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UAG - Microsoft Surface ULSTER Metropolis SE - Black
Description

Microsoft Surface ULSTER Metropolis SE

4 Features
  • Quality: Plasma Series builds on the foundation of our Pathfinder, adding a visually striking translucent design.
  • Lightweight: Plasma series creates a lightweight protection for active individuals.
  • Construction: Metropolis Series, sleek silhouettes and 360-degree unstoppable protection. Utilizing a rugged, non-slip exterior, the Metropolis Series represent's UAG commitment to protection without bulk.
  • Impact drop protection: Meets military drop-test standards [MIL STD 810G 516.6] providing increased shock protection
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  • Review by MelJr, 10 out of 10
    False Advertisement. Still a great case

    This product says is compatible with the Surface Pro 7, but its not.

    Nov 21, 2021 20:16
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    Microsoft - Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader - Black
    Description

    Next-level versatility comes in the perfect, premium keyboard, featuring a large glass trackpad and luxurious, Alcantara® material covering. Ready to pair with Surface Pro 8* and Surface Pro X.*

    5 Features
  • Store, charge, type, and write: Next-level versatility comes in the perfect, premium Keyboard, featuring a large glass touchpad, luxurious Alcantara® material covering, and new Fingerprint Reader. Ready to pair with Surface Pro 8* and Pro X.*
  • Always at your fingertips: Surface Slim Pen 2* securely sits and recharges in the keyboard’s built-in storage tray (sold separately or as part of a bundle with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard).
  • An exceptional typing experience: Type in comfort with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard. Sleek and compact, it performs like a traditional laptop keyboard, complete with a large trackpad for precise control and navigation.
  • Adjusts instantly: Work your way anywhere. Surface Pro Signature Keyboard is designed to adjust to virtually any angle. Click into place and use with the Surface Pro 8* or Surface Pro X* Kickstand open for a complete laptop.
  • More ways to stay secure: Use new Fingerprint Reader for secured sign-in.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Beth, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Love that this keyboard is light weight and easy to use.

    Oct 20, 2021 14:15
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    Microsoft - Surface Duo 2 Pen Cover - Obsidian
    Description

    Magnetically store and charge Surface Slim Pen 2,* while helping protect Surface Duo.

    3 Features
  • Magnetically store and charge Surface Slim Pen 2,* while helping protect Surface Duo 2.*: Cover charges your pen while keeping it close at hand for sketching and note taking.
  • Supports full mobility of Surface Duo 2* hinge: Easily adjust volume, and access Fingerprint Power Button, USB-C® port and SIM tray.
  • Choose your color: Glacier and Obsidian¹
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Niiou, 10 out of 10
    Must have accessory for the duo 2

    This case is way better than the duo 1 cases. One part just snaps in firmly and the other half had some adhesive. It feels like the case part of the phone rather than an clip on, it also adds virtually no thickness. This case is a matte texture making it much more resistant to fingerprints. And finally the most important feature, the pen snaps onto the case more firmly than the apple pencil does with ipads and immediately started charging. I would highly recommend this case with the only exception of maybe the going with otterbox coming out later this year!

    Nov 21, 2021 12:28
  • Microsoft - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Boost your productivity at work with this refurbished Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. The 128GB SSD provides vast storage space for your files and quick data access, while the Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics produce crisp, clear visuals on the 13.5-inch PixelSense screen. This platinum Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 features an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM to ensure fast, responsive program execution.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    14 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Brings back the Start menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, such as the Edge web browser that lets you mark up web pages on your screen.
  • 13.5" touch screen for hands-on control: Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 8. Its 2256 x 1504 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 processor: Smart quad-core, eight-way processing performance. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM lets you smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 128GB solid-state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® Iris® Plus graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing, and casual gaming.
  • Built-in stereo speakers: Dolby® Audio™ Premium provides immersive audio and maximizes volume output without distortion.
  • Weighs 2.76 lbs. and is 0.73" thin overall: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, it features a smaller screen size and a DVD/CD drive omitted to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-ion polymer battery.
  • Durable aluminum casing: Creates a sophisticated look and provides a rigid but lightweight frame that withstands everyday bumps and knocks.
  • Wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi 5 - 802.11ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity, and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Built-in webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Facial recognition: Streamlines security settings for quick access.
  • Basic software package included: One-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aprilshowers, 10 out of 10
    Loved it so much I brought myself one

    Was working remotely and my company sent me this MS Surface. Loved it so much I brought one for my personal use.

    I scored on on Open Box for sooo much cheaper too. Score!!

    Jun 25, 2021 18:31
  • Review by SpottyDottie, 10 out of 10
    Never going Back!!

    I am never going back to my old laptop!! Love it so far, where has this laptop been all my life??!!!

    Sep 24, 2021 16:45
  • Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Ice Blue
    Description

    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense™ touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos® audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ or exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processors².

    14 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Utilize Windows Hello, for a fast, secure, and password-free way to unlock Surface Laptop 4 and save time with familiar features and trusted security like included antivirus, firewall, and internet protections. > Learn more ›
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability; or 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR4x RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • The best of Microsoft, all in one place: Protect your files and photos in the cloud with integrated OneDrive storage. Work seamlessly across devices with Microsoft 365.* And, get started right away with the Windows you know⁴.​
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Take your entertainment to new heights: Stream your favorite shows and movies in Dolby Atmos®⁶ and immerse yourself in breathtaking, theater-like sound that surrounds you.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Typing comfort and large trackpad for easier, more precise navigation: Plus, enjoy faster, more accurate typing with optimized key travel and responsiveness.​
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Momillo, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for college.

    While it doesn't seem to have changed much from the Surface Laptop 3 based purely on the design aspect, I think it is the most functional laptop that I have ever owned.

    It doesn't slow down when there are too many tabs open, and it can handle a decent amount of gaming. If you are in college and looking for a laptop to do your work on, this laptop will do the job just fine. Plus it's rather portable.

    Oct 24, 2021 14:56
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Best laptop

    This laptop has everything I ever wanted. The keyboard is great and the touch screen and mouse pad are so intuitive. No slowdowns and the new Microsoft OS is a fresh change. I Bought "Open box excellent" and it came perfect. Think the last owner didn't like the color, but the blue is beautiful and looks more silver. Best 1400 I spent on a laptop, glad BestBuy hasd so many sales this year.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:25
  • Review by Cwalva, 10 out of 10
    Happy with my new laptop.

    This is my time trying a Microsoft laptop. I was surprise how easy it was to connect and transfer software and data into it. My previous 5 years old laptop felt just very old when compare with my new laptop.My only advise is not get the 13.5 inches but the 15 inches. Otherwise, I am a very happy customer.

    Jun 25, 2021 19:11
  • Review by aria, 10 out of 10
    Laptop review

    love it! doesn't get hot, easy sleep mode, quiet, light, pretty, and the best part is the unique aspect ratio (more vertical screen than normal, great for coding or spreadsheets).

    Oct 08, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Coll, 10 out of 10
    Good personal Laptop

    I needed a new laptop since I used my old one for work. I like the size and lightness. I would purchase again

    Nov 05, 2021 16:39
  • Review by honey, 10 out of 10
    LOVE MY IT

    I had a Chromebook and really hated it! I got the surface lab top and I LOVE THIS laptop!!! Its amazing and I'm back to using the system I'm use to again! Use this daily!

    Oct 08, 2021 16:10
  • Review by Ayesha, 10 out of 10
    Love it!!

    I love my new laptop. I was not sure how I was going to like the Microsoft Surface Pro Laptop but I have no complaints. It’s gorgeous too.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:12
  • Review by Luvmysurface, 10 out of 10
    Love my Surface laptop 4

    Love my nee lap top. So easy to pack around. Very light weight. And great speed. Suits my needs perfectly.

    Oct 29, 2021 21:07
  • 9.8score
    Microsoft - Surface 127W Power Supply - Black
    Description

    Power your Surface Book effortlessly with this black Microsoft Surface power supply wall charger. The maximum power output of up to 127W provides quick recharging to batteries, while the lightweight design offers easy carrying. This Microsoft Surface power supply wall charger features an additional USB port that lets you connect another device for simultaneous charging.

    2 Features
  • 127W power supply: Quickly recharge your device's battery.*
  • 2-device design with USB port: Lets you charge an additional device simultaneously.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Charlie, 10 out of 10
    Surface.

    You have to take care with the cable. I didn't. It broke and I had to buy a new one. I found it quickly in a bestbuy store.

    Aug 10, 2021 10:31
  • Review by MIKE, 10 out of 10
    Awesome charger

    I was trying to purchase a charger for my surface pro. I did, but this charger is for the Surface Laptop, but it has been helpful to charge my device, but a little heavy. The one thing I take precaution is to keep an eye on the light, because sometime it won't charge

    Aug 14, 2021 15:02
  • Review by AmyO, 10 out of 10
    Good charger

    Got this so I could have a laptop charger both at my desk and next to the couch. The cord is slightly thicker and slightly shorter than the one that came with my Surface Laptop 2, if that matters to you. Works as expected.

    Sep 19, 2021 10:12
  • Review by Shortblock, 10 out of 10
    Needed badly

    So happy that I could still get it for my granddaughter. Her last one is getting old so she needed a backup for college. It made her happy to see it when I gave it to her.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:53
  • Review by JayRush2112, 10 out of 10
    Replace lost charger

    I had lost my charger on a trip and needed one for work as soon as possible. I went on line and found what I needed and picked it up at the Glendora BBY store the next day.

    Sep 24, 2021 17:00
  • Review by HighTeckRedneck, 10 out of 10
    Extra Microsoft Surface Laptop power supplies

    I purchased extra power supplies for our new Microsoft Surface Laptop, so that I can leave one plugged in at our home and our lake house, plus keep one in the carrying case. They work great.

    Aug 28, 2021 19:07
  • Review by Amiemo, 10 out of 10
    Charger

    Great extra charger for my surface so I have one at home and to keep at work

    Oct 26, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Surface, 10 out of 10
    Stockable

    In stocked, ready available, curbside pickup exce.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:28
  • 9.6score
    Microsoft - Surface 127W Power Supply - Black
    Description

    Power your Surface Book effortlessly with this black Microsoft Surface power supply wall charger. The maximum power output of up to 127W provides quick recharging to batteries, while the lightweight design offers easy carrying. This Microsoft Surface power supply wall charger features an additional USB port that lets you connect another device for simultaneous charging.

    2 Features
  • 127W power supply: Quickly recharge your device's battery.*
  • 2-device design with USB port: Lets you charge an additional device simultaneously.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Charlie, 10 out of 10
    Surface.

    You have to take care with the cable. I didn't. It broke and I had to buy a new one. I found it quickly in a bestbuy store.

    Aug 10, 2021 10:31
  • Review by MIKE, 10 out of 10
    Awesome charger

    I was trying to purchase a charger for my surface pro. I did, but this charger is for the Surface Laptop, but it has been helpful to charge my device, but a little heavy. The one thing I take precaution is to keep an eye on the light, because sometime it won't charge

    Aug 14, 2021 15:02
  • Review by AmyO, 10 out of 10
    Good charger

    Got this so I could have a laptop charger both at my desk and next to the couch. The cord is slightly thicker and slightly shorter than the one that came with my Surface Laptop 2, if that matters to you. Works as expected.

    Sep 19, 2021 10:12
  • Review by Shortblock, 10 out of 10
    Needed badly

    So happy that I could still get it for my granddaughter. Her last one is getting old so she needed a backup for college. It made her happy to see it when I gave it to her.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:53
  • Review by JayRush2112, 10 out of 10
    Replace lost charger

    I had lost my charger on a trip and needed one for work as soon as possible. I went on line and found what I needed and picked it up at the Glendora BBY store the next day.

    Sep 24, 2021 17:00
  • Review by HighTeckRedneck, 10 out of 10
    Extra Microsoft Surface Laptop power supplies

    I purchased extra power supplies for our new Microsoft Surface Laptop, so that I can leave one plugged in at our home and our lake house, plus keep one in the carrying case. They work great.

    Aug 28, 2021 19:07
  • Review by Amiemo, 10 out of 10
    Charger

    Great extra charger for my surface so I have one at home and to keep at work

    Oct 26, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Surface, 10 out of 10
    Stockable

    In stocked, ready available, curbside pickup exce.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:28
  • 9.6score
    Microsoft - Modern Mobile Wireless BlueTrack Mouse - Pastel Blue
    Description

    Lightweight and portable - with a redesigned wheel optimized for great scrolling, sculpted ergonomic design, and dongle-free Bluetooth connectivity - new Microsoft Modern Mobile Mouse works on virtually any surface¹ thanks to BlueTrack technology.

    7 Features
  • Rich, beautiful colors: Choose from Mint, Peach, Pastel Blue, and Black Looking for more colors? Check out the Surface Mobile Mouse.
  • Your go-anywhere mouse: Enjoy comfortable navigation on the go with Microsoft Mobile Mouse. Its light, low-profile design fits easily in your bag without the bulk of a traditional mouse.
  • Wireless Bluetooth® connection: Microsoft Mobile Mouse pairs easily with your laptop via wireless Bluetooth® connection-no cords or dongle required.
  • Smooth, comfortable scrolling: Microsoft Mobile Mouse features a smooth, sculpted design with a wheel that fits comfortably in your hand and supports smooth, natural scrolling.
  • Standard three-button mouse design: Features a scroll wheel and three buttons.
  • Ambidextrous design: Can be used comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.
  • Up to one year of battery life²: Powered by two AAA alkaline batteries (included).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by iPad, 2 out of 10
    Rubbish Service

    I'm hoping that the mouse works well but unfortunately I will never know. The mouse was sent to me in a security box. I spent nearly two hours trying to get someone a BestBuy to help me. I was transferred 4 times. Please look at the picture attached

    Nov 10, 2021 17:05
  • Review by lichang, 10 out of 10
    Best wireless mouse in the market imo

    Always been a big fan of these mobile mice from Microsoft. Out of all the brands I've tested, Microsoft's have always been the best. You do not need a mouse pad for it to scroll smoothly.

    Perfect for on the go or basic desk work.

    Nov 21, 2021 02:39
  • Review by Lindz, 10 out of 10
    Great value!!

    I really love this mouse. No problems. Easy to use. No dongle. Highly recommended & definitely adored by me.

    Dec 25, 2020 19:31
  • Review by Maria, 10 out of 10
    Great deal

    I got it at a great price, very easy to install, my new laptop doesn't have enough USB ports, I don't need one to use this mouse :)

    Oct 29, 2021 19:38
  • Review by Djsnave, 10 out of 10
    Better

    This mouse is great. It quick and nimble. I am wondering if not having an off and on button affects battery usage.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:59
  • Review by Hallb, 10 out of 10
    Feeling Blue, Get a Pastel Blue mouse!

    Pastel Blue to match the ice blue pen and blue surface computer, blue-osity!

    Oct 24, 2021 11:28
  • Review by JWard166, 8 out of 10
    Works well for drafting on Mac

    Good quality, I use it for work since my Apple mouse on my Mac doesn’t work well with drafting software like AutoCAD and Revit. Comfortable for medium size hands during continued use CAD drafting.

    Oct 21, 2021 10:20
  • Review by MilesFamilyVegas, 10 out of 10
    Mouse

    Easy to use. Works great. Comes in a variety of colors.

    Oct 21, 2021 20:41
  • 9.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 7 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense™ touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos® audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ or exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processors².

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences; or 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • AMD™ Ryzen™ MSFT Surface® Edition processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • AMD Radeon Graphics: Integrated graphics provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and gaming on the go.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Compact Powerhouse, Faster Than Gaming Laptops!

    This newly updated Microsoft Surface 4 laptop is a superb combination of technology and functionality which will outperform almost all existing laptops thanks to its incorporation of a new 8 core AMD Ryzen 7 processor with integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 graphic processing unit in a very compact form. Visually, the Surface 4 is an elegant, minimalist design with a very slim, beautiful matt black brushed aluminum body. The excellent full-size keyboard has white backlighting. The 15.1” touch screen seems larger because it incorporates a classic 6:4 format. The solid-state hard drive and low power needs of the LED display, CPU and GPU make possible up to 17.5 hours of silent operation. The audio quality of the Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos sound processing is amazing. Overall, the impression is very sophisticated and high tech.

    Microsoft introduced the Surface product line in 2012 as a Windows tablet. It was the company’s first product which incorporated the Windows operating system and their own hardware. The first products ran tablet-only Windows RT. The early models were somewhat under-powered with limited storage and poor battery life. The next generation added a supplemental keyboard and more processing power, becoming 2-in-1 tablet/laptops. In 2015 the Surface 3 models were the first to run the full Windows operating system and standard programs. That Surface 3 lineup included the first true laptop. But not until the latest version, the Surface 4, did the product finally achieve parity in power and functionality with competitive laptops by incorporating bigger displays, very fast microprocessors, large SSD storage and superior battery life.

    Consider this outstanding combination of features:

    • Microsoft Surface 4 Laptop (Model 5W6-00024)

    • AMD Ryzen 7 4980U CPU 8 core/16 thread, 15w max power load

    • 8 core/16 hyper-thread processor runs at speeds from 2.0 to 4.4 GHz

    • 64 bit Windows 10 Home 20H2 operating system

    • Integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU uses shared system memory

    • 8 GB DDR4 high efficiency RAM primary memory

    • 512 GB SK-Hynix SSD fast hard drive

    • 15.1” IPS LED-backlit PixelSense touch-screen display with 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI) resolution

    • Windows ink workspace/Surface Pen support

    • Omnisonic full-range stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos audio processing

    • 720 HD f2.0 Webcam with dual far field microphones

    • 3D IR Camera for Windows Hello facial and gesture recognition

    • Intel AX200 wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (WiFi 6 support), WPA3 security

    • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity

    • USB-C video output

    • 1 USB 3.1 Type C (up to 5 GBps)

    • 1 USB 3.0 Type A

    • 40 pin Surface Connect port for charging and accessory connections

    • Headphone out/Microphone in 3.5 mm port

    • 45.82 Watt-Hour Lithium Ion battery – 17.5 hour operating life

    • 65 watt/15.0 volt/4.0 amp charging unit with USB Type A 5.0 volt/1.0 amp charging port and 101” cord length

    • Very slim and compact: 13.4” wide x 9.6” deep x 0.6” thick

    • Lightweight: only 3.4 pounds

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    So how does this laptop perform? Flawlessly!

    It seemed very fast when I was using it, so I ran two well-regarded benchmark programs (Novabench and PC Mark 10) on both it and four of my other computers to determine their relative performance. These tests measure both CPU (general processing) and GPU (graphics processing) so they give a good overall measure of a computer’s speed. The first was a base model office desktop with an AMD A6 (A6-7310) CPU (comparable in speed to an Intel i3 CPU), no separate GPU and 8 GB RAM. The next was a nicely-equipped all-in-one computer with a 6th generation Intel i5 (6400T), Intel 530 GPU and 12 GB RAM. The third was a 2018-era gaming laptop with an 8th generation Intel i5 (8300H), Nvidia 1050Ti GPU and 8 GB RAM. The fourth was a 2019-era two-in-one laptop/tablet with AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Radeon Vega 8 GPU and 8 GB RAM. Finally, I ran the same tests on the Microsoft Surface 4 laptop. All computers were well-maintained, running identical Windows 10 versions with no other programs active. Here are the results (higher is faster):

    Novabench Results:

    Office desktop (AMD A6, 8 GB ram): 636 (Base case)

    All-in-One (i5-6400, 12 GB ram): 858 (35% faster than base)

    Gaming laptop (i5-8300H, 8 GB ram)): 2028 (219% faster than base)

    Two-in-One tablet/laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 8 GB ram): 1425 (124% faster than base)

    Microsoft Surface 4 (AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8 GB ram): 2981 (369% faster than base)

    PC Mark 10 Results:

    Office desktop (AMD A6, 8 GB ram): 1451 (Base case)

    All-in-One (i5-6400, 12 GB ram): 2300 (59% faster than base)

    Gaming laptop (i5-8300H, 8 GB ram)): 4603 (217% faster than base)

    Two-in-One tablet/laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 8 GB ram): 3698 (155% faster than base)

    Microsoft Surface 4 (AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8 GB ram): 5096 (251% faster than base)

    OK, that’s a lot of numbers and technical jargon but the bottom line is that you will find this slim Surface 4 capable of out-performing anything you currently own (unless you have a really geeked-out special system) and very smooth in running any games or software you may ever buy. Put this elegant notebook to work on most business software and it will never even break a sweat. Use it for photo or video editing and it will calmly do whatever you want, no drama. And you need not hesitate to fire up a graphics-intensive game because it has the power to handle even that chore easily. It is certainly faster than most dedicated gaming laptops made prior to 2020!

    The Omnisonic speakers and Atmos sound system on this laptop are surprisingly good. I listened to some of my favorite albums from Spotify and the speakers (although tiny) were much better than typical for laptops. They are mounted at the hinge, have decent volume and good stereo separation – certainly good enough for watching Netflix or YouTube videos.

    A major plus for this Surface 4 device is the outstanding battery life. I always test laptops by streaming Netflix series on battery power with a bright screen and high speaker volume. The combination of modem usage, video rendering, screen lighting and speaker volume usually drains most laptop batteries in less than two hours. But this Microsoft lasted almost twelve hours before exhausting the charge! That is long enough for five full movies and certainly would suffice a traveler for even the longest international flights. You can thank the ultra-efficient and power-miser AMD CPU and GPU for that amazing performance.

    Another advantage for travelers is the compact size (less than 14” wide and 0.6” thick) and very light weight – about 3.4 pounds. The power cube is small (about 3” x 2” x 1”) so it won’t take up much precious space or weight in your briefcase/backpack. The notebook is nicely balanced with a great lighted keyboard and big touchpad, so those who like to literally use their laptop on their lap will be pleased. The Intel wireless LAN is compatible with the latest WiFi 6 standard and provides excellent, high speed connection to your network. Similarly, the Bluetooth 5.0 gave a stable connection at up to 35 feet. The 3.5 mm audio port is convenient if you like to use wired headsets or earbuds.

    The 15.1” touchscreen display has superb resolution, high speed video rendering and HDR content support with very good color saturation. The 6:4 screen ratio is taller than the 16:9 or 16:10 ratios seen on many laptops and actually offers considerably more screen area (about 19% more) than the 16:9 screens. This is an advantage when working with Word documents or spreadsheets. It also supports the Surface Pen for graphic editing, although I don’t think that a laptop is the best vehicle for that function.

    The Microsoft Hello facial recognition and Cortana both work well, as does the webcam and built-in microphones. I suggest that you turn off the setting which requires entering a password when waking from sleep (but I suggest that change for all Windows PCs!)

    What are the possible weak points or purchase issues to consider?

    • I would have preferred at least two Type A and two Type C USB ports. I prefer to use a mouse rather than a trackpad and often need to use a flash drive so having only one USB port is an issue. (I solved it by buying a very nice Microsoft Bluetooth mouse from Best Buy for just $15. See photo.)

    • While the keyboard is excellent, it does not have a separate numeric keypad. However, that would have required a somewhat wider unit or reducing the size of the other key, so its absence is understandable.

    • It would have been nice to have a form-fitting cloth carrying case included (as many other notebook brands provide.)

    • When you set up your new Surface 4 laptop you will need to download some software (e.g., Open GL, Dolby Atmos) and update the drivers. There are several free software suites which will take care of those tasks for you.

    • Some might feel that the 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD could be larger but the performance results I noted above show that the RAM is adequate. The hard drive is big enough for most purposes and can be supplemented by an external hard drive plugged into the USB Type C port.

    • The optional Intel 11th generation Core i7 microprocessor allows a larger RAM and SSD configuration and may be a bit faster but at a considerably larger cost and much less battery life.

    But these are really just minor quibbles. When you consider all of its power and functionality you will agree that the price is very reasonable. I can enthusiastically recommend the new Microsoft Surface 4 laptop for both serious stay-at-home power users and for those who need a perfect travel companion.

    May 08, 2021 01:36
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    Premium Laptop, Strong Performance, Great Battery

    /////////// First Impressions and Features ///////////

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” is definitely a premium laptop. It is one of the rare laptops where its hardware and software come from under the same roof. It shares the look and feel of its predecessor, and I have no issues with that at all. This is my first Surface Laptop (I currently own a Surface Pro 3, still kicking!). It is equipped with a Ryzen 7 8 core/16 thread APU, 512GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 RAM. The unit feels premium and sturdy, the hinge that holds the screen upright is very strong, and the backlit keyboard is probably one of the best keyboards I’ve ever typed on in a portable laptop. The cool metal feels smooth on your palms as you type and the touchpad registers all single and multi-touch gestures without a hitch. The panel is a touchscreen and I feel that it won’t be utilized very much, but it does become very handy when you need it. Trying to buy that elusive gpu online before everyone else? With a touchscreen, you are now the fastest ‘add-to-cart’ online shopper this side of the Mississippi!

    Contrary to what most others say about the thick bezels, I actually appreciate them. Where else are you going to hold the screen to open it up or make tilt adjustments without touching the panel itself? It’s one of those things that we take for granted as we prioritize looks over functionality. Ok, maybe they can be shrunk down a tad...but it doesn't bother me. One of the most satisfying aspects of the Surface Book is the display’s 3:2 aspect ratio, with a resolution of 2496x1664. From a general use and productivity standpoint, the vertical real estate gained allows the natural viewing of websites, documents and the like. Think about it. Most physical documents are printed in portrait, so there is a welcoming familiarity once you begin using the laptop. It is most definitely refreshing.

    The I/O is sparse on the laptop, having only a single USB-C, USB-A and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The only other means of connectivity is the Microsoft proprietary charge port that can also double as an I/O port with their proprietary dock. The limited amount of I/O helps keep the laptop thin, as evident in other laptops designed today, and the only way to expand I/O is to purchase a separate docking station or USB hub. The USB-C can also double as a charge port as well if you have a means of charging it that way. I own a monitor with a USB-C connection that acts as both a 65W charger and hub. This is a perfect complement to the Surface Laptop 4.

    /////////// Processing Performance ///////////

    A big omission is the use of the newest Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors for this latest generation of Surface Laptop. This is an automatic star deduction in my book. Microsoft pinned the last generation’s Ryzen with the latest silicon to come from Intel. That being said, the Ryzen 7 4000 Surface Edition mobile processor is still a great everyday mobile APU. It is an 8 core/16 thread 7nm that should satisfy most users and their processing needs. The CPU core speeds will behave differently on battery versus when plugged in, and I’ve provided a table of the tests I ran for each power mode using Cinebench R23:

    <<- On Battery, 4 Modes ->>

    Battery Saver (Single 2GHz, Multi 1.4GHz)

    Recommended (Single 2GHz, Multi 1.6GHz)

    Better Performance (Single 2.9GHz, Multi 2.4GHz)

    Best Performance (Single 4.2GHz, Multi 2.9GHz)

    <<- Plugged In, 3 Modes ->>

    Recommended (Single 3.95GHz, Multi 2.5GHz)

    Better Performance (Single 4.3GHz, Multi 2.4GHz) (dipped as low as 1.5GHz in Multi, thermal throttling?)

    Best Performance (Single 4.3GHz, Multi 2.7GHz) (dipped as low as 1.3GHz in Multi, thermal throttling?)

    A couple of things to note. Maybe I’m stating the obvious here, but if you’re looking for top performance out of this laptop, you’re going to have to plug it in. When plugged in, the base single core speeds are increased almost by 100%. The laptop does not need to worry about battery conservation and can allow the cores to run full blast. The other thing I noticed is that when plugged in and running multi-core tests, the speeds start off strong but begin to taper off. I took note of the temps during testing and the core temps held under 70 degrees C, so I don’t know if it’s thermally throttling or something else relating to its TDP. When running off the battery, the speeds and performance are expected; the APU is intentionally limited to conserve battery. Still at Best Performance, you can squeeze out a single core speed of about 4GHz, which is impressive.

    /////////// Graphics Performance ///////////

    The Ryzen 7 Mobile is baked in with Radeon graphics. The graphics had no trouble running games like Roblox. I had my daughter give it a test run (she plays on my desktop PC with a dedicated GPU, for reference) and she gave it two thumbs up. I know, Roblox isn’t a demanding game, but it’s nice to know she can Roblox on-the-go on a PC rather than on a smartphone. So I took it to the other extreme and installed Shadow of the Tomb Raider for another test run. Running the in-game benchmark tool, I was able to squeeze out 13fps. This is with all graphics settings set to the lowest setting. During the benchmark, the APU shot up 91 degrees C! Terrifying. For my last test, I decided on a middle ground with Halo MCC. This was actually playable! Frame rates were around 30-40fps and the APU temps were hovering around 67 degrees C. Not bad at all. I had the laptop plugged in while gaming and did notice that the laptop became warm to the touch with the fans quietly spooled up, but nothing to be alarmed about.

    /////////// Battery Performance ///////////

    Ultimately if you decide to go with the Ryzen APU, you reap the benefits of the 7nm process which equates to lower power consumption and ultimately longer run times. This will be evident as you begin to configure your Laptop 4 with either Intel or AMD. If you go Intel, your battery times are reduced by as much as two hours. Intel Tiger Lake uses a 10nm process on their mobile chips which results in more power use. The Intel chips are fast in both processing and integrated graphics and may have advances in their silicon process, but you lose out in runtime. And it costs more, too. From the standpoint of costs and battery life, Ryzen would be the way to go. Just something to think about.

    Speaking of battery life, Microsoft states a battery life on this 15” Ryzen model to about 17.5 hours. We don’t know how they arrived at that number, but my regular use brought about 11-13 hours with the battery set to Recommended mode. That’s essentially a full day before reaching for the wall charger. You can easily mitigate battery usage by reducing screen brightness as well as disabling keyboard backlighting and turning off Bluetooth if you’re not already using it. Also, the more applications you have running in the background, the more battery will be consumed.

    /////////// Summary ///////////

    At its price point, it will have to trade blows with Dell, Lenovo and even the upcoming Samsung for ultra portable PC laptops, and many may find the other brands more visually appealing if we consider all their models comparably equipped. It boils down to preference and what is value priced at the moment. But again, there is something to be said about a company that designs both the hardware and the software of a device and even collaborates with chip makers like AMD to make a premium product, and so I recommend the Surface Laptop 4 15” Ryzen Edition as a buy. It’s a shame that Microsoft didn’t go with the nextgen of Ryzen processors. Apple is at the forefront of hardware and software, with their new M1 chip being all the rave at the moment, and is another alternative to the Surface Laptop 4 if you don’t mind running MacOS. Another avenue would be gaming laptops that offer much more performance at the same price point, but are larger, heavier and will need to be plugged in most of the time. I recommend that you think about your daily use cases and make a decision on a certain type of laptop from there.

    May 03, 2021 00:55
  • Review by Robb0688, 10 out of 10
    Very solid machine

    I am someone that I would describe as techy, but at the same time, not overly so. The TL;DR of this review is that that is the type of person this laptop will suit best.

    PROCESSOR AND PERFORMANCE

    I have two laptops in my house. One is my work computer and the other is my personal laptop, which this is a replacement for. My personal laptop was a 2010 value laptop and there's no comparison between it and this. Things are a little closer with the company supplied laptop. That has a 2015 core i5 processor and an SSD as well. I thought maybe they'd be fairly comparable, but the Surface Laptop 4 is soooo much snappier and responsive. The extra 5 years (these have 2020 Ryzens in them) and this being more on the level of an i7 make the two processors feel night and day. Microsoft went for processing power on this and it shows. Very fast in everything it does. Opening programs, installing them, running large Excel sheets, etc. I can't compare it to Surface Laptop 3s as I never had one, but compared to my decent work laptop, this is much better. One thing to note though is don't get this expecting it to be a gaming laptop. You can play some of the less demanding games on it, but if you like 4k @ 120hz+, you've come to the wrong machine, though I'm sure someone with those tastes knew that. Gaming that would probably work well on here would be streaming like Microsoft's Xcloud or Google Stadia. Something where the computer isn't being tasked with rendering the game. Thanks to Wifi 6 built in, you could stream games. Speaking of, wifi 6 is amazing. My phone gets 250 to 300 Mbps downloads and uploads over my gig speed wifi. I ran the test on the Surface Laptop 4 and hit over 400 Mbps both ways, which is a massive gain. I wish everything had wifi 6.

    BATTERY LIFE:

    This laptop has great battery life. I charged it the night I got it and have been using it each night over the last 5 days or so and still haven't had to recharge it. That's a win in my book. Every other laptop I've ever used gave me maybe 7 or 8 hours.

    STORAGE AND RAM:

    Storage is ample with a 512GB SSD in mine. I love the SSD. A cold boot and this is up and at your desktop in maybe 20 seconds. It's fast. No complaints here. As far as RAM though, I do wish there were more. It's a little light at 8GB and considering a lot of top end phones carry around that, I wish there was more on a machine expected to do more. I believe it is upgradable down the line. Plus, this laptop carries a premium price tag so it really should come with a little more.

    USE

    This is a dream to use. Fast, responsive, and has a comfortable, wonderful feeling keyboard to type on. The touchscreen is nice, but admittedly I'm avoiding using it to keep oil streaks off my pristine screen. The color accuracy of the screen is great and it makes video really pop. The only downside I find here is that while it does support HDR, it has to be on certain apps. You can't go on youtube in Edge or Chrome and watch HDR. That's my biggest complaint as everything else about the screen is a thing of beauty. I also enjoy the 3:2 aspect ratio as 16:9 is much more suited to movies and TV.

    The webcam works great for video calls, though I only briefly tested it. Speakers sound good too, though I would encourage anyone to set up a nice set of external speakers. These are laptop speakers after all. You're not going to get a home theater experience from them.

    VERDICT:

    If I could give it 4.5 stars, I would. It's a beautiful laptop that runs exceptionally well. Incredibly polished experience all around. The only things I would knock it for are RAM, though more is available for extra money, and smaller things like a lack of legitimate graphics hardware, or the HDR thing I mentioned previously.

    As I said early on, if you're techy enough to like the finer things in the world of consumer electronics, but not so techy that you're building your own PC or looking for your next gaming laptop, this will be a great laptop for you.

    May 01, 2021 22:07
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    Now there's competition!

