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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

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Surface Laptop 2 Review: Nearly Perfect

Surface Laptop 2 Review: Nearly Perfect

Posted   11.07.18
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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Microsoft didn’t just up the style game on the Surface Laptop 2 -- it brought the heat in performance and battery life as well. The speed and battery improvements aren’t as huge as promised, but they’re still significant. A comfortable keyboard, responsive trackpad and brilliant display bring the whole package together nicely. All told, this is one of the best notebooks of the year.

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Pros
  • Stunning design
  • Stylish new black color option
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Responsive trackpad
Cons
  • No USB-C
  • Charger falls out too easily
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
Vu2You
If you're in the market for a laptop, the Surface Laptop 2 is amazing. When...read more
90
chamak
Except for the sheer lack of ports, I found this laptop to be the best in the...read more
90
urfdvw
Simple and good. I am a student in Engineering and the computing power is enough...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The Surface Laptop 2 is an elegant 13.5-inch touch-screen laptop.
 
90
TechRadar
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 10 experience on a laptop.
 
80
The Guardian
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 management. And in black it induces envy in those around you.
 
80
CNET
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.
 
80
Wired
With version 2 of this device, you’re getting a down-to-earth laptop that, while quirky at times, serves as a solid, versatile computing device for a wide range of user types.