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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

We have collected and analysed 22 expert reviews and 4 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is 25-12-2018. We have compared these reviews to 1015045 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 100/100 = Excellent. Last update: 25-04-2019.

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Expert review by : Jake Tucker (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The Surface Laptop 2 is a slender and stylish touchscreen that gives the MacBook Air a run for its money, but is it worth it? We find out.

Excellent display ; Battery that'll easily last you a day ; Lightweight and attractive design ; Nicely spaced keyboard

No USB-C ports ; Expensive

An excellent display, long-lasting battery, comfortable keyboard, and fetching design mean the Surface Laptop 2 is a high performer for everyday use. It's not cheap though.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation...

 

The Surface Laptop sequel is one of the best premium ultraportable Windows 10 devices available, except for its older ports lacking future-proofing.

Excellent performance and battery life ; Lovely design and very tactile ; Well priced at the entry level ; Superb screen

Lack of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 isn't future-proofed ; Core i7 models can get expensive ; Keyboard is a bit loud

The Surface Laptop 2 is one of the best premium ultraportables out there. Just like its predecessor it's gorgeous to look at and incredibly well built. Only this time it comes with full Windows 10 off the bat, plus more power than before. The biggest...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review

 

The Surface Laptop was far from broken, but does it sequel fix enough to be worthwhile?

Windows 10 instead of 10S ; Faster internals for more versatile work ; Fantastic screen and keyboard

Carpeted keyboard can get dirty ; Could do with more ports

The Surface Laptop 2 is far from a revolutionary sequel, but it changes just enough to retain all the accolades we heaped upon it last year

Oct, 2018

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...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: An ultraportable dream

 

Another fully fledged premium Microsoft ultraportable to rival laptops from Dell, Asus and Apple

Stunning design ; Speedy performance ; Outstanding build quality ; Great touchscreen display

Tad pricey ; Limited ports ; Shorter battery life than original

In summary: can I keep it, Microsoft?

Nov, 2018

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Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

 

Is there more to the Surface Laptop 2 than a lick of black paint? Find out in our full review.

Expert review by : Vaughn Highfield (alphr.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: An ultraportable dream

 

A wonderful refinement of Microsoft's excellent ultraportable

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is a near-perfect ultraportable. Its design is flawless in both function and form and its performance is up there with its rivals. Really, the only sore points are its lack of connectivity, disappointing battery life and...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 laptop review

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The Surface Laptop 2 is Microsoft's latest Windows 10 notebook that looks to take on Apple's MacBook Air, the Dell XPS 13 and various Asus ZenBook laptops. Our in-depth lab test finds out whether this laptop is worth the cash.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

A faster Surface Laptop 2 is back, now in black

 

Even with a big performance boost, more RAM and a cool new matte black color, this still feels more like a Surface Laptop 1.5.

The Surface Laptop 2 ups the default RAM and upgrades to much faster processors. The new matte black color option looks great.

Other than a CPU/RAM bump, there's very little new about this. The black color option is only available on more expensive configurations. No USB-C, a rarity for premium laptops.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 gets a big speed boost and a new color option, but is otherwise a minimal update to the first version.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: if it ain’t broke

 

Microsoft opts for internal upgrades over external changes for its second laptop

Sleek, well-made design ; Comfortable keyboard and excellent trackpad ; Bright, pixel-dense touchscreen ; Snappy performance and quiet fans

No USB-C ports ; No SD card slot ; Just one USB-A port ; Just average battery life

But I can’t call it the best laptop overall right now, because there are other options with better performance, just as sleek designs, and more modern port selections. The Surface Laptop certainly wasn’t broken, but Microsoft could have done a little...

Oct, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Continuous video playback time:14.5

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Windows Hello:Y

Design

Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Blue / Burgundy / Platinum
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:34.3
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2256 x 1504
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:201
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:N
TV Out:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.2 / 4.20
Processor cache:8
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.9 / 1.90
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
Stepping:Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:124968
Processor code:SR3L8
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Face recognition:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Microsoft Office 365

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
SSD capacity:128 / 256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:223.3
Height :14.5
Weight:1.25 / 1.28
Width:308.1