    For a long time there was not a lot of competition for high end (non-gaming) laptops, with the Surface Laptop 4 it looks like things are changing. With the new AMD Ryzen 7 Microsoft Surface Edition processor they claim 17.5 hours of battery life on this model and I didn't quite get there but there was more than enough battery life to get through a long day of work and home use. The touch screen and trackpad were very responsive and the backlit keyboard was a joy to type on. The speakers were loud as well as clear and the build quality felt very premium and balanced in the hand. The usb-c, usb-a and headphone jack ports were all a welcome sight. The only knock I have would be that they didn't go for an exotic feature such as a digital screen button row as I feel that would lead to new and exciting ways to use your laptop. Overall I'm very happy with the Surface Laptop 4 and have no qualms about recommending it to anyone in the market for a higher end laptop.

    May 02, 2021 16:38
  • Review by DSPARKA, 8 out of 10
    More Laptop In This Surface 4

    Presentation:

    Opening the package containing the Surface 4 laptop helped me enjoy the upscale packaging that I’m sure Microsoft was aiming for. The employees took there time to make sure every inch of the boxing process was perfect. I took my time to live that moment longer.

    Setup:

    After removing and opening the Surface 4 laptop out of the box I was greeted by Cortana (Microsoft’s personal voice assistant). Cortana walked me through the initial setup and all I had to do was speak and she took care of the setup. The choice to click and manually make the selections is also available.

    Appearance:

    The Surface 4 laptop feels great to handle and weighs less than 5 pounds. I decided on the aluminum Matte black color and it looks fantastic. I don’t see it attracting fingerprints on the housing unless filthy hands get to it but it will be more for my personal use with school. For now I do Zoom meetings for school and the 720p front facing camera is perfect for it.

    The Surface 4 is equipped with a 15 inch crisp, and clear HD display that’s made for just about anything in touchscreen. Movies look amazing and browsing the web in 2496x1664 resolution detail make all the online shopping experience better and safer because I’m at the comfort of my home.

    This is faster than my other laptop from a well known company and it weighs less.

    Negatives:

    Where are the ports Microsoft?

    -No HDMI (not everyone do casting) the HDMI comes handy when and if I’m doing a presentation and easier to setup in my opinion.

    -Only 1 USB port can work but a backup would be nice.

    -Not a 2 in 1. It’s a touchscreen laptop and if it was designed to fold into a tablet I think it would make it more comfortable to have the option.

    Positives:

    -The Surface 4 laptop is fast. This is faster than my 2 years old laptop but I’m not sure it’s 70% faster.

    -The battery holds the charge for a good duration of the day depending on what I’m doing on the laptop.

    -Facial recognition is also a big deal to me. I’m seeing that feature more but I appreciate having it.

    -Keyboard keys are responsive to touch and smooth by not sticking when pressed.

    -Touchscreen is there when I need it. It’s a bonus to have especially when browsing.

    -Atmos Dolby surround sound makes watching a movie on the surface 4 laptop better when you don’t have your Surface buds nearby.

    -Fast charger. It comes with a magnetic fast charger that fully charge in about 2 hours.

    Other Mentions:

    For the tech gurus out there I know the specs might be a big deal.

    512GB SSD

    8GB RAM

    AMD Ryzen processor

    Which is enough for what I’m using it for. If the Surface 4 can’t handle the task I’ll hop on my desktop but for now it fits my need. Small things can make this Surface 4 closer to perfect but I think Microsoft is on the right path elevating there products.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:21
  • Review by krush, 8 out of 10
    Excellent sleek laptop

    This is an excellent laptop with an interesting form factor that will take me some getting use to. I really enjoy the lightweight sleek look of this laptop especially with the 15" screen size.

    If you are looking for a wonderful work or play laptop, I feel like this is the perfect hardware combination with the 8GB of RAM and the 512GB SSD paired with a beefy Ryzen 7 processor. I use Adobe for photo and video work and this laptop handles the sometimes intense processing tasks just fine.

    One thing I did notice was no thunderbolt port which i feel like should come standard nowadays it opens up lots of options. I also noticed the lack of ports on this laptop which isnt necessarily a bad thing because I dont tend to use many usb ports but if you like to connect up lots of things, just know you may need an external port replicator of some sort.

    The battery life on this has been stellar and I'm very happy to say I have yet to run it down in between charges like I tend to do on my other laptops with sub optimal batteries. One thing to note is the battery does not appear to be removable and I dont beleive the RAM is removable or upgradeable either. So if you want the 16GB of RAM, get it up front because there is no adding any additional or swapping it from what I have read thus far.

    All in all, I love this laptop, I think it has great speed, is built well, and provides excellent power with excellent battery life. I would highly recommend it.

    May 03, 2021 21:30
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Really pleased with my experience so far

    For some context: I have used many surface products in the past and have been pleased with all of them. In my opinion this is the slam dunk of the bunch for many reasons.

    Pros:

    + The 15inch screen is amazing

    + The Battery life has been stellar

    + I love the keyboard and trackpad

    +Touch screen

    + The internals and the overall design

    Cons:

    - Bezels (they are not intrusive but still)

    - Trackpad (i have it as a pro as well...more on this in the review)

    - No USB-C Thunderbolt support

    - Limited ports (#donglelife)

    I will start with the good and let me just say, this thing is fantastic. I absolutely love my Surface Laptop 4 15" in the two days that I have used it (extensively for work), I am just blown away at how great of a product Microsoft has put out. The battery life has been fantastic, I can't really gauge how many hours I am getting but it is more then 10 and plenty of battery left to go. The Ryzen 7 processor is fantastic and I am pleasantly surprised. I was unsure how it would preform and while I don't use programs to really push the CPU it has preformed great. The keyboard is a delight to type on and the track pad is great as well (I will cover my gripe with the trackpad below). The 3:2 aspect ratio on this 15" screen is incredible. I have never owned a 15" inch laptop and frankly I don't think I would want to go to a 13" inch again. Viewing spreadsheets or emails is an absolute delight. This laptop has absolutely won the award to be my daily driver.

    The very few cons that I have are minutia and frankly things that don't bother me or my performance on the laptop, however, they are still worth noting. This thing has bezels, albeit not large but they are still there. They don't bother me and I don't notice them unless my eye starts to wonder but in 2021 they really shouldn't be here. What should be here, however, is USB-C thunderbolt support and more ports...This has the charging port on the right hand side (which is mag-safe and fantastic), 1 USB-C and 1 USB 3.0 (if I am not mistaken). For me its fine but again, 2021. The trackpad is nice and big but it is more of a square and not a rectangle. Given the amount of space that is on the laptop, I think they could of optimized more of it. My thought behind them not doing it is because your palms, hands and arms have a perfect place to rest when typing....so its a trade off that makes sense to me.

    Overall, I am really enjoying this laptop. Frankly, I love it so much that I recommended it to our IT department for use with the sales team. Its a great product that isn't heavy and gets the job done. Buy it, you won't regret it.

    Apr 29, 2021 12:14
  • Review by GhostElvis, 8 out of 10
    Microsoft—who knew?

    Bought this back in April when my old laptop died my first day on a new job. I would normally prefer more memory (at least 16 GB) and storage (at least 1 TB), but for work purposes, the 8 GB of RAM and the 512 GB SSD are plenty.

    As with Apple computers, there's something to be said for the same company making both the hardware and the software. This Surface laptop performs smoothly, with none of the problems you'd expect to encounter when the OS has to accommodate a zillion different possible configurations of hardware and software. Good keyboard action, too—and excellent battery life. The inclusion of both USB-A and USB-C ports (one each) is a nice touch—no need for an adaptor to use existing backup drives.

    I would suggest three minor improvements, though:

    1. Oddly enough, now that Apple has switched to USB-C charging, Microsoft has implemented something similar to Apple's old MagSafe charger. It's not as sturdy, though. Whereas Apple's MagSafe required considerable force to accidentally disconnect, it seems the slightest movement will disconnect Microsoft's charger. That's probably a good thing insofar as it protects the cable from damage, but it can be inconvenient if you're working away under the assumption that your battery is charging when you've really got only 15% left.

    2. The lack of an indent at the front of the computer, combined with the Windows/Surface logo being four squares, makes it harder to tell where to open the lid.

    3. A keyboard backlight would be helpful.

    Microsoft—who knew?

    Jul 04, 2021 15:04
  • 9.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Mobile Mouse - Silver
    Description

    Lightweight and portable, with a redesigned wheel optimized for great scrolling, plus dongle-free Bluetooth connectivity, the new Surface Mobile Mouse works on virtually any surface¹ thanks to BlueTrack technology. Available in a choice of rich colors.²

    7 Features
  • Thin and light: Surface Mobile Mouse goes anywhere without the weight or bulk of a traditional mouse.
  • Wireless: Connects wirelessly to your Surface via Bluetooth.
  • Clutter-free: Requires no cords or dongle, which makes for a cleaner workspace and less stuff to carry.
  • Works on virtually any surface¹: Use Surface Mobile Mouse almost anywhere, desk, couch or floor, thanks to the built-in BlueTrack technology.
  • Redesigned scroll wheel: The new scroll wheel is optimized for smooth, responsive performance.
  • Ergonomic design: The smooth, sculpted shape fits comfortably in your hand for hours of work on the go.
  • Mix and match with other Surface accessories: Surface Mobile Mouse coordinates perfectly with Surface Go Signature Type Cover,* Surface Pro Signature Type Cover,* and Surface Pen.*
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JayD, 10 out of 10
    Better than the magic mouse!

    I used to have a magic mouse for my old MacBook as I decided to get a Dell laptop, the magic mouse wasn't compatible which I turned in and got this mouse for less than half of the price compared to the magic mouse!! I like it much better!

    Jan 24, 2020 22:01
  • Review by Clewing0513, 10 out of 10
    Cool

    Never used a WiFi mouse and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was too set up! And more pleased to know that it had a battery already in it. This mouse it's literally ready to go outside the box. A little button to turn it off and on so you don't dressing the battery. Idon't know that I would recommend as a primary mouse for all the time use is you suffer with carpal tunnel or any issues with your wrist.

    Mar 02, 2019 19:33
  • Review by dalan66, 10 out of 10
    OK to be BLUE...if you are Microsoft Cobalt Mouse

    I purchased my Microsoft Surface Pro almost a year ago. At that time, I also purchased a different color Signature Type Cover and Mouse. I recently changed to the Cobalt Blue and am very happy with the upgrade. Same great technology, but the Cobalt...simply much more elegant and does not show wear as do some of the other colors.

    Feb 22, 2019 16:14
  • Review by Lachi, 10 out of 10
    The best

    quick easy connection. very like and matches my surface

    Jun 09, 2020 11:44
  • Review by Cammy, 10 out of 10
    OMG!!!!!

    I’m in love with this mouse! I have never in my life been so happy with a purchase from Best Buy! The way the mouse moves is so smooth, and it connect to my computer fast through blue tooth! If you’re thinking about getting this, just buy it! No regrets! 10/10 mouse!

    Mar 27, 2021 11:31
  • Review by as58552, 10 out of 10
    I would recommend.

    Got this with my new Pro 7. It is quite a bit smaller then my old mouse, so it took some getting used to. I have bigger hands and was used to the mouse fitting into the palm of my hand. I've used this mouse for a couple days now and really like it. It is made of quality materials, the scroll wheel is very smooth, and the buttons are easy to push. I got this for free with all the other stuff I bought for my new Surface. So it's even better.

    Oct 20, 2021 15:36
  • Review by KenD, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth it

    Nice and compact for travel. This mouse is well built and feels premium. I strictly use this when I travel with my laptop, but at home and stationed it's paired with a full sized gaming mouse. I love that's it's Bluetooth and I don't have to worry about losing a USB receiver.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:12
  • Review by MyNickname, 10 out of 10
    Decent laptop mouse

    I was hesitant to get this bluetooth mouse at first because it doesn't have the forward/back buttons on the side which I am accustomed to, but it is a decent laptop mouse. It's not bulky which fits nicely on your work briefcase. Pairing is easy with Windows 10. The OS recognized it quickly without having to open up the bluetooth settings.

    Sep 20, 2021 15:58
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back into your flow at any moment: Surface Pro 7 is ready when you are with Instant On when you open the Type Cover,* and delivers the power you need thanks to standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JerryZ, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight, brilliant display, advanced Windows 1

    Lightweight, brilliant display, advanced Windows 10 options.

    This is my first Surface device. Worth the wait. Great touch screen and magnetic dock for my PEN on the LEFT side.

    Another magnet holds the charging plug on the right side. Uses high power, high speed C ports. The i5 is INTEL's latest CORE processor. My Surface came with an included keyboard /cover. Provides protection and a keyboard track pad.

    The kick stand supports the Surface Pro similar to a laptop. Yet pulls off for touch PAD mode. Wireless, Bluetooth all the standards included for easy network connectivity.

    Dec 26, 2020 11:10
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Great computer

    Relative had this computer and I was able to use it when visiting them. I couldnt wait to get home to purchase one of my own. Great little computer and Im still finding features that I love about it every day especially the display. Would buy again

    Oct 02, 2021 06:26
  • Review by Suzuki, 10 out of 10
    Surface pro 7 Great product

    It is neat and comfy to travel with and more. 12.3in. I add screen protector and case for my convenience. You can use it for college, business, personal convinces and work.

    Dec 29, 2020 02:24
  • Review by Andrew, 2 out of 10
    BEWARE: Open box EXCELLENT shipped in BAG w/flaws

    Beware, open box means they ship literally without a box. My surface pro came shipped in a flimsy plastic bag. The condition was supposedly "excellent" which best buy defines as "condition look brand new — with no physical flaws, scratches or scuffs — and include all original parts1 and accessories. The product will be in its original packaging or a suitable replacement box"

    Judge for yourself by the pics if you would define this as "excellent," "no physical flaws," and "a suitable replacement box."

    Feb 19, 2021 07:46
  • Review by DataGuy2003, 8 out of 10
    Great machine. Very versatile.

    The Surface Pro 7 was up and running in a few minutes. Great battery life. Hooked up to printer and wireless mouse. I could use more USB ports. Have not explored all of the options yet.

    Feb 21, 2020 15:48
  • Review by MeganD, 2 out of 10
    Not worth the price or headache

    Do not buy! I purchased my surface pro 7 in March 2020 and had to have it repaired in July 2020. The issues started with the load up screen being "glitchy" to it not turning on at all. If you do buy this, make sure you also purchase a good back up hard drive to save everything because it can't be repaired at that point and you will loose Everything. They replaced my surface pro with a brand new one since it was under warranty. It is 1-2-21 and I'm going to have to go through the warranty process again because my replacement pro is doing the EXACT same thing as the last one. It is great while it works but it is not worth the price or the headache. I hope this honest review saves someone else the frustration. (Image attached is of the new one with it's glitch, there's only supposed to be one logo, not almost 3)

    Jan 02, 2021 13:04
  • Review by Crave, 8 out of 10
    Great product with high defect rate & minor flaws

    I'm coming from SP4 i7 256gb background. Here is my review for SP7 i5 256gb:

    This IS a great product; however, just like other Surface products, it has a high defect rate. It took me 2 replacements to get a non defective product. The first one had abnormal overheating issues, second one didn't recognize the charger sometimes, but I'm glad that I finally got a fully functioning product now. This is the main reason I chose to pay $10 more and buy it from bestbuy; it'll be a painstaking replacement process if you bought it from amazon.

    But I will say this: Microsoft had greatly improved their quality control compared to surface pro 4. SP4 had an extremely high defect rate of dead pixels, and it took me 5 RMAs to get a non-defective panel. Light bleed was also enormously different for each product, which showed inconsistency of Microsoft's manufacturing system. However, all the SP7 units I've used, regardless of their defect in internal hardware, didn't have any dead pixel, and the light bleed was drastically improved. The finish was also greatly improved because I used to see noticeable gaps near the edges of the SP4, but I didn't see any in the 3 SP7s I've used.

    Apart from the defective rate and its finish, here are the pros and cons of the SP7 i5 256gb:

    1. Sensitivity of the Pen

    SP4 had 1024 levels of PS(Pressure sensitivity), but now SP7 has 4096 levels of PS. That's 4 times better than SP4 and 2 times better than Wacom Cintiq 13HD. I clearly noticed the difference in note-taking because the lines looked so much smoother and natural than SP4. If you're into drawing and need a 2in1 tablet, this tablet is probably the best you can find.

    2. 10th Gen Intel Processor

    If you need laptop operations, then go for SP7 not SPX. SPX has a qualcomm processor which is not suitable for PC apps. I'm extremely satisfied with the performance of this tablet. It runs visual studio, adobe Photoshop, Ableton, and other engineering apps without any throttling or performance degradation.

    3. USB type C (3.2Gen) + A(3.0) port

    This is what I love the most about SP7. Now I can charge the SP7 with my 100w usb c cable, and also use it as a display port by connecting with a usb c to HDMI cable. Also, data transfers are extremely fast because it's using 3.2 gen port.

    4. Battery

    Charges faster than any other gen of Surface Pros. SP7 uses 65W (SP6: 44W) charger and utilizes quick charge, which is fast enough to charge 30% battery to 90% in 45min.

    5. Temperature

    The i5 model is fan-less, so it's expected to run into temperature issues and throttle when you run heavy apps. Luckily, I had a friend who uses SP6 i5, so I tried comparing it to my SP7.

    SP7 runs hotter than SP6 due to their higher clock frequency, so you will see your SP7 get warmer than SP6 even when running simple apps. However, overall Performance is noticeably better in SP7. There's not much of a difference in CPU performance (Cinebench r20 score: SP7 got 1618 and SP6 got 1510). However, difference in graphics performance (ex.gaming) is highly noticeable, and SP7 easily outperforms SP6. If you want to do some light gaming such as portal, get a small fan pointed to the back of the SP7 because it performs much better (about 30% framerate increase/ lower temp)

    6. Price

    Microsoft is now including a type-cover in the bundle($999) instead of a surface pen. That's a bit overpriced when you need to buy the surface pen ($99) to get full experience of the product. Luckily, they're doing a sale for the pen as well, so if you're thinking about buying, you should act fast.

    Overall, SP7 is the best 2in1 tablet with minor issues such as temperature. So buy it fast when it's on sale.

    Mar 01, 2020 16:28
  • Review by DanF80, 10 out of 10
    Among the Very Best of the Ultra-Portables

    I bought the SP7 256GB i5 8GB RAM just before Christmas 2020 and it has been an overall great experience. I’ve previously had a Surface Pro 2017 which I had limited seat time with because it was stolen after a car break-in not long after I bought it. I’ve also previously had a Surface 3 and Surface Go for years of which both have been excellent devices.

    The Bad:

    -Expensive in all configurations at their listed prices

    -Surface keyboard is expensive and bounces a bit when typing fast. The fake suede covering feels good to the touch but doesn’t seem like it would last long after years of continuous use, especially at the edges. (My Surface Go keyboard started fraying at the edges about a year and a half of daily use, shortly before I accidentally dropped it and I believe both are made from the same material.)

    -It should be obvious but RAM and hard drive are not user replaceable and, even at 256GB, with any bit of productivity software, you go through that disk space very quickly. Especially with Windows 10’s perpetual updates. Which you can’t turn off.

    -Can generate a bit of heat when streaming videos.

    -Windows credentials are incredibly finicky and I’ve been kicked off the Windows App Store because Windows couldn’t validate my login. This may seem trivial but mostly all of the free apps (as well as paid) have to go through the App Store.

    -Clunky form factor if held in the hand and used as a tablet. This thing is heavy and you’ll never mistake this for an iPad.

    The Good:

    -Full-blown Windows machine and computer. I’ve gotten the iPad 2 back when Steve Jobs was still alive and to this day my iPad experience has been unrivaled. But I was tired of having to route everything through iTunes just to get it to my iPad. And, unlike the very-limited Surface Go, you can run full-blown apps like Photoshop CC or Visual Studio 2019 with no issues. (I tried using Photoshop CC on my Surface Go but I only was able to run it after clearing out all my downloaded files and run absolutely nothing else in the background. Still it was a harrowing experience.)

    -The display isn’t 4K but it’s gorgeous and renders great! Yes, it isn’t 120 Hz refresh rate (like the new SP8) but scrolling is decent and, unless you work with graphics, you wouldn’t miss it. I use Acrobat DC to scale and draw links at 200%+ resolution and the scaling and renders are great! You can probably say this about any mid- to high-end device but it’s worth mentioning.

    -Battery life is decent but you have to be careful that, if you get on an airplane or are going to be out all day and without a power source, you’re going to want to make sure the device is fully turned off and not just in “Sleep” mode. I’ve had more than a handful of times where Windows decided to update itself without an Internet connection and left my tablet on and steaming in a backpack and a drained battery.

    -This doesn’t have the lightness of the Surface Go, unfortunately, but this is by far the very best in terms of form factor for full on laptops. You can put this in a sack pack and not really notice. I will say this about my dearly departed Surface Go (I dropped it on my driveway face down): I actually used it in my hands while on my treadmill for 2 straight hours without fatigue. That’s something you can’t do or say about any other ultra portable full Windows device.

    Microsoft has been slow to update the Surface line so there was some fear that the SP line might be axed as a whole. Very thankful that the SP8 came out, which means that you can probably get a good deal on the SP7! The SP7 was a bit overpriced to begin with but if you can save a few hundred dollars off the list price, this tablet becomes an excellent value! Same with the SP8. Wait till Black Friday or possibly next Spring when deals pop up intermittently and without warning.

    Verdict:

    If I had to do it again, I probably would’ve gotten at least the 512GB. 1TB was just too much money for the hardware. This tablet is best used on a desk as using it on your lap is plain awkward. If I had to choose something else, it would be the Dell XPS 13 line, QHD or possibly 4K display. When you price it with accessories the comparable Surface Pro is actually more expensive than the comparable XPS 13. And the XPS can be used as a traditional laptop with exceptional build quality. Overall, I highly recommend the SP7, even more so if you can get it on sale.

    Oct 05, 2021 03:44
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Mobile Mouse - Sandstone
    Description

    Light, portable, comfortable mouse is perfect for precise navigation on the go. No cords or dongle - connects wirelessly to your Surface via Bluetooth®. Enhanced wheel is optimized for smooth, natural scrolling. Works on a variety of surfaces¹ thanks to BlueTrack technology. Choose from Platinum, Ice Blue, Poppy Red, and Sandstone.

    4 Features
  • Your go-anywhere mouse: Enjoy comfortable navigation on the go with Surface Mobile Mouse. Its light, low-profile design fits easily in your bag without the bulk of a traditional mouse.
  • Wireless Bluetooth® connection: Surface Mobile Mouse pairs easily with your Surface laptop via wireless Bluetooth® connection - no cords or dongle required.
  • Smooth, comfortable scrolling: Surface Mobile Mouse features a smooth, sculpted design with a wheel that fits comfortably in your hand and supports smooth, natural scrolling.
  • Mix and match with other Surface accessories: Surface Mobile Mouse coordinates perfectly with Surface Go Signature Type Cover,* Surface Pro Signature Type Cover,* and Surface Pen.*
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JayD, 10 out of 10
    Better than the magic mouse!

    I used to have a magic mouse for my old MacBook as I decided to get a Dell laptop, the magic mouse wasn't compatible which I turned in and got this mouse for less than half of the price compared to the magic mouse!! I like it much better!

    Jan 24, 2020 22:01
  • Review by Clewing0513, 10 out of 10
    Cool

    Never used a WiFi mouse and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was too set up! And more pleased to know that it had a battery already in it. This mouse it's literally ready to go outside the box. A little button to turn it off and on so you don't dressing the battery. Idon't know that I would recommend as a primary mouse for all the time use is you suffer with carpal tunnel or any issues with your wrist.

    Mar 02, 2019 19:33
  • Review by dalan66, 10 out of 10
    OK to be BLUE...if you are Microsoft Cobalt Mouse

    I purchased my Microsoft Surface Pro almost a year ago. At that time, I also purchased a different color Signature Type Cover and Mouse. I recently changed to the Cobalt Blue and am very happy with the upgrade. Same great technology, but the Cobalt...simply much more elegant and does not show wear as do some of the other colors.

    Feb 22, 2019 16:14
  • Review by Lachi, 10 out of 10
    The best

    quick easy connection. very like and matches my surface

    Jun 09, 2020 11:44
  • Review by Cammy, 10 out of 10
    OMG!!!!!

    I’m in love with this mouse! I have never in my life been so happy with a purchase from Best Buy! The way the mouse moves is so smooth, and it connect to my computer fast through blue tooth! If you’re thinking about getting this, just buy it! No regrets! 10/10 mouse!

    Mar 27, 2021 11:31
  • Review by as58552, 10 out of 10
    I would recommend.

    Got this with my new Pro 7. It is quite a bit smaller then my old mouse, so it took some getting used to. I have bigger hands and was used to the mouse fitting into the palm of my hand. I've used this mouse for a couple days now and really like it. It is made of quality materials, the scroll wheel is very smooth, and the buttons are easy to push. I got this for free with all the other stuff I bought for my new Surface. So it's even better.

    Oct 20, 2021 15:36
  • Review by KenD, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth it

    Nice and compact for travel. This mouse is well built and feels premium. I strictly use this when I travel with my laptop, but at home and stationed it's paired with a full sized gaming mouse. I love that's it's Bluetooth and I don't have to worry about losing a USB receiver.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:12
  • Review by MyNickname, 10 out of 10
    Decent laptop mouse

    I was hesitant to get this bluetooth mouse at first because it doesn't have the forward/back buttons on the side which I am accustomed to, but it is a decent laptop mouse. It's not bulky which fits nicely on your work briefcase. Pairing is easy with Windows 10. The OS recognized it quickly without having to open up the bluetooth settings.

    Sep 20, 2021 15:58
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo platform Core i7 – 16GB Memory – 256GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Graphite
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 16GB internal storage: Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Beauty and a Beast

    Whether you’re looking for a laptop or tablet, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 can meet both of your needs. The Surface Pro is compact, powerful, portable, tablet and a laptop all in one. The model I tested out for this review came with the intel 11th Gen Core i7 Processor, with 16GB of ram and 256 GB SSD storage and came pre-installed with the new Microsoft Windows 11 Home edition with Dual HD Cameras, 2 thunderbolt 4 ports with 120Hz refresh rate, responsive touchscreen and arguably the best laptop/tablet combination that I have tested. In this review we will go over the features, Pros and Cons of the all-new Surface Pro 8.

    Even though the model I tested out was not the top of line mode, it still performed admirably in most the tasks that I performed with it. I have been using the Surface Pro 8 for a few days for my office work, letting the kids work on it, and my wife with her photoshop and video editing and all in all it has performed well in all aspects.

    Features:

    Processor – The Surface Pro 8 comes in two processor variations. You can get the intel 11th Gen Core i5 and Core i7. The i7 is an 8 Core processor with 16 mb of Cache memory and the clock speed of 3 GHz. This processor is great for multitasking, running photoshop, media creation software and even gaming.

    Memory – The Surface Pro 8 also comes with multiple options for memory as well. You can get yours in either 8, 16 or 32GBs of memory. The unit I tested came with 16GB of memory and it was more than enough for me to pretty accomplish all my tasks. I was able to run games, video editing software and multitask with no issues. One major issue with this unit is that you cannot upgrade the memory on your own afterwards if you decide to upgrade your ram without destroying your unit, you will have to send it to Microsoft or their certified repair shop for an upgrade so it would be better if you go with more than what you would need to avoid the hassle in the future.

    Storage – You have multiple options available for storage as well but the best part of that is you can upgrade your storage on your own when feasible. I really loved this option and I believe Microsoft should have done with same with the Memory as well.

    Graphics – Now, this is where the Surface let me down a bit. This unit comes with Intel Iris Xe Graphics card, and even though the graphics card is not horrible, but it does not really make for an amazing gaming experience but at the same time Surface is not built for gaming, it still holds it own. I would not recommend any running any graphics and processor heavy games because the fans do start to get a bit loud, but overall, I was able to achieve 60 fps on some games. Not bad.

    Keyboard and Stylus – Even though the on-screen keyboard on the surface pro 8 works well, the optional Signature Keyboard and the slim pen is amazing and, in my opinion, a must buy. The keyboard clips on to the bottom of the Surface with magnets. I have always loved and have been amazed by the pen and keyboard combo from Microsoft. They keyboard is nice and firm, and the keys are responsive and can be lifted a bit to provide a better tying angle. The keyboard also has built-in storage and charger for the pen. They keyboard has a beautiful Alcantara finish and a large and responsive touch pad. The Slim Pen 2 also got some upgrades from the previous model. The pen is slimmer and a bit more tapered at the tip, so it provides for better handling. The pen also provides haptic feedback when used on the screen which was cool and just works so well with the screen. The pen can be used to write notes, feels so much better then writing on paper, or even just have fun and be artistic, (if my 7-year-old can do that on that with the pen, imagine what you can do, see picture) and serves as a screen protector for your tablet/laptop when not in use.

    Ports- The Surface pro has two thunder bold 4 ports which can be used for multiple things, such as connecting an external SSD, external displays, and even charging, which I have been doing. Microsoft does provide a charging brick, but it’s a bit bulk and looking at how portable this thing is, it just makes sense to carry a nano charger with you. The surface also has a proprietary surface port which is used for charging with the provided charging brick and one of my favorites, an audio jack. Most companies have been doing away with them, but I honestly love them.

    WIFI 6 and Bluetooth – No complaints, fast, and reliable connection.

    HD Cameras: Front facing camera is 5 megapixels 1080p and the rear is 10 megapixels 1080p. The front facing camera worked great. I used them for a few of my meetings and the image quality was amazing, compared to my current laptop.

    Windows 11 – Windows 11 will take a bit of getting used to. I love how it looks and how somethings have become accessible, it seems others are a bit hard to find. I have upgraded my other laptops to windows 11 but it was much easier to use to tablet design laptop with the touch screen. The icons are centered in the middle, you can add widgets, you can run multiple desktops, but it will take some time to find everything and discover all its features.

    Pros:

    Extremely Portable, Lightweight – Weighs only 2lbs.

    Great for multitasking, office work and getting creative

    Love the pen and the keyboard combo

    Thunderbolt 4 ports – multi-purpose

    13in Beautiful and responsive touch screen

    Expandable Storage Option

    Audio Jack

    Watching movies

    Amazing Sound Quality

    Cons:

    Graphics Card

    Overall, The Surface Pro 8 is an amazing machine, that is extremely portable, versatile, and a powerhouse. This is a great option for school, office, gaming and even just letting your creativity loose with the slim pen. The Surface pro series is the best laptop/tablet combo I have used. Microsoft has done an amazing job fitting a laptop into a tablet design, giving us the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend you give this perky little device a shot.

    Oct 19, 2021 17:21
  • Review by ryanmcv, 8 out of 10
    More of a Laptop; Less of a Tablet

    I've been thinking about getting a Surface Pro for several years, but was always conflicted on just how I would use it. Is it a laptop replacement? Is it a tablet? Can it be both? The Surface lineup fills an interesting niche in the Windows PC market -- one that takes the most important elements from the laptop and tablet experiences and combines them into a slim, portable, and powerful device. The Surface Pro 8 is the result of several years of refinements by Microsoft and appears to be the best Surface Pro device yet.

    === DESIGN & CONNECTIVITY ===

    - Microsoft has based the Surface Pro 8 design on the Surface Pro X. Compared to the Surface Pro 7, the Pro 8 is almost identical in size but has a 13-inch display (compared to the previous 12.3-inch panel). The bezels around the Pro 8's display are much slimmer, allowing for a larger screen without increasing the overall dimensions of the device. The bezels on the left and right sides of the display (in landscape mode) are quite slim, but those on the top and bottom are quite thick compared to high-end tablets.

    - The Surface Pro 8 now comes in a new graphite (black) color. It looks great and pairs nicely with the black keyboard (sold separately), but it is definitely a fingerprint and smudge magnet. I imagine the platinum (silver) color would not show as many fingerprints or smudges.

    - If you've never used a Surface Pro device, the kickstand takes some time to get familiar with. Having exclusively used standard laptops and iPad Pros with Magic Keyboards for the past several years, I often find myself forgetting to open the kickstand before I flip up the Surface Pro from the keyboard. Of course, if you forget to open the kickstand, the devices falls straight back onto your table. The kickstand also makes the Surface Pro a bit of a pain to use as a true laptop. You can use it on your lap if you're in just the right position, but this device is really meant to be used on a flat surface/desk.

    - There are only three ports on the Surface Pro 8: two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports and the proprietary Surface Connect port, all on the right side of the device. The volume buttons and headphone jack are on the left side. While I wish there were one or two more USB-C ports, it hasn't yet been an issue in the couple of weeks I've used the Surface Pro 8. However, some users will certainly miss the microSD card reader that was present on the Pro 7. So, you might have to carry some adapters with you and make sure to pair as many accessories as you can via Bluetooth to keep the USB-C ports free.

    - The Surface Pro 8 comes with a charging brick that connects via the proprietary Surface Connect port. The Surface Pro 8 can also be charged via one of the USB-C ports with a charger capable of delivering at least 65W. The proprietary charging brick isn't too large, but it's just one more thing to carry around. I prefer to charge via USB-C since I always have a capable USB-C charger with me, but the downside is that this takes up one of the two precious USB-C ports.

    - Build quality is excellent, with minimal flex and no squeaking. I do worry that the graphite finish might easily scratch or chip if not property protected. Otherwise, this is a very solid and lightweight design.

    === DISPLAY & SPEAKERS ===

    - New to the Pro 8 is a screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, though Windows 11's default refresh rate out of the box is 60 Hz. To change this, you'll need to navigate into the system's advanced display settings. This was likely done to conserve battery life out of the box, but it also means that you'll have to constantly change this refresh rate setting manually if you want to take advantage of the feature while maximizing battery life. Unlike other high-end tablets, the refresh rate is not adaptive -- you either always have 60 Hz, or always have 120 Hz. The benefits to 120 Hz are immediately noticeable once it's enabled, which much smoother scrolling and fluid animations.

    - The display has a resolution of 2880 x 1920 and supports Dolby Vision. According to Microsoft, it can achieve a brightness of about 450 nits. In my experience, the display gets plenty bright in both bright and dimly-lit rooms.

    - The display also features a technology called Adaptive Color, which adjusts the display's color tone to the ambient light around you. It works quite well and can be easily disabled as needed via the display settings menu.

    - Unlike other high-end devices, this display does not support the full DCI-P3 color gamut, which may be a turn-off for content creators. However, to my eyes, the display looks great. Colors are vivid and contrast is very good with excellent black levels.

    - The speakers of the Surface Pro 8 are hidden behind the top bezel of the device. Overall, the speakers are pretty good, but not great. Most content at medium volumes sounds clear with no distortion, but the speakers really suffer at higher volumes with noticeable distortion. The speakers are just fine for casual listening, but audiophiles will want to use headphones or an external set of speakers.

