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Engadget
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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 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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Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
13.5
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
System RAM
4
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
DisplayPort
Maximum battery life
Up to 14.5
Model
Core i5 4GB

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 14.5

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0
USB
3.0

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (10)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)

Other features

Aspect ratio
3:2
Screen resolution
Other
Screen size
13.5
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
SSD
Integrated webcam
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Model
Core i5 8GB

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 14.5

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0
USB
3.0

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5)

Other features

Aspect ratio
3:2
Screen resolution
Other
Screen size
13.5
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
SSD
Integrated webcam
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Model
Core i7 8GB

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 14.5

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0
USB
3.0

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)

Other features

Aspect ratio
3:2
Screen resolution
Other
Screen size
13.5
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
SSD
Integrated webcam
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Model
Core i7 16GB

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 14.5

Connections

Bluetooth
4.0
USB
3.0

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (10)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)

Other features

Aspect ratio
3:2
Screen resolution
Other
Screen size
13.5
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
SSD
Integrated webcam
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)