The New Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Review

What Is Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft surface laptop 2 is the second version of the surface laptop which was introduced by Microsoft in 2017. on this post, we are going to look at the distinct features of this beautiful piece of gadget.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Introduction of Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft is a popular company and one of the most popular in the world of computer software but last year they surprised the world with their first laptop production known as Surface Laptop. This caused a lot of uproars although people have been expecting them to come up with their own laptop and they took the bold step. They didn’t go for a tablet that needs an attached keyboard but went for the main deal.

This time around they went for the big fish which is the Surface Laptop 2 but there’s no much difference between the new product and the former one just a few updated internals and some more different color options. The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 goes for the same price as the former which is $999 but the additional stuff about this price is that it can be configured to rank at a price of over $2000.

With this new development, it doesn’t stop the other popular laptop makers from the contest as HP and Huawei have also made much impact with amazing features in their new laptops. Let’s take a look at the good and bad sides of the Surface Laptop 2.

Features And Spec of Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Amazing trackpad and nice keyboard
  • Touchscreen and very bright
  • Quiet fans and not a noisy one

Cons

  • Average battery life doesn’t last for heavy users
  • Only one USB-A port
  • No presence of USB-C ports
  • SD card slot not present

Keyboard

Let’s talk a bit about the keyboard of this laptop, according to Microsoft they said they made the Surface Laptop 2 keyboard to be a bit quieter than its predecessor that was produced last year. From observations of people, the former’s keyboard wasn’t loud either and you might not know the difference between them till you bring them close to each other. Concerning the trackpad of Laptop 2, it is glass covered and very much easy to use.

Ports

From the cons, we listed above we mentioned about the ports and it’s indeed something to consider about the Surface Laptop 2. It followed the same pattern as the former which includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, one USB-A port, charging port and mini display port. The heartbreak of them all is them all is the lack of SD Card slot which could make many people uncomfortable especially photographers.

Surface Laptop 2 Specs

Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage for $999 or Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage for $1,299
If you have got enough you can go for the Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage which costs $1,599 and the best of them all which costs $2699 and have the following features Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage.

Display: 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel touchscreen

Weight: 2.76lbs / 2.83lbs

Colors: Blue, red, black, silver and pink.

Others

There’s still something spectacular about this laptop, there are some upgrades in the processor and this involves improvements from the dual-core 7th Gen Intel chips to quad-core 8th Gen versions. Concerning the fans, you will barely know that it has fans as it spins in the most gentle and quiet style. The battery life lasts for about seven hours and it’s cool for an average user but not that okay for the heavy users.

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Conclusion

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is a great laptop and performs all the normal functions expected of a laptop but we can’t rate it among the best since it lacks some basic qualities expected of most laptops especially concerning its price. IF you eventually acquire it, it will of a great idea to ensure it against theft.