    === PERFORMANCE & BATTERY LIFE ===

    - My particular configuration of the Surface Pro 8 is equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage. For the vast majority of users, this configuration of the Pro 8 offers ample performance for almost any task. I've used the Pro 8 for two weeks for a variety of tasks including photo editing in Photoshop, intense web browsing with dozens of open tabs, and word processing/spreadsheet creation with dual 1440p monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Surface Pro 8 has not missed a beat and has powered through all of these tasks with no issues.

    - Since I'm a nerd, I ran the Geekbench 5 benchmark on the Pro 8, where it achieved a single-core score of 1,308 and a multi-core score of 5,405. These scores are right in line with (and in some cases, higher than) most high-end 13-inch Windows laptops from the likes of Dell and HP. Long story short: the Surface Pro 8 is no slouch and will provide great performance for quite some time. Gamers and video editors may want to look elsewhere.

    - The 256 GB SSD in this model is fast enough, but it is certainly not the fastest SSD I've used. A benchmark from CrystalDiskMark shows sequential read speeds of about 2200 MB/s and sequential write speeds of about 1000 MB/s. Certainly fast, but most mid-level M.2 SSDs achieve speeds at least 20-30% faster than this.

    - With the screen brightness set to about 50% and the refresh rate at 60 Hz, I was able to squeeze about 8.5 hours of battery life out of the Surface Pro 8 during my testing. That's decent, but pales in comparison to a dedicated tablet like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Battery life will suffer a bit more with 120 Hz enabled.

    - The Surface Pro 8 gets pretty warm on the back under heavy loads, especially towards the top of the device (above the kickstand). It's probably a good idea to keep the device propped up with the kickstand during intense tasks.

    === SOFTWARE AND OTHER THOUGHTS ===

    - The front-facing webcam shoots 1080p video and doubles as a Windows Hello (facial recognition) camera. The camera is perfectly fine for basic video calls, but it does tend to wash out colors (at least to my eye). The Windows Hello feature works very well, and Windows almost instantly recognizes my face at the log-in screen. The rear camera seems a bit better, but I don't see myself using the rear camera very often.

    - The device ships with Windows 11 installed. It is very similar to Windows 10, except for the start menu. I use an app called Start11 to change the start menu back to the Windows 10 style.

    - Out of the box, my particular unit installed a ton of Windows and firmware updates. Be sure to set aside at least a half hour after you first turn on the device to get all of the initial updates installed.

    - The SSD is user-accessible and upgradable, but it is a rather obscure size (M.2 2230) and may be challenging to find an upgraded SSD that will fit.

    - Windows just isn't designed as a "tablet first" operating system. A keyboard and mouse are almost a necessity to fully utilize the Surface Pro 8, yet Microsoft does not include its Signature Keyboard with the Surface Pro 8 - it is a $180 accessory. I would not recommend the Surface Pro to those looking for a tablet as their primary experience. The Surface Pro is stuck somewhere between a laptop and tablet -- but the limitations of Windows mean that the best experience will always be had with a keyboard and mouse/trackpad.

    === OVERALL ===

    The Surface Pro 8 is an excellent device and sits in its own category of Windows PCs. It has the performance paired with an excellent display to replace a traditional laptop. Its thin, lightweight design and kickstand make it arguably the most versatile Windows device on the market. However, I still struggle to see the appeal of a Surface Pro as tablet-only device. In my mind, the Surface Pro 8 (when paired with the optional keyboard) is a very capable and versatile Windows laptop with some tablet features that are nice to have when you need them. Maybe you'll detach the keyboard once in a while to watch videos, write notes, or draw something. But the fact remains that this device is severely neutered without the addition of the Signature Keyboard, and for this price, it should have been included. Microsoft has priced the Surface Pro 8 as if it were a full-fledged laptop, but then failed to include the most vital accessories (keyboard + trackpad) in the box. Regardless, if you can stomach the cost of the Pro 8 and the keyboard, you will be rewarded with a 2-in-1 device that doesn't sacrifice on design or performance.

    Oct 26, 2021 16:50
  • Review by TechGeek28, 10 out of 10
    The Ultimate 2 in 1

    The Surface Pro 8 provides you with the ultimate 2 in 1 experience. Its super light and portable, weighing under two pounds. It also has a responsive touch screen with a bigger and better 13" display. The least amount of bezels than previous models in the surface line, also make an impact on your experience. Signing in with Windows Hello is a breeze, by detecting your face instantly without issue. No more having to type in a password or pin, just pick up and go. One of the biggest new features this time around is a 120hz refresh rate, making for super smooth navigation, which is especially noticable whilst pairing the new Surface Slim Pen 2. The slim pen 2 allows for ease of jotting down notes in class or drawing on your free time with nearly no latency thanks to this 120hz mode. This means making even the most fine detail, no problem at all. The default display is set to 60hz so keep in mind you'll have to switch to 120hz in the advanced display settings. Speaker quality and volume were surprisingly loud and clear, perfect for streaming videos and listening to music. Even at maximum volume there were no noticable popping or washed out tones. Nothing too crazy here but it does the job well. The 5MP 1080p webcam looks great and better than any I've experienced on other tablets/laptops. Perfect for any of your zoom meetings while working from home. Not to mention, you're getting the same durable kickstand that made Microsoft's surface line, so well known. This is great for multiangle viewing, writing and drawing. With 16gb of RAM, the Pro 8 can handle multitasking with ease. You'll be opening plenty of apps and programs with little to no load times and if you're worried about storage space, you can easily upgrade the SSD. The battery is long lasting, even with brightness almost maxed and 120hz mode on, I was able to get around nine hours of constant use. This was with streaming plenty of music and videos as well as playing around with the pen on drawing apps. The only negative I found was the device can run pretty warm/hot when used for long periods of time. This isn't as noticable when your connected to the keyboard in laptop mode. As for windows 11, I feel it's definitely an operating system built with touch screens in mind as opposed to others. It works seamlessly with the Surface like it was literally made for it. The interface is very simple and allows you key search apps, files, settings, ect.. that you're looking for and opens it instantly. This feature makes it perfect for less tech savvy users as well. Also Snap Layouts allow you to view multiple windows on the same screen with ease, taking multitasking to a new level. It definitely takes some getting used to when coming from Windows 10 or older versions but I do think it pairs perfectly with the Surface Pro 8 and is a great addition to the windows line. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my Surface Pro 8 and highly recommend to anyone looking for a ultra portable 2 in 1.

    Oct 19, 2021 20:17
  • Review by StephenS, 10 out of 10
    Wonder Twin powers, activate!

    I’ve had quite a few 2-in-1 Windows computers over the years (none of which were an MS Surface) and they’ve always left me wanting. They worked fine as laptops but “tablet mode” in Windows 10 never impressed me as it felt disjointed, like I was using a completely different computer. With the advent of Windows 11 I decided to try a Surface Pro 8 and experience Microsoft’s direct take on what the Windows “tablet” experience should be. It’s not perfect, there are plenty of “Windows” apps and experiences that don’t intuitively translate to a touch/pen interface IMHO. However, with the combo of Windows 11 and this Surface Pro 8 I can confidently say that this is the first time I’ve felt a Windows computer could be productive without a physical keyboard, though add the keyboard/pen case and you get the best of all worlds. An obvious comparison, as I was asked repeatedly while using this out and about, is how does it compare to an iPad Pro. To me, the main difference is that an iPad Pro is a tablet trying very hard to convince you it can be a computer, while the Surface Pro 8 is a full computer doing its best to convince you it can be a tablet. Tastes will vary, having used both side-by-side I much prefer the Surface Pro 8.

    The Surface Pro 8:

    Right to the point, where the Surface Pro 8 excels is in portability. It’s so thin and light I can slip it into a secondary backpack compartment without hardly any thought at all about space or weight. Battery life is respectable enough to get me through a day of on-again/off-again campus computing -- I’d take this to a day of college classes and it got me through everything fine so long as I stuck to note taking, web, documents, and some light personal use between classes. I’d be down to 30-40% when the school day was done -- it packed enough juice that I never felt like I needed to carry the power adapter and stay near an outlet to get through my day.

    This is my first MS Surface computer so I came into it with no specific expectations save that I expected Microsoft to “get it right” when it came to hardware and design for their own OS. The Surface Pro 8 didn’t disappoint, right out of the box it came across as a clean and clever device and I repeatedly found myself liking each aspect of it “more than I expected”. The display is suitably high-res @ 2880x1920 and up to 120Hz, though it’ll be 60Hz out of the box so if you want that extra bit of smoothness (at the cost of some battery life) you’ll want to go into the display settings and bump it up. The internal display also supports HDR / Dolby Vision video, though this is the one aspect that actually fell short of my expectations in practice.

    I also got and recommend the Surface Pro Keyboard + Slim Pen. Though I found the Surface Pro 8 was pretty usable without a keyboard, for most activities, these round out the experience for full on document writing. When not using the keyboard, Windows 11 provides a decent onscreen keyboard and/or handwriting recognition mode -- both slower than a physical keyboard but they’ll get the job done for light writing.

    As a tablet, this is probably as big as I’d want to go. I’ve had 15” and even 17” 2-in-1 PCs before and that’s just too big to use as a “tablet”, but at 13” and a 3:2 ratio the Surface Pro toes that line quite nicely. Or, kick out the backstand and flip the keyboard to the front to go into “laptop” mode which worked much better on my actual lap than I expected, and on a desk or table it’s downright comfy, the Surface Pro 8 physical keyboard is frankly pretty outstanding.

    For video the Iris Xe graphics are remarkably adequate for light gaming. I’d not recommend anyone get a Surface Pro 8 FOR gaming, but at low to medium settings the Surface Pro 8 can pull it off in a pinch if it’s what you have on hand.

    Audio -- I’ll just say that the internal mic and speakers blew me away for this form factor. The built-in speakers are surprisingly rich and full, possibly better than even on any full-size laptop I’ve ever owned. Though you’re not going to “shake the walls”, sitting right in front of it in a normal viewing position for movies or music it sounds… remarkably good. And for when you can’t use speakers the Surface Pro 8 still pays respect to the tried-and-true 3.5mm jack, or plug in a pair of USB-C headphones or go Bluetooth if you’d rather. For recording audio, the internal mics pick up lectures and ambient sound quite well. Technically the mics are stereo, at least that’s how they show up in Audacity, but in practice I think they are recording mono as there was no hint of actual stereo recording when I walked circles around it while recording myself practicing a lesson presentation. But the audio the mics picked up sounded great, capturing clear and accurate audio of me and the people and spaces around me.

    Windows 11:

    On a related note, I found Windows 11 itself to be intuitive and quick to pick up on coming from Windows 10. I never liked “tablet mode” in Windows 10 anyway and Windows 11 doesn’t even have it as an option, which I consider a good thing. Otherwise Windows 11 seems very much to me like Windows 10 tidied up and better organized. Well played Microsoft, well played.

    Summary:

    It’s a bit expensive, at almost $2000 for the full package with the keyboiard/pen combo, but if you want/need an outstanding full-PC ultraportable this is hands down the best device in that category I’ve seen or used.

    Oct 22, 2021 11:20
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, thin design; powerful performance

    ## Design

    In previous generations of the Surface line, the popular opinion seemed to be that people liked the design of the Surface Pro X, but wanted the beefier processor of the Intel version such as the Surface Pro 7. Well, thankfully, the Surface Pro 8 features the best of both worlds: the slim, sleek design of the “X” with the power of an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

    The Surface Pro 8 features an aluminum exterior available in a new graphite color of which I’m a big fan. The kickstand is still located on the back and works great when using the Surface Pro 8 on a desk, but it’s less ideal for using on your lap since you need to keep your legs in the proper position to support the stand.

    ## Performance

    The power of the Intel Core i7 processor in the particular model I’m reviewing is definitely noticeable. Applications and web pages open in a flash and even ad-heavy websites don’t seem to bog down Edge or Chrome. The 16GB of RAM included in this model handles multiple browser tabs and applications with ease. Microsoft Word only takes about 1 second to load! The built-in 256GB SSD should be sufficient for most people, but note that it only had about 190GB of space available out of the box.

    The display on the Surface Pro 8 is simply gorgeous. It has a 2880 x 1920 resolution with vivid colors and even features a 120Hz refresh rate, which can be reduced to 60Hz to prolong battery life. So while the display is not quite 4K, movies and videos still look great on this screen.

    You’ll likely want to get the keyboard for the unit, so figure on adding a couple extra hundred dollars to the cost of the unit. The Surface Pro Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 is comfortable to type on, although it feels somewhat delicate due to its thinness, so if you need to write an angry email, don’t take it out on this keyboard. The built-in trackpad is responsive and works well for pointing, scrolling, and tapping. The keyboard also includes a space to store the Slim Pen 2 in the section that normally faces up against the tablet, so you can be sure the pen doesn’t fall out. The Slim Pen 2 works well for doodling or marking up a PDF, and there is an adjustable tactile engine for the pen that can make it “feel” like you’re writing on paper (although, I had to adjust the tactile feedback to the max of 100 to really notice it).

    Even the webcam and microphone perform much better than your typical Windows laptop, which is important in this day and age of the hybrid work environment. Webcam images look sharp (and support Windows Hello for fast logins) and the microphones pick up my voice well while doing a decent job of filtering out background sounds.

    ## Windows 11

    The Surface Pro 8 includes Windows 11 out of the box… sort of. It seems there is an early release version installed on the tablet as the initial setup process requires a long download and installation to finalize Windows 11. Therefore, be aware that you’ll need a good internet connection to initially set up the device.

    I like the fact that Windows 11 appears to be more a cosmetic change than a complete overhaul of the operating system like Windows XP was. I haven’t noticed any major issues with any of my applications or drivers. While I primarily use macOS as my daily driver, having the icons centered in the taskbar helps me feel more at home on Windows. The windows have rounded corners and translucency is used throughout the operating system, not like Windows Vista, but more subtly.

    I like having widgets and was somewhat sad when Vista’s “gadgets” were discontinued, but widgets are back in Windows 11 with a dedicated spot on the taskbar that is separate from the Start menu. However, the selection of widgets seems to be limited to those made by Microsoft at this time. Also, I wish the widget could “live” on the desktop instead of inside a dedicated taskbar icon. I could see a common use case where, when you’re closing all of your windows at the end of the day, it would be nice to see the traffic widget on your desktop so you know what your evening commute will be like.

    ## Battery Life

    While Microsoft states you can get up to 16 hours of battery life, that might be a bit of a stretch. After about an hour of general web browsing and document editing, the battery dropped about 10%, so I would say you’re more likely to get 8-10 hours before you need to charge. This is still impressive and likely enough to get you through most of your workday, although meetings and video calls will presumably drain the battery faster.

    I was happy to find the inclusion of two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the side of the unit, allowing me to connect the tablet to my Belkin USB-C hub to use my keyboard, mouse, and ultra-widescreen monitor while charging the Surface Pro 8, all with just one cord. Windows 11 seems to handle docking and undocking with ease and doesn’t completely make a mess of all of my open windows.

    ## Summary

    The Surface Pro 8 tablet features fast performance and a beautiful 13” display in a thin and sleek design. Two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports give you flexibility for docking with an external monitor and charging. Battery life should get you through most of your day. While the keyboard is comfortable to type on, be sure to factor in the extra cost as it is sold separately.

    Oct 20, 2021 15:49
  • Review by TJB426, 10 out of 10
    Keep it up Microsoft!

    With the exception of not including an attachable keyboard, this is a 2-1 tablet with the operating system of a computer. It’s thin and portable making this a great device for on-the-go work.

    As an artist and amateur writer, this is a better choice for me than a typical tablet. I’ve never really liked writing/paint-shop applications using tablets/ipads and I didn’t like the hassle of converting app files to transfer to my main computer. About three years ago, I had purchased a 5th Gen Surface Pro and fell in love with the functionality of this type of tablet style computer and I was excited with given the opportunity to try out the new Surface Pro 8 with Windows 11.

    Compared to the 5th gen, the Surface Pro 8 has a larger display but the device is not much bigger. The display has less of a border which can be troublesome if you don’t lock the device to prevent pressing the display while holding it while repositioning on the couch or moving locations (something that I’m going to have to get use to). The display itself is definitely more vibrant than the 5th gen, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. (In the photos with two Surface Pros, the 5th gen is on the right and the Surface Pro 8 is on the left).

    When using Corel Painter 2022 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, the processor held up as expected without lag and the cursor kept close to the pen. I only had one glitch that continued to occur with Corel Painter where after a while of using, the color palette would be stuck on one color being displayed in the center triangle even though it would paint with the selected colors. This may be more of a Windows 11 compatibility with the program or just the program itself, though a little annoying it isn’t a show stopper.

    There are two Thunderbolt ports which I will admit is a far better connection than HDMI for display and USB for data transfer, but this also means that I may have to find another way of loading discs on here since I only have a USB disc reader.

    Battery life seems pretty good. From mostly surfing the web and Windows settings then a little time playing around with the photo editing software, I got around maybe 8 to 10 hours before I had to charge.

    I am still getting use to the locations of the settings and the overall appearance of things in Windows 11, but it does appear that there are a few features/settings missing that were available in Windows 10. To me it is as if Windows 11 is an attempt to appear more like a Mac operating system while still holding the Windows functionality and not downgrading to the Windows 8 app-like interface. One of the biggest changes is to the Windows Explorer interface replacing the ribbon with simple icons and removing some of the options (screen shot included, you’ll also notice that I’ve already moved my task bar from pins being centered back to the usual left side).

    One downside is that the pen and keyboard is sold separately, but it is worth mentioning the functionality with the device. To compare the Surface pen that I had purchased three years ago which is styled more like a Wacom stylist, the Surface Slim Pen 2 glides better on the devices surface making it smoother to utilize in graphic design. The only complaint that I have is that the pen lacks the scale of pressure sensitivity and tilt that a Wacom pen has. I like that the Surface Slim Pen 2 has a built-in battery and will charge when docked in the keyboard charging tray when connected to the Surface Pro 8. I would like to see some improvements to the pen to be more geared towards artist, but the pen functions well enough and can be used for writing notes.

    The keyboard feels a bit sturdier than the model I purchased 3 years ago. Keys are still back lit and I’m glad that the back light function button has been moved to right next to the Esc button instead of in the middle of the function keys. This will make it so much easier to not have to guess which key that it is in the dark. There is an added bonus that the keyboard now magnetically latches to the Surface Pro when closed together and the track pad is a little bigger.

    Oct 20, 2021 20:53
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    The Real Pro: Best of both worlds-Tablet and a PC!

    Microsoft just launched the pro 8 series that comes preloaded Windows 11. It boasts several upgrades over the previous generation Pro models along with much awaited thunderbolt 4 ports and new keyboard with stylus. I was super excited and couldn't wait to test the Surface Pro 8 which is a major upgrade for me from my Surface Pro 6. Pro 8 is their most laptop + tablet combo (2 in 1 PC) with redesigned keyboard that stores and charges the slim pen/stylus in a slot. The Pro X model has Gigabit LTE option which is nice for people on the go and was hoping that Microsoft will bring that option to Pro 8 model, may be in the Pro 9 model ?

    Specs:

    • 13 inches display with 8/16/32 GB Memory options along with 128/256/512/1000 GB storage options.

    • Platinum i5 or Platinum i7 line of processors.

    • Redesigned Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 which costs an additional $279

    • Has 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports along with their dedicated charging port! No USB ports.

    • Preloaded Windows 11 that has bunch of new features such as widgets, redesigned windows menu, etc.

    • Configurable screen refresh rate 60 Hz or 120 Hz.

    • Touch display with 2880 x 1920 resolution that is perfect for gaming or streaming movies. The ambient Color Sensor on the display automatically adjust brightness and color.

    • All day battery life. The battery life was a little short with 120 Hz refresh rate.

    • Surface Slim Pen 2 with storage on the keyboard that also charges the pen.

    • HD cameras ( Built in 5.0 MP 1080p front-facing camera and 10 MP 4K rear-facing camera) and Studio Mics (2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos), headphone jack.

    • For Geeks - It has Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer.

    • Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 technology.

    Coming to the real functions on my Pro 8 that has the i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD

    • Superlight (1.96 lb), powerful with a thinner bezel compared to the previous gen. Adjustable stand that can keep the tablet almost flat, nothing new on this kickstand design.

    • I love the fact that it comes with 120 Hz refresh rate and can pair it with my 4k, 120Hz monitors for gaming and watching movies. Seamless and smooth scrolling when browsing or working with endless excel sheets with 120 Hz refresh rate. You can notice that when using it in a tablet mode and scroll through web pages without a lag!

    • The 16GB RAM is powerful enough for me to multitask and run several programs simultaneously. I was running MATLAB simulations and was simultaneously using PowerPoint and Visio and didn't see any performance issues at all. I heard the fan kick-in to cool the processor, was clocking 70% usage on the CPU and 90% usage on the memory with several applications running simultaneously . I can tell this was faster than my Dell workstation that I typically use for processor/memory intense applications. This is definitely the most powerful laptop + tablet that I ever owned.

    • Love the redesigned keyboard with the pen storage option. Microsoft took into consideration the previous complaints and recommendations from its users on losing their pens, and came up with keyboard storage option for the pen that also charges it. No more batteries! The magnet in the pen storage is very powerful and there is no way the pen is going to fall off if you leave it in the keyboard slot and walk around with the tablet in hand. Also, the redesigned slim pen is amazing, no lag in the response at all and has a real feel to it when using it for notes taking. I am a big fan of One Note and love taking notes with my pen and definitely loved the new design and how responsive it is when you take notes or draw on the screen. Also, it has Haptic feedback which is not that noticeable unless you pay close attention to it. I had it turned all the way up in the settings. Haven't noticed any apps supporting the Haptic feedback on their menus yet. The signature keyboard itself is made of different material (carbon fiber ?) and is lot more stiff than the older generation keyboards and doesn't bend when you put pressure on it. The keys itself has the feel of a real keyboard that I am used to, so definitely a major improvement in the keyboard design. One major fix (that I disliked in the previous gen) is the keyboard doesn't cover the taskbar anymore when in raised position, so I can still use my fingers or pen to tap on the taskbar icons.

    • Has upgraded cameras with amazing resolution for live streaming or attending web meetings. Also, the screen has thinner bezel compared to previous generations and feels a little compact from the Pro 6 version that I have.

    • Battery life has been promising so far, lasted 6+ hours when I had it running at 120 Hz refresh rate with several program running simultaneously.

    • Used a dock station to connect to two 4k monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 port. It also charges my laptop and I didn't have to worry about using the charging port.

    • Love the windows 11 so far, still learning its capabilities. Has widgets (instead of the classic life tiles), redesigned menus, shortcut menu that shows different virtual desktops, etc. I like the new Team chat app that lets you chat with cell phone users running native messaging apps and the redesigned settings menu. It also has options to split (snap layout options) your screen into several windows 2x2, 4x4, etc. I am still exploring the Windows 11 features, waiting on updates that boosts the gaming performance on PCs' running this OS so I can upgrade my gaming desktop.

    • Oh, the best part is that you can swap or upgraded the SSD in under a minute. It's as easy as swapping a sim on a cell phone! It has a slot behind the kickstand that lets you swap SSD if you are looking to upgrade your storage.

    Overall, I love the powerful Pro 8 which has all the latest specs needed to use it as a PC or a tablet. I wish it came with LTE option so I can use it as a tablet on the go!

    Oct 20, 2021 10:40
  • Review by Saitzev, 10 out of 10
    Quite the step up from earlier versions

    It's been a while since I last used a Windows based Tablet. The most recent one was a Dell model at my previous workplace. There's something about that convenience of having such a device to carry with you.

    We did have some older Surface Pro models that were in the process of being replaced due to age much like any other computer. They were nice solid units.

    Fast Forward to now and the new Pro 8 is quite the upgrade. From my daily usage, it really does what I need it to do throughout the day.

    The screen is really really nice on this unit. It gets very bright and the biggest bonus is the refresh rate. If you've never used a display with 120hz, you're missing out. The vast jump and difference in terms of feel and responsiveness is truly life changing. It might not sound like much, but everything is much much smoother. Scrolling through websites, responsiveness of the Surface Pen, it all works together.

    CPU, the new 12th Gen series processors make use of Intels new IGP the Xe series is such a massive step up over the previous Iris system. They're much better for 3D based tasks even enough to do some lighter gaming, whereas in the past, you really needed to have a dedicated Graphics Card. That's not to say you're going to be using one of these to play top tier AAA titles.

    The resolution is nice and quite high so it makes multi-tasking and productivity a breeze. There's even HDR support which is a major plus if you want to take some time out and watch a movie or a tv show on the go.

    Another quick thing to touch on is Windows Hello. The ability to unlock your tablet quickly without having to type anything is so great. It does have some limitations, so if you're wearing a mask like most of us are today, you'll need to remove it or use your pin/password. Aside from that, it's wonderful feature

    The unit does get a bit warm when under heavy load. It does remain relatively quiet but you can definitely tell when the fans ramp up.

    Performance is pretty darn good. As I mentioned earlier the new Intel Graphics are such a massive step up. That coupled with the responsiveness of the pen lends to an great usage experience.

    Now for Windows 11. That is a bit of a mixed bag. It does still work similarly to Windows 10, but visually it's different. It can also feel overwhelming to use with the change. I'm not a huge fan of the new taskbar and "start" menu. Things are easier to find though from the start menu. You can at least move it to the left side, though my preference has been to have the taskbar at the top of my display. Only having a week to play around with it though would give a bit of a jaded experience with it. In time with more use I'm sure it will grow on me. I'm waiting on using it on my Desktop PC for a bit of time though. I imagine within 6 months we may get more customization with things like the start menu. Again, time will tell how it pans out. Here's to hoping that this doesn't end up as another Vista.

    Oct 26, 2021 11:07
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Number Pad - Glacier
    Description

    Streamline working with numbers at your desk or on the go. Microsoft Number Pad gives you the perfect number pad when you need it, and a tidy workspace when you don’t. Slim and compact, with premium finish, it pairs perfectly with your Surface or Windows 10 PC, and Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard.

    7 Features
  • Two colors to match your style: Available in Matte Black and Glacier⁴
  • Smart, compact numeric input: Streamline working with numbers at your desk or on the go. Microsoft Number Pad gives you the perfect number pad when you need it, and a tidy workspace when you don’t.
  • Customize to be more productive: Customize to add app-specific functions and more complex macros to be more productive.²
  • 18 keys: Easy, accurate numeric input with 18 keys, including integrated calculator key.
  • Connect up to three devices¹: And switch seamlessly between them with Bluetooth® 5.0 connection.
  • Long battery life: Up to 24 months.¹
  • Pairs perfectly: Pairs with Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard* to complete your desktop.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cristina03, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love it! It’s very useful, I work with numbers at work so if you do as well it’s a MUST buy. It was so easy to connect and works very well.

    Feb 19, 2021 15:58
  • Review by Steve, 8 out of 10
    Great buy.

    A great keypad! I just wish it was rechargeable. Otherwise it’s fantastic. Light and portable.

    Dec 06, 2020 11:11
  • Review by Barraka, 4 out of 10
    Meh, corded options are best

    Works well, but often times it’s in sleep mode and won’t turn on correctly when you need it to, highly annoying as it pretty much makes it useless as you sit there mashing away numbers and only half of them registered because it was in sleep mode.

    Jan 14, 2021 15:01
  • Review by DDLtd, 10 out of 10
    Good quality and size. Work travel made easier.

    The size and weight is perfect for working off site. The color and texture is easy to clean and the material is sturdy.

    Easy to use for both laptop and smart phones

    Feb 19, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Hiya, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Love it! I use this daily as a left-handed accountant. Connects with no problems, and can remember its connection to up to 3 different devices. Registers entries a lot faster then the wired number pad I had previously and the buttons are much easier to press. I only wish I could change the number placement, being left-handed. Maybe one day that will exist! lol

    Sep 06, 2021 10:39
  • Review by Rodney, 10 out of 10
    Works like a charm

    The Microsoft Number Pad works well with my Surface. It was a very easy install and works flawlessly. Once in a great while it does fall asleep but easy to wake up.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:45
  • Review by marym, 10 out of 10
    number keypad is the best

    amazing. my new laptop did not come with a side keypad. I could not take hitting those regular number keys so I bought this. Life changer. ease of install and works perfect.

    Oct 16, 2021 07:34
  • Review by Averagejoe, 10 out of 10
    Accessory

    Works great as a combo to my 65% keyboard! Takes some getting used to, but is a smooth glide.

    Oct 19, 2021 21:00
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pen - Ice Blue
    Description

    Surface Pen delivers a natural writing and drawing experience, with ink that flows out in real time with virtually no lag or latency. Tilt support lets you shade your sketches just like you would with a graphite pencil.¹ Surface Pen also delivers exceptional artistic precision - with 4,096 pressure points that respond to the lightest touch.

    9 Features
  • Think with ink: Windows and Office 365 give Surface Pen more power than it ever had with paper. Strikethrough words to delete, circle text to select it, highlight using Ink Editor - even replay the sequence of mark-ups from others.
  • Easy note-taking: Taking and managing notes with OneNote is easier than ever. Do homework, replay notes to better remember your thoughts, and write out math equations that solve themselves using Ink Math Assistant - all in one place.
  • No printing required: Streamline editing documents with digital inking. Use your Surface Pen to annotate and highlight text and the built-in digital ruler to set things straight.
  • Tilt support: You can tilt the tip to artistically shade your drawings - just like you would with a graphite pencil.¹
  • Intuitive hardware: Choose from additional tips (sold separately) to suit your creative mood - from a familiar No. 2 pencil to a low-friction tip similar to a fine-point pen.
  • Real-time inking: No matter how fast you write or draw, the ink flows with virtually no lag or latency.
  • Writes like pen on paper: Surface Pen is a natural writing and drawing tool, with precision ink on one end that now enables tilt¹, and a natural-feeling rubber eraser on the other.
  • Sketch, shade, and paint: Allows artistic precision and finer control with 4,096 pressure points that respond to the lightest touch.
  • Responds to an artist's touch: Effortlessly express the finest sketches and lines with Surface Pen. Rest your hand on the screen of your Surface*, just as you would writing on a notebook. Surface Pen brings out the details in every line so you can see the intent behind each stroke.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Must have that enhances your experience

    The surface pen is a great addition to my Surface Pro 7 experience. I love that it magnetically attaches to the Surface. The magnets are strong enough that it will not haphazardly fall off. The tip of this pen is nice and smooth, I don’t have that tapping sound and feeling like the Apple Pencil. It feels like I am writing on paper which does enhance the writing experience. On the back end, it can be used as an “eraser “ when writing. Also, tapping the button will also bring up Windows Whiteboard, an easy tap when I need to take notes.

    Again, the Surface Pen is a must have if you own a Surface computer.

    Jul 21, 2021 00:11
  • Review by PoppyRed, 10 out of 10
    Awesome addition

    Surface Pen is a great addition to my Surface Go 2, Love the fill of it. Love the Poppy Red color and how it magnetically attaches on the side of my surface. Use it all the time at work with my Microsoft OneNote

    Oct 16, 2021 01:05
  • Review by DannyD, 10 out of 10
    Great Product!

    I probably don't love this pen as much. As funny as it seems I lost my pen in between the couch. I had no idea it was even there. I went crazy looking for it then gave up. So I had to purchase another one. luckily It was at a discounted price online during offer. The pen that was lost eventually was found. Now I have two pens and there some members of my household were being accused of taking my first pen. Oops. The Surface pen works great! I have some issues with my Surface Pro 7 reading my surface pen but, overall great. The battery life is good. I prefer using batteries than using the slim pen and using a charger adapter.

    Feb 01, 2021 14:10
  • Review by Eude, 10 out of 10
    Awesome pen

    I love this pen. It's very smooth and holds great on the hand. So far it seems to be flawless. I love the magnet that holds it to the computer side.

    Jun 26, 2020 20:28
  • Review by Mamacita, 10 out of 10
    Lap top Pen

    Really like how it’s magnet and it’s attaches to the computer so I don’t lose it . Pretty soft eraser that I can turn around if I’m drawing to erase .

    Jun 21, 2019 18:05
  • Review by Charger, 10 out of 10
    Red Poppy!!!!! Live it!m

    Love the Red Poppy color! Easy to keep track of it when it drops! So fun to use on my Surface Pro!

    Jun 03, 2021 20:55
  • Review by drunkndisordly88, 10 out of 10
    Separation Anxiety

    Cannot purchase the Surface Pro 7 without one of these $80 styles/pens. I however lost the first pen within the first week then decided to retrofit the computer cover using some speaker wire like a leash haven't misplaced it since. These work great on this computer. A little pricey but isn't anything Microsoft.

    Dec 12, 2020 03:10
  • Review by Surface, 10 out of 10
    Pen

    Very light, I love the design, it is very pretty and cool.

    Jan 28, 2021 18:18
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Surface Slim Pen 2 - Poppy Red
    Description

    Next-level versatility comes in the perfect pair — Surface Slim Pen 2 stores securely and recharges in the premium keyboard, featuring a large glass touchpad and luxurious, Alcantara® material covering. Ready to pair with Surface Pro 8* and Surface Pro X.*

    4 Features
  • Always at your fingertips: Transform Surface Pro 8* or Surface Pro X * into a full laptop with this premium keyboard. And with Surface Slim Pen 2 stored, charged and close at hand, it delivers typing and on-screen writing in one.
  • An exceptional typing experience: Type in comfort with Surface Pro Signature Keyboard. Sleek and compact, it performs like a traditional laptop keyboard, complete with a large trackpad for precise control and navigation.
  • Fast, fluid, and perfect with your Surface: Our best performing pen yet, with real-time writing, pin-point accuracy, and incredible shading thanks to a sharper pen tip and improved design.
  • Choose your color: Available in rich colors,¹ Surface Pro Signature Keyboard adds a warm, comfortable touch to everyday tasks. Covered with luxurious Alcantara® material.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    Absolute Must-Have for Surface Pro 8

    If you have purchased (or are considering a purchase of) a Surface Pro 8, I would strongly recommend you factor in the cost of this Signature Keyboard (either this one with the Slim Pen or just the keyboard by itself). The Surface Pro 8 is a great device, but it is severely limited in its capabilities and function without adding this keyboard. Given the cost, Microsoft really should have included the keyboard with the Surface Pro 8. Regardless, this keyboard is probably the best keyboard that exists for any tablet (with the possible exception of the iPad Magic Keyboard). It is thin, lightweight, very sturdy, and the keys are nicely spaced.

    === PROS ===

    - The keyboard is very slim and adds minimal bulk to the Surface Pro 8 when closed.

