Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in Reviews

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

3.5
Verdict: Microsoft's attempt at a traditional clamshell laptop leaves us a little conflicted. The look, feel, and usability of the is outstanding. The Alcantara-covered keyboard is unique and a pleasant surface (literally) to rest your palms on for long term use.
Pros: Impeccable materials and build quality, PixelSense display, Alcantara covered keyboard, Windows Hello face sign-in, Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio
Cons: Windows 10 S, Budget SSD, Only one USB port, No SD card reader
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop

4.0
Verdict: A well-built and desirable laptop – with some very strong rivals.
Pros: Lightweight design, Great keyboard, Excellent screen, Good speakers
Cons: Lack of ports, You'll want to upgrade from Windows 10 S, Rivals offer better value
2 years ago
 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop review: the best looking Windows laptop you've ever seen

4.0
Pros: The best looking Windows laptop you've ever seen. Good keyboard, trackpad, battery life, and performance. Windows Hello is stupid fast
Cons: Windows 10 S is not nearly enough for most people. A standard laptop isn't great for pen and touch. Cortana-led setup is obnoxious
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

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Verdict: Microsoft has been killing it lately, but many of their great recent hardware announcements have been geared towards the prosumer. That's why we were so excited to test the Surface Laptop, which is designed with students in mind.
Pros: Beautiful aluminum design with a premium build – no flexing, ready to take a fair amount of punishment while going from classroom to classroom, large trackpad and spacious ergonomic keyboard, great performance, bold color options with a matching colored material surrounding the keyboard, comes with...
Cons: Pricing is reasonable but not quite student-friendly, no USB-C
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface (i7-7660U) Laptop Review

4.2
Verdict: Why is there another review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop i7 Is this just a rebranding of the recently released i5-based Surface Laptop, but with an Intel Core i7-7660U instead of the i5-7200U So it is faster and more expensive.
Pros: better graphics performance on account of the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, faster Samsung SSD, unique Alcantara texture, outstandingly good speakers, support for Windows Hello, wrist rest remains cool, quiet fan, long battery life
Cons: relatively loud coil whine, difficult-to-open case gets in the way of repairs and upgrades, poor I/O, throttling - also during graphics loads, high premium for the i7
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

3.0
Verdict: We believed, given its past successes, that a Surface Laptop would be an easy win for Microsoft. Compared to the Pro, Book, or Studio, it's a simple machine. Yet the company found a way to complicate matters with Windows 10 S, and fails to deliver in key areas like screen quality and hard drive...
Pros: Great keyboard, High contrast, color accurate display, Alcantara fabric feels wonderful, Solid processor performance
Cons: Windows 10 S restricts app selection, Needs more ports, Disappointing hard drive
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

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Verdict: As Microsoft's first genuine rival to Apple's MacBooks, the Surface Laptop has a lot riding on it. Not only is the company's second notebook looking to take on Apple's recently-refreshed laptops, it's also tasked with launching the new version of the company's operating system, Windows 10 S.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: wonderfully engineered high-end laptop with just a few baffling quirks

4.0
Verdict: The Microsoft Surface Laptop is an excellent laptop although, like everything Microsoft makes these days, very slightly quirky. I've only had this laptop for about 12 hours, so consider these initial thoughts rather than a final verdict.
Pros: Generally stunning design, Slick, fast operation, Excellent screen and speakers
Cons: Windows 10 S is quite limiting, Fabric palm rest seems a design flourish too far
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Much more than an elite Chromebook competitor

4.5
Verdict: The Microsoft Surface Book is a really interesting laptop. It's gorgeous to look at, incredibly well built… and comes with a hampered version of Windows for a fairly considerable sum of money. In that regard it's going to be mis-matched for the education sector at which it is pitched.
Pros: Gorgeous design and great built quality that will turn heads, Silent operation and plenty of power from Intel Core i5/i7 Kaby Lake processors, Windows 10 Pro is available as a free upgrade (in 2017, Excellent screen quality, Strong battery life, Comfortable typing experience (the Alcantara material...
Cons: Windows 10 S makes little logical sense to us and convolutes the Windows marketplace once more (when RT was killed it should have stayed that way, Really expensive if viewed as a high-end Chromebook competitor
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review

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Verdict: When you look at the landscape of ultraportable laptops, there's a race to be the thinnest on the block, but we're starting to see diminishing returns as a result of that quest. The Surface Laptop stands out with a design that dares to be different, and it pays off.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

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Verdict: Microsoft pretty much invented the 2-in-1 form factor in 2012 when it launched the original Surface RT, basically attaching a keyboard to a tablet and building a device that could provide the best of two worlds.
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

3.5
Verdict: If you like the keyboard and are willing to take care when using it, we don't think it should put you off buying the Surface Laptop. But our real gripe comes down to what you get for the money.
Pros: Excellent display and battery life, Striking design, Solid aluminum shell, Quiet even under load
Cons: Cloth-covered keyboard deck poses questions about durability, Subpar, soldered-on storage, Base model ships with just 4GB of RAM, Noticeable keyboard flex
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

