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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and usability are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and price, and reviews about the reliability and sound are different.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review

 

A sleek, strong and silent sequel

Competitive power level, Lovely new black color scheme, Quieter keyboard, No more Windows 10 S Mode

No Thunderbolt 3 option, Too few ports for its size

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is, from top to bottom, a worthy sequel to the original device. This new model vastly improves the laptop’s power profile and, while it doesn't include tangible design changes, it ultimately achieves the most pure Windows...

May, 2019

Expert review by : Creative Bloq (3dworldmag.com)

Surface Laptop 2 review

 

Microsoft introduced its Surface Laptop in 2017. It's now released a second version, which is significantly improved on the inside but has the same, slim design.

Beautifully designed ; Great to type on ; Powerful

No USB-C ; Expensive

The Surface Laptop 2 is one of the very best Windows ultraportable laptops, but for our money the Dell XPS 13 offers a better all-round package.

Expert review by : Samuel Gibbs (theguardian.com)

Surface Laptop 2 review: Microsoft's sleeker answer to the MacBook Air

 

This slim, powerful machine is the finest example of what a Windows laptop should be. If only it came with USB-C

great keyboard, good trackpad, Alcantara, sleek design, USB-A port, great screen, great battery life, Windows Hello, powerful processor

no USB-C, no SD card reader, no fingerprint scanner, limited configuration options, Windows 10 Home not Pro, only Intel UHD 620

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is arguably the finest example of what a Windows laptop should be. It is beautiful, simple, powerful and well made. It works better than most of the competition, from super quick startup to seamless all-in-one update...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Weinberger (businessinsider.com)

Microsoft's amazing alternative to Apple's MacBook just got even better with the Surface Laptop 2

 

With the Surface Laptop 2, available now for a starting price of $999, Microsoft really didn't re-invent the wheel. I've been using it for a few days now, not enough for a full review, but enough to tell you that with this laptop, the good news is the...

The nicest, and truest, thing I can say about the Surface Laptop 2 is that it's just a joy to use. No gimmicks, no weird drawbacks. It's just a good laptop with a good keyboard and a good trackpad with good battery life that's a pleasure to use.

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i7 - 256 GB, Platinum

 

Light, slim and great display

Expensive chargers

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i7 - 256 GB, Platinum

 

sleek and thin design. Light weight

The fabric finish around keyboard. feels and looks nice but I think it will be prone to staining over time.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i5 - 256 GB SSD, Burgundy

 

Design. keyboard. Screen and performance all excellent

Surface pen hard to use on attached keyboard. Not really suitable for laptop model

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i7 - 256 GB, Platinum

 

Fast, and portable.

Price and having to buy peripherals separately.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i7 - 256 GB, Platinum

 

Touch screen.

No place to hold Microsoft pen as it was in surface tab.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

MICROSOFT Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel® Core™ i5 - 128 GB SSD, Platinum

 

Slim, light, fast, can power photoshop well

I prefer how a Mac takes screenshots

Jun, 2019