    - The keyboard is covered in a very soft Alcantara material that resists fingerprints and smudges.

    - All the keys you would need are included on this keyboard, including an Escape key, function keys, a Windows key, and keys to adjust volume, brightness, etc.

    - The keyboard is backlit with three levels of backlight brightness. Brightness can be adjusted using the F1 key.

    - You can use the keyboard in two positions: at a slight angle with the Slim Pen storage tray hidden, or flat with the storage tray exposed. In the angled position, the top of the keyboard perfectly hides the bottom bezel of the Surface Pro 8 screen, with your Windows task bar directly above the keyboard.

    - The typing experience is great: not too cramped, and there is a nice amount of travel in the keys. The keyboard does not flex or bend in either position (angled or flat) - it remains sturdy while you type.

    - The inclusion of the Slim Pen storage tray is a nice addition, especially if you don't use the Slim Pen very often. It's nice to be able to hide it away and not worry about it falling out or getting lost.

    - The trackpad is very responsive and functional and works perfectly with Windows gestures such as pinching and swiping with multiple fingers.

    - The Slim Pen works very nicely and is perfect for taking notes, drawing, etc. I have used it in a couple of work meetings now to take notes in Microsoft Whiteboard. For this purpose, it's great, but I wouldn't necessarily use the Slim Pen just to navigate around Windows 11. It really excels as a writing or drawing tool.

    === CONS ===

    - The keyboard must be attached for it to work (it is not wireless). Not a huge deal, but it would be nice to have use of the keyboard if you plan to connect the Surface Pro 8 to an external display.

    - I like the trackpad, but I wish it were just a bit larger. Also, it has a "diving board" design, meaning that only the bottom portion of the trackpad is easily clickable. I wish the entire trackpad were clickable.

    - The backlighting is nice to have, but it doesn't get very bright.

    - I wish Microsoft would have found a way to include an additional USB-C port on this keyboard that could be used for charging, similar to what Apple did with the iPad Magic Keyboard.

    === OVERALL ===

    This is an absolute must-have accessory for the Surface Pro 8. If you don't think you'll use the Slim Pen, save yourself a bit of money and buy just the keyboard (instead of this package with the keyboard + pen). As I mentioned previously, the Surface Pro 8 is severely limited as a Windows device without the addition of this keyboard. Luckily, Microsoft has created arguably one of the best tablet keyboards on the market -- one that should have been included with the Surface Pro -- so you will not regret your purchase. Highly recommended.

    Oct 27, 2021 15:56
  • Review by Kelby, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Pair

    ----- Summary -----

    Verdict:

    The latest Surface devices are impressive on their own, but the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 pairs perfectly for increased versatility and productivity. The keyboard and pen provide an exceptional typing and writing experience. As a Surface Pro X owner, I’m bummed that the Slim Pen 2’s haptic feedback that simulates the feeling of pen on paper is incompatible, but I’d still recommend it. For Pro 8 owners, I can’t think of any cons. Well done, Microsoft.

    Pros:

    - Keyboard is full-size and comfortable to type on

    - Trackpad is large and provides precise control

    - Storage tray for the pen is built into the keyboard and charges the pen

    - Keyboard doubles as a cover for the Surface’s screen

    - Pen is comfortable to hold and accurate

    - Four color options with a nice “Alcantara” material covering each

    Cons:

    - Haptic feedback on the Slim Pen 2 isn’t compatible with the Surface Pro X

    ----- Details -----

    With its sleek and compact design, the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard transforms the Surface Pro 8 or Pro X into a full laptop without the bulk. The comfortable typing experience impressed me. Unlike other tablet keyboard accessories I’ve tried, my hands don’t feel cramped and my typing is accurate. It’s just like a full-size keyboard that you’d expect on a traditional laptop. The trackpad is about the same size and just as precise as you’d find on a laptop as well.

    Powerful magnets snap the keyboard onto a Surface device and show or hide the built-in Slim Pen 2 storage tray. It’s quite clever because showing or hiding the pen storage tray also adjusts the angle of the keyboard. In addition to providing a place for the pen to securely sit, the storage tray wirelessly charges the pen.

    I frequently take notes on my Surface Pro X, and the performance of the Slim Pen 2 is fantastic. It’s comfortable to hold and has pinpoint accuracy. My one complaint is that the friction of the pen tip doesn’t feel like writing on paper. The Slim Pen 2 has a built-in haptic motor that supposedly makes it feel similar to writing on paper, but that feature is only compatible with the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8, so as a Surface Pro X owner, that was a bummer. That aside, my Surface Pro X wouldn’t be complete without the keyboard and pen. They work harmoniously with the Surface Pro and are a joy to use.

    An added benefit of the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard is that it serves as a screen cover for the Surface Pro 8 or Pro X. There’s a light magnetic pull that helps keep it closed. The back of the Surface device doesn’t get covered at all, but I think that would make it more difficult to snap on and off, so I understand why it doesn’t. The aluminum body on the Pro 8 and Pro X seems very durable, but if potential damage is a concern, I’d recommend storing it in a sleeve or backpack during transit.

    The Slim Pen 2 is black, but there are four color options available for the Surface Pro Signature Keyboard. I chose Ice Blue, and the other options are Poppy Red, Platinum, or Black. Each is covered in a nice “Alcantara” material which is a suede-like microfiber. The keyboard has a premium look and feel, and I appreciate the different color options which provide a touch of customization to my Surface Pro X.

    Oct 24, 2021 14:35
  • Review by StephenS, 10 out of 10
    2 Z or not 2 Z?

    The Surface Pro 8 is mostly usable even without a physical keyboard, but this is a great complement that enables it to shine as a dual purpose device; a full on work-capable PC when you need it, or fold the the keyboard back and away for a more tidy tablet experience -- movies, music, media, reading, etc.

    The keyboard is fantastic for as thin as it is, I loved the feel and response of the keys. They were satisfactorily tactile for accurate typing but also quiet enough for use in a classroom without broadcasting “Hey everybody, I’m typing over here!” The backlight levels on the keyboard were great for dim-room scenarios.

    The Pen was impressive too, especially so in Microsoft’s Whiteboard app which you can pull up in seconds simply by clicking the button on the tail end of the Pen. It’s also handy for handwriting-recognition input modes where block or cursive was interpreted very reliably.. except the number 2. Indeed, nearly every time I wrote a 2 it was interpreted as a Z. Even after several days of use I still couldn’t “write” and “get” a 2 reliably. That’s more a function I think of Windows handwriting recognition software than the pen, the pen itself wrote and felt about as natural as could be. In drawing modes the pen provided satisfactory pressure sensitivity for at least basic artistic purposes -- I’m not even especially artistic but I loved the pen and drawing experience so much that I think I drew more pictures and wrote more by hand in the first 24 hours, practicing with the pen, than I have otherwise in the last several years combined. To a real artist I think it’d be a real “love-it or leave-it” scenario. Personally, I loved it and found writing and drawing refreshingly rewarding -- that from someone who otherwise spends 12+ hours a day on a keyboard coding -- BASH, PuTTY, Visual Studio Code, Terraform, etc.

    Oct 22, 2021 14:16
  • Review by TechGeek28, 10 out of 10
    Essential for Surface Owners

    The Surface Keyboard and Pen are both essential accessories for any surface, but even more so this time around with the Surface Pro 8.

    Having that 120hz display on the Pro 8 makes such a big difference to draw and write on with the Surface Slim Pen 2. It is buttery smooth with no latency or lag and more accurate to make those small details shine with every stroke. At first glance I really didn't think the pen would be all that comfortable in my hand but I was seriously wrong. I've enjoyed using it for hours on end to navigate my surface, draw, and jot down notes with ease. This pen also has a haptic motor built in which makes it feel like you're writing on real paper. You can customize the strength of the motor in your settings menu to your preference. When it comes to the pens battery life, There's no need to worry. The keyboard has a cool little magnetic compartment on the top where the pen is stored and charges securely.

    The keyboard feels much more durable than the previous models while still being extremely lightweight and even has a bigger touchpad too. The keys feel great and click with the perfect amount of feedback. It plugs into the surface easily by clicking into place using a magnetic connection. When your surface is not in use the keyboard protects the screen making it even more portable.

    Overall, I highly recommend this bundle to any Surface Pro 8/Pro X owner for a true premium experience.

    Oct 20, 2021 03:40
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Must Have Accessory!!!

    Keyboard and Stylus – Even though the on-screen keyboard on the surface pro 8 works well, the optional Signature Keyboard and the slim pen is amazing and, in my opinion, a must buy. The keyboard clips on to the bottom of the Surface with magnets and the pen stays attached to the keyboard. I have always loved and have been amazed by the pen and keyboard combo from Microsoft. They keyboard is nice and firm, and the keys are responsive and can be lifted a bit to provide a better tying angle. The keyboard also has built-in storage and charger for the pen. They keyboard has a beautiful Alcantara finish and a large and responsive touch pad. The Slim Pen 2 also got some upgrades from the previous model. The pen is slimmer and a bit more tapered at the tip, so it provides for better handling. The pen also provides haptic feedback when used on the screen which was cool and just works so well with the screen. The pen can be used to write notes, feels so much better then writing on paper, or even just have fun and be artistic, (if my 7-year-old can do that on that with the pen, imagine what you can do, see picture) and serves as a screen protector for your tablet/laptop when not in use.

    Oct 19, 2021 17:28
  • Review by optimummind, 10 out of 10
    Excellent add-on. But too expensive.

    I got the Poppy Red keyboard cover for my 2021 Surface Pro X (SPX) and I love it. Naturally, it mates perfectly to the SPX and transforms it from a relatively heavy 1.7lb tablet to a 2.5lb lightweight laptop.

    The Poppy Red isn't as red as in the pictures which was kind of disappointing.

    The Alcantara material is dense and very soft, and it does a good job keeping dirt and grime away. When the time comes to clean it, Microsoft recommends mixing two parts of water to one part of mild soap and rubbing it gently.

    The keyboard is well-spaced out, comfortable to type on fast, and the keys have good feedback. The travel distance is actually pretty decent considering how slim the keyboard cover is as is the uptake rate. I also liked how quiet it was.

    The glass touchpad is super smooth and my fingers glide across it effortlessly. I set up my own custom 3- and 4-finger gestures and taps and everything worked flawlessly.

    The Surface Slim Pen 2 fits neatly into its slot and doesn't fall out thanks to the strong magnet.

    I've used several different types of digital pens before (Galaxy Note, HP Chromebook, HP Spectre, Apple iPad) and I have to say that this Surface Pen is the best so far. It's light, very responsive, and easy to use.

    At $279.99 (as of 2021-10-19), this add-on is quite expensive and Microsoft should really either add it to the SPX package (my first choice) or lower the price way down. Despite the hefty price tag, I must recommend this to owners of the SPX because it extends the usefulness of the SPX and user experience so, so much.

    Oct 19, 2021 22:32
  • Review by BADog, 10 out of 10
    Great Addition to Surface Pro

    Microsoft has released a new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 to go with the new line of Surface Pro tablets/laptops. This package includes the keyboard, pen, and thin cardboard information sheet which shows some quick facts about the product. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.

    PROS:

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    * Connects easily to the Surface Pro using magnets (I'm using the X with 8GB RAM).

    * The keyboard has a small slot to put the pen in which is held in place when the keyboard is closed.

    * The keyboard is quite convenient for us that use typing skills instead of typing on a screen. Add in the mouse capability and that's even better at times.

    * The "felt" surface of the keyboard allows for one side of the Surface to be placed on a table without it feeling like the Surface is going to get dented or scratched up.

    * The keyboard keys do light up if needed.

    * Protects screen when not in use.

    CONS:

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    * The keyboard is flimsy, and though responsive, does feel a bit cheap. If you don't have a flat surface while typing, it may bend a bit while doing so. A more rigid back side would be great.

    * Would like more protection that might wrap around the whole PC if needed, not just the keyboard/screen side.

    OTHER OBSERVATIONS:

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    * I do not typically use a pen for much on my PCs, but after using, I can see how it can come in handy for drawing and designs in certain programs. I used it a few times; however with my profession, I likely won't get a lot of use out of it. They keyboard will be used more than anything.

    CONCLUSION:

    ============

    If you get the Surface Pro, just get the keyboard. There are so many times where you need one, and it's simple to hook up and use. It will also protect your screen at the same time when closed. If you need a better mouse, you can always use the USB-C port (with USB-C hub/adapter) to make that happen. It's a simple product but offers a lot.

    Oct 21, 2021 16:24
  • Review by Rhostam, 10 out of 10
    Requisite Accessory for Microsoft Surface Computin

    Pros:

    * Material Design. The keyboard (and my selected color) perfectly complement the Surface Pro X with which it is paired. I've owned previous versions of the keyboard (with older versions of the Surface) and think this material will hold up better to wear. To be clear, the material of any Surface Keyboard I've used has been exceptional; but they don't always clean well. I think this keyboard will do fine and only time will tell.

    * Pen. Though it is an included accessory I didn't anticipate using much, it is definitely is pretty well designed. It is even more responsive and intuitive than predecessors and tucks away nicely into the keyboard (accessory). It is magnetic and can be placed on the side of a Surface computer or kept safely in the cubby located on the Surface Keyboard. The pen's tips can be replaced as needed depending on the use. It also features buttons along the side and at the end. These buttons serve to execute short-cuts. The end, depending on the application, can be used as an "eraser" with even greater ease than a real pencil and its eraser end. I'm glad the pen is included as I really forgot about how convenient it can be to draw up sketches or jot down notes in OneNote.

    * Strong Magnets. The Surface Keyboard is connected to a Surface computing device along the long edge using a proprietary connector, some guidance tabs, and strong magnets. The keyboard in previous iterations could fall off with enough centrifugal force when handling the Surface. This version is significantly stronger and is almost too difficult to remove. I'm not worried about it falling off when I don't expect it to.

    * Comfortable. The keyboard itself has nice tactile feedback while using. Though it has been a while since I have used a mobile computing device like a Surface, I have to say that it was quite easy to get into the groove typing away. I've always been a fan of desktop ergonomic keyboards but switched to a traditional keyboard a few years ago for work reasons. I think this made the transition to the Surface Keyboard easier as the keyboard and its keys are spacious enough to feel like a full-size keyboard.

    * Large Touchpad. I've never been a fan of touchpads. In fact, I paired my Surface Pro X with a Microsoft Arc mouse for regular use. But before I purchased the Arc mouse, I got a lot of time in with the touchpad. I have to say that the increased surface area, the haptic feedback for button interactions, and the gesture movements work quite well. While I prefer the use of the Arc mouse for some functions (easier for me to play some games or interact with Excel cells), I think I could comfortably say that I don't need it. The touchpad is better than I expected (remember).

    Cons:

    * I really can't think of any cons for this accessory.

    Wish:

    * Though the materials used to construct this keyboard I am sure will wear well, I think it would be fun if Microsoft offered a keyboard with a metallic backside. That would be neat. Although I am sure there are weight implications, etc.

    Use:

    I use this device when I am on the go and need a full computing device. The Surface Keyboard is a necessity for use of this device as a work computer, IMO. You could pair Bluetooth keyboards or make use of a dock via the USB-C connector on the Surface computers, but a regular keyboard would be too unwieldy and not travel well. The Surface Keyboard provides svelt form and function with the added benefit of providing protection for your Surface.

    Oct 27, 2021 15:33
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 Adapter - Black
    Description

    Show pictures or videos from your Surface tablet on a larger screen with this Microsoft Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 adapter. It supports 4K displays.

    5 Features
  • Share everything on your Surface with the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 adapter: It connects any Surface to any HDMI-compatible display.
  • Active-format adapter: Supports AMD Eyefinity, NVIDIA, Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Dock.
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt: For use with Thunderbolt-compatible devices.
  • HDMI 2.0 compatible: For use with your existing devices.
  • 4K Ready: Supports 3840 x 2160p at 60Hz resolution and allows audio pass-thru for uncompressed digital 7.1, 5.1, or 2 channels.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aaron, 10 out of 10
    Works Excellently!!!! Better than casting.

    Lost my last one and it worked perfectly. Bought this one and it works perfectly as well. Definitely better than casting in my opinion.

    Nov 07, 2021 18:58
  • Review by Bcesario, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Adapter

    Works great with my Microsoft Surface tablet. I needed a HDMI connection for a presentation I was doing on a big screen TV, and it did marvelous with no loss of quality with the display.

    Sep 17, 2021 16:38
  • Review by afrance, 10 out of 10
    Computer connection to tv

    Use it daily over a year still works great have a few spares

    Nov 23, 2021 07:16
  • Review by avidbuyer, 10 out of 10
    Works great. Easy to use.

    Works great. Easy to use and to install. Bought it for a great price.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:40
  • Review by PhilR, 10 out of 10
    Nothing like OEM adapters!

    The previous adapter I had that was a generic brand kept on failing. I was on a trip and needed a new one. BestBuy came through with a reduced price open-box that was just perfect. Works amazing.

    Aug 27, 2021 16:09
  • Review by Momfor4, 10 out of 10
    It charges

    Needed an extra one of these and so I got another one. It works

    Nov 12, 2021 16:45
  • Review by tboned, 10 out of 10
    4K and reliable

    A lot better than the cheaper options and this adapter is one of the few that Best Buy sells that output in 4K

    Oct 11, 2021 09:33
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Perfect little adapter

    Works like you would expect it to. Outputs 4K perfectly.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:57
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse - Matte Black
    Description

    Work in comfort all day with our premium wireless ergonomic mouse. Navigate precisely and access your most-used features with three programmable buttons.

    9 Features
  • With BlueTrack technology, your mouse works on a variety of surfaces: This mouse's blue beam is four times larger than a standard laser, and it captures a high-contrast image of whatever surface it's on for precise accuracy.
  • Three customizable buttons: Add app-specific functions to be more productive.²
  • Machined aluminum scroll wheel: Machined aluminum scroll wheel designed for precise navigation.
  • Precise Navigation: Teflon base with precise tracking sensor glides smoothly over a variety of surfaces⁴
  • All-day comfort, wireless design: Comfortable ergonomic design, with soft easy-to-grip thumb rest, promotes natural hand and wrist position.
  • Light, durable design: Seamless finishes, in premium materials.
  • Wirelessly connects to your computer with Bluetooth: This mouse connects to your computer without using wires or taking up a USB port.
  • Compatible with most versions of Windows: Works with most PCs.
  • Complement your style and workspace with a choice of colors.: Choose from Glacier, Peach, Pastel Blue, and Black.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jimmm59, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft mouse

    The design of the mouse feels so natural in your hands buttons are streamline very smooth and responsive I would recommend to anyone

    Apr 17, 2021 08:36
  • Review by ConfettiDreamz, 10 out of 10
    Best Little Mouse

    My laptop only has 1 USB port so I wqs looking foe a true Bluetooth mouse. This is truly a Bluetooth device! It does NOT require the USB adapter to go in the computer! It is also able too Bluetooth to other devices.

    Jul 24, 2021 20:28
  • Review by BirbTechEnthusiast, 10 out of 10
    Pretty Decent Mouse

    Nice lightweight mouse. My only complaint is that I wish the forward and back buttons on the side were a bit bigger. They would be easier to use. Price is pretty good. I like how it has a more premium feature like multiple devices at this lower price. Comes included with AAA batteries so that's nice. Really love the feel of the mouse where your thumb goes also.

    Dec 25, 2020 15:19
  • Review by tcorbin594, 10 out of 10
    Polished mouse with great features.

    This wireless mouse is very comfortable and responsive. Also nice to have 3 profiles in the mouse to be able to easily and quickly switch which device it controls.

    Huge plus to have the Bluetooth connections that don't need to USB adapter.

    Oct 31, 2021 11:35
  • Review by TheHammer, 10 out of 10
    Great mouse

    Great mouse, especially for the money. This mouse replaced another blue tooth mouse that would freeze constantly. I have had no problem this this Microsoft mouse. It was easy to link with my laptop. Highly reccemend.

    Nov 13, 2021 08:29
  • Review by WorkFromHomeDad, 10 out of 10
    Great mid-level Bluetooth mouse

    Great purchase and nearly the equal of the Precision model by Microsoft that normally sells for twice as much.

    Very responsive and good battery life so far. Feels like a premium accessory.

    Nov 22, 2021 21:50
  • Review by Nomousingaround, 10 out of 10
    No Mousing Around

    Great product. Easy and comfortable to use. I like the fact that you don’t need an additional device to connect the mouse. This frees up the USB ports on your computer.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:54
  • Review by K3Mom, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love this mouse. It is sensitive and responds well. :)

    I use the computer hours on end and this mouse makes it so much better

    Nov 10, 2021 18:25
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Go Signature Type Cover - Poppy Red
    Description

    Pair Surface Go Type Cover with Surface Go* for a full keyboard experience anywhere. Ultra-compact, yet it includes a complete mechanical keyset, backlit keys, and extra-large trackpad. Plus, three colors are covered in rich Alcantara® material¹ for an added touch of luxury and comfort.* Sold separately.

    7 Features
  • Adjusts instantly: Work comfortably anywhere. Surface Go Type Cover is uniquely designed to adjust to virtually any angle. Just click into place and use with Surface Go 2* Kickstand open for a complete laptop.
  • A touch of luxury for every task: Surface Go Signature Type Cover adds a warm, elegant touch to everyday tasks. Constructed with luxurious, durable Alcantara® material¹, it features a soft, smooth feel.
  • Mix and match with other Surface accessories: Surface Go Signature Type Cover * coordinates perfectly with Surface Pen and Surface Mobile Mouse.* Choice of rich colors - Ice Blue, Poppy Red, and Platinum in Alcantara®, plus Black.¹
  • Slim and compact: Yet performs like a traditional, full-size keyboard. Features a full keyset, with optimal key spacing for fast, fluid typing. Backlit keys to help in low-light conditions, and large trackpad.
  • Clicks in place instantly: Use with Surface Go 2 or Surface Go with built-in Kickstand for a full laptop anywhere.
  • Luxurious Alcantara®: This material is soft, smooth, durable, and stain resistant.
  • Protective and power saving: Close to protect screen and conserve battery, or fold back for a take-anywhere tablet.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    A perfect addition to my Surface Go 2!

    To start with, I want to make it clear that I am a Tech Insider Network member and I received this type cover free of charge from Best Buy. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    While this might make one think that my review will be skewed, I actually feel I am in a unique position to review this item since I did not make an emotionally charged purchase.

    With that information in mind, I just want to convey how impressed I am with this type cover. I have had many tablets, and I have purchased quite a few different Bluetooth keyboards and keyboard cover options in the past in order to try to simulate the experience of operating a laptop as best as possible. This Signature type cover from Microsoft is an excellent example of what happens when I company designs accessories for its own hardware. The fit, finish, interaction, attachment, and features of this cover are EXCELLENT in correlation with the Microsoft Surface Go 2 I also received from Best Buy.

    Every feature you could want is present in this type cover. The attachment to the magnetic port of the tablet is certain and effortless, adding in seconds a custom fit, thin (but not too thin) large (but not too large) keyboard and touchpad that allows you to take full advantage of the Windows 10 experience at your fingertips.

    My top favorite features of this keyboard are that is has what appears to be 2 or 3 different levels of backlighting for the keys so you can type in a dark environment with ease or turn it off when the extra lighting and consequent power draw is unnecessary. The touchpad to my knowledge uses Windows Precision drivers and is accurate and easy to use in navigating the Windows 10 environment of this tablet. The touchpad itself is a springboard type tablet with physical spring feedback for the right and left clicks on the bottom of the touch pad. However, it can be used with Windows gestures and multiple finger taps, allowing you to navigate and select without actually having to “click” on the touchpad.

    The feel and quality of the type cover itself is excellent, using Alcantara—the same material used for console, seat, and arm rest covers in supercars like the Bugatti Veyron. It is soft and feels very comfortable for the typing experience. My only concerns would be how it holds up to grease or oil stains from sweaty wrists and also how it seems to have an affinity for picking up crumbs and pencil shavings. Keep it wiped down and I think these concerns won’t be an issue at all.

    Altogether, I would dare call this an essential accessory to enhance the experience of the Surface Go 2 and add full utility to its usage. Thanks for reading and good luck with your purchase!

    Jul 09, 2020 13:13
  • Review by Mirvana, 10 out of 10
    Excellent addition for the Surface Go

    I am using the Signature Type Cover with a Surface Go 2 and I have REALLY enjoyed it so far. The fit and finish and features are such a good compliment to an already great tablet.

    The backlit keys are such a welcome feature since I often work in low light and finding keys can sometimes be difficult. Even better, they're adjustable to three different light levels and can be turned off completely if desired.

    The material is somehow both soft and sturdy and feels like it will hold up for a long time and makes extended typing sessions much more comfortable and since the Surface Go has an integrated kickstand, the cover is much lighter than solutions for other tablets on the market. The "ice blue" color is more of a gray to me though it definitely has a hint of blue in it.

    The interface with the Surface Go is great and has a nice strong magnetic interface that makes it nearly impossible to halfway connect the two and there's virtually no lag between the keyboard and the Surface.

    If you have a Surface Go or are considering buying one and are worried about what keyboard cover choices you'll have, don't be. This thing is amazing!

    *Product provided for review. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    Jul 10, 2020 20:21
  • Review by Kede504, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    Easy to connect to bluetooth, easy to use and is beautiful on the eyes!

    Nov 11, 2021 18:28
  • Review by Kotor, 10 out of 10
    Must Have Surface Go 2 Accessory!

    The Surface Go Signature Type Cover is a combination keyboard and protective case. It securely connects the Surface Go or Surface Go 2, and transforms it into a marvelously compact and portable laptop.

    It uses powerful magnets to snap securely onto my Surface Go 2. The magnets keep it in place and it doesn’t come apart unless I want it too. When not in use, it folds over and protects the tablet front and back.

    It is very sturdy when used with the kickstand built into the back of the Surface Go 2. I like this design because it stays upright in laptop mode, on my lap or on a bed, unlike some other floppy hybrid keyboard/case designs that I have used that need a hard surface to stay upright. It is also very adjustable and easily allows for multiple viewing angles.

    The individual keys are nicely spaced out for a keyboard of this size. They feel nice to the touch, and are very easy to type on. The keys are backlit and a light sensor triggers the backlight based on the ambient light level. The keyboard illumination can be adjusted up or down, or turned completely off to save battery power, using the keyboard function keys.

    The touch pad is responsive, precise and works well in place of a mouse.

    The build quality is impressive and it has a luxurious look. It features a material called Alcantara that feels soft and smooth, almost fabric like.

    ---CONCLUSION---

    The Surface Go Signature Type Cover transforms the already capable Surface Go 2 into an even more capable and versatile tablet/notebook hybrid. I consider it a must have accessory, and highly recommend it if you are getting a Surface Go 2. Combined together, they become a powerful laptop that is both compact and portable.

    ---DISCLOSURE---

    I received this product in affiliation with the Tech Insider Network. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews. That I received this product at no cost did not influence my review in any way. My review is based on my opinion and experience using it.

    Jul 08, 2020 12:01
  • Review by TRACEEGEE, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Go signature keyboard and mouse

    Much needed purchase, the transaction was smooth, picked up My purchase and have been very pleased with selection and choice to purchase from Best Buy.

    Nov 01, 2019 17:23
  • Review by KMiller, 10 out of 10
    A must have addition for the Surface Go 2

    I received this product from Best Buy through their Tech Insider Network Program. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    I can’t imagine owning the Surface Go 2 without the Signature Type Cover – it’s unfortunate that it’s not automatically included, but I would highly recommend buying it if you plan on using your Surface Go 2 for any amount of typing use. The magnetic connector of the keyboard allows it to attach smoothly to the Surface Go 2 with very little effort. (Just hold it near the edge and it pulls into place.) One of the main selling features of this accessory is its multifunctional use. While the keyboard is very slim, it is impressively rigid, and I would be willing to believe that it is effective in protecting the screen of the Surface Go 2 when being used as a cover.

    Upon initial use, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the keys were backlit – a must-have feature for me when looking at laptops. The keyboard itself is very slim and lightweight and does not create a feeling of bulkiness when attached to the Surface Go 2. While it is slim in design, it is impressively rigid, and I did not experience any flexing while using it.

    Another surprise feature of this keyboard was the small design addition to make it slightly ergonomic. A second magnet runs along the length of the cover which allows for the keyboard to rest at a slight incline when connected the face of the Surface Go 2 - while it is sitting upright via its kickstand.

    The keyboard itself does feel a bit crammed, but the only way to improve that – while maintaining a traditional, full-sized keyboard - would be to buy a larger device. While the keyboard had to be condensed to fit, the touchpad was not, and I found it to be very responsive when used.

    Overall, the Signature Type Cover is a must have addition to the Surface Go 2, and I would highly recommend buying it to go with the Go 2.

    Jul 13, 2020 10:50
  • Review by DJSmooth, 10 out of 10
    A premium looking/feeling keyboard

    Full disclosure— This product was received through the Best Buy Tech Insider program. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    Overview— This is a beautifully crafted keyboard. The suede-like material feels durable yet soft to the touch (Type cover packaging references it as Alcantara). The keys have just the right balance of resistance and responsiveness in each press giving a gratifying feel. The touchpad has a slightly different feel (harder, less squish) from earlier type covers. To clarify, I’ve owned a Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 6 (although never owned a type-cover specifically for this model). Functions register perfectly (vertical/horizontal scroll and pinch to zoom). The overall size, for my tastes, is a bit small. Although, it has started to grow on me. The overall size measures 9 ¾” L x 7 ⅜” W edge-to-edge or 6 7/16” (key surface area excluding fold with magnetic connector). Light-up keys are very bright, such so that it can be used in daylight and you can still see the shimmer around the keys.

    Cons— There isn’t much I can complain about except for the raised key bumps (F, J, Vol Up, Prt Scn). Compared to other type covers these aren’t very noticeable. Either not long enough, raised, or too low on the key, I can’t quite figure what. The only other issue (some may say it’s a good thing) I have is the keys are extremely smooth. Other type covers have a very light, almost unnoticeable texture over the key. It gives off a higher quality feel to it, although the texture may cause more dirt/grease to stick to the keys. As I mentioned, this second point is more of an opinion and can go either way.

    Jul 08, 2020 15:13
  • Review by bckrupps37, 10 out of 10
    Light and well built

    “Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.” Microsoft was nice enough to send me one to test. Already owning the Suface Go 1 and keyboard the experience is very much the same. Typing is easy and the key travel and feel while typing is nice. There are several backlight settings. All the necessary keys are there to use windows and control the tablet including brightness and such. The premium material is worth the extra cost in my opinion but not necessary. Its attaches easily and is secure when connected to the tablet. In order to get the full use of Windows it’s optional but realistically necessary. You can use other Bluetooth keyboards which I originally tried but the integration and experience using this one isn’t the same and you get the benefit of portability and protection for the tablet screen. I certainly recommend adding it on.

    Jul 08, 2020 11:55
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Mobile Mouse - Sandstone
    Description

    Light, portable, comfortable mouse is perfect for precise navigation on the go. No cords or dongle - connects wirelessly to your Surface via Bluetooth®. Enhanced wheel is optimized for smooth, natural scrolling. Works on a variety of surfaces¹ thanks to BlueTrack technology. Choose from Platinum, Ice Blue, Poppy Red, and Sandstone.

    4 Features
  • Your go-anywhere mouse: Enjoy comfortable navigation on the go with Surface Mobile Mouse. Its light, low-profile design fits easily in your bag without the bulk of a traditional mouse.
  • Wireless Bluetooth® connection: Surface Mobile Mouse pairs easily with your Surface laptop via wireless Bluetooth® connection - no cords or dongle required.
  • Smooth, comfortable scrolling: Surface Mobile Mouse features a smooth, sculpted design with a wheel that fits comfortably in your hand and supports smooth, natural scrolling.
  • Mix and match with other Surface accessories: Surface Mobile Mouse coordinates perfectly with Surface Go Signature Type Cover,* Surface Pro Signature Type Cover,* and Surface Pen.*
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JayD, 10 out of 10
    Better than the magic mouse!

    I used to have a magic mouse for my old MacBook as I decided to get a Dell laptop, the magic mouse wasn't compatible which I turned in and got this mouse for less than half of the price compared to the magic mouse!! I like it much better!

    Jan 24, 2020 22:01
  • Review by Clewing0513, 10 out of 10
    Cool

    Never used a WiFi mouse and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was too set up! And more pleased to know that it had a battery already in it. This mouse it's literally ready to go outside the box. A little button to turn it off and on so you don't dressing the battery. Idon't know that I would recommend as a primary mouse for all the time use is you suffer with carpal tunnel or any issues with your wrist.

    Mar 02, 2019 19:33
  • Review by dalan66, 10 out of 10
    OK to be BLUE...if you are Microsoft Cobalt Mouse

    I purchased my Microsoft Surface Pro almost a year ago. At that time, I also purchased a different color Signature Type Cover and Mouse. I recently changed to the Cobalt Blue and am very happy with the upgrade. Same great technology, but the Cobalt...simply much more elegant and does not show wear as do some of the other colors.

    Feb 22, 2019 16:14
  • Review by Lachi, 10 out of 10
    The best

    quick easy connection. very like and matches my surface

    Jun 09, 2020 11:44
  • Review by Cammy, 10 out of 10
    OMG!!!!!

    I’m in love with this mouse! I have never in my life been so happy with a purchase from Best Buy! The way the mouse moves is so smooth, and it connect to my computer fast through blue tooth! If you’re thinking about getting this, just buy it! No regrets! 10/10 mouse!

    Mar 27, 2021 11:31
  • Review by as58552, 10 out of 10
    I would recommend.

    Got this with my new Pro 7. It is quite a bit smaller then my old mouse, so it took some getting used to. I have bigger hands and was used to the mouse fitting into the palm of my hand. I've used this mouse for a couple days now and really like it. It is made of quality materials, the scroll wheel is very smooth, and the buttons are easy to push. I got this for free with all the other stuff I bought for my new Surface. So it's even better.

    Oct 20, 2021 15:36
  • Review by KenD, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth it

    Nice and compact for travel. This mouse is well built and feels premium. I strictly use this when I travel with my laptop, but at home and stationed it's paired with a full sized gaming mouse. I love that's it's Bluetooth and I don't have to worry about losing a USB receiver.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:12
  • Review by MyNickname, 10 out of 10
    Decent laptop mouse

    I was hesitant to get this bluetooth mouse at first because it doesn't have the forward/back buttons on the side which I am accustomed to, but it is a decent laptop mouse. It's not bulky which fits nicely on your work briefcase. Pairing is easy with Windows 10. The OS recognized it quickly without having to open up the bluetooth settings.