4.0
Verdict: Microsoft continues its winning streak with the brilliant Surface Laptop, which combines a thin and light design with powerful components.
Pros: Gorgeous design, Well built, Great screen, Very good performance
Cons: Windows 10 S is limited, No USB-C, Lack of other ports, Not upgradable
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

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Verdict: Microsoft has designed a very good-looking laptop. It delivers solid performance for everyday tasks, as well as great battery life, while still being slim and light. It feels extremely premium and will definitely grab eyeballs. However, the focus seems to have been a bit too narrow.
Pros: Bright, sharp screen, Very light and thin, Good performance for everyday tasks
Cons: Bright, sharp screen, Very light and thin, Good performance for everyday tasks, Only one USB 3.0 port, Gets a bit warm with heavy use, Impossible to upgrade or repair, Expensive
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: So long MacBook Air

4.0
Verdict: Ideal for students with heavy wallets, the Windows 10 S-powered Surface Laptop offers an appealing but pricey alternative to the MacBook Air
Pros: Gorgeous design, Stellar performance, Excellent battery life
Cons: Windows 10 S leaves a lot to be desired, Disappointing screen
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Still worth the price of admission

4.0
Verdict: As a first stab at a proper lightweight notebook, the Surface Studio is a capable and accomplished offering. It's held back slightly by the omission of USB-C connectivity and the decision to ship it with Windows 10 S, but it's otherwise an absolutely superb device.
Pros: Fantastic keyboard, Excellent design
Cons: Screen isn't quite as good as the Surface Pro, Disappointing port allocation, Expensive
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

4.5
Verdict: 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.
11 months ago
 

Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement

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Verdict: Review Student debt in the United States now stands at $1.2 trillion. In the UK outstanding student loans top £100 billion. Microsoft has made an fascinating contribution to the student debt crisis, by attempting to increase it.
2 years ago
 

Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop

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Verdict: Microsoft had been threatening to get into hardware in a big way for years - if only to demonstrate to PC makers how it should be done, after admonishing them for making dull devices.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

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Verdict: We use the word 'traditional' loosely, the new Microsoft Surface Laptop is still unique. Open it up to reveal an Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard portion. The screen is also a stunning quality 3:2 aspect ratio PixelSense touch display, while the laptop's shape is an angular wedge, reminding us a...
Pros: Excellent keyboard and trackpad, stunning screen, fast performance
Cons: Not enough ports, doesn't ship with a dock, Windows 10 S before the free upgrade
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: a USB-C short of the best Windows 10 laptop

4.0
Verdict: The Surface Laptop is great. In fact, it's probably the best all round notebook PC you'll find. But it's not perfect. It has a too few ports, which are remedied by a £190 dock, but lacking even just one USB-C port in 2017 seriously hurts the Surface Laptop's futureproofing.
Pros: really great keyboard, good trackpad, alcantara, stand-out design, USB-A port, great screen, great battery life, Windows Hello
Cons: no USB-C, no SD card reader, no fingerprint scanner, Windows 10 S (but free upgrade before 2018), limited configuration options
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop

4.2
Verdict: 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.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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 port selection is limited, skipping USB-C...
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: The anti-MacBook Pro

4.0
Verdict: 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 display, no, or even a 360-degree hinge.
Pros: Handsome, considered design, Freedom from dongles, Performance and battery life are solid, Easy upgrade route to Windows 10 Pro
Cons: 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
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop

4.5
Verdict: After years of Surface and Surface Pro tablets refining the 2-in-1 segment and advancing Windows 10's touch-first interface, introducing the powerful Surface Book, Microsoft has released an all-new premium notebook with its very own version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop

2.7
Verdict: A MacBook-level Windows laptop with commendable design, portability, attention to detail, and performance. Get it if you find the asking price acceptable and aren't fazed by a lack of IO ports.
Pros: Precise keyboard, Crisp touchscreen display, MacBook-level aesthetics
Cons: Display won't tilt back all the way, Insufficient IO ports, High asking price
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: Elegant, Efficient and Expensive

3.8
Verdict: The Surface Laptop is a stunner, but beneath that beautiful chassis, is an older generation processor, a paltry amount of internal storage and an integrated graphics, which somewhat reduce the appeal of the device when you factor in the price of the Surface Laptop.
Pros: Lightweight and portable, Excellent design, Long-lasting battery, Well-balanced audio output
Cons: Older generation processor, Dire lack of ports, Heats during intensive tasks
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro review

4.4
Verdict: I feel like I always start a Surface review the same way, so here goes: I've always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop. A couple of years ago, Microsoft nearly did that with the Surface Book but it wasn't enough.
Pros: Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, Great balance of power and thinness, Beautiful touchscreen
Cons: Few apps on Windows 10 S, Alcantara fabric requires care and maintenance, No SD card slot or USB-C
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

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Verdict: I've talked to a number of people on the Surface team over the last few months, and the decision to hinder their beautiful new piece of hardware still boggles the mind. The Surface Laptop is really nice - in fact, it's quite possibly the best piece of hardware to carry the Surface name.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

