

The more conservative design of the latest Surface makes it a surprisingly strong entry in the slim, high-end laptop game.

The Surface Laptop has a slim, modern design and comes in a selection of cool colors. Battery life is very good, and the keyboard and touchpad are both excellent.

The included Windows 10 S operating system can only install preapproved apps by default (but it's upgradable). The long-term life of the fabric covering remains a question. The cooler colors are only available in more expensive configurations, and the...

While it doesn't necessarily stand out in a crowded field, the Surface Laptop has a great design and is a solid, travel-friendly clamshell PC.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Microsoft spins the innovation wheel, wins big with Surface Dial

 

Designed to work with Microsoft's latest Surface Studio all-in-one PC, the new rotary accessory brings a new level of creative control to virtual interaction.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Surface Laptop (i5-7200U) Review

 

All screen and no substance. The new Surface Laptop sounds and looks more special than it really is. While the unique 3:2 touchscreen is bright, crisp, and colorful for graphic artists, almost everything else fails to impress.

very accurate colors and grayscale before calibration ; bright display backlight; excellent black levels ; excellent construction quality; rigid design ; nearly full sRGB coverage ; unique Alcantara texture ; above average speakers ; Windows Hello...

no USB type-C, Thunderbolt 3, SIM, SD reader, Kensington Lock, or fingerprint reader ; bottom of base can become very warm under heavy processing load ; chassis reverberates noticeably during audio playback ; weak integrated HD Graphics 620 performance...

Microsoft advertises the Surface Laptop as "more than a traditional laptop", but our experience has been the opposite. If features like USB Type-C, SD card readers, and NVMe are important, then current flagship Ultrabooks from Lenovo, HP, and Dell pack...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review and Ratings

 

The Surface Laptop impresses on style, stuns on battery life, and sports one of the best laptop screens to date. But our quibbles (the fabric-covered keyboard, and a few other issues) overshadow it, in a field crowded with excellent premium portables.

Excellent display and battery life ; Striking design ; Solid aluminum shell ; Quiet even under load

Cloth-covered keyboard deck poses questions about durability ; Subpar, soldered-on storage ; Base model ships with just 4GB of RAM ; Noticeable keyboard flex

In terms of design and presentation, we found loads to like about the Microsoft Surface Laptop, including an excellent screen, mostly solid build quality (aside from the soft spot in the keyboard deck), and the pleasingly fingerprint-averse shell. It's...

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by : Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

Microsoft's recent hardware efforts prove two things. First, Windows devices can be built without compromise. Second, that Apple isn't the only company that can meld hardware and software together in harmony.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

A carpeted Chromebook-alike that impresses in almost every way

Fab design ; Windows 10 S works well ; Great battery life

Keyboard is a bit wobbly ; Lack of ports

Microsoft’s first ever laptop is an ultra-portable stunner

Jun, 2017

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