    Sep 20, 2021 15:58
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Number Pad - Glacier
    Description

    Streamline working with numbers at your desk or on the go. Microsoft Number Pad gives you the perfect number pad when you need it, and a tidy workspace when you don’t. Slim and compact, with premium finish, it pairs perfectly with your Surface or Windows 10 PC, and Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard.

    7 Features
  • Two colors to match your style: Available in Matte Black and Glacier⁴
  • Smart, compact numeric input: Streamline working with numbers at your desk or on the go. Microsoft Number Pad gives you the perfect number pad when you need it, and a tidy workspace when you don’t.
  • Customize to be more productive: Customize to add app-specific functions and more complex macros to be more productive.²
  • 18 keys: Easy, accurate numeric input with 18 keys, including integrated calculator key.
  • Connect up to three devices¹: And switch seamlessly between them with Bluetooth® 5.0 connection.
  • Long battery life: Up to 24 months.¹
  • Pairs perfectly: Pairs with Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard* to complete your desktop.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cristina03, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love it! It’s very useful, I work with numbers at work so if you do as well it’s a MUST buy. It was so easy to connect and works very well.

    Feb 19, 2021 15:58
  • Review by Steve, 8 out of 10
    Great buy.

    A great keypad! I just wish it was rechargeable. Otherwise it’s fantastic. Light and portable.

    Dec 06, 2020 11:11
  • Review by Barraka, 4 out of 10
    Meh, corded options are best

    Works well, but often times it’s in sleep mode and won’t turn on correctly when you need it to, highly annoying as it pretty much makes it useless as you sit there mashing away numbers and only half of them registered because it was in sleep mode.

    Jan 14, 2021 15:01
  • Review by DDLtd, 10 out of 10
    Good quality and size. Work travel made easier.

    The size and weight is perfect for working off site. The color and texture is easy to clean and the material is sturdy.

    Easy to use for both laptop and smart phones

    Feb 19, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Hiya, 10 out of 10
    Great!

    Love it! I use this daily as a left-handed accountant. Connects with no problems, and can remember its connection to up to 3 different devices. Registers entries a lot faster then the wired number pad I had previously and the buttons are much easier to press. I only wish I could change the number placement, being left-handed. Maybe one day that will exist! lol

    Sep 06, 2021 10:39
  • Review by Rodney, 10 out of 10
    Works like a charm

    The Microsoft Number Pad works well with my Surface. It was a very easy install and works flawlessly. Once in a great while it does fall asleep but easy to wake up.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:45
  • Review by marym, 10 out of 10
    number keypad is the best

    amazing. my new laptop did not come with a side keypad. I could not take hitting those regular number keys so I bought this. Life changer. ease of install and works perfect.

    Oct 16, 2021 07:34
  • Review by Averagejoe, 10 out of 10
    Accessory

    Works great as a combo to my 65% keyboard! Takes some getting used to, but is a smooth glide.

    Oct 19, 2021 21:00
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - USB-C to HDMI External Video Adapter - Black
    Description

    Connect this Microsoft USB-C to HDMI adapter to your Microsoft Surface Book 2 (not included), and stream video or share photos on your HDTV or external computer monitor. This adapter supports Nvidia and AMD Eyefinity devices, and it connects effortlessly to your HDMI 2.0-compatible electronic components. Featuring a short, flexible cord, this Microsoft USB-C to HDMI adapter lets you situate external devices close to your Microsoft Surface Book 2.

    3 Features
  • USB Type C to HDMI adapter: Promotes reliable signal transfer.
  • Supports AMD Eyefinity technology: Enabling connection of multiple monitors (not included).
  • Supports 4K Ultra HD video: To aid in getting the very best picture from your 4K source.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by widnere12, 10 out of 10
    Great little dongle.

    Works perfectly. The only real thing to consider is that you don’t really need the dongle if you just get the cord. Great product though.

    Sep 04, 2021 14:10
  • Review by LoveToShop, 10 out of 10
    Perfect adapter

    Works perfectly fine with my Surface Book 3. So glad I spent the extra money but wasted more trying to go the cheaper route. Worked seamlessly.

    Aug 29, 2021 19:50
  • Review by jlzxmai, 10 out of 10
    Great for my SB3!

    Works perfect with my Surface Book 3! Since both products are from Microsoft, the driver was recognized instantly and connection is fast! A little pricey for what it does, but I rest easy knowing that connection speed, data transmission, and picture quality is optimized for Microsoft products.

    May 10, 2021 22:50
  • Review by TPUSC, 10 out of 10
    USB-C to HDMI

    Genuine Microsoft quality product at a good price.

    Oct 16, 2021 07:09
  • Review by BlakeMaulsby, 10 out of 10
    Review

    This is a great accessory for my computer.

    I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Aug 13, 2021 21:26
  • Review by BBCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Plug and play.

    100% plug amd play, does exactly what it says it will do.

    Aug 02, 2021 20:42
  • Review by AJ13, 10 out of 10
    USB-C to HDMI

    No problems, works perfectly. Snug fit and flexible cord.

    May 28, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Nastleford1, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    Tried to get the less expensive brand but doesn't work with the Surface. This one works great and have no issues with it. Sometimes it just works better to pay a little more for an adapter that will just keep working.

    Sep 26, 2020 10:59
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter - Black
    Description

    Connect your Surface Pro to a secondary monitor with this Microsoft Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. It lets you share pictures or videos to a larger screen for presentations or group entertainment.

    3 Features
  • Share everything on your Microsoft Surface: This proprietary VGA adapter lets you share photos, videos, and presentations in a way that's larger than life.
  • Mini DisplayPort v1.1a Standard to VGA Standard adapter: For easy connection of most VGA-compatible displays, monitors, or projectors. Share your pictures, videos, and big ideas.
  • Supports up to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution: For high quality in Full HD.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HiImHere, 10 out of 10
    It is what it is!

    Product was purchased to prevent having to trash perfectly useful but older office monitors. This product matches the description and does what we need it to do. Easy to use.

    Nov 15, 2021 11:56
  • Review by Tucker9000, 10 out of 10
    Laptop to second monitor

    Performs it's function admirably. Needed to connect an older but still in the box monitor to my laptop and surprise - no hdmi or disply ports on it - only vga. This was the ticket. Hooked it up and it works fine.

    Jan 22, 2021 17:42
  • Review by RR204, 10 out of 10
    Must have for online classes.

    I needed to use a monitor, since I'm taking college classes online and this did the job.

    Apr 30, 2021 19:30
  • Review by Traveler, 10 out of 10
    Happy Customer

    Great adapter to connect from VGA to surface. No complaints.

    May 29, 2021 02:52
  • Review by SCCEO, 10 out of 10
    Very Fortunate

    I'm happy this was in stock, as I prepare to work from home during this COVID 19 situation we are all facing. I needed this for my monitor, and am glad Best Buy had it available to purchase.

    Mar 26, 2020 02:01
  • Review by Bill, 10 out of 10
    Adapter

    Works well in fifty characters or less or less or less.

    Feb 12, 2021 17:14
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Great product easy to setup

    Great product for the work from home setup. Easy setup connecting the monitor to the docking station.

    Nov 06, 2020 15:53
  • Review by Spark, 10 out of 10
    Nice & Compact, A necessity.

    I often travel to client sites for meetings and usually end up connecting for presentations. Not as frequently as before, but often enough, they still only have the VGA connections. This is good to have on hand.

    Jan 24, 2020 01:37
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Book 3 15" Touch-Screen PixelSense - 2-in-1 Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Performance meets versatility. From intensive video and graphics files to high-octane gaming, the most powerful Surface laptop yet combines speed, graphics, and long battery life with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio. Tackle your biggest demands with quadcore powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, blazing NVIDIA® graphics, and high-resolution PixelSense™ Display designed for Surface Pen* and touch.

    14 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • The most powerful Surface laptop delivers on your creativity: Now 30% faster than Surface Book 2 15”, with quad-core powered, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.
  • Unleash your best ideas: With the fastest graphics on any Surface, powered by the latest NVIDIA® GTX GeForce GPU, with 256GB of storage, and 16GB RAM.
  • Power when you need it: Get up to 17.5 hours¹ battery life — plus get back to work when you’re ready with improved standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • High-resolution PixelSense™ display: Breathe new life into your creations on the vibrant, PixelSense™ touchscreen display that combines Surface Pen,* touch, and Surface Dial.* Also available in 13.5”.
  • Show them what you’re made of with the most immersive gaming on any Surface laptop: Pair your Xbox Wireless controller* to enjoy the latest titles with Xbox Game Pass for PC.* *Some accessories and software sold separately.
  • Video calls and virtual meetings come to life: With spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras.
  • Robust laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one: Home office, kitchen table or living room couch, choose the way your work best with three versatile modes of use.
  • Laptop mode: Get productive with a robust laptop featuring full keyboard and large, responsive trackpad, while navigating naturally on the touchscreen.
  • Studio mode: Draw, write and sketch with precision using Surface Pen* with Surface Dial* and high-end graphics, at the perfect angle for you.
  • Tablet mode: Detach the touchscreen to swipe through photos and browse the web with a powerful 15” tablet.
  • From music and podcasts to movies: Experience movies, music, and virtual meetings with astonishing detail, richness, and depth with Dolby Atmos® sound.
  • All the connections you need for multiple devices and accessories: Includes USB-A and versatile USB-C™ ports, plus a full-size SD card slot.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Solrak, 8 out of 10
    Faster, more powerful, and better than ever

    ====================================================

    I was provided with this Microsoft Surface Book 3 at no cost as part of the Best Buy Tech Insider program. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews and sharing their experiences with the product.

    ====================================================

    The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is an extremely well-engineered, high quality, high performance notebook that literally flew through almost every Adobe Photoshop task I threw at it as part of my daily work regiment. It easily handled all my MS Visual Studio development work with ease and the 15” inch PixelSense display’s 3:2 aspect ratio helped to keep more text on the screen – in addition to also being great for photo editing and long form document viewing. The PixelSense screen produced excellent Adobe RGB color accuracy out the box. Everything from the minimalist industrial looking magnesium alloy case, to the well-spaced and perfectly back lit keyboard screams quality and well thought out engineering…. However, there is significant room for improvement. The main areas I felt needed the most attention was centered around design and performance decisions made by Microsoft to keep the Surface Book 3 “the premier” 2-in-1 notebook in the market. The detachable tablet design results in a lot of sacrifices to maintain that unique form factor. There was a noticeable amount of screen wobble due to the top end heavy design of the display. Audio and sound takes a minor performance hit due to the relatively weak and hollow sounding speakers embedded into the display unit (but not the base unit oddly). More importantly, while I found the unit whisper quiet under normal operation – it got notably noisy, and even a little whiny, under full sustained processing loads, such as encoding in Adobe Premier Pro, or while testing out the graphical processing prowess in some light gaming action in Fortnite. Sadly, all of the currently available configurations are non-user serviceable/ non upgradable which means that you need to seriously calculate the amount of RAM and SSD storage you may need for future application usage and development – or risk having to acquire a whole new unit later on down the line.

    Detailed Observations after a regular usage:

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    My team and I create training photos, video content, coded programs, and virtualized network/server infrastructure to meet our organization’s needs. I am fortunate to regularly work with others that often live on the “bleeding edge” of technology and this results in inevitably swapping machines between team members many times over throughout a project to work through our tasks. This provides for a great opportunity to compare the performance of many different machines essentially running the same tasks over and over. I primarily utilize Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Premier Pro, MS Visual Studio, and VMware Workstation Pro as part of my regular work routine… with a healthy heaping of PC gaming on the side. I wouldn’t say I am a “Artisan” Photoshop/Premiere Pro user, but my team and I utilize the programs enough to be more than well versed in what they have to offer. For reference, I predominately work with 8-16 Megapixel uncompressed JPG images with average bit depths of 8bpc per image. I rarely utilize more than 10 layers in any of the images I work with – and in that regard this 16GB of RAM model is more than enough to tackle any filters or renders that I throw at it in reasonably quick amount of time. I kept a close eye on the RAM and system resource utilization – and it never peaked above 80% under the above circumstances – even with 10-15 Chrome tabs and streaming music services running in the background as well. I added a photo in the gallery for reference. In all honesty, I feel that if you are planning on working with predominately RAW Images or any 16bpc (or greater) JPG images AND/OR rely on more than 10 layers – you should definitely be looking at the Surface Book 3 with 32GB of RAM over this configuration. The battery life was decent and lasted about 5-7 hours with moderate to heavy use in a single day of my type of usage. I imagine this is due in part to the two separate batteries in the in the base and in the Surface Book Display unit along with the low voltage 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor. The keyboard is spacious, has great key travel, and uniform back-lighting...What more can you ask for?

    I regularly create/maintain VMware virtual machines as part of my development work to test and verify functionality of features I am working on. Interestingly – although this machine has the graphical, and computational horsepower to serve as a dedicated VMware or VirtualBox workstation – it requires a little tinkering out of the box. Due to native Windows 10 Security settings AND the Surface Book 3 default BIOS configuration – resource conflicts occur with the native Level1 Windows hypervisor and the Level2 VMware/VirtualBox virtualization software you are trying to use. “Credential guard” errors resulted every time I tried to load a VMware or VirtualBox VM. Without going into granular technical detail, technical – the Surface Book 3 BIOS lacks the ability/option to easily view or enable/disable “Virtualization” features of the Intel Chipset – even though it is a natively supported feature. I was able to rectify the situation by making edits to the Windows Registry to disable the conflicting services and I also had to modify the Windows 10 OS Security settings to allow the sharing of virtualized privileged system resources/core memory functions. There are a few Microsoft Knowledge base articles that you can search for to address this if you run into this similar issue, and it would have saved me several hours of my time had I known in advance.

    Interesting things I noted:

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    - The Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti is a decent solution for 1080p Gaming with “High” detail settings (and possibly some “very high” depending on the Game)

    - Its nice to have a full-sized SDXC card read directly in the device

    - even under heavy load, the keyboard and palm rest stayed nice and cool - the back side of the Display unit got noticeably warm at times when I would pick up or move the unit to another area.

    - Microsoft really should include a Surface Pen at this price point – it really adds to the capability of the device and helps to strengthen one of its key advantages over other machines

    - The screen is bright enough to work easily with in direct sunlight – even if it can have touch too much reflections at times

    - While the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 1065G7 inside of this model is more powerful than its predecessors – it is not the best performing (nor best priced) processor for content creation on the market. Microsoft should really consider offering the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors in this model or in future revisions or at least try to consider using a non "low voltage" based processor to compete with AMD.

    - I have mixed feelings about the “mechanical” button mechanism that detached the tablet from the base. I accidentally engaged it the first day I used it and the mechanism made a weird sound and the tablet sort of wobbled. Nothing broke, but makes me ponder the longevity and fragility of the mechanism over long term repeated use.

    - The trackpad looks small – and is small - but it was more than adequate in my usage. I think it doesn’t help that there is so much “unused” space in the palm rest area on both side of the base. Maybe place extra Speakers to improve sound while plugged into the base?

    Closing thoughts:

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    As I mentioned – I work in a team, and some my team mates regularly switch out their notebooks in a quest the find “the one” that tries to do everything they need. This is where I think the Surface Book 3 starts to lose some of its luster and appeal. There are faster/more powerful notebooks and 2-in-1’s for content creators and developers out there - for lower MSRP. They are often more customizable, with better performing hardware and equally impressive displays out there – for lower MSRP. I physically witnessed 15” inch AMD 4800U and a 14” AMD 4900HS powered notebook -with similar Nvidia GTX GPUs- perform many of the same tasks in 20%-30% faster time frames, along with more system RAM, SSD storage … for less than half the price of this models MSRP. Even taking all that into consideration – there is still something special about the Surface Book line that can’t be quantified. Thanks to the detachable screen, I found new ways to collaborate and make on the fly edits/adjustments with my team. I was able to gather input that would not have been possible with any other machine thanks to the added flexibility. Using the Surface Book 3 in tablet mode with an optional Surface Pen is where this device really shines. Sadly, there is NOT one included in the box – I borrowed one from my personal Surface Pro 4). As configured with 16GB of RAM, and at retail MSRP – I think the Surface Book 3 is an outstanding machine that can tackle light – to - medium weight content creation tasks and workloads, with the added bonus of lightweight gaming on the side.

    It looks and feels like a premium device – but it costs significantly more than (mainly AMD) devices that can outperform it on almost every level. In my mind, it boils down to “needing” the tablet functionality for the added cost –or- heavy Photo editing/collaboration with the PixelSense Display and a Surface Pen – which again is oddly optional at this price point given lower priced "Surface Pro" models can be purchased with a pen as part of the configurations.

    Jul 09, 2020 01:04
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Tablet or Laptop

    Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews

    Tablet or a Laptop

    How about a two in one and you get the best of both worlds. Meet the new Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 inch 10th Gen Intel Core i7 with 256GB SSD, 16GB of Ram and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GPU Max-Q. This laptop is a lightweight, versatile and a beautifully unique designed powerhouse.

    I have been using this laptop now for a little over a week now for multiple things such video editing, photoshop using Adobe photoshop, graphic designing, gaming, office work, everyday use such as writing this review and I must say it has excelled in every aspect, it has yet to let me down. The laptop and tablet in one is such an amazing design and done very successfully by Microsoft, in my perspective, that you have everything you need for whatever life demands all at your fingertips. If you need to get something done on the go just simply detach the tablet portion and get it done. The only downside to the tablet portion is that your dedicated graphic card and larger battery are built into the keyboard portion of the laptop to keep the tablet design slim, so you do end up losing a little bit of the graphics and battery in the tablet mode.

    The Surface Book 3 came packed with great tech, like Windows 10 Home, WIFI 6 or Wi-Fi 802.11ax support, whatever you want to call it, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 USB, Media Card Reader, USB C, which can also be used to for charging as well, and a charging port. One thing I have to say that most people are getting away from and I am glad that Microsoft decided to keep is the headphone jack, built into the tablet. Most people don’t like or care for the headphone jacks but I personally love them because in a pinch they do come in handy. The laptop also comes with a front and rear camera, which by the way worked well during my office meetings, along with the Dolby Atmos audio which is not bad at all. The screen resolution on the laptop is amazing (3240 x 2160), and the touch screen is very responsive.

    As far as performance goes, while the Surface 3 is not built for gaming, it does allow and runs some performance requiring game such as tomb raider, Modern Warefare without any problems. Also, working of some 3D designing rendering, video editing, and using photoshop the laptop performed without a hitch and did not heat up, which my other laptop still does but it is also older and lags a bit behind in hardware.

    My overall experience with the Microsoft Surface Book 3 has been nothing but amazing. Although being a very expensive unit, I believe it is well worth the price. Like the saying goes “You get what you pay for”. If anyone is looking for tablet/pc, I would recommend looking into the Surface Book 3.

    Jul 08, 2020 19:33
  • Review by TTDONGO, 10 out of 10
    Professional

    Good product. I'm enjoying it each time of the day for school and work. I installed Linux on it for school and work and haven't had any problems. No changes in performance with a second OS installed. I recommend this product to anybody looking for a laptop for everyday work and beyond.

    Mar 12, 2021 15:43
  • Review by CCPD, 10 out of 10
    Tablet and Laptop in One

    Before starting I would like to say that I’m a member of the Tech Insider Network and reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    Pulling the Surface Book 3 out of the box it seems heavy for its size. They must have a lot crammed into a small package as it certainly has the specs. It looks sharp and feels premium and it should at this price point. As I went through the box looking to see what all came in the package I was upset to find there was no stylus included. At this price it should be included. Looking at the screen I noticed a sizable bezel. At first, I wondered why the bezel was so large before I realized it was probably for the attachment points between the keyboard and tablet.

    Turning it on there is a short boot time thanks to the SSD. There is the standard Windows 10 setup, which goes quick with some assistance from Cortana. The mouse pad is standard, and the keyboard has a selector to light up the keys, which comes in handy. The screen is sturdily attached to the keyboard and only comes apart when you press the detach button on the keyboard. Reattaching is as simple as putting the screen back in its place as it locks itself together. I really like that there are no vents on the bottom of the keyboard. The vent is well placed on the top of the keyboard and it’s not very noticeable. I love that I can set the Surface Book on my lap and not worry about blocking a vent and causing it to overheat. There is also a vent that goes around the entire screen and the speakers are hidden on the left and right sides. It’s also quiet and I haven’t heard a cooling fan yet. Listening to music and watching some videos I was pleasantly surprised with the sound system. It’s not audiophile quality but for movies and music it’s unexpected and surprisingly good. The Dolby Atmos creates an exceptional sound stage. The charger attaches magnetically and is an improvement over a coaxial power connection you see on most laptops. There are two USB connections, a single USB type C connection, headphone jack, and an SD card reader. Missing is an HDMI connection, which would be nice to have.

    I installed several programs, and each was quick to install and quick to open once installed. The SSD is nice and fast but it doesn’t appear to be interchangeable so make sure you get a model with enough storage space for your needs unless you plan to use external storage. Programs are also very responsive thanks to the i7 processor and 16 GB of memory. The touch screen is accurate and works well and the screen is sharp and produces good viewing angles. There are cameras on the front and back, but I mainly just use the front facing camera to identify my face to aid with the login.

    I’m currently in the midst of a project for work to create a manual and I’m using Acrobat DC. I’m using a lot of pictures in the manual that I’ve taken with my DSLR. To help organize and prepare everything I also have Lightroom and Photoshop. I’ve been running all three programs at the same time and this thing hasn’t skipped a beat. I’m able to quickly import RAW image files into Lightroom since the Surface Book has an SD card reader. I currently have 90 images imported and I can easily browse all the photos I’ve taken for the project at one time and switch between the RAW images without any lag. I can quickly make the necessary lens corrections and white balance adjustments before exporting to Photoshop for finetuning the image and saving it to a reduced size for the manual. I can then import the images into Acrobat. The speed at which I’m able to go from one program to another is great and it really makes the project so much easier to complete. With 93 imported RAW images in Lightroom, 18 photos open for editing in Photoshop, and Acrobat DC open for editing a 110-page manual all at the same time there are no issues with performance and I have absolutely zero complaints over the performance of this machine.

    One thing to note is that the Surface Book has two batteries. One in the tablet and one in the keyboard. Together they give you pretty good battery life but separate them and the smaller battery in the tablet will only give you around 3 hours of use.

    Overall, I’m happy with the Surface Book 3. It’s more than capable to handle anything I can throw at it. I think a stylus and an HDMI port would have been nice additions. Better battery life for the tablet portion of the Surface Book would also be welcome. Otherwise it’s an excellent machine, although expensive, and I know I will get plenty of use out of it.

    Jul 10, 2020 12:57
  • Review by JorgeZ, 6 out of 10
    Bad battery

    Suddenly started to get overheated and the battery only lasts less than an hour. Before this issue , it was working as expected. I thing that this particular piece it came with this malfunction, after 2 weeks of looking for my best option I came with my decision of buying this laptop, I never heard about this issue in all the reviews that I read.

    Dec 25, 2020 19:18
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 8 out of 10
    Very good laptop with a very premium price tag...

    The newly released Microsoft Surface Book 3 replaces the Surface Book 2 with some noteworthy upgrades. My unit comes with a configuration of a 10th generation 1.3 ghz i7 Intel processor, 16 gigs of DDR4 RAM, a 256 gig SSD hard drive, and Nvidia GTX GeForce dedicate graphics processor with 6 gigs of dedicated video. A bright 15 inch “Pixel Sense” detachable monitor with a resolution of 3240 x 2160 pixels rounds out the major features. Microsoft can configure this generation of Surface Book in a number of ways from a 13 to 15 inch monitor, i5 or i7 processors, or up to 32 gigs of RAM and more powerful graphics, so depending on your needs, there will be a variation of this you can configure that’s best for you (at a cost, of course).

    Full disclosure: Best Buy reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews. I will always provide my honest opinions on all products reviewed. .

    One of the main reasons people get these are for the versatility. The screen (which houses some of the laptop’s guts) can be detached and used like a tablet on it’s own, with it’s own battery supply built in. When used with the Surface Pen (which unfortunately they do NOT include with these units), your creative juices can go wild with the bright, colorful, high-res screen. The backlit keyboard unit has a battery of it’s own as well, and when the two are attached, you get some pretty good battery life as well as much improved graphics power as this is where the graphic card is housed. A note though – a 17 hour possible battery life is quoted in specs, and in reality, I found it to be a bit less than half of that when running the screen at least at 50% brightness and doing “real world” projects and uses. Your mileage may vary depending on how you use it. You can use it as a standard laptop, or detach the screen and re-attach it backwards to use in tent mode or as a tablet with the keyboard attached, or just carry around the screen as a standalone tablet (with less power as the graphic card and one of the batteries are again, housed, in the keyboard section). One minor issue is that with the monitor holding several components inside, it can get a bit warm in use, but it never gets so hot that it’s worrisome. The keyboard and track pad feel rock solid, and the Surface 3 has a nice typing feel to it, and has the ports most need; two USB-3 ports, one USB-C, SD card reader, headphone jack.

    Speakers are standard in terms of volume and clarity – nothing outstanding but much better than on lesser machines. The web cam is very good being true HD, and has very good lower light clarity. A “rear” camera (in the upper corner of the lid) is also of good quality if you have need of it. The microphones are clear, though I did find I had to speak up just a bit louder than on some other machines for them to pick me up and react. A magnetic connector on the charger helps prevent accidents if someone or a pet walks by and accidentally pulls the power cord while in use – it just pops free of the machine, preventing it from being dragged off of the table.

    Processing power overall is good. The Surface Book 3 breezed through Paint Shop Pro projects even with multiple layers being applied to photos, large resizing of pics, and having several projects open at once. I decided to try to tax the system by using an old Microsoft screen capture program called Expression Encoder – it allows you to take screen captures of video up to 10 minutes in length (free version), and when converting and saving those clips to your computer, can really tax a system. My mid-range desktop will whine and whirrrr (fan) when using it, sounding like it’s near death. It can take several minutes to process even shorter 4-5 minute videos. The Surface Book handled this pretty well. I took some 3-5 minute grabs and encoded them to save, and while the fan did come on and it was still pushing some limits, overall it did a very good job handling this. The i7 processor and dedicated Nvidia graphics worked well together. The machine did get a little warm during the processing, but not “hot”. I don’t think this will give people any issues when using it for video processing and conversions, especially if you configure it with a bit more RAM. 4K video playback went without any hiccups. I wouldn’t give it an award for processing power, but it’s about what I would expect from any laptop with this configuration of hardware.

    Because you are dealing with a thin laptop with cooling considerations that a desktop may not have, I think the processor operates at a lower wattage than it’s cousins used in desktops, because while again, the processing power is “good”, a very similarly configured desktop I use at work seemed to work a bit faster as it of course has cooling fans, and more room for air circulation. Not a problem for daily tasks, photo editing, basic video editing, etc. If you want to get more serious, you’ll want to configure a machine with more RAM and higher Graphics. If you will be using this quite a bit in tablet mode, consider the 13 inch option, as while the 15 inch model is great for desk and office work, it’s a bit bulky to use as a tablet – the 13 inch version would be your option if you are in the field, traveling, or holding that screen a lot.

    Glitches? Only one so far. You can as with many Windows laptops now, configure your login so that the web cam recognizes your face and speeds up the login process. Twice, I’ve had it do this, yet the web cam will stay ON, along with the on light and red Windows Hello cam light next to it. Trying to go into the camera app to turn it off didn’t work and I’ve had to reboot to reset it correctly. It’s only happened twice but hopefully will be fixed in a firmware/software update at some point.

    The Surface Book 3 is not inexpensive. It’s a well spec machine with a bright, beautiful, removable screen, and is built very well, and you do pay for that, along with it’s various special features. In order to justify the price tag, you should be someone who will take advantage of those features. This would necessitate having the Surface Pen, and that’s one of my big gripes – that they don’t include it. The approx. $100 pen is an additional feature, which in my opinion, should be included with EVERY Surface Book configuration. The retail price for my configuration hovers around the $2,300 range. You do get excellent build quality and a premium screen for that price, but in my opinion, I think for this price, the SSD drive should be at least 512 gigs (or even 1 TB?) and again, the Surface Pen should be included. I’ll be greedy, too – an outstanding extra would be a basic protective case you could slip the monitor in when in tablet-only mode to protect it and prop it up while in use (I can dream, can't I?). Only you can decide if the price is justified for your specific needs and uses, but if it is, you should enjoy the investment. If not and you just need the basic specs, shop around as you can get something without quite all the bells and whistles for a few hundred less.

    Jul 08, 2020 22:00
  • Review by Gizmo, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful, power laptop - lightweight tablet!

    Full disclosure: Reviewers for in this invitation-only program (Tech Insider Network) are provided products for the purpose of writing an honest, unbiased review.

    When I first saw this laptop, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Is it a laptop or a tablet? My concern was if it’s both, does it do either functions well? I’ve seen many other laptops that claim it can be used as a tablet. There are many laptops where the keyboard folds behind the screen and they call it tablet mode, but it weighs much more then what we consider tablet weight. But with the Windows Surface Book 3, the keyboard detaches, to me, this is a game changer!

    For comparison, the weight of the Surface book (tablet only) is 1lb 13 ounces (29 ounces), for comparison an iPad 10.2” weighs 17 ounces and the iPad Pro 12.9” weighs 1lb 6.6 ounces (22.6 ounces).

    Unboxing and appearance:

    The laptop comes very nicely packaged, open the box and you will find the laptop, charger and cord neatly packaged. The charging block has a USB port also, nice touch as I use it to charge my phone. No need to take up a USB port on the laptop. I wish the charger had some sort of wire management on it though (i.e. plastic tabs to wrap wire around, Velcro strap). The magnetic charger is a nice touch, it connects to the laptop parallel, so it doesn’t protrude out from the laptop. It’s made out of black plastic, so feels a bit cheap. A Surface pen is not included, at this price point, it would’ve been nice if it were included. If you have a pen, it doesn’t appear to have a spot to store it on the laptop.

    Initially I wasn’t crazy about the hinge design, when it folds up, it doesn’t fold flat, there’s a quarter inch gap near the hinge area. I think we’re all used to laptops folding flat when the lid is down. After a week of usage, I’m getting more used to it and it doesn’t bother me as much. The front lip has a magnet that keeps the lid shut tight. The magnet is evident as my watchband keeps sticking to it. I end up taking off my watch when I use the laptop, which is probably better anyway as I don’t want to scratch up the laptop. Overall the design is very clean and nice, the shiny silver Windows logo gives it a premium look.

    I’ve seen many 2 in 1 laptops where the screen is very heavy, making it easy to topple over, but this laptop is very well balanced. Pushing gently on the screen doesn’t cause the keyboard to lift up. Instead, the hinge responds by opening more. This is where I start to appreciate the Surface book hinge design. I have 4 laptops in my home, all of them, if I push the top without holding the base down, will lift up. Traditional laptop hinges are stiffer.

    The keyboard lights up nicely, there are 3 settings that you can toggle between.

    Usage:

    Initial setup was a breeze, follow the instructions, log into your Windows account it pretty much does the rest. I love the Windows “Hello” login (facial recognition) feature. I have that on one of my other laptops, but not in my work laptop. It’s definitely nice to have and works well.

    I found the picture quality of the PixelSense display to be very good. I used this laptop with Adobe Lightroom to organize, edit and print my large library of photos. The colors and clarity of the photos look very good (I have not calibrated the display yet). I’ve used Lightroom on my iMac that’s approximately 7 years old, it’s been painfully slow opening catalog, editing etc. The Surface Book was able to do all these tasks much, much faster. The benefit of being able to disconnect the tablet is that I can show photos to my family without carrying around the laptop. Much friendlier to hold and swipe through vacation photos.

    I enlisted my son’s help, an Engineering student in HS, to test the laptop with Autodesk Inventor Professional. The Surface Book performed perfectly and comparable to the desktops he uses in school. He created a sword using Inventor.

    I also used the laptop for general applications such as Microsoft Office and Ameritrade Think or Swim, no issues running any applications of course. I didn’t even hear a fan kick off while running these programs.

    Conclusion:

    Overall this is a beautiful, capable laptop that is light weight, the tablet mode was executed very nicely by the engineers at Microsoft. I can wholeheartedly say it’s a great laptop and a great tablet! Just getting the weight down to something I wouldn’t mind carrying but has the computing power to work flawlessly with Adobe and Autodesk applications is amazing to me. There are some minor issues, as I’ve mentioned in my review, but nothing that’s a deal breaker. The price is on the high side, I would say this is the biggest negative.

    Jul 12, 2020 11:13
  • Review by SebaSF16, 4 out of 10
    Screen issues and video card not running

    The computer doesn't recognize the video card.

    There is an issue with the screen when detaching and attaching again, doesn't work properly.

    Microsoft poor support, still can't fix the problems

    Some problems with the updates, computer requests detaching frequently.

    Oct 16, 2020 18:58
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Isaiah, 10 out of 10
    Perfect upgrade for Samsung Note Pro 12.2

    OS: Windows 10. I have been on the same ecosystem since I could type, so very pleased it's running like a gem.

    Login: no fingerprint, but so far the facial detection runs great with no hassle.

    Touchscreen is sensitive and precise, with option for calibration. I suggest getting the bundle, so the keyboard and pen come with the package.

    Kickstand: been using my Pro 7 for 3 months now and hinges are sturdy and stable.

    Weight: considering it's literally a laptop masquerading as a tablet, it's got a bit more weight to it than your typical Samsung Tab's or iPads.

    Double speakers on the sides are awesome!

    Cameras are above average, but I doubt you'd use this tablet to do a lot of shooting in the field. But resolution is decent for your typical Skype, Zoom, and Messengers meetings.

    Specs for eval: core i5, 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM.

    Jul 15, 2020 10:45
  • Review by AylinC, 8 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love this device. I wanted to get the i7 one but decided to go with the i5 instead and I don’t regret it. It’s very fast when it comes to turn it on and off, loading up apps and downloading things. It handles multiple apps running on the same time. It does heat up sort of fast but it’s fine. Doesn’t affect how things are running. The device does scratch up easy so I’d be careful. But other than that, it’s really awesome. I’m able to do my work, read, write, and watch movies, play games in this tablet. The battery life last for a good while and I don’t even do battery saver.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:53
  • Review by BustaAndroidNow, 10 out of 10
    For the busy man of the house.

