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Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st gen, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and keyboard. The performance and portability also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the price.

design, portability, performance, keyboard, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st gen, 2017)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Microsoft Surface Laptop (1st gen, 2017) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

Microsoft's most direct shot at the MacBook yet

Gorgeous design ; Well built ; Great screen ; Very good performance

Windows 10 S is limited ; No USB-C ; Lack of other ports ; Not upgradable

Microsoft continues its winning streak with the brilliant Surface Laptop, which combines a thin and light design with powerful components.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

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

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

Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

It doesn't have all the ports we'd like but the Surface Laptop has excellent design and mind-boggling battery life. Read more in our full review.

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

Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop

 

Microsoft's fabric-laden Surface Studio takes aim at the MacBook.

Great looking ; Excellent screen ; Good performance ; Lightweight

Windows S won't install Creative Cloud ; No Pen included ; Expensive for higher-end models ; Not upgradable

A great looking, light, well-built laptop with a good 13.5-inch touchscreen and decent specs. However, the Surface Book and Surface Pro have more versatility as digital sketchpads.

Expert review by : David Pierce (wired.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

 

Microsoft build a laptop for right here, right now, and a damn good one at that.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

 

Captivating design; Bright and colorful display; Comfortable keyboard; Very good battery life; Nearly instant face recognition login ; SSD on the slow side; Fan can get loud; Colors cost extra; Windows 10 S has several limitations ; The Surface Laptop...

SSD on the slow side; Fan can get loud; Colors cost extra; Windows 10 S has several limitations ; The Surface Laptop is one of sexiest laptops ever, and it backs up those great looks with solid performance, long battery life and a top-notch typing...

The Surface Laptop is one of sexiest laptops ever, and it backs up those great looks with solid performance, long battery life and a top-notch typing experience.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: The anti-MacBook Pro

 

Microsoft knows how to make sleek hardware. If the Surface Book is handsome but bulky, and the Surface Pro is more minimalistic but suffers a less-compelling keyboard, then the Surface Laptop falls happily in-between. You don't get a fancy detachable...

Handsome, considered design ; Freedom from dongles ; Performance and battery life are solid ; Easy upgrade route to Windows 10 Pro

No USB-C limits futureproofing ; $1,299 version is the minimum spec worth considering ; No SD card slot ; Windows 10 S is very locked-down

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

 

Microsoft's ultra portable is a comfortable stunner

Best keyboard on a laptop ; The brightness and screen quality is great ; Alcantara finish brings comfort to work

Microsoft Surface 2 is already out ; Windows store needs more apps if it wants people to use 10S

A comfortable to use Windows machine that is well worth the money but only if you’re ready to pay for a generation old processor

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Very happy with my purchase

 

This laptop is beautiful (it seems to be an almost exact copy of a macbook pro in design however). Yes, there is a distinct lack of USB ports but the one on the actual AC adapter brings the total up to two. Also be prepared to not be able to upgrade...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Brilliant and useful

 

Great for my children's needs for school work. One of my children is doing GCSEs now so very handy

Jan, 2019

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