89
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design

The Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s most traditional device yet, but that’s exactly what makes it appealing. With a fetching, minimalist design and some of the best battery life on the market, it’s the ideal Surface for anyone who doesn’t want a hybrid tablet.

Pros
  • Excellent design
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Gorgeous screen
  • Incredible battery life
Cons
  • Limited ports and no SD card reader
  • Windows 10 S is still too limiting for most
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89
 

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Score Breakdown

 
85
Average Critic Score

Durability

75
 

Speed and features

83
 

Noise

100
 

Display

86
 

Portability (size / weight)

89
 

Battery life

90
 

Expandability

65
 

Design and form factor

94
 
 
80
CNET
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.
 
80
Wired
I don’t need a backpack full of ancillary junk to do everything, and, in a sea of MacBook Pros at Starbucks, I stand out with an eye-catching laptop. And it’s a Windows machine. Crazy.
 
90
Mashable
Microsoft's first laptop is a winner, but only if you upgrade it.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
If we were going to buy a Windows machine tomorrow it would be the Surface Laptop. It's only the out-the-box software version that gets in the way in our view, but that's easily rectified.
 
90
The Verge
There are thinner Windows laptops. There are cheaper Windows laptops. There are more powerful Windows laptops. But all those laptops ask you to make more uncomfortable compromises than the Surface Laptop.
 
80
T3
My recommendation would be to buy the entry model, immediately upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro, then make sure you wash your hands before smearing your mucky palms all over that sumptuous Alcantara.
 
90
Refinery29
If you're someone who wants to be hands on with the device, touching and drawing on the screen, the Surface Laptop is the right choice for you.
 
80
Alphr
It’s not a flagship, ground-breaking design in the way the Surface Pro 3 was, but it’s a good piece of hardware and will make a lot of people very happy.
 
80
Expert Reviews
We can focus solely on the Surface Laptop’s capabilities as a standard Windows 10 laptop and in that regard, it’s a very positive outlook. Not only is this a gorgeous machine to look at, but it’s also a highly practical machine that’s ideally suited to life on campus and beyond.
 
100
Stuff
Want to get your work done? You've got both the apps for that and ample battery life to be getting on with. Want to unwind? For a simple spot of Netflix, the Laptop’s screen is a beaut. ... few other premium laptops hit this sweet spot quite so well.