    I am not a tech guy in the least though I love anything that makes my life just alittle less hectic and brings a semblance of order to it and I must say the Surface Pro 7 has yet to disappoint. Although I have an iPhone I choose the Surface Pro 7 because I needed something compact but, also with enough RAM to run programs like Photoshop since I tattoo and create digital art. I got the best of both worlds...a tablet and a fully capable laptop. If you need something more than to watch cartoons on or chase Twitter feeds....then this is what you need. The. Pen does not lag, which is definitely a

    Plus...and I love the the detachable keyboard/cover. Great all the way around

    Apr 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great hybrid device that crosses many lines.

    I am a dyed in the wool Mac user, and I chose this device as my first Windows 10 box. I have a lot to say about the surface pro, but I would say that unless you need a really powerful machine, this is pretty close to perfect. You can dock it and use it as a desktop, attach a keyboard and use it as a laptop, or sit on the sofa and use it as a tablet. Does Windows 10 as a tablet have issues? Yep, big time. But this hardware is top notch and perfect for email, writing, productivity, watching video, and most other things people want to do with a computer. I'd grab more than 128 GB if this is your only device or you're a pretty serious hobbyist. The keyboard and pen are worth adding on, which increase the price by a lot, but it's a great experience.

    Jun 05, 2021 16:53
  • Review by Darrell, 10 out of 10
    Great So Far

    I wanted something smaller and lighter than my Surface Book, so I went with the Surface Pro. This model fits well into the pocket sleeve in my portfolio unlike my Surface Book which goes in my backpack. The colored keyboard, mouse, and stylus are nice options. Furthermore, the Surface Pro can also use my docking station allowing me to use an additional dual monitor setup as well as the Surface Pro monitor itself. If you like dual monitors, try three.

    Feb 28, 2020 17:34
  • Review by NCB86, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7

    This Surface Pro 7 is a Excellent product to get its great quality and very convenient to use at Home are on the go.

    Sep 25, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Alphonso, 10 out of 10
    Great tablet that is universal

    My wife loves it! The flexibility for having a tablet when you want and a laptop when you choose is the best. She also loves the programs that seem to be very easy. Only complaints is that lack of options for the kick stand.

    Jul 15, 2020 16:34
  • Review by Bee2e, 8 out of 10
    Really Nice Computer!

    It was a gift for my husband on Fathers Day and he LOVES IT! The reason I chose this laptop was because my sister has one and she has had it for at least 3 to 4 years and it works like a charm.

    Jul 03, 2020 19:48
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dstonom, 10 out of 10
    Worth the buy

    Computer is great over all just the apps have a 5 second delay but camera is good and the display is awesome and so is picture quality love the versatility durability and it's light weight you can take it anywhere. Definitely worth the buy plus if you get it with the surface pen you will even have more fun and greater functions.

    Aug 16, 2020 09:59
  • Review by Ynot, 10 out of 10
    Great Value-Wife Loves It!

    My wife needed a new tablet and I saw this on sale. Came with detachable keyboard and Windows 10. The best of two worlds: a tablet and laptop! She is very happy with it.

    Oct 05, 2020 16:13
  • Review by NauticalArtSlideshow, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 Battery Life Proven

    Advertisement for Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 battery life was proven GREAT! 6 straight 8 -9 hour days with recharging each night allowed me to use it as a display with Slideshow running continuosly!

    Sep 17, 2021 16:28
  • Review by Lori, 10 out of 10
    The drawing tools, graphics, are EPIC!

    Bought this for my high schooler studying Graphic Design. Everything in the description is TRUE!

    I bought it when it was sold as a combo WITH the keyboard....so make sure U read carefully because the keyboard AND pen are usually sold separately.

    Dec 30, 2019 05:22
  • Review by Laura, 10 out of 10
    Great Buy!

    Quick set up...Versatile and handy. This combined with my docking station, I can take work home to complete things in a snap without having to bring a whole bunch of paperwork. Does what I need it to do and can use it anywhere.

    Mar 26, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Best buy

    The laptop I perchised from your company Best buy I'm very happy with my service pro window 10

    May 07, 2021 22:18
  • Review by Carrie, 10 out of 10
    It’s perfect!

    Great size, sleek look, works perfectly for what I need. Easy to order and showed up quickly. Very happy with my purchase.

    May 23, 2020 09:15
  • Review by Taynsam, 10 out of 10
    Perfect tablet

    Love this tablet!! It has everything. Love that it has a detachable keyboard too. Amazing screen for netflixing

    Dec 18, 2020 16:26
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Culpepper, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7 - Awesome buy.

    I purchased this to replace a laptop that I was having issues with things loading. So far I love the ease that comes with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. I haven't done too much on it yet as I am still getting things set up on it. The plan is for this to be the device I use when I am not at home and need to work on school stuff. Purchased as a bundle with the keyboard and then decided to purchase the pen as well. I love having the pen as I do not use a mouse with this and I can use the pen to scroll on webpages and all that. I definitely recommend purchasing a case for the device to give yourself more protection. The only thing I have had so far is that is did freeze up on me once and I had to hold the power button down until it shut down and then restarted it. Have not had the issue again.

    Feb 22, 2021 11:03
  • Review by Prelude428, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Very nice upgrade!

    Coming from an sp3 and this one is a huge step up! I don’t think it would be a big difference but happy we made the upgrade!

    Apr 09, 2021 17:12
  • Review by SurfacePro7, 8 out of 10
    Quite the Upgrade Surface Pro 2 to Surface Pro 7

    This Surface Pro 7 is a replacement for my old Surface Pro 2. It's bigger and shinier and faster and bigger inside :-). I especially like that we got the Type Cover. My old one's battery got too tired to recharge and you don't replace those; so it was time for a new one. It gave me 7 years of great service and I'm hoping to get at least the same from this one.

    So far it works the same as the old one. My only problem is that it goes to sleep and doesn't want to wake up. I have worked around that by adjusting the settings to not let it go into deep sleep. I haven't tested the battery life yet to see if it lasts all day unplugged.

    I really like having the Type Cover both for inputting data and for protecting the glass when in transit. Would highly recommend getting that and it is a nice keyboard as well.

    Jun 01, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Abraham, 10 out of 10
    8gb memory I5 256g ssd model

    Great tablet/computer. I got this when it was on sale for $999 primarily for design since I do custom made cake toppers using Affinity Designer. This laptop meets and exceeds my expectations:) I didn’t want to carry around a laptop around and this is very lightweight and performs as should using these designs programs including Adobe Illustrator. The resolution is far better than my laptop (HP).

    I bought the keyboard later down the road and the pen works amazing. I’m glad I’ve made this investment.

    Mar 13, 2020 16:24
  • Review by Alexis19, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro

    I love this computer! I’m in college so I wanted something small but I could carry around with me with no trouble and this is perfect. It does anything I need it to and converts into a tablet if I need to take notes for class! Overall 5/5

    Mar 20, 2020 21:51
  • Review by Patty, 10 out of 10
    Buy it.

    It is a great tablet, i use it Monday to Saturday for work and it is very practical. Very slick and modern. All my friends and coworkers ask what brand is it, the system is very fast and the colors and all look phenomenal. I really recommend it for work, school or just pure entertainment. 100% recommended.

    Jul 30, 2021 17:18
  • Review by JCFan, 10 out of 10
    A jack of all trades!

    The 7th version of Microsoft's tablet is another evolution in the tried and true design with no real changes from last year other than the addition of the USB-C port. Internally you'll get the latest 10th gen Dual or Quad core processors depending on the model you choose. What makes this a great device (with the mandatory type cover; you'll need and want this) is that it can suit so many diverse use cases. Want a tablet? Check. Need a laptop? Check. Want to take notes for school or work or draw (again, with the optional pen)? Check. If you have the ability to get all of the accessories like the Type Cover, Pen, and Docking Station, you'll have a device that can do it all (except serious gaming). It can be expensive getting all the accessories but it makes up for it by being really good at pretty much everything. Cameras on front and back make it easy to chat or grab a quick photo. The kickstand lets you set almost any angle you'd like. The display is super sharp and clear for watching videos or viewing photos. Don't skimp on the RAM and get at least the 8GB versions. The i5 versions have no fan and always remain quiet and pretty cool. The i7 models have great performance but will bring a fan along that you'll hear if you are pushing performance. Overall, a highly recommended device.

    Nov 08, 2019 15:48
  • Review by ReverendDC, 10 out of 10
    What An Upgrade!!

    After buying into the "Surface Life" with a surplus Surface Pro 2, I was hooked on the Microsoft Surface Pro series. No other device offers the functionality, portability, and power in such a small, light device. While carrying dual core Intel processors for the first 5 generations of devices, it surpassed expectations in productivity and, yes, even gaming in a system that often exceeded the performance of similarly spec'd computers.

    I purchased a Surface Pro 6 a short 6 months ago, and the bounce was noticeable. With an i5 boasting 4c/8t performance, even at the "entry level" 128GB system (not counting the m3, which was not worthy of the "Pro" label) and NO FAN (the Pro 6 and 7 i5 models share this trait, as fans in tablets are WRONG) and 8GB of RAM, gaming on a tablet (along with that pesky productivity ability) became a thing.

    When the Surface Pro 7 came out a short month ago, it looked like a very minor refresh, with the biggest changes being a USB-C port replacing the miniDP and a two generation jump from the Intel 8th gen to 10th gen graphics...most reviews looked to be accurate with a solid "meh."

    Since my wife also wanted a Pro, the time had come to decided upon another 6 or to move to a 7 (don't worry, she got a laptop too...Merry Christmas!). Even with the steep discounts for the Pro 6s, I HATE being behind. The Surface Pro 7 it was...

    ...and it was the correct choice, indeed. While the 1035G4 didn't appear to be too much of an increase from the 8250 of the Pro 6, in reality, the jump in pure power is exceptional. One wouldn't think so with the drop in base frequency to 1.1 GHz, but the boost speed is greater, and, due to the excellent thermals of the Pros themselves, maintains higher than base clocks the huge majority of the time when under any load. In addition, the overlooked Iris Pro graphics now come close to matching the Nvidia base MX150 graphics in games with 48 ECs vs the 24 ECs in the UHD 620 setup, although the frequency stays the same on both. Guild Wars 2 dailies, Battlefield 4 (4!!!!), Elite Dangerous...not only doable, but fun...in a tablet (NO FAN).

    The jump from DDR3 to DDR4 is another update that doesn't look big on paper, but works wonders for the overall device speed.

    The USB-C port (no, NOT Thunderbolt 3) is a welcome change from the miniDP port, and the dongle life has never been easier to carry as a result. This change alone easily reduces the dongles required from 5-10 (depending on your needs) to a maximum of 1 the majority of the time (a sweet USB-C hub with the original DP, VGA, HDMI, multiple USB 3 ports and an ethernet port are not hard to find at a reasonable price). Likewise, the charging capabilities through both the Surface Connector and the USB-C port make for an excellent means of always staying charged.

    The screen, always a strong suite of the line, remains, as does the awesome removable keyboard; neither required an update. A small color accuracy update would have been great for the screen, but not truly necessary. The pen and Arc mouse remain great, but not necessary accessories (the argument could be made that the Surface isn't truly complete without the Surface Pen, though).

    In addition, in one of the truly underrated updates, the WiFi chipset was FINALLY updated to an Intel model from the previously atrocious Marvell chips on the Pro 6 and earlier...and it comes with WiFi 6 for futureproofing. This is a HUGE update, and maintains both speed and connection in a far better manner. We aren't even mentioning the Bluetooth 5 capability.

    Audio jack (ahem, Apple), external microSD card slot, the very unappreciated Instant On with Windows Hello functionality, excellent build quality, 1024 levels of touch sensitivity, wonderful stereo speakers, front and rear decent cameras with excellent audio capture for conference calls, literally MILLIONS of tried and true Win32 applications...the benefits go on and on. All in a (FANLESS) tablet. Oh, and Windows 10.

    A perfect device, then? Um...no. No LTE option?! We get the awesome Instant On, why can't we also have the Always Connected" option as well? While I'm a personal fan of the bezels (they make it a LOT easier to hold as a tablet), it is a blast from the past for many who are used to seeing the bezels shrinking into the abyss (there's the Surface Pro X for that, although...ARM...for Windows? NOT SOLD...yet). Microsoft...I know Thunderbolt 3 is a battery hog, but you really should have had this included, even as an option on some of the higher SKUs. Speaking of battery life, the firmware definitely needs tweaking (anyone with a Surface knows that this WILL happen), as the battery usage, while understandably higher because of the G4 vs UHD 620, definitely takes a hit compared to the mature 4th - 8th generation firmware and drivers (Intel tick-tock-tock-tocked their way through the last 5 generations on the 14nm process). Microsoft (again), if you are going to call this a 2-in-1, then you should include the keyboard. Enough of this nickel/diming (more like $50/$100-ing) for essential and much desired equipment, like the KEYBOARD. Once you use the Pen, you will not know how you lived without it (the response is almost as good as the Apple Pencil in response time, and the feel is wonderful), but it's $100 as well...with a non-recharging battery?! Why does the Surface PRO (PRO) series NOT INCLUDE WINDOWS PRO?! Which brings us to...

    ...dat price doe!!!! Although I proudly live the "Surface Life," the cost of entry is truly Apple-esque. "Value" in this case really depends on the user and use cases. If you are looking for a content delivery system, go buy a base iPad or Samsung tablet (or an Amazon Fire if you are one of THOSE PEOPLE). However, the old adage of "the best tool for the job is the one you have with you" remains true, and you will find yourself bringing the less than 2 pounds of a full and powerful Windows device with you everywhere far more often than that 15" (or even 13") laptop that can weigh twice as much with far more plastic involved. This is a system for business users, prosumers, and those who want a jewelry-like Windows tablet that matches and even exceeds (in some ways) the design savoir faire of the fruit people, and has a price to match. The "value" proposition then is not a one-to-one comparison, but a one-to-two or one-to-three comparison (replacing a laptop and a tablet with one device). Even cheap end equipment will add up to the cost of a single Surface Pro 7 on the low i5 end in these cases, and adds up to much more for mid range stuff, like an iPad Pro and an "Ultrabook."

    It's also a great content consumption device.

    In conclusion, if you want a great, well designed tablet/laptop thing that is easy to carry, easy to pack, has great power and battery life on demand, and just plain works, this is one of the best options on the market, and well worth the price of admission. If you are looking for an update from the Pro 5 or earlier, it's a no-brainer, especially with a ton of trade-in options (right now, Best Buy is guaranteeing $200 or more dollars with a Surface Pro trade in, any generation). If you have a Surface Pro 6 and no pressing need to push your gaming envelope or cut down on the donglage, the Pro 7 is still a great update option, but not one that will move most peoples' meter too much. If you are looking at a new "Ultrabook" or replacement for a productivity laptop, look no further. A great option for every occasion!

    Nov 16, 2019 00:17
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Snipes, 10 out of 10
    Made the leap from Mac to Windows

    Five years ago I had a PC and said I would NEVER get an apple device. Then my PC broke and I had a good reason to try out a Macbook Pro. What a beautiful computer! Fast, sleek, and powerful everything I needed.

    Then just three weeks ago I decided it was time to upgrade and I awaited the good news from Apple about their new Macbooks. But the news never came, and the reviews on their current Mac's were mixed (the keyboard issue made me nervous). So I thought maybe it was time to experiment with Microsoft.

    The Surface Pro was a unique design, also sleek and had some attractive hardware so I went with the Pro 7 i5. I gave it a run for its money for two weeks doing all of my typical task at work (word, excel, powerpoint) as well as some of my hobbies (adobe photoshop and premiere pro). The Pro 7 handled them all like a beast.

    I ended up returning the i5 and getting the i7 because I liked the Pro 7 so much that I wanted to ensure I got a good 3+ yrs out of it. Haven't looked back yet.

    Like any device it has its Pro's an Con's and one device will never please everyone but here are some of my Pro's and Con's:

    PRO's

    - Beautiful design and great 2 in 1 device that functions extremely well as both tablet and PC

    - USB - C and Microsoft's charging cable = extremely fast charging

    - The premium keyboard is easy to type on and looks great

    - Stylus is a huge bonus, something I never had with a Mac

    - Touchscreen is great, useful in almost every situation

    - Stunning 4k Video

    - The i7 chip and 16RAM have been able to handle everything I have thrown at it, including a 30+FPS rate on Skyrim

    - The instant on and Hello Camera are incredible. Cheers to Microsoft for that feature

    CONs

    - Battery life just isnt were it should be. I get MAYBE 10hrs out of it with using max battery settings and not using any demanding software

    - Not being able to iMessage (a big change for a Mac user for 5+yrs)

    - The i7 does have a fan in it which can be annoying but even at maximum torque the fan is not TO loud and the only time it has been needed thus far for myself is with Skyrim. Has never turned on in my day-day work.

    Nov 12, 2019 10:49
  • Review by MaltbiaBklyn, 10 out of 10
    2nd Surface Pro: From 4 to 7

    This is my 2nd Surface, I started with a Survey 4 having used both PC/laptops and the Mac Tablet, I was looking for something that was more of a hybrid - and thus my love for the Surface. Its not the best laptop, nor, table, in the world, yet, to me, it is the best of both worlds in terms of an integrated, multi-use product. I'm a professor, I use it for my work, teaching, research, and personal - a true workhorse. When I'm working at home, or in the office, I connect it to an external monitor and decking station and it meets my needs. Very pleased with my new Surface Pro 7 and was happy to be able use the keyboard and pen from my prior Surface. Pricy, yet worth it!

    Jun 04, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Surface pro 7

    Love my surface pro 7, I have it rig to be a desktop with the surface dock. Could easily take it on the go when needed for tethering one the job.

    Feb 28, 2021 15:22
  • Review by TouchscreenGreatness, 8 out of 10
    Touchscreen Greatness

    I really enjoyed the full touch screen & the use of the pen

    Apr 16, 2021 22:04
  • Review by Dmaximus, 10 out of 10
    Great for work and personal use!

    I love this machine! This past Christmas I had purchased the I-Pad Pro 12.9" for my bride. I was very impressed and thought about going that direction for my purchase, however due to my business activities and all of my current files being windows based, I made the surface purchase. the portability is awesome, the keyboard I purchased works great as protection for the screen and is super comfortable. During the day this is docked with my other screens and when I'm traveling its great to have the functionality of a tablet. I would definitely recommend. I will say I researched the Surface ProX as well and due to the software compatibility issues they are having with that platform, the Pro 7 for me seemed like a much better choice.

    Feb 20, 2021 10:49
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    A powerful 2 in 1 in such a small form factor!

    What a system. I returned a lower spec model (i5/8gb/128ssd) for this since I wanted to future-proof it a bit more and let me tell you it was worth it. Don't get me wrong, the i5 model is very sweet and had no issues with anything I threw at it but the i7 is a bit more powerful and it gives a nice 30-50% or even more bonus to 3d heavy applications or games. Both the i5 and i7 use the Iris Plus which is an intel feature on these CPU's but the i7 has 64 execution units while the i5 only has 48 and that right there is the major difference. You can run most games at 1080p on medium settings with a very good framerate. Now you won't be playing Gears 5 or anything crazy like that but it has no issues with MMO's like WoW, or FFXIV, Albion Online, Warcraft 3 remastered, Starcraft 2 or anything like that. Having the extra ram is also very nice for browsing if you use a ton of tabs and multitask a lot and the SSD is blazing fast. The one thing I was worried about was the fan since the i3 and i5 are fanless and silent. The moment I started doing windows updates on the i7 I noticed the fan kicked in and was pretty noticable but that seems to have gone away and only appears when installing apps or heavy gaming, but the best part is I noticed the system runs a lot cooler than the i5 so you will have almost no throttling like the i5 and you can keep a constant CPU speed for much much longer. All around I'm super impressed with this computer. It's such a powerhouse in a very small form factor and it's one of the best made/looking pieces of tech out there. I would not hesitate buying this again and will stick with the Surface lineup going forward. The only thing it needs is a nice re-design to something like the X but without sacrificing the CPU (ARM yuck). 10/10.

    Oct 20, 2020 03:12
  • Review by Sarah, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Office with a side of digital art

    Bought to replace a Surface Pro 5 (i5 version), and all of my peripherals (type cover, Surface Pen, and even my spare chargers) still work just fine.

    Comes with a free upgrade to Win 11, which is nice. Also has USB-C with Power Delivery, which is double-nice. No more proprietary display port or whatever plug.

    If you're someone who needs a laptop, but you also enjoy digital art on the side, this is probably one of the best options out there. My old Surface Pen is much more responsive now than it was with the Pro 5. The overall power feels about 3x what I'm used to. 16GB of ram is also a huge plus if you like to keep a lot of programs/browser tabs open all the time, and the microSD slot allows for ridiculous storage expansion nowadays.

    And yes, this i7 version DOES have a fan, but I consider this to be a good thing, given the specs. Better still, the fan is very quiet, and only comes on during heavy CPU use--it's just too darn small to make much more than a faint hum in a dead-silent room, and the passive cooling is more than enough for general browsing or Office work.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:52
  • Review by GuvnA, 10 out of 10
    Performs Well

    Upgraded to this model after having owned the Pro 4 for a number of years. With Zoom classes and multiple media programs running, the Pro 4 just wasn't able to keep up and was often freezing momentarily or having to be rebooted. I had also almost filled the 128GB of memory the Pro 4 had.

    Thus far I'm very happy with this upgrade, the processor is definitely beefier and the 256GB memory should be more than sufficient for years to come, especially since I plan on using an external drive for my home media solutions. I do think the type cover should come with, and I had to wait quite a while to get one with fingerprint reader from Microsoft.

    The major frustration came in moving my data from my Pro 4 to this one. It seems ridiculous that there is no wired or wireless option to simply copy files and preferences from one machine to the other. Cellphones have this functionality available and they typically have much less data and preferences to move.

    I certainly wasn't going to pay Geek Squad or another service to move the data for me, so I just backed up to an external drive and copied the data over. But that does nothing about my preferences. About the only thing I didn't have to setup was my wallpaper, which indicates Microsoft knows this is a feature people would want but they're uninterested in providing it.

    Otherwise, this is a great multipurpose tool for students and small business purposes.

    May 16, 2021 09:56
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Ice Blue
    Description

    Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop.²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A screen to fuel your dreams: 12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • The lightest Surface Laptop yet: Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
  • Power through your day: Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
  • Choose your perfect match: Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in 720p HD camera: Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
  • Type in comfort all day: Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
  • Every day, everywhere: Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
  • Familiar features and trusted security: Get started with convenient security and the Windows you know⁴. Enjoy amazing sound for music and shows. And, easily connect to other devices and accessories.
  • Get it done with your favorite apps: Collaborate, connect, and do your best work with the must-have everyday laptop. Power through your favorite apps, backed by all-day battery life.²
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode: Do great things with Windows 10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mal89, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

    In the past year I have gone through 2 Laptop computers. Unfortunately that saying you get what you pay for is true, I cannot express how HAPPY I am with this device. The picture doesn't do it justice it is very beautiful. I have the Ice Blue model Specs 10th Gen intel core i5 processor 128GB. Very fast, EXTREAMLY responsive one of if not the best computers "window" computers that is...I have ever had. The crazy part is that this is considered one of their budget models and the budget laptops I have gotten in the past TRULY are budget. This one feels different from boot up until I am finish working on the device. $600+ no isn't cheap, however then again that saying you get what you pay for rings true; a little more for a more reliable computer is well worth it. Great for kids who are learning from home, Great for work at homers like myself. Yes, you can even play games I played The Sims game, which isn't using near as much graphics or cpu as other games ; I found no issues still. My other duds would close out or not respond while playing The Sims. YOU will not be disappointed with this device. I PROMISE.

    Mar 23, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Tomas, 10 out of 10
    Small and light laptop for uni

    A nice, small and light laptop. Bought primarily for having around school. It has good enough specs to run more intensive programs such as solidworks and less intensive games. Would recommend for anyone who is looking for a decently priced, light laptop who does not want to spend a lot of money on overkill specs.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Customer, 10 out of 10
    Solid device w/premium quality device, great price

    My wife upgraded to this one from her old Surface Pro 3 and absolutely loves it! The overall feel from the body to key comfort got her attention. Awesome battery life, camera, microphones and performance.

    Oct 23, 2020 20:48
  • Review by Thora, 8 out of 10
    Good Laptop

    When I was looking to get a new laptop, I knew I wanted a surface, I just wasn’t sure which one. This one was in a good price range and was what I needed for what I was planning to do (writing). This laptop is nothing overly special per day, but it’s exactly what I needed.

    Mar 06, 2021 11:11
  • Review by J15N, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    This laptop is perfect for going to Uni online. It runs everything I need at a perfect speed. A great dupe of the MacBook for Microsoft users. Love it!

    Mar 05, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Alonso, 10 out of 10
    Perfect !

    It’s overall a very powerful computer. It’s perfect for any scenario except it doesn’t have a backlit keyboard

    May 07, 2021 20:30
  • Review by RoseGoldIsMyJam, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Workhorse

    I am IN LOVE with this beautiful work-of-art laptop, which shows what's possible with both form and function are top notch! It's glorious to look at and effortless to work on. I haven't been so happy with a purchase in A LONG LONG TIME!!! And just when you thought things couldn't get any better, I used my new Best Buy credit card and paid it off in short order, which meant I didn't (a) have to come up with the whole purchase price at once, and (b) didn't have to spend anything in interest charges, either. I'd call the whole experience a WIN, WIN, WIN!

    Oct 18, 2021 08:17
  • Review by missCL, 10 out of 10
    Budget Friendly Laptop

    I bought this laptop for college and it does everything I need it to. I was able to play light games such as Roblox.

    Sep 15, 2021 20:43
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface 24W Power Supply - Black
    Description

    Made exclusively for Surface* and designed to match its look and feel, the 24W power supply quickly recharges the battery, while the USB port lets you charge another device at the same time.

    4 Features
  • 24W power supply: Quickly recharge your device's battery.
  • 2-device design with USB port: Lets you charge an additional device simultaneously.
  • Magnetic connector: Snaps into place for easy attachment to your device.
  • Slim cord: Allows access to outlets in tight spaces.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BBReviewer, 10 out of 10
    Yes it’s compatible with Surface Pro 7

    I went out of town for this past weekend and totally forgot to bring the Power adapter for my Surface Pro 7. It was completely dead. I immediately started looking online for the 65W charger, and there were NONE available anywhere near me. My only option was this 24W baby at a Best Buy that was 25 miles away, and it was the only one they had. All of the specs (and MS website) said it was incompatible with my device, but I had no other option. I ordered it, did Curbside Pickup first thing in the morning, drove back, and plugged it in. My Surface lit right up, and I was able to use it while it charged. It took maybe 3 hours to fully charge, and I had zero issues with overheating or even a warm brick. The cord is a little shorter than I’m used to, but it worked perfectly so I can’t complain about that! I already have a spare (yet I left home without either one), but I’ll keep this one. As a (second) spare, it’s a lot cheaper than the 127W that’s coming out.

    Mar 02, 2021 13:14
  • Review by Korey, 10 out of 10
    Cord

    My other trash a.. cord, was over heating and not working. Idk what was wrong with it and it wouldn’t charge at all. I would plug the bitxh in and it wouldn’t even turn on. Now this sucker, is excellent and charges. Thanks Best Buy!!

    Sep 10, 2021 16:27
  • Review by nikkiveli, 10 out of 10
    Great Charger

    I really like how compact this charger is compared to the one that comes with my Surface! Very easy to carry around with me when I'm not home since it's not as long as my original charger. Definitely a great buy.

    Aug 08, 2021 19:10
  • Review by Bckrupps, 10 out of 10
    Works greal still a year+ later

    Bought this as a second charger for work. Been using it for well over a year with no problems at all. It’s an authentic Microsoft product so go for it.

    Oct 26, 2021 21:01
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Great product and value. Looking for something that would work with my surface pro 7 during my travels and this is not too expensive but charges my tablet just fine.

    Oct 16, 2021 12:05
  • Review by Dano, 10 out of 10
    Power adaptor

    good power supply for laptop that I can leave at home instead of bringing it back and forth to work. I am using this as a spare.

    Oct 20, 2021 13:22
  • Review by VeryHappyCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Good for what it is

    This should be the power cord that ships with the device! Nice not having a bulky brick between the outlet and the device. It would be better if it were a foot longer in length and it’s a bit pricey (relatively speaking to other types of chargers for other products) but it works very well, is very portable!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:05
  • Review by AaronC, 10 out of 10
    Power supply

    I wanted a backup power supply for my surface pro 7. Works good, not quite as powerful as the one that came with laptop.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:27
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense™ touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos® audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ or exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processors².

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences; or 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR4x RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SurfaceLaptop4, 10 out of 10
    Better delivery that from Microsoft itself!

    I got this latest laptop to replace my 6 yr old Surface Book. The Surface Laptop 4 is so much faster and startup is much simpler. I was able to easily get this from Best Buy within 10 days, yet Microsoft would not promise delivery until mid-September- CRAZY! Best Buy delivered when they promised and without issues. My only concern is with Microsoft and all the talk about Windows 11 which may not be compatible with the Laptop 4; then I hear today that Microsoft is planning to announce a much improved laptop in the Fall. Seems like there is an opportunity to establish a generous trade in for buying whatever new laptop Microsoft is planning.

    Aug 14, 2021 08:05
  • Review by cab123, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop... but battery only lasts me 5 hours

    So far so good.... really loving this laptop. My only problem is I bought it because my laptop didn't meet the battery or storage requirements for my graduate school program so I bought this laptop because the battery was supposed to last "up to 16 hours"... so far it has lasted me 5 hours with my normal use (opening up a few different word documents and the internet at the same time, brightness up, no music or anything playing). Disappointed in the battery life for sure. BUT at least the battery charges super fast (~1.5 hours) so if im at school, I can charge during lunch if need be.

    The laptop was also a bit glitchy right out of the box (shut down internet browser, bottom taskbar kept loading), but no problems since then.

    Other than that, i'm loving the new laptop. I love the keyboard, the mousepad, etc. It's nice and light and love the color.

    Overall, I would recommend, but think the battery life should say "up to 5 hours of normal use" instead of 16.

    Apr 21, 2021 20:02
  • Review by newbie, 6 out of 10
    Disappointed

    After being excited about finding the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 in stock, I was disappointed with the battery life. I was under the impression that I would receive at least 8-10 hours of battery life while checking email and opening 8-10 webpages at a time. I was sadly disappointed that my experience was the total opposite. I only received 3-4 hours of battery life before I had to plug in. Sadly, after many weeks of research, I had no choice but to return Microsoft Surface Laptop 4.

    Jul 17, 2021 07:10
  • Review by KeepCoronasCold, 10 out of 10
    The beat continues!

    Everything you could want in a powerful yet elegant laptop that can run anything! The major reason to upgrade was that my old Surface Laptop would not support Windows 11. Purchased from Best Buy because the pricing was great and availability was immediate.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:38
  • Review by DanS, 6 out of 10
    Not what I was expecting

    I had high hopes for this computer, but at double the ram and processor speed than the Surface Book 1 that it was replacing, it had some issues that I could not overlook. The first was crashing during a zoom call and the lag/hang ups that I experienced with it. The matte black was also not a good choice for me as it showed smudges and fingerprints all over the case. I bought a keyboard slip protector that works great at keeping the keys clean, but I ended up returning the computer and re-up-upgrading to the Surface Studio Laptop. I really like the Studio, but it was an extra thousand dollars than the Laptop 4 with even double the ram and storage, but the battery life on the studio is just horrible. I can't win for trying......

    Oct 15, 2021 07:01
  • Review by gamer, 10 out of 10
    The lightest surface laptop so far with 15 inch

    The lightest surface laptop so far with 15 inch monitor, slimmer than surface book

    Oct 08, 2021 16:00
  • Review by NDman123, 10 out of 10
    Great Computer

    Very good computer. Fast and Lightweight. Good for my use as an Accounting Student

    Nov 05, 2021 15:37
  • Review by laptop, 10 out of 10
    surface 4

    we had a surace 2 laptop and it was a really good computer; we decided to stay with micro-soft surface products. This is why we chose the surface 4 as our new upgrade. These are great laptops; sure we could have gone with a lesser brand and lower priced one but the micro-soft surface has proven to be a reliable product; we chose to get it from Best buy as we did the surface 2 that we bought several years ago.

    May 28, 2021 17:01
  • 9.2score
    Wall Charger for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and 4 and Microsoft Surface Book - Black
    Description

    Fuel your Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or 4 or your Microsoft Surface Book with this Microsoft Q4Q-00001 wall charger, which features a USB port for charging a second device at the same time. The magnetic connector attaches to your device with ease.

    5 Features
  • Compatible with Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and 4 and Microsoft Surface Book: For a steady charge.
  • 65W power supply: Lets you quickly recharge your device's battery.
  • 2-device design: With a USB port lets you charge an additional device simultaneously.
  • Magnetic connector: Snaps into place for easy attachment to your device.
  • Slim cord: Allows access to outlets in tight spaces.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MikeN, 10 out of 10
    If you travel or have a teething pet you must have

    Works just like the factory original. But the best part of having this power supply is the service that came from Best Buy!

    My kitten decided to snack on the 12 volt side just before a major report was due. With 15 minutes before the local Best Buy store closed they scrambled to provide this power supply. A total happy ending. Oh, the kitten is happy too.

    May 01, 2020 20:48
  • Review by Justified89, 8 out of 10
    Surface laptop charger.

    It felt good to be able to charge my laptop again. The one that came with it, only lasted a year and I probably only used my laptop 10 times, if that the whole year. It had a short or something. The new one was a little pricey, but no other options. Works great, and I hope it last a long time.

    Apr 09, 2021 17:08
  • Review by ShannonC, 6 out of 10
    Measurements may not be exact!

    I love this stove itself. It is beautiful and the burners heat so evenly. However we ordered a standard 36” wide stove to replace our standard 36” stove and it doesn’t fit! It is 1/4 too tall! Our installer indicated this is a common problem. So now we have to hire someone to grind down our granite 1/4 inch-another expense.

    Feb 12, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Mikeyroni, 8 out of 10
    Special charger

    They should have another charging opening for a USB charge site.

    Mar 23, 2018 16:42
  • Review by Phillip, 10 out of 10
    Proper charger, but breaks often

    Rating this 5 stars to let people know that this is indeed the official charger for Microsoft Surface product -- works perfectly with my Surface Laptop 2.

    But I also wanted to add my voice to others here that I bought this charger to replace the one that came with my laptop after it stopped charging reliably after just over a year of use. There were no signs of damage to the old charger I replaced, and this seems to be a thing that happens often.

