When Microsoft Surface series came into the market, its initial months were quite tough. Microsoft came up with its innovative idea and tablet-like hardware design, but the disappointing thing was its software. After six years, things are completely different. Since launching the first surface ultraportable, Microsoft is providing from standard laptop to a giant, drafting-table desktop. If you are also looking for a portable Windows PC, it is hard to find a nicer physical experience that what Surface offers.
The Surface laptop 2 is the final output of ultimate vision of what a Windows 10 laptop should be simple, sleek and sophisticated but still unique. So let’s try to find what the best and worst thing about this laptop is.
Specifications of Surface Laptop 2
- Screen Size: 13.5 inches
- RAM: 8GB
- Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7
- Graphics: Intel UHD 620
- dimensions: 308.1*223.3*15.5mm
- Weight: 1,252 or 1283g
- Storage: 256GB expandable to 1TB
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Display & Design
Small improvements have been made with the display quality since the first Microsoft Surface Laptop. Neither Microsoft nor Apple made noticeable changes in their laptops this year and both share the same design and look. Microsoft chose an aluminum shell and keyboard deck covered in Alcantara fabric, which improves some earnest and texture on metal design. Microsoft offers more colors options than Apple. The size of Surface Laptop 2 is 12.13*9.79*0.57 inches making it extremely slimmer than Apple MacBook Pro. The surface laptop 2 uses Microsoft’s 13.5 inches PixelSense display, which supports touch and resolution of 2,256*1,506. There is nothing much change in the keyboard of Microsoft and both models offer a precise touchpad that supports gestures.
The Surface Laptop 2 has been updated with Intel’s 8th generation Core i5 and i7 processors, which are comparatively more powerful. They are quad-core rather than dual-core and more power efficient. The black core i5 version with 8 GB of RAM and 256GB of storage makes a just perfect match. The weak point of Surface Laptop 2 is its graphics card, as its integrated Intel UHD 620 chip is definitely is not much powerful for hardcore gaming and multiple 4K video editing.
Battery life is excellent and lasts about 10 hours in single charging, that is enough to get through a full workday. Another feature of with the Surface Laptop 2 is that it uses a magnetic charging cable, which quickly can unlatch in the vent you trip over the cord. The laptop is quite light and portable for frequent travelers or students.
Software and Features
The Surface laptop 2 does not have much to speak for when it comes to software and features. It has both good and bad thing like Windows Hello facial recognition and an infrared camera is incredibly fast and accurate. And the bad one is fingerprint reader for more options because it can be improved much better than what is provided by the company.
The Microsoft Surface laptop 2 is a near-perfect ultraportable and light weight. Its design is just flawless and appealing to eyes. In terms of hardware and software, its performance is quite good with its rivals. Only negative part about this laptop is the unavailability of USB ports and SD card reader and Windows 10 Home.
In many ways, the Surface laptop 2 is the successor to Apple’s MacBook Air. Comparatively affordable yet premium -made machine that most people should buy. Maybe price tag is slightly higher but still, Surface Laptop 2 is a brilliant machine with first class experience.
Rajnikant is a writer with a keen interest in business, technology and marketing topics. He is also associated with Aegis Infoways which offers Microsoft Dynamics 365 Services.