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Microsoft Surface

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Microsoft Surface. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and screen are generally positive. The portability and battery also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the durability and performance. The energy efficiency and sound get critical views.

design, battery, portability, screen, keyboard

price, usability, sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Microsoft Surface is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

Microsoft Surface Studio Review: Putting Apple on notice

 

The Microsoft Surface Studio – it's a bold statement from Microsoft that they aren't going anywhere. A complete re-think of the PC that will have many designer types and trendsetters stuck with a quandary : is the iMac still the desirable desktop of...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery life (max):14.5

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Charcoal / Platinum
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Product Type:Notebook
Wrist rest:N

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:34.3
Display Resolution:2256 x 1504
LED Backlight:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5926
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory:16

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):277 x 188 x 5 / 279.4 x 188 x 3
Keyboard weight:209 / 255

Packaging Content

Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y
Backlight:N
Compatibility:Microsoft Surface\nMicrosoft Surface 2\nMicrosoft Surface Pro\nMicrosoft Surface Pro 2
Hot keys:Y
Keyboard integrated devices:Touchpad
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Device interface:Docking connector
DVI port:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7660U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:97537
Processor package size:42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 S
Trial software:Office 365 Personal

Storage

Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:223.2
Height :14.5
Weight:1.25
Width:308