    So, if you're looking to replace your charger for your older Surface Laptop, you've come to the right place. And, yes, your laptop probably stopped charging due to a previous faulty charger due to crap build quality from Microsoft. Yay on Best Buy for stocking the official charger. Boo on Microsoft for making an expensive product with crap build quality.

    Jun 05, 2021 10:49
  • Review by Jp848, 8 out of 10
    Surface Pro charger for most SP versions

    If you have a Microsoft Surface Pro you are going to be using the charger quite often especially the older your device gets. The battery life on the table hybrid is not one of its strong points and it is a fortress to get into, so you're not going to be able to switchout the batteries without seriously damaging the device. The charger will fray over time and you will need a new one eventually. This one will work for sure on the surface pro 3 and 4, but you should be able to use it on most of the surface devices that use the proprietary surface connector, except for the surface book and the new surface laptop studio which uses more power.

    Oct 22, 2021 02:30
  • Review by Lindsay, 10 out of 10
    Works for Surface Book 2!

    After my kitten chewed through the cord on my original charger, I went on the hunt for a replacement. There was nowhere that specifically mentioned Surface Book 2 as being compatible, so I went with this one in the hope that it would work and it did! Seems to charge at the same rate as my original one and it's holding up fine. Very satisfied.

    Apr 17, 2020 15:38
  • Review by Bray, 10 out of 10
    Just what I needed

    My Surface Pro 4 was not charging anymore. I looked to see what my options were online for a new charger. Did not like the comments: some were advertised as being Microsoft but were not, many did not work right or for long. I decided to go to Best Buy to find out if my problem was my charger or my tablet. They tried a new Microsoft charger and it worked! So I bought it right then. It was pricey but I am sure it is a Microsoft and it will serve me for a long time.

    Sep 19, 2021 13:33
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Arc Mouse - Light Grey - Surface
    Description

    The travel companion for your Surface. Slim, light, and ready to travel, Surface Arc Mouse is designed to conform to your hand - and snaps flat to fit easily in your bag. The next generation of our best-selling Arc Touch Mouse, Surface Arc Mouse features numerous refinements, including the ability to scroll both vertically and horizontally. Connects via Bluetooth. Available in a choice of rich colors to complement your Surface device.

    6 Features
  • Slim, light, and ready to travel.: Ultra-slim and lightweight, Surface Arc Mouse goes anywhere without the weight or bulk of traditional mice.
  • Surface Arc Mouse connects wirelessly to your Surface device via Bluetooth.:
  • Our most innovative design, refined.: Snap the Surface Arc Mouse into its curved position to power up. Snap again to flatten and power down.
  • Intuitive interactions.: Innovative full scroll plane lets you scroll both vertically and horizontally.
  • Beautifully crafted.: Smooth and elegantly crafted, Surface Arc Mouse sits comfortably in your hand.
  • Complement your personal style and your Surface device with a choice of 3 rich colors¹.:
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    ARC-enlightened Mouse speed hard translating jobs

    The MS Arc Mouse took a bit of breaking-in on my part but when I got used to it, I recognized its advantages. Any fears, such as short battery life, proved unfounded and laid a basis for more bragging by the Energizer Bunny and the Best Buy salesperson who recommended it to me in the first place. As a collector of Chinese antiques and part-time translator, the ARC Mouse actually speeds my job of setting up Chinese characters in my collection catalog. Now back to the book.

    Sep 17, 2021 20:38
  • Review by Javier, 10 out of 10
    Mouse of the future

    It's amazing and works like technological sorcery. I don't know why people complain about it flattening when it can take a fair amount of pressure. So easy to turn on and off with a snap and runs on batteries so no need to lug around a cord and charging brick. Being able to scroll without a scroll wheel is wild and so easy, perfect for use in a library without being embarrassed about the sound of your scrolling. I highly recommend this incredible accessory. It also compliments the Surface Pro beautifully.

    Jul 16, 2021 16:26
  • Review by Kraig, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Love the sleek design. Very responsive. The downside is I have to keep wiping it down every few days because the click button shows an oily stain from my fingers (even though my hand is not particularly oily nor do I use greasy moisturizer).

    Oct 30, 2021 06:59
  • Review by IceBlueArcMouse, 10 out of 10
    Better than expected.

    Works wonderfully, didn’t expect it. Also matched my Surface Laptop wonderfully. Definitely has a premium touch.

    Nov 07, 2021 17:01
  • Review by TypicalUser, 10 out of 10
    Old Man Going to School

    Good bluetooth connection and compact size.

    Lay it flat to turn off, pop it up to turn on, makes sense.

    Oct 05, 2021 15:34
  • Review by RichardC, 8 out of 10
    Slick travel mouse

    The two main features of this mouse are the flexible body and the touch pad “buttons” When traveling you can flatten the mouse and in doing so it powers off, great feature to save batteries and having to remember to switch off when running out the door. The mouse doesn’t have conventional buttons or a scroll wheel but a touchpad that you can click on either side or slide a finger to scroll vertically or horizontally. You might need to download the “Microsoft mouse and keyboard center” app to tweak the settings as I found the horizontal scrolling needed to be set to maximum to be useful. The shape of the mouse makes it a little hard for me to work with the same precision as a regular mouse. The arch shape fills the hand but there is no body under the arch for my thumb and small finger to grip. Over time I might get used to it and modify my grip.

    Good mouse, looks slick but a bit pricy. Get it on sale when you can!

    Dec 02, 2019 17:51
  • Review by Suga, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Mouse

    I love it and it matches the case my only hang up is that sometimes it stick but rarely.

    Feb 19, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Eddiegolfpro1, 10 out of 10
    My new Arc mouse

    I love my Arc mouse. It was a little hard to get use to it, but now I love my new mouse. No spinning wheel.

    Mar 12, 2021 16:45
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - USB-C Travel Hub - Black
    Description

    Organize needed peripherals with this Microsoft USB-C travel hub. The HDMI ports support 4K monitors for enhanced performance, while the USB ports let you connect and charge your wireless mouse, keyboard and other accessories. This black Microsoft USB-C travel hub works seamlessly with PC systems and all Surface laptops for increased compatibility.

    3 Features
  • All connections, wherever you are: Have the ports you need wherever you go with this multiport adapter. Designed for on-the-go professionals, it gives you five ways to connect to networks, displays and more, including USB-C.®
  • Ports you need to stay connected and productive: The USB-C®, USB Type-A, VGA, Ethernet, and HDMI ports let you connect to the Internet, project content onto a big screen, charge accessories¹ and more. Compatible with modern PCs and all Surface laptops with a USB-C® port.
  • Five ways to connect: One USB-C® with pass-through charging.¹
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FRUC, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use with all the needed ports.

    Got this one as my daughter needed to use her surface in different areas, and when she was not connected to the hub, it as not easy to connect other screens.

    Perfect for anyone who is using the surface in different locations and wants to connect different screens.

    Jul 24, 2020 17:11
  • Review by honestguy, 8 out of 10
    There is a catch

    Great Product, love the plug and play design

    BUT

    one thing that they should list first is that you can run two monitors out of the vga port and hdmi port at the same time, gotta be one or the other (so the vga port is essentially useless or vice versa I think?)

    Anyway just think they should put that on the cover and not in fine print on the inner packaging.

    satisfied and will be keeping this product to use with my 2019 surface laptop

    Also big shoutout to best by rewards program which actually incentivizes you to leave an honest review,

    I just want the points and have no reason to lie here

    May 12, 2021 11:27
  • Review by Shreedt, 8 out of 10
    Good product but value(?)

    This is a good docking station. Works as expected. I only cut the star looking at its value for the cost.

    There are many USB-C docking stations available. Some are cheaper and offer more connections like 3.5 mm audio, SD card, dual monitor. Do your research.

    Nov 02, 2021 16:43
  • Review by JoeWinTech, 10 out of 10
    MS usb travel hub

    Provides a great wired network connection, and when checking the network adapter properties it shows 1 gb/s connection. Also great for plugging in a mouse or USB flash drive. This product looks to be built pretty well, and there is a storage slot for the hub USB-C cable itself. This helps prevent damage to the cable when the hub is not in use.

    Aug 22, 2021 20:21
  • Review by DonnyQ, 10 out of 10
    Mini Dock, it’s great!

    It’s like a mini docking station. If you are thinking about it, buy it. It’s everything you need in a small travel format to be prepared for anything.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:23
  • Review by bman, 10 out of 10
    Travel dock.

    This is a must have. Able to connect to local area network, external monitors, what more to ask.

    Oct 20, 2021 03:07
  • Review by Dexterdj, 10 out of 10
    Don’t limit yourself, gaming laptops are welcome!

    I actually used this for my HP Omen desktop once but it works well with my Omen laptop. Fast and furious

    Oct 11, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Medic4716, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft hub

    This product is absolutely everything needed with so much ease to use. Also with magnetic hole to place cable into for ease when no using it.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:54
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 - Graphite
    Description

    Easily navigate Web pages and documents with this Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 D5D-00001, which features BlueTrack and optical technologies for accurate tracking and a tilting wheel that enables 4-way scrolling.

    8 Features
  • BlueTrack and optical technologies: Ensure precise tracking on a wide range of surfaces.
  • Tilting scroll wheel: Allows 4-way scrolling, so you can easily navigate the Web, documents and more.
  • 4 customizable buttons: Enable simple personalization.
  • Ambidextrous design: Permits comfortable left- or right-handed use.
  • Compact size: Offers easy portability.
  • Nano transceiver: Can be plugged in for use on the go or stowed safely in the mouse.
  • Up to 10 months of battery life: With the included AA battery. Status indicator alerts you when the battery needs to be replaced.
  • USB interface: For simple connection to your PC or Mac.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BigDee, 10 out of 10
    Right size for hand....Back Page Button

    I love this mouse....I had one of these years ago.... it just wore out... i could not find it .. so i was forced to get a different one... I was wasting time at Best Buy.. and i happened a cross it... i could not believe it ... so excited.. However.. works on all surfaces.. even reclined chair arm, roller is smooth, fit your hand perfect, back page button is the best, battery life is awesome long.. battery end of life indicator is a excellent feature.. and a great bang for your buck..

    Jan 19, 2019 07:42
  • Review by latin, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft - Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

    This device works well, I have bought this device in the past say about 3 years ago or more and it still works great on new new levonos Y700 notebook. I recently bought another one for my wife's computer because her computer touch pad has been reacting kind of strange lately and for that reason I bought her this devics, she loves it since she can now scroll and click back on the mouse and can go to the previous screen. The wireless mouse is small, but great how it handles in your hands, I love the device.

    Nov 25, 2016 19:10
  • Review by Seigneur, 10 out of 10
    Better than Logitech

    I used to buy Logitech mouses all the time. I thought I would try a different mouse and tried this one. Compare to Logitech, this is better because it's cheaper. I also love the back button on the side of it. It's very handy.

    Dec 05, 2020 17:08
  • Review by Retired, 10 out of 10
    Reliable mouse

    Previous mouse lasted 7 years. Got another one. A+

    Jan 16, 2017 21:55
  • Review by Addi, 10 out of 10
    Excellent purchase

    I wanted to try Microsoft 4000. Its really good. The mouse is very light when compared with L 350. The feel is also good. It does not give a click sound when I press the buttons and I love this.

    Feb 11, 2015 15:02
  • Review by Horsejumper, 2 out of 10
    Open box NEVER AGAIN

    Clearly Best Buy didnt do quality check of this device. All of its crevices are packed full of dust (see photo). Doesnt work either! Now I've gotta go out of my way and return it physically or having return postage deducted. Not my fault they got ripped off by the original person who returned it. Very disappointed.

    Dec 19, 2019 18:32
  • Review by apparada, 2 out of 10
    Not so great, get a different one!

    I've always had Logitech mouses, i went to buy another Logitech when my girlfriend saw this Microsoft Mouse with cool design and same price, so i decided to give it a try....what could go wrong with that it's just a mouse, right???? It's just a mouse but........this is my sincerely review.

    This mouse is really cool, the design, size, the way it scroll up and down on the internet or any folder but............you know when you are looking to your pictures and you want to give a little zoom or just zoom on it??? FORGET IT you have to scroll up and down very very fast and still wont go the way you want and you must be an Ogre to use the zoom. I bought one and my girlfriend bought another one, when we get home, i thought mine came with problem and i started use hers and i realized it's the mouse.

    DON'T BUY THIS MOUSE, look for another one or go for logitech they work much better.

    READ THE REVIEWS FROM OTHER USERS ON DIFFERENT COLOURS...THEY ALL SAY THIS MOUSE DIES AFTER 2 WEEKS OR 2 MONTHS, SHAME ON MICROSOFT.

    Oct 03, 2010 17:55
  • Review by Mcapt04, 10 out of 10
    Great Mouse

    Great mouse for the money. Very comfortable

    and has worked perfectly. Connected with pc without issue. Very happy with purchase and the price makes it a great deal.

    Apr 21, 2021 15:42
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface 24W Power Supply - Black
    Description

    Made exclusively for Surface* and designed to match its look and feel, the 24W power supply quickly recharges the battery, while the USB port lets you charge another device at the same time.

    4 Features
  • 24W power supply: Quickly recharge your device's battery.
  • 2-device design with USB port: Lets you charge an additional device simultaneously.
  • Magnetic connector: Snaps into place for easy attachment to your device.
  • Slim cord: Allows access to outlets in tight spaces.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BBReviewer, 10 out of 10
    Yes it’s compatible with Surface Pro 7

    I went out of town for this past weekend and totally forgot to bring the Power adapter for my Surface Pro 7. It was completely dead. I immediately started looking online for the 65W charger, and there were NONE available anywhere near me. My only option was this 24W baby at a Best Buy that was 25 miles away, and it was the only one they had. All of the specs (and MS website) said it was incompatible with my device, but I had no other option. I ordered it, did Curbside Pickup first thing in the morning, drove back, and plugged it in. My Surface lit right up, and I was able to use it while it charged. It took maybe 3 hours to fully charge, and I had zero issues with overheating or even a warm brick. The cord is a little shorter than I’m used to, but it worked perfectly so I can’t complain about that! I already have a spare (yet I left home without either one), but I’ll keep this one. As a (second) spare, it’s a lot cheaper than the 127W that’s coming out.

    Mar 02, 2021 13:14
  • Review by Korey, 10 out of 10
    Cord

    My other trash a.. cord, was over heating and not working. Idk what was wrong with it and it wouldn’t charge at all. I would plug the bitxh in and it wouldn’t even turn on. Now this sucker, is excellent and charges. Thanks Best Buy!!

    Sep 10, 2021 16:27
  • Review by nikkiveli, 10 out of 10
    Great Charger

    I really like how compact this charger is compared to the one that comes with my Surface! Very easy to carry around with me when I'm not home since it's not as long as my original charger. Definitely a great buy.

    Aug 08, 2021 19:10
  • Review by Bckrupps, 10 out of 10
    Works greal still a year+ later

    Bought this as a second charger for work. Been using it for well over a year with no problems at all. It’s an authentic Microsoft product so go for it.

    Oct 26, 2021 21:01
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Great product and value. Looking for something that would work with my surface pro 7 during my travels and this is not too expensive but charges my tablet just fine.

    Oct 16, 2021 12:05
  • Review by Dano, 10 out of 10
    Power adaptor

    good power supply for laptop that I can leave at home instead of bringing it back and forth to work. I am using this as a spare.

    Oct 20, 2021 13:22
  • Review by VeryHappyCustomer, 10 out of 10
    Good for what it is

    This should be the power cord that ships with the device! Nice not having a bulky brick between the outlet and the device. It would be better if it were a foot longer in length and it’s a bit pricey (relatively speaking to other types of chargers for other products) but it works very well, is very portable!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:05
  • Review by AaronC, 10 out of 10
    Power supply

    I wanted a backup power supply for my surface pro 7. Works good, not quite as powerful as the one that came with laptop.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:27
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro X Keyboard - Black
    Description

    For a full keyboard and comfortable typing experience anywhere, pair this Surface Pro X keyboard with Surface Pro X.* Sleek, compact and adjustable, it includes a complete mechanical keyset and a large trackpad for precise navigation and control.

    5 Features
  • Full keyboard experience: Features a full mechanical keyset, backlit keys, and a large trackpad for precise navigation and control. Optimal key spacing allows fast, fluid typing.
  • Slim and compact: Performs like a traditional, full-size keyboard.
  • Clicks in place instantly: Use in combination with the Surface Pro X* kickstand for a perfect laptop experience anywhere.
  • Protective and power saving: Close to protect the screen and conserve battery, or fold back completely for a take-anywhere tablet.
  • Enhanced magnetic stability: Adjusts to almost any angle.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TypeCover, 10 out of 10
    A Must for all Surface Owners

    It's perfect for when you just want to use the Surface Pro like a laptop. Whenever I don't feel like using the key board then I just snap it off. The strong magnets that hook it to the tablet PC make it easy to connect that you could even hook it up in the dark without having to see, it just knows where to go.

    Jun 18, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Patrick, 10 out of 10
    good

    it's a keyboard. works well and feels good to type with. I'm surprised they managed to get any backlighting under the keys with how slim it is and make it actually bright enough to be useful

    Oct 30, 2021 18:45
  • Review by LushRimbugh, 10 out of 10
    Make sure you buy the orrect keyboard for your tab

    I had to return it because it was not compatible with the Surface 7 tablet. Make sure you check the box for the fine print compatible devices, it was not not evident on a quick glance that it was not compatible.

    Nov 19, 2021 22:07
  • Review by Alyssa, 10 out of 10
    Good keyboard

    Nice feeling & looking keyboard. Very quiet with responsive keys. They don't click very much but you can definitely feel the response when typing. I enjoy this keyboard.

    Oct 21, 2021 09:57
  • Review by JamesB, 10 out of 10
    A must have for the surface pro!

    Have reused the same keyboard across a few replacement tablets, and never had an issue! Works great, nice backlight feature, magnet on feature is super handy!

    Oct 24, 2021 19:51
  • Review by Sydthekid, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    This key board had a strong magnet and feels great to type on. Connection is great and double as a screen cover

    Oct 19, 2021 23:18
  • Review by Troy, 10 out of 10
    Great for fast typing

    Works amazing with the Surface! Feels great on the hands and isn’t too loud when you type. It provides a great tool to utilize when typing lecture notes in class!

    Nov 05, 2021 16:41
  • Review by bwanakubwa, 10 out of 10
    Works Great!

    Works great. Does anyone ever read these? Too bad they don't come with the tablet

    Nov 01, 2021 08:40
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - USB-C Travel Hub - Black
    Description

    Organize needed peripherals with this Microsoft USB-C travel hub. The HDMI ports support 4K monitors for enhanced performance, while the USB ports let you connect and charge your wireless mouse, keyboard and other accessories. This black Microsoft USB-C travel hub works seamlessly with PC systems and all Surface laptops for increased compatibility.

    3 Features
  • All connections, wherever you are: Have the ports you need wherever you go with this multiport adapter. Designed for on-the-go professionals, it gives you five ways to connect to networks, displays and more, including USB-C.®
  • Ports you need to stay connected and productive: The USB-C®, USB Type-A, VGA, Ethernet, and HDMI ports let you connect to the Internet, project content onto a big screen, charge accessories¹ and more. Compatible with modern PCs and all Surface laptops with a USB-C® port.
  • Five ways to connect: One USB-C® with pass-through charging.¹
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by FRUC, 10 out of 10
    Easy to use with all the needed ports.

    Got this one as my daughter needed to use her surface in different areas, and when she was not connected to the hub, it as not easy to connect other screens.

    Perfect for anyone who is using the surface in different locations and wants to connect different screens.

    Jul 24, 2020 17:11
  • Review by honestguy, 8 out of 10
    There is a catch

    Great Product, love the plug and play design

    BUT

    one thing that they should list first is that you can run two monitors out of the vga port and hdmi port at the same time, gotta be one or the other (so the vga port is essentially useless or vice versa I think?)

    Anyway just think they should put that on the cover and not in fine print on the inner packaging.

    satisfied and will be keeping this product to use with my 2019 surface laptop

    Also big shoutout to best by rewards program which actually incentivizes you to leave an honest review,

    I just want the points and have no reason to lie here

    May 12, 2021 11:27
  • Review by Shreedt, 8 out of 10
    Good product but value(?)

    This is a good docking station. Works as expected. I only cut the star looking at its value for the cost.

    There are many USB-C docking stations available. Some are cheaper and offer more connections like 3.5 mm audio, SD card, dual monitor. Do your research.

    Nov 02, 2021 16:43
  • Review by JoeWinTech, 10 out of 10
    MS usb travel hub

    Provides a great wired network connection, and when checking the network adapter properties it shows 1 gb/s connection. Also great for plugging in a mouse or USB flash drive. This product looks to be built pretty well, and there is a storage slot for the hub USB-C cable itself. This helps prevent damage to the cable when the hub is not in use.

    Aug 22, 2021 20:21
  • Review by DonnyQ, 10 out of 10
    Mini Dock, it’s great!

    It’s like a mini docking station. If you are thinking about it, buy it. It’s everything you need in a small travel format to be prepared for anything.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:23
  • Review by bman, 10 out of 10
    Travel dock.

    This is a must have. Able to connect to local area network, external monitors, what more to ask.

    Oct 20, 2021 03:07
  • Review by Dexterdj, 10 out of 10
    Don’t limit yourself, gaming laptops are welcome!

    I actually used this for my HP Omen desktop once but it works well with my Omen laptop. Fast and furious

    Oct 11, 2021 15:29
  • Review by Medic4716, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft hub

    This product is absolutely everything needed with so much ease to use. Also with magnetic hole to place cable into for ease when no using it.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:54
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Sandstone
    Description

    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense™ touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos® audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ or exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processors².

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability; or 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JWCPDX, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 = absolutely amazing!!

    Absolutely thrilled with the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4! It is THE best Windows laptop on the market currently, nothing even comes close! The other two manufacturer systems, which I also purchased at the same time to test them out all side-by-side for a few days to see which I liked best for day-to-day activity, are already packaged and have been shipped to them. I definitely recommend!

    Apr 30, 2021 16:31
  • Review by DoctorHoo, 10 out of 10
    Great ultra laptop with premium build quality

    The first thing you notice when unpacking the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is the premium build quality. It’s a surprisingly lightweight, thin, and beautiful laptop with a very solid aluminum chassis.

    Setup was very easy. As soon as I opened the lid, the laptop turned on and Cortana helped guide me in the setup process. As advertised, you only need one hand to lift the lid.

    I love that you can use either the USB-C port for charging or the included power adapter that uses a magnetic connection to the Surface Connect port. Being able to use the USB-C port for charging means that I can use any standard USB-C laptop charger in case I misplace my Surface charger.

    The unit I am reviewing contains some interesting hardware

    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz with integrated Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics

    13.5" PixelSense 10 point multi-touch display with 3:2 Aspect Ratio (2256 x1504)

    Surface Pen enabled (4096 levels of pressure)

    8GB DDR4 System Memory

    SAMSUNG MZ9LQ512HALU 512GB NVMe SSD

    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + Bluetooth 5.0

    720p Webcam supporting Windows Hello

    Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos

    Microsoft Surface Connect port

    1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1

    1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort

    1x 3.5 mm headphone jack

    I’ve always been interested in new technology so I was very keen on playing around with the new Intel Iris Xe graphics.

    The keyboard is one of the better keyboards I have ever used on a laptop. The layout is good for typing and the large touchpad is responsive and accurate. The included webcam captures very sharp images and performs well in low light. I tested the microphones using Voice Recorder and I thought my voice came loud and clear. I think this laptop will perform well for video conferencing for those working at home.

    The Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos also produced crisp and clear sound. I was impressed with the sound given the space constraint that laptop speakers are subjected to.

    The PixelSense display is bright and provides rich natural colors and sharp text. This laptop would also be a great choice for entertainment activities such as watching YouTube and Netflix videos (I’m watching the NFL draft on YouTube while writing this review!).

    I love the 3:2 aspect ratio of the display. Having more vertical space is great for productivity. Web browsers can display more information without scrolling. You can see more rows of a spreadsheet. As a programmer, I really appreciated having more vertical real estate for coding. I like this feature so much that I will probably want all my future laptops to have a 3:2 screen aspect ratio.

    During my usage, the Surface Laptop 4 felt very snappy and zippy. I haven’t noticed any lagging or sluggishness even with multiple programs and windows opened. I have a Microsoft Access database that I use to keep track of rental payments for some properties that my parents own and it was able to generate reports very quickly.

    An almost complete workload install of Visual Studio Community 2019 took about 23 minutes from an external SSD which was about 7 minutes faster compared to my older Intel i7 7560U based ultra laptop from 2017. Visual Studio felt responsive and quick when editing and compiling code.

    Handbrake encoding using the Super HQ 1080p30 Surround Sound preset averaged around 48 fps. By comparison, a Ryzen 3500U based ultrabook averaged around 30 fps and my Intel Core i5-9600K gaming desktop gets about 60 fps using the same preset.

    However, when using the Intel H.265 10-bit QuickSync encoder, the Iris(R) Xe integrated graphics averaged an astonishing 320 fps that blew away the 208 fps from the Intel i5-9600K. This shows the massive improvement in QuickSync on the new Xe integrated graphics.

    I was also interested in testing light gaming on the new Xe integrated graphics. I tested DOTA 2 and at the fastest setting it was running at 120 fps at 2256 x 1504. At best quality setting the fps ranged from 35 to 50 fps. It was very smooth and playable.

    Overall, I’ve been very impressed with the performance of the new Intel i5-1135G7 processor and the new Xe integrated graphics. It’s amazing how far integrated graphics have come in the last few years where ultralight laptops are now capable light gaming systems.

    The built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter was only connecting to my Linksys Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 MR9600 router using Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) at a link speed of 300/300 Mbps. I have another computer with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 adapter that reported a link speed of 1.2 Gbps so I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to connect at a higher link speed. Real world transfer speed from my home NAS was about the same so it hasn’t negatively impacted me.

    The main drawback for me is the lack of user upgradability. The memory is not upgradable. My unit came with 8 GB of memory which is probably the minimum that I would find acceptable on a Windows machine. Having only 8 GB can be a little tight for some tasks.

    I heard it’s possible to upgrade the internal SSD but that requires removing the rubber feet to reveal some screws and it’s also not recommended to be done by the average end user. I hate having to remove rubber feet to gain access to screws. I don’t want to do anything that might ruin something that looks as beautiful as the Surface Laptop 4.

    Finally, it would be nice if the USB-C port supported Thunderbolt so that an external graphics card could be attached for those who want to do more serious gaming.

    In summary, I think the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is an overall excellent laptop. The light weight and portability would make this a great choice for school or the casual user. It has enough power for light office work, schoolwork, programming, and work at home scenarios (such as video conferencing) as well as light gaming and media consumption. It’s a well balanced computer that many would be happy with.

    May 01, 2021 23:42
  • Review by tide, 10 out of 10
    Light, good-looking, awesome.

    Light, good-looking, awesome.

    The quality feels good. 512g is fine and you could upgrade it.

    But the downside is only 8GB of memory for a 1299 laptop.

    Jul 30, 2021 15:37
  • Review by WatchdogsUK, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft surface

    I’m very happy with this product exactly what I expected from Microsoft easy to maneuver with ease thanks

    Jun 25, 2021 19:00
  • Review by MarilynB, 10 out of 10
    Sleek and powerful

    Unpacking: What's in the box: Laptop, power cord, quick start guide. Well packaged, safe from bumps.

    First impression:

    On first impression, the laptop is very sleek and light-weight at 2.8 pounds and measuring just 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches. I got the Sandstone color and it looks great. The touch-pad is a big 4.5 x 3 inches. The keyboard is regular-sized and easy to type on. It doesn’t have the compressed keyboard that you sometimes find on smaller laptops. That’s a big plus for me. The feel of the computer on the wrist while typing is comfortable. My only complaint upon first impression is that there are not enough ports. Only a USB-A, USB-C, and a headphone jack are available. At least one more USB-A port would be a big improvement. Also, there is no SD card reader port, which can be easily remedied by using a card reader. Both are minor complaints because work-around remedies are cheap and easy by using either adapters or a USB hub/splitter.

    Testing the advertised standouts:

    • Dolby Atmos® Audio: The theater-like Dolby Atmos audio performed well as long as I didn’t use Firefox. While streaming a movie, the sound would stop after just a few seconds in Firefox. I was using Sling to stream a movie so I got out of the movie and then resumed it and the sound came back on for just a few seconds, then went mute again. After trying this several times, I switched to another browser: MS Edge and it worked fine. Since I prefer Firefox, I wasn’t happy about this issue. However, after doing some research, it appears that this is a known Firefox issue and not a MS Surface issue. There are some patches available that are supposed to fix this, but I didn’t try them yet. Using MS Edge, I watched movies and listened to music on the laptop and thought the sound quality was excellent. When listening to quality music, I noticed the balance of the bass tones and was pleased with the sound. Later, I tested with Internet Explorer and Chrome and the audio was fine.

    • Sleek, ultra-thin design: I loved the weight and sleek design. I have to agree with this stand out! This is a huge deal for me. I love to travel and this will be a wonderful change for my carry-on bag!

    • More speed, 70% faster: The speed seemed fine to me, but I don’t really have the ability to test this because I don’t have the other devices with which to compare the speed.

    • Significantly longer battery life: Although advertised at 19 hours, the battery life lasted 13 hours the first day and 15 hours the next day. It all depends on what you are doing on it. The 15 hr day included watching 2 movies, listening to music, working on documents and spreadsheets, browsing the Internet, and getting on social media. The 13 hour day was about the same (including streaming two movies) except I spent more time during the evening on the laptop. Both days, I started with a fully charged battery and kept the laptop on constantly and didn’t let it go into sleep mode or hibernation. I kept the screen bright. I would say that this laptop would definitely stay charged during a full 9 hour office day with constant use. Still an impressive amount of time!

    Other features:

    • The 3:2 display aspect ratio is excellent for office work, making more of my spreadsheets and documents visible. The size of the display was still large enough to also enjoy the movies and videos I watched.

    • Magnetic Surface Connector for charging: I love this connector. First of all, because it is magnetic, it is so easy to connect. Secondly, the 90 degree angle of the cord makes me feel that the cord will last for a very long time because it won’t be getting bent constantly. Although, I will probably just charge the laptop at night and use the battery during the day, I did keep it plugged in the first day. The cord came unattached once when I was moving the laptop from my lap to a table and not noticing that the cord was getting caught on something, so you’ll need to watch that. I really like that the cord came unattached instead of it getting bent and pulled on. That should make it last much longer. I may never need to replace it at all.

    • The touch screen worked great and responded quickly. There was no lag time at all that I noticed. I was pleased with the response.

    • Web cam – I didn’t attend any meetings or use Skype or Zoom during my testing of this laptop, but I did switch the web cam on and found the image quality to be very good.

    Bottom line: If you are looking for a laptop requiring a lot of storage for image files and numerous ports for peripherals, this probably isn’t the one for you, but if you want a laptop for basic office work (spreadsheets, documents, etc.) or Internet browsing, and social media use, this laptop definitely fits the bill. Its powerhouse battery, sleek design, and light weight make it ideal for most users. The 512GB hard drive and 8mb memory should be plenty large enough to handle your needs. You can easily put it in your backpack and carry it around with you; then take it out at a coffee house, office, meeting room, airport, plane, living room, etc. and feel assured that you will have enough battery to last for a long time.

    May 01, 2021 19:23
  • Review by AFASOX, 10 out of 10
    Impressive

    This is my first Microsoft Surface Laptop and I clearly was missing something good. This is an impressive laptop. Starting with the unique Sandtone color this is a nice laptop. At 13.5 inch it is a bit smaller than my usual laptops, but after a short time that is forgotten. The unit is well made and sleek. Sturdy yet lightweight. The keyboard is very responsive to the touch. The keyboard has backlighting that makes the keyboard easy to see. The charging cable took me a quick moment to understand as it is not your traditional charging cable. It utilizes a USB-port to charge. The screen graphics are very good. Colorful and crisp. I don't really play a lot of games, but from a streaming or movie viewpoint it is very good indeed. HD viewing with no complaints. The video color saturation is excellent and the screen plays well with my work programs. This laptop is very responsive and reacts very fast. There are a dew versions of this laptop. Mine is one that runs the Intel i5 processor and it responds quickly and flawlessly. The laptop starts up quickly and operates just as fast when doing its tasks. I have had multiple windows open operating several tasks and I had no hiccups. It comes with 8gb RAM and 512 GB storage capability. Battery life is very good and when you need to replenish it recharges quickly. The Surface 4 comes with two different USB ports A & C, a headphone port , HDMI, and a charging port. The touchscreen is very responsive and works very well. The touchpad is equally as good. This Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is impressive.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    Entry Level Laptop

    Microsoft has yet done it again. Microsoft has released the Surface Laptop 4 series and depending on your need you can pick up a powerhouse. Surface Laptop 4 like the previous year models are available in 13.5- and 15-inch models and they range from Ryzen 5 all the way to up to Core I7. The model I tested has 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of LPDDR4X ram and 512GB of SSD Storage. The laptop also features a touchscreen LCD display running at 2256 x 1504 screen resolution on an Intel Iris Xe graphics card. The surface features 720p front facing camera and provides blazing internet speeds with its Wireless-AX card. You will also be amazed by the Dolby Atmos speakers and Bluetooth 5.0 providing you the latest tech in sound quality.

    The Surface Laptop 4 looks and feels beautiful with its full aluminum finish and design giving it that high end feel all while being amazingly thin, lightweight and super portable. The Surface Laptop has a height of .5 inch, 12.1 inches wide and 8.8 inches deep and only weighs 3lbs. It also features a USB, USB-C and an audio jack, which I am glad Microsoft has decided to keep.

    Now, I have been using this laptop for a few days and based on its specifications it has performed well. We used the laptop to make Zoom video calls, while running google classroom for my kids, preparing this review, watching movies, using it for work (Running CAD, and designing software), and playing some video games. Most of the tasks performed well except for running CAD and playing video games. Although lite video games are ok, I would not recommend running anything graphics heavy on the laptop. The laptop is great for home use, light office work and entry level gaming. The Intel Core I5 in this laptop is a good processing unit, but its an entry level unit. Also, the 8 GB of ram is not enough to run some of the designing software.

    Overall, the Surface Laptop 4 is an excellent entry level machine. It will be an amazing tool in helping you complete everyday task whether for business or pleasure.

    Apr 27, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Farns, 10 out of 10
    Well Done Microsoft

    Not everyone is a photographer, a graphics artist, or a musician. Some of us bang out spreadsheets, browse the web and want to play video games.

