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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018). 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. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The design and performance also get good comments. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad and price. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and sound.

portability, performance, design, usability, keyboard

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (2nd gen, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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...

May, 2019

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

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 : Creative Bloq (3dworldmag.com)

Surface Laptop 2 review

 

Microsoft introduced its Surface Laptop in 2017. It's now released a second version, which is significantly improved on the inside but has the same, slim design.

Beautifully designed ; Great to type on ; Powerful

No USB-C ; Expensive

The Surface Laptop 2 is one of the very best Windows ultraportable laptops, but for our money the Dell XPS 13 offers a better all-round package.

Expert review by : Matt Weinberger (businessinsider.com)

Microsoft's amazing alternative to Apple's MacBook just got even better with the Surface Laptop 2

 

With the Surface Laptop 2, available now for a starting price of $999, Microsoft really didn't re-invent the wheel. I've been using it for a few days now, not enough for a full review, but enough to tell you that with this laptop, the good news is the...

The nicest, and truest, thing I can say about the Surface Laptop 2 is that it's just a joy to use. No gimmicks, no weird drawbacks. It's just a good laptop with a good keyboard and a good trackpad with good battery life that's a pleasure to use.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Samuel Gibbs (theguardian.com)

Surface Laptop 2 review: Microsoft's sleeker answer to the MacBook Air

 

This slim, powerful machine is the finest example of what a Windows laptop should be. If only it came with USB-C

great keyboard, good trackpad, Alcantara, sleek design, USB-A port, great screen, great battery life, Windows Hello, powerful processor

no USB-C, no SD card reader, no fingerprint scanner, limited configuration options, Windows 10 Home not Pro, only Intel UHD 620

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...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.info)

Breve Análise do Portátil Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Core i5, 256 GB)

 

Testamos o atual Surface Laptop 2 da Microsoft, agora equipado com um processador quad-core.

Carcaça estável e de alta qualidade;Boa tela com cores precisas;Baixas emissões;Bons dispositivos de entrada;Bom desempenho;Muito bons alto falantes;Longa duração da bateria

Nem Thunderbolt, USB-C, BT 5.0 nem leitor de cartão SD;Sem opções de manutenção;Preços altos para RAM, CPU e SSD;A tela tem taxa de resposta lenta

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.biz)

Courte critique de l'utraportable Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, SSD 256 Go)

 

Le nouveau Surface Laptop 2 de Microsoft est une version légèrement retravaillée de l'ancien modèle, avec un processeur mis à jour. Dans l'ensemble, nous avons là un appareil bien équilibré. L'écran 3:2 est particulièrement réussi. Malheureusement, le...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Juan Garzon (cnet.es)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: Una portátil muy delgada, más potente y refinada

 

La Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 llega con procesadores Intel Core i de octava generación y la pantalla táctil LCD más delgada del mundo, según la empresa.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (lydogbilde.no)

TEST: Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 - Microsofts MacBook | Lyd & Bilde

 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 leverer spennende designvalg og god kvalitet for pengene. Også selv om prisen er i det litt dyre sjiktet.

Fremragende skjerm med 2K-oppløsning og skarpt bilde. 3:2-skjermformat gir mer plass til produktivitet og lesing av nettsider. God ytelse og batteritid samt høy byggekvalitet, og en av de beste touchpadene vi har prøvd.

3:2-skjermformat kan være en utfordring hvis man ser mye Netflix og YouTube. Dessuten lider Surface Laptop 2 av akutt mangel på tilkoblingsmuligheter. 1 x USB-A og 1 x Mini Display er for lite!

Mar, 2019

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