4.0
Verdict: Surface Laptop is the answer to many critics' prayers. But its not quite the machine everyone wanted Microsoft to make
2 years ago
 

Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop

5.0
Verdict: Fair play to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop might sound like a mess on paper but in the cold light of day it's a unique joy to behold.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop: hang in there, you'll love it

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Verdict: Or maybe it's three days. And maybe it's your fingers. I saw it in a movie once and I don't quite remember the exact details, OK? Searching for it on Bing hasn't helped. Remind me to try Googling it before this review is done ...
2 years ago
 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop comes with one big suck, but it's easily fixable

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Verdict: Like so many students, the very first laptop I had was a MacBook (the plastic one, not the new 2-pounder ). I bought it in the summer of 2007 after finishing my first year of college, and it lasted until I graduated.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

No reviews
Verdict: Mashable Choice highlights the best of everything we cover, have experienced first-hand and would recommend to others. Like so many students, the very first laptop I had was a MacBook (the plastic one, not the new 2-pounder ).
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

No reviews
Verdict: Sometimes, we just want a computer. The Microsoft's and Apples of the world are constantly trying to reinvent consumer devices. There are all manner of tablets, hybrids, phablets and 2 in 1's vying for your dollars, promising to be the way of the future.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop: The Gizmodo Hands On

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Verdict: The Surface Laptop might not have turned many heads if it had been the first mobile computer from Microsoft. It's not as radical and influential as the Surface Pro or as crazy looking as the Surface Book.
2 years ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: The best Windows computer money can buy

4.0
Verdict: Microsoft Surface Laptop review: The Surface Laptop offers enough for you to really enjoy working or just consuming content on this device.
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop – when only a laptop will do (review)

4.4
Verdict: I like it. I would likely take the free upgrade from W10S to Pro as I am a power user but I can see where it makes sense in education and other environments. Perfect for students!
Pros: When only a clam shell will do
Cons: Windows 10 S is not for everyone
1 year ago
 

Great price and good recommendation

5.0
Verdict: Purchase this laptop online with the HN recommendation function Did exactly what I wanted and more
1 year ago
 

Great hardware, but not for everybody.

3.0
Verdict: If you haven't heard about Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, and using only MS IE (Edge), this laptop should be a good fit for you. A fast computer with excellent screen and trendy design, what else you could ask for, right
Pros: Sleek design
Cons: Windows 10S
1 year ago
 

Love it

5.0
Verdict: "- love the touchscreen - love the weight of laptop - love the luxury feel and look of laptop Wasn't keen on spending lots of money on a laptop as they all seem expensive these days but this one is really decent and for a good price too.
9 months ago
 

This is awesome

5.0
Verdict: After much research I picked the surface laptop. This was at the top end of my budget but I am so glad I got it. Its light, feels nice during use and is quick. I am very pleased with it so far. Be mindful that connectivity may be an issue if you have additional monitors/ethernet etc
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i7-7660U 512GB 13.5in

1.0
Verdict: Pros: Solid build, fancy color. Smooth keyboard and touch pad. Screen quality is amazing, sharp and bright. Speakers sound great. Everything feels pretty fast. Light as heck. However: - Not for gaming, only for work and school - Need to switch out of Windows S mode - Light-colored fabric can get...
2 months ago
 

So Far So Good

5.0
Verdict: I did a bunch of research between this, the surface pro and the I pad pro. The latter, the I pad pro, according to a bunch of business people is nothing but a toy...give it a swerve.
2 years ago
 

Surface Laptop is real quality

5.0
Verdict: Only had this laptop a few days but so far I've been impressed by the build quality of the surface laptop. The speed of the processor is incredible for such a light laptop, everything that I've run on it so far has just been instant in response time.
1 year ago
 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 128GB i5 8GB

4.5
Pros: Looks and works great. Very stylish
Cons: The general Windows gripes, Edge is terrible and the stupid apps that MS recommends for me such as Candy Crush. Can only do lightweight gaming
1 year ago
 

Laptop is great. But Windows S sucks!

4.0
Verdict: I bought Microsoft laptop about 3 months ago. It came with Windows S and at that time there was an option to upgrade for free to Windows 10 Pro. With Windows S I was not even able to download the desktop version of Microsoft Office 365 from my Microsoft account.
2 years ago
 

Great Laptop!!

5.0
Verdict: I bought one yesterday and it was the best laptop I have ever owned I'm so annoyed sometimes when people say they want a mac over this amazing laptop and the red colour really stands out
1 year ago
 

Good choice!

5.0
Verdict: Enjoyable high functioning laptop. Good choice!
1 year ago
 

A MacBook for People Who Don't Want Apple

5.0
Verdict: If you could give fractional stars, the actual rating would be a 4.75 instead of 5 stars. First, the good: It's an extremely light-weight, polished, beautiful machine. The battery lasts a long time. It's extremely quick.
2 years ago
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