    Not to say that you can't to amazing and creative things on Windows, but for years that was a dividing line. Those of us who wanted beautiful hardware to go along with the applications that we need to stay productive were stuck admiring the design and materials of the other guys. Well no more...

    Design:

    I admit it. I'm a design snob. Is it a crime to want the devices I use every day to look good? While the Alacantra fabric finish was intriguing, I preferred the cool metal aluminum finish as I'm a little more confident that I can keep it looking great for years. The design is incredibly light and thin and the aluminum housing definite has a premium feel. The typing experience is very comfortable with the soft keys. The trackpad seeks like it could be a little larger for my tastes, the pinch and zoom could have made use of a larger canvas, but it's certainly usable and very smooth. The screen resolution is sharp and very impressive.

    Connectivity:

    The Surface Laptop comes equipped with a USB-A, USB-C, a headphone jack and a Surface port. I don't often plug anything into my laptop when I'm on the go, and at home I use wireless accessories when possible. One of my monitors even connects wirelessly - a feature that many still don't know about. I do like the versatility of having the USB-A, but pretty frustrated that the USB-C was not Thunderbolt compatible so that I could with a different monitor with even greater resolution.

    Touch Screen:

    I have to say that I've never been a big touch screen on a laptop guy. I find it cumbersome to take my hand off a mouse and tap my screen when I can simply navigate my cursor and tap. That said, I do find that the quality of the touchscreen is excellent. The screen does not feel 'plasticy' and the responsiveness when scrolling is terrific.

    Performance:

    Benchmarks for the 11th gen I-5 model puts this laptop in the 'above-average' category and for me that's perfect! My biggest PC use is Excel and while a spread sheet isn't exactly a first person shooter at 120 frames a second...let's not kid ourselves...Excel requires some horsepower when you've got a lot of charts, tables, macros, and lookups. I am happy to report that after throwing my most complex files at it the Surface Laptop 4 performed beautifully with minimal load times and excellent processing.

    Gaming:

    Though I'm mainly a console gamer, I was excited for this laptop because I wanted to see if I could make use of my X-Box Game Pass and actually play Xbox games on the go! As you can see by the photos I was able to quickly install the new Xbox application and sign in with my Game Pass to download Madden 21. It took a little time for me to adjust to playing on a 13.5" screen vs. a 60" TV, but I was quickly immersed into the gameplay and even played a few games online. As someone who travels I'm very excited to basically take my Xbox with me anywhere I go!

    Battery:

    Battery life is apparently better in this model? All I know is that I'm super stoked that I can charge with USB-C. It may not charge as fast as the Surface power brick but knowing that I can charge with a portable USB-C battery pack means that I really never have to worry about battery life. That's a must for any laptop and I'm very pleased.

    Apr 29, 2021 17:36
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface USB Network Adapter - Black
    Description

    Get online by coupling your Surface Pro with this Microsoft Gigabit Ethernet adapter. It connects to the device's USB 3.0 port and can transfer data at speeds up to 1 Gbps.

    4 Features
  • Fast data transfer speeds: Delivers up to 1 Gbps data transfer rates.
  • External network adapter for wired devices: So you can connect additional devices.
  • Connects directly to a USB port: For easy installation.
  • PC system requirements: Windows 8.1/10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anxus1, 10 out of 10
    Never wothout one!

    Great replacement for a lost charger, that wasn't lost. Glad I got it though. Now i have one at the office and the other in carry pouch.

    Nov 12, 2021 16:25
  • Review by JoeWinTech, 10 out of 10
    MS USB gigabit Ethernet adapter

    This USB to gigabit Ethernet Adapter works with any device running Windows, including the Microsoft Surface tablets and laptops. When connecting the adapter it is quickly found by Windows 10, and shows 1 gb/s connection, when checking network properties for this adapter. It looks like a well made product.

    Aug 22, 2021 20:40
  • Review by Omar, 10 out of 10
    Works great

    No need to install any drivers. This adapter works every single time with no issues.

    Nov 05, 2021 21:52
  • Review by MacAirCover, 10 out of 10
    Practical Use

    the perfect accessory to use when you want a direct connection to the internet with out the accassional disruption to service. easy to use and quick.

    May 29, 2021 06:58
  • Review by Printer5545, 8 out of 10
    Good, cable feels short

    Connects well, cable looks short and doesn't extend to far, but does gives internet connection

    Sep 03, 2021 21:55
  • Review by razorbird, 10 out of 10
    Good but a bit pricey for what it is

    Works, compatible with any type of computer. A bit overpriced.

    May 21, 2021 15:34
  • Review by bsenefeld, 10 out of 10
    Wireless display guaranteed.

    Works incredibly well with any miracast enabled device. No need for a wireless network if you have the right software installed.

    May 14, 2021 15:47
  • Review by csmith, 10 out of 10
    Surface adapter

    Works as expected. East to use. Product is just what we needed to complete the specified job.

    Jun 08, 2021 10:30
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Studio – 14.4” Touch Screen – Intel Core i7 -16GB Memory – 512GB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Set your imagination free on the most powerful Surface Laptop, designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Boundary-pushing design lets you flex your creative muscle on the sleek 14.4“⁴ touchscreen, making seamless transitions from laptop to entertainment-ready stage to portable creative canvas, complete with built-in storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2* under the keyboard. Enjoy smooth gameplay, and draw, sketch and take notes like you would on paper on the bright, vibrant 120Hz display. Run intensive applications and get things done anywhere with all-day battery life, and get inspired with graphics power that exceeds your expectations. Elevate your entertainment with Quad Omnisonic™ speakers, featuring large bass and immersive Dolby Atmos®. Stay in the flow, be inspired and get closer to what you love.

    15 Features
  • Powerful Surface Laptop: Focus on the things you love with incredible performance to handle your most complex workloads, powered by quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series processors.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • Boundary-pushing design: The sleek 14.4“⁵ touchscreen makes seamless transitions from laptop to entertainment-ready stage to portable creative canvas.
  • Built for performance: Bring big ideas to life without breaking a sweat, thanks to quad-core powered 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series processors and blazing NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti laptop GPU.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Elevate your PC gaming experiences: Play the latest games with graphics that rival reality, thanks to DirectX 12 Ultimate and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti laptop GPUs. Pair with Xbox Ultimate Game Pass³ and Xbox controller³ for the best experience.
  • Pair w/ Surface Slim Pen 2*: for the best digital pen experience yet, featuring the feeling of pen on paper.⁷ Magnetically attach, store, and charge under the front of the keyboard.
  • Immerse yourself like never before: Enjoy true-to-life color and contrast on the factory-calibrated PixelSense™ Flow touch display with a refresh rate up to 120Hz, plus Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ that adjusts to the changing light conditions around you when playing supported content.
  • USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 support: Surface Laptop Studio quickly adapts to your needs. From connecting external monitors to unique accessories, just plug in and get going.
  • Best for your video chats, work or play: 1080p HD camera brings superior video quality with low-light performance, brightness, and skin-tone accuracy, while dual Studio Mics capture voice with crisp detail and clarity.
  • Elevate your music, movies, and gaming: Enter a world of entertainment with crystal-clear audio from enhanced Quad Omnisonic Speakers and breathtaking cinematic sound, powered by Dolby Atmos®.²
  • Click anywhere on a Precision Haptic Trackpad: Our largest touchpad yet, optimized for Windows 11. Tap or use intuitive gestures to navigate or create using the entire touchpad
  • Design and deliver the way you want: Work, play, and create the way you want. Surface Laptop Studio and Windows 11 enable you to express yourself in the ways most natural to you.
  • Powerful, fast, and infinitely flexible: Set your imagination free on the most powerful Surface Laptop, designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Stay in the flow, be inspired, and get closer to what you love.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Woo151, 10 out of 10
    Sleek 2 in 1 Laptop that does it all!

    The Surface Laptop Studio is admittingly my 1st ever from Microsoft and I am completely blown away by what it can do vs my XPS and Omen. MS not only ticks off just about every box on a PC's list but excels at a lot of them as well.

    From gaming to work productivity to even editing some videos, I had a blast doing it from the Surface.

    Specs

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    11th Gen i7 Quad Core - 3.3ghz that Turbos to 4.8

    16 GB DDR4 RAM - Non-upgradable

    512 SSD - Again non-upgradable

    RTX 3050 Ti

    14.4 Inch screen - 2400 x 1600 @ 120hz

    ~4 lbs weight

    2x Thunderbolt 4

    3.5mm Headphone Jack

    1080 Webcam

    Windows 11

    Whether you are using the Studio for work, productivity, designing or gaming, it will easily handle what you throw at it. Has a backlit keyboard and a nice large trackpad.

    The all platinum aluminum body looks nice and sleek. Super high quality build and construction. Has a unique "tiered" looking design, but I think that is by design as the pen is held underneath the front bottom. Has some weight to it @ 4 lbs but I do not consider it heavy nor a problem carrying it around. Also to save me a headache, I purchased a small USB C docking port that allows for another display and to connect my USB-A devices (my gaming mouse).

    First time booting it up after charging, you are greeted with Windows 11 walkthrough to set up the Studio to your preferences. Took me about 20 minutes after connecting to wifi and applying all the updates. As this is my 1st time using Windows 11, it reminds me of a hybrid Win10 x Apple crossover thing going on. Though with a little bit of searching I moved my Start Menu back to the left to make it feel more recognizable to me.

    2x Thunderbolt 4 ports can let you expand the Studio to give it multiple options, whether it be external storages, extra displays, or use external peripherals like mice and printers via docking stations.

    Gaming is great for this mobile beast. 3050Ti is more than enough to handle my whole Steam and Epic libraries on high settings. Some AAA titles did have me turn down the settings to Mid but that did not put a hamper on my experience at all. 120 refresh rate @ 2400 x 1600 made gaming look nice and smooth.

    I love how the Studio can go from Laptop to a tablet /w stand with ease! Even all the way to flat. Using the Pen made drawing and editing fun. Even better than using my Tablets that I usually daily drive for it. Touch screen with it's refresh rate is a perfect pair.

    Sound quality to me is where the Studio shines! OMG it is beyond GREAT. I have compared it to my Omen with Bang and Olufsen and even the king XPS and the Studio imho blew them both out of the water. It is LOUD, Crisp, Clear and even packs the oomph and deep basses.

    Work, School or personal entertainment. The Surface Laptop Studio does it all and with ease. If you need a mobile laptop that would suit your preferences, than look no further. I HIGHLY recommend it!

    Oct 21, 2021 15:22
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Surface Laptop Channels Powerful Creativity

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is a great blend of computing power and the latest technologies. The 14.4 inch, 3-way movement touch screen, the 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with the 16 GB of memory and the 512 GB of space on the hard drive will help you to achieve creative your goals.

    • I found Windows 11 to be an easy transition from Windows 10. It was much more seamless than previous Windows system changes I have experienced. Importing website tabs from another computer or even moving folders and information around the Surface Laptop was prompt, quick and easy. A cool new feature is facial recognition using the camera facing you. That is a great way to log in to the Surface Laptop. The light up keyboard is a great touch that I really enjoyed as well. I moved 3 GB of music, using a Type C flash drive, from another laptop to the Surface Laptop with the Thunderbolt port. It blazed a new path of how fast you can move songs only taking a few seconds to transfer! I also found this to be true with moving pictures over or even documents using the Thunderbolt 4 port. The only negative I think is the fact that there are only two Thunderbolt 4 ports. That is simply not enough in my opinion. I would like to plug in a mouse dongle, Xbox controller and flash drive, but that is 3 items and the Surface Laptop provides only two connections. I used an extra Type C hub to overcome that deficiency. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the touch pad and its enhanced feeling vibrations for a better experience but I sometimes prefer a wireless mouse so the hub helped me to add that feature. It is a preference for me, but not everyone has to do it.

    • The Intel Core i7 (11th Gen) with 16 GB memory and 512 SSD Platinum came well packaged and protected. Made of magnesium and aluminum the Surface Laptop has great solid feel. The sides vent the heat out of the Surface Laptop when needed. I really never even noticed that the heat was spread out there. Surface Laptop did a nice and discrete job on this feature.

    • The 14.4 Touchscreen has resolution of 2400x1600 pixels in a 3:2 ratio with a 120hz refresh rate. What does that mean? It has a beautifully made Touchscreen with detailed pixels providing the best picture, while the refresh rate allows the screen to keep up with your movies, gaming or music. There are three dynamic positions for the Surface Laptop: There is a regular Laptop setup, an angled Stage setup and a Studio setup. To accomplish this feat, a special “Dynamic Woven Hinge” was made to help move the Touchscreen. The images produced by the Touchscreen are vibrant, sharp and lively looking at any angle or display option you choose. I prefer the stage setup because the screen is tilted toward my eyes, making it easier to look at. It is also efficient for drawing or writing on it as well. The best option for drawing or writing is probably the Studio setup which the screen lays almost completely flat on the keyboard. I think this is pretty innovative and useful.

    • I play guitar and used the “PreSonus Studio One” software on the Surface Laptop. It is setup through “PreSonus Audiobox USB 96 interface” with two monitor speakers. The software allows you to record songs, edit and playback. I had no issues with lag-time, skipping or missing a beat at all. I enjoyed the “Stage” mode when recording music. If I wanted to name a song, or track or just a riff, all I had to do is just had tap on the specific field and an onscreen keyboard pops up that is plenty big and easy to use. But if you prefer a traditional Laptop feel for your music playing, the “Classic” mode and regular keyboard will work just as well.

    • You can multi-task easily with the Surface Laptop. You can open and keep a ton of tabs without losing speed; play complex games with intense graphics; listen to your favorite music stream or stream your favorite movie. I have used the Surface Laptop as my engine for guitar recording and software. The battery does drain pretty quickly when you play heavy loaded intense games. Of course, if you have the Surface Laptop plugged in, this “limitation” goes away. For example, Tekken 7 in HD is an intense video game with its crazy fighting styles, scenic backgrounds and unbelievable moves. During this game, battery life went down quickly when I had the Surface Laptop unplugged. But this is easily fixed by plugging the Surface Laptop into a surge protector or outlet. In contrast, the battery life pretty much lasted all day when I moved information (folder to folder or files to a Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 4 port), searched the web with open tabs, listened to a lot of music or streamed movies. I do want to add that the part of the plug that goes into the actual laptop is unconventional in a good way. It is a little larger than your average size and it is magnetic! That means you don’t have to accidentally worry about knocking the power supply out!

    • The Surface Slim Pen 2 is magnetic and has a button on top and a side button as well. I synced it to the Surface Laptop with Bluetooth. The Slim Pen 2 attaches and charges just underneath the front of the keyboard magnetically. It snaps securely in place and it doesn’t come off until you remove it! I used this Surface Slim Pen 2 when moving around the touchscreen instead of using my fingers. The Pen works much better and leaves no fingerprints! Tap the top of the Pen to bring up whiteboard that is available for anything from drawing to bringing pictures in to modify.

    • Movies that have support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos special sound will play on the Surface Laptop. The sound of the laptop for music and/or movies is outstanding. Four speakers on the sides of the Surface Laptop put out detailed sounds. There are also 2 woofers under the keyboard that compliment the other 4 speakers, for a well rounded sound. Of course you can always hookup the Surface Laptop Bluetooth (5.1 version) and a Bluetooth capable speaker. I tried out both the speakers in the Laptop and a Bluetooth Ralis speaker. Of course the Ralis speaker sounded amazing but the speaker system inside the Laptop was top notch. I actively listened to movies I streamed from Disney+, like these Marvel movies: Antman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Infinity War.

    • Music is easy to transfer with the Thunderbolt ports (size similar to a Type C but faster). There is plenty of music space when you decide how you want to setup the Surface Laptop. I put music from different genres and in mp3 and FLAC. FLAC files have the quality sound over MP3s, but the FLAC files are a lot larger in size. I chose the MP3s over FLAC files, essentially because of HD space (512GB). The sound was still outstanding and is the best I have heard from a laptop computer!

    • Games are stunning up to 2400x1600 pixels (if the game allows) with the NVIDIA GeoForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU! Battlefield 4 has exceptional realism and Tekken 7 complex on screen moves were no match for this Surface Laptop! The sound was also enveloping for a great experience, putting you closer to the action. The only drawback to these games is that they take up a lot of space on the HD. If you intend on using the Surface Laptop for just gaming only, the 512GB HD isn’t quite big enough for loads of high speed, intense games. There are other options of this Surface Laptop with larger HDs, you could get if you wanted. But for casual gaming, streaming, pictures, music, or guitar recording, the Surface Laptop performs exceptionally well.

    This Laptop is a great conduit to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio gets the hard work done and gets the play fun done as well. Advanced features and technologies really make this Surface Laptop, one you will want to take a look at.

    Oct 22, 2021 09:37
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is awesome!

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 14.4" Touch Screen is the best 2-in-1 device on the market hands down. I have used several different Surface devices over the years and have absolutely loved them. This is due to Microsoft taking user feedback seriously and applying it to its next generation devices. The Surface Laptop Studio is a beautifully designed machine offering some of the best hardware available. Need a faster processor, more storage, or more RAM? Microsoft allows the customer to change the CPU, RAM, and storage capacity prior to purchase without the insane markups seen by one of its major competitors.

    Pros:

    * Powerful CPU and GPU: The Surface Laptop Studio is powered by the new quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H Series processor and Nvidia 3050ti. So, what does that mean? Sheer performance. Not only can this Surface run popular games like Valorant, Apex, Back 4 Blood, and Call of Duty, it does so flawlessly at 2400 x 1600 resolution / 120 hz refresh rate. This will be my go-to device when I am traveling and feel the need to game. Multitasking? No problem, it does so with ease. I have been able to listen to a Zoom meeting while browsing the web with multiple tabs open and work on a PowerPoint all at the same time without it skipping a beat. With the hardware specs included with this device, it would be great for any power user such as a gamer, college student, or business owner.

    * Touchscreen with Slim Pen 2: It responds to touch seamlessly and when paired with the Surface Slim Pen 2 is a note taking/content creating machine. I really enjoy the ergonomics when writing on the folded down screen. The Surface Pen 2 is very responsive and accurate. I especially like that the Slim Pen 2 is magnetic and can be charged on the underside of the keyboard.

    * Windows 11 OS: This is my first experience using the new Windows 11 operating system and I am really enjoying it. Everything seems very intuitive and easy to use. Overall, I think Microsoft really nailed it.

    * Ports: It comes with 2 USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support as well as a headphone jack and charging slot. I ended up buying a USB-C hub to go with the computer so I would be able to use more than 2 devices at a time including USB type A, HDMI and DisplayPort cables, and an Ethernet cable. While most of the headphones I own are Bluetooth compatible, I do appreciate Microsoft adding a regular headphone jack.

    * Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision/Vision IQ: These are premium features I am thrilled Microsoft included. The speakers on the Surface paired with Dolby Atmos supported content deliver cinematic sound. Dolby Vision/IQ allows for dynamic adjustment and optimization of the picture based on supported content and lighting conditions in the room. More and more content/content providers are supporting these standards (ie: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +).

    * Camera and facial recognition: The front camera on the Surface supports 1080p HD video. On the Zoom video calls I have participated in for work my video is crystal clear. I also enabled the facial recognition feature which uses the front camera to unlock the computer. It has worked flawlessly. It is much more convenient then typing in a password every time I want to log in.

    Indeterminate:

    * Battery life: The Surface Laptop Studio boasts up to 18 hours of continuous battery life; however, I have come nowhere near this. I usually average 4-8 hours of use before requiring a charge. I will have to play with the battery settings to see if I can increase battery life without a degradation in performance.

    Overall, I am very impressed with the Surface Laptop Studio. It is a well-designed premium computer and I highly recommend it.

    Oct 28, 2021 00:26
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 8 out of 10
    Spectacular, but not perfect

    Ok, my wife or I have had Surface Pro Tablets/laptops since 2012 (first release). We've seen the concept improve over the years. I had the first Surface Pro laptop, I can't say I enjoyed the problems I had with it. But since that experience we've had 4 additional models. I've tried all of Microsoft's Surface Pro keyboards - none I've used for long. But I have to say it seems like Microsoft has been listening. Almost all of the Laptop problem's of the past are addressed in this new Surface Laptop Studio (SLS). Their displays have always been one of the best you could find, but the SLS is a step better with 120hz display, with by far the best touchscreen you can buy. I have 4 other 'current' notebooks (all 15", Intel 10 or 11 Gen or Ryzen 5), none have a clearer display than this SLS. And then new gen 2 pencil is a nice improvement, it's shorter, and not round, more of a flattened oval that magnetically attaches and recharges from the front edge of the studio, hidden, but well connected to the notebook. And it's pressure sensitivity is far more acurate (I didn't think it would be a worthy upgrade, I was wrong, if you are accustomed to using a stylus, get this pencil). I annotate a lot of drawings, I love this new pencil.

    This notebook is a new design for MS, it's thinner that their previous laptops (but about the same 4lbs weight), but it has 3 display modes: Laptop, Tablet and Stage mode. Another company recently had a high end product called a Folio, with a similar screen mechanism (I have one); in fact this type of mechanism has been tried by others for many years, but none have been as thin or as sturdy as this MS implementation. That being said a 4lbs tablet is a bit on the heavy side for me, sure I'll probably use it on a couch as a tablet occasionally, but I have other tablets that weight closer to on pound, which for me is more comfortable as a tablet over time. But having the flexibility to keep working on the SLS in multiple modes is very convenient. In addition the SLS has an excellent trackpad, it's 5.5" diagonally with a minimal edge (which is better than a completely smooth hand rest area). It also vibrates slightly when you "click" on it, so instead of 2 buttons, the whole trackpad is the left mouse button.

    Like I said I have other highend laptops, The SLS has the fastest graphics processor out of all of them. Period. It beat all others by 10-20%, so for light gaming/graphics work it's a star. But I also do software development on my laptops (which is why I have several). In testing Visual Studio loading and light DB work, the SLS was the slowest. At first I was tempted to blame windows 11, so I disabled some of the new security features, and my times changed by less than 1-2% (faster). [Also good to know Windows 11 new security features don't cause huge performance issues on a new machine]

    So I ran Crystal Disk Mark (against my 512 Gb SSD - And I found the cause of the slowness). All of my other notebooks have at least 1Tb nvme gen 3 drives. The SLS has a gen 3 nvme drive, but its as 2242 form factor, my others are all 2280's, all performing reads at about 3000MB/s. So the SLS with stock 512GB drive, is on the slow slow side. Here's the good news/bad news, the SSD is a replaceable device, but MS only recommends it be done professionally. I've upgraded several of my recent notebooks (both memory and SSD (the SLS cannot have it's memory upgraded)). I wish MS would make it easier for end users to upgrade/repair their devices. I've learned what it takes, it can be done, but it (currently) voids the warranty. The other good news is the SLS also supports Thunderbolt 3/4 connectivity, which will allow you use a Thunderbolt connected g3 nvme drive at full speed, faster than the provided 512GB internal SSD drive. In fact the two Thundebolt4/USB4 ports also support power delivery and can be used to drive 2 additional USB Monitors from the USB ports both at 4K 60Hz. I tested with a 2K and 4K display and encountered no problems, both were recognised and configured automatically. I'm certainly happy MS finally offers a high end notebook with Thunderbolt connectivity, this was my biggest disappointment with their previous laptops. I also wish that there was a SD or micro SDcard reader (there is not).

    This is the best Notebook Microsoft has produced. I don't understand why they skimped on a slower SSD, maybe the larger drive performs better (I don't know). I wish the SSD were more easily replaceable. But I love the keyboard, trackpad, display combination. I've adjusted to Windows 11 differences, no big deal as far as I'm concerned. MS has enhanced several of their apps to take greater advantage of inking support (using the stylus to write lines/text), more should be made of the enormous improvements in Notes etc. MS claims that you could can get 19 hrs on the battery, well I used it for a full day doing what I normally do, and got a 10% battery warning after 12 hrs. No gaming, but screen was 80% bright and used non-stop. Probably the best battery life I've gotten from a standard notebook (no extended battery). For just browsing the internet and light office work this 'puter is fast, the Wi-Fi 6 support works very well. The build quality is exceptional, and given its size, the sound quality is exceptional, it seems to come from multiple directions (yea). And Windows Hello (Facial Recognition use for auto logon) works exceptionally well, I've used it before and never have I had it works as well as this SLS even in very low light.

    In the end I decided I had to deduct a star as it should have a top notch SSD drive as it affects my primary job as a software developer (but it can be 'fixed').

    Oct 26, 2021 14:20
  • Review by Longhorn74, 10 out of 10
    Versatile, creator focused 3 in 1 laptop

    I love this Microsoft Surface Studio laptop for many reasons. To begin with, this Surface is the epitome of versatility. It is a great 3 in 1 laptop that allows you to accomplish so much without having to go from one device to another. Previous to getting this Surface, I would go from a traditional laptop to my tablet or my PC to my tablet. Now with this Surface Studio, I am getting rid of my traditional laptop and tablet and just sticking with this Surface Studio.

    When you are thinking of getting a new device, there are many things to consider. Here are some of the highlights to this Surface Studio for me:

    Hardware-It has a very rigid magnesium and aluminum casing which makes this device very solid and sturdy. This is very important especially if you are thinking of having to transport this device in a backpack or bag of some kind.

    It has 2 USB-C ports that are Thunderbolt 4 on one side and on the other it has a headphone jack and the Surface connect port. No SD card reader, but you can always add an SD card reader dongle.

    Keys on the keyboard are clicky and the keyboard is backlit, even when you engage the trackpad.

    Speakers are decent, but not great. They are decent because it can produce a pretty strong volume, but the sound quality could be better. You will notice this as you are gaming or watching a movie.

    It has a nice 120 hertz refresh rate with 2400 x 1600 resolution and the webcam is 1080 p.

    I am very impressed with the trackpad. It is very responsive and is very intuitive when using it.

    If you are getting this Surface Studio laptop, then I highly recommend that you also purchase the Surface Slim Pen 2 to make the most of this laptop. It is very easy to write on the screen with the Pen 2 and it allows you to click and drag windows. The pen produces a small vibration that kind of simulates the feeling of writing on paper. You charge the pen under the front lip of the laptop. I like how easily the pen engages the front lip of the laptop because of the strong magnets. You don't have to worry about the pen falling or sliding off.

    As I stated earlier, the biggest benefit to this laptop is the versatility it provides. You can use this laptop in 3 modes: Standard laptop, easel set up, or completely folded in a tablet set up. As you do the majority of your work on this machine, you will probably be using the standard laptop mode. This Surface Studio comes with 3X2 aspect ratio which comes in handy with taller apps and multitasking in Windows 11.

    With the easel position, you pop the bottom of the screen towards you, but it doesn't cover the trackpad. This mode is ideal for watching movies, videos or playing video games. At this angle the monitor is very steady. This is important to note because this mode is great when you want to use some your apps with the touchscreen.

    Finally, you have the ability to use this laptop in tablet mode. With this mode you will have full time touchscreen interaction. This laptop is heavier than your average android tablet or Ipad, but at 4 lbs you adjust to the difference. It has been nice to have a 14 inch tablet instead of a 10 inch screen. This mode is also where you would also incorporate the use of the Surface Slim Pen 2 the most. This mode is ideal for those creator focused individuals.

    Overall, I am highly impressed with this new Surface Studio laptop. There is so much that you can accomplish with this laptop. You can work, be entertained or create with the same device.

    Oct 27, 2021 21:49
  • Review by JMan, 8 out of 10
    A truly versatile performer

    This is my first time using a Surface laptop for my own personal use. I’ve been around several Surface Books owned by friends, relatives and co-workers and I’ve played around with several models. I tried both the fixed and detachable display formats and found I preferred the fixed screen version more. I witnessed too many problems and compromises with the detachable screen models. I have not seen many issues with the fixed displays and have had no problems with this new Surface Studio. It’s a versatile all-around performer suitable for productivity, drawing, graphic design, photo/video editing and even light to moderate gaming.

    The unique design allows the Studio to be used in the more traditional form factor or in a manner more suitable for creative use, such as like a tablet or the new innovative split screen tent mode. The screen quality is quite good. It has accurate colors, great brightness, and crisp sharp graphics. The high gloss screen can be a glare reflecting nightmare in certain lighting conditions but that’s about my only complaint with the screen. The 120Hz refresh rate makes scrolling and pen strokes noticeably smooth. The Microsoft Slim Pen 2 works wonderfully with the laptop studio. The pen glides across the screen without any resistance or harsh feel. It provides good pressure variations and sensitivity for drawing. It’s also quite robust at note taking and can effortlessly pull double duty as both a sketch pen and writing instrument. That provides an extra layer of efficiency for art students or those who work in the creative or design industry. Microsoft peripherals pair effortlessly right out of the box. A Microsoft Slim Pen and a Surface Arc mouse paired automatically with the Studio as soon as I powered them on the first time.

    Performance is solid across the board. Apps run smooth and reliably. Windows 11 has only been out a little over two-weeks, so some obvious growing pains are expected. So far, issues have been minimal. Most of the 2022 versions of apps and subscription services like Adobe are the most compatible and least problem plagued. Older apps and lesser-known specialized apps may be a little more susceptible to issues but so far, compatibility has been surprisingly good. This is even so with my less mainstream art apps. Office 365, Norton AV, Adobe Acrobat Pro and the art and design apps I use all work fine. I encountered slight issues with two apps but that’s about par for the course with a new OS and no fault of the hardware. Making the jump to Windows 11 should weigh heavily into the decision to purchase any new Windows 11 laptop. All prospective purchasers should make sure any must-have apps are compatible with Windows 11, especially if it will be their only laptop. If I'm being honest, there are a few changes in Windows 11 that I'm less than thrilled about. From a raw power standpoint, this machine can easily manage routine drawing, photo editing, desktop productivity and light to moderate gaming. Although the RTX-3050 GPU sounds bleeding-edge, real-world performance is closer to a GTX-1060 6GB than an RTX 2060. Given the versatile nature of this machine, it is more than sufficient for casual gaming and can easily pull moderate gaming demands with decent performance. Forza Horizon 4 and NFS Heat both run quite well on this machine at reasonable settings, with smooth framerates and both look awesome on the 2400x1600 120Hz display.

    Despite the 14.4” display, the form factor isn’t the most compact. The brushed aluminum body looks good but is also larger than most other 14” machines. It also has a wide bezel, is a bit on the heavy side, and is lacking in ports. Ports are limited to two Thunderbolt compatible USB-C ports. Yep, that’s it, so get your adapters ready. I’m surprised a studio device aimed at creatives doesn’t have at least an SD card port. The chassis design is a bit unusual, yet stylish looking and allows decent all-around cooling. One cool feature is a convenient magnetic cavity for storing and charging the slim pen. It keeps the pen both handy and charged at all times. Due to the weight and design, I personally prefer using the laptop studio on a desktop rather than in my lap like a tablet. Desktop use also makes it easier for me to use a portable dock to provide additional port options. Despite this fact, it’s still good to have portability for resuming work away from home or office. It also has a reasonably sized attachable power supply. The Studio doesn’t tend to run hot under normal load, but it can get noticeably warm when throttled enough. Biometrics include facial recognition but surprisingly, no fingerprint sensor or option. I prefer fingerprint over facial recognition because I’m not a fan of a self-activated camera nor using the camera for login. In fact, I’m one of the people who usually puts tape or a closeable slim shutter over the camera. On the plus side, the facial recognition works reliably, even while wearing hats and glasses. It quickly unlocks the PC as soon as my face nears the screen and has never failed to recognize me. It has also never unlocked for anyone but me. Speaking of the camera, the quality is decent for videoconferencing, as are the speakers and microphone. The backlit keyboard types well and the keys have a nice solid feel. From what I can tell, the multi-gesture trackpad seems okay, but I absolutely loathe trackpads, so I’m not the best source for feedback on that one. I immediately paired a Surface Arc mouse with the Studio right out of the box and have not used the trackpad at all beyond the initial laptop setup.

    Battery life is about what I expected from a machine with these innards and capability. That would be mediocre. Regular desktop use yields several hours before I must reach for the charger. Heavy processor and/or GPU use for gaming, video encoding or other resource intensive tasks dramatically cut into battery life due to extra processing and cooling requirements. If I’m going to tax the CPU or GPU, I just plug in to AC from the beginning to save myself the aggravation.

    Overall, I like the Surface Laptop Studio. It’s multi-talented, versatile, all-around performer that can take the place of two or three individual devices. It’s not perfect but things seldom are. There’s always room for improvement, for example it could use more ports, a fingerprint option would be nice, and the weight could be lighter. However, regardless of any perceived shortcomings, I think Microsoft did quite well on this one. I’m enjoying it tremendously and finding it quite useful as an all-in-one device. The versatility does make my hectic life easier and more efficient. I no longer need my Cintiq all the time. I don’t always need my tablet to take notes. I can now do it all on one device. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

    Oct 22, 2021 23:07
  • Review by Shail, 8 out of 10
    Power house with sleek design

    The laptop has 3 modes – Standard Laptop, Stage/Ease Mode, and Flat Mode. The Stage mode/Easel mode is great for viewing content. It reminds me of using an iPad in a folio mode. The screen wabbles much less in this mode, if you want to use the touchscreen.

    My intended use is web browsing, watching content and home use, so I wont really be making use of the flat mode, as I think its intended for creative work. I’ll primarily be relaying on the laptop mode. Also, given the size, I’m not sure if I can use it as a tablet.

    The display is 120 Hz and 3:2 aspect ratio is great for taller applications and the ability to dock applications in multiple configurations is especially useful. The keyboard is very clicky and nicely spaced out. The overall body is rigid and gives the impression of a Macbook Pro.

    I love the huge trackpad. The pen simulates the feeling of writing on paper. It doesn’t feel exactly like paper, but it’s a nice touch. I like how the pen snaps into the base via very strong magnets. Its inconspicuous and charges there.

    The laptop is heavy. That can be attributed I guess to the screen and the double-decker base that has air vents. I haven’t seen any issues with it getting hot. With my regular usage, I doubt it will be put through its paces.

    The other drawback is limited ports. The laptop only has 2 USB-C ports and a headphone jack. Its great to see that these USB-C ports are Thunderbolt 4.

    Oct 28, 2021 01:14
  • Review by nkpstudios, 10 out of 10
    Almost PERFECT but missing some things

    This Surface Studio Laptop is a device for anyone wishing their tablet was a computer because a particular software isn't available in your favorite mobile ecosystem. Maybe you are a student who likes to decompress by sketching or you have dreams of drawing or designing. Maybe you are a notetaker? This model is actually the sweet spot in the lineup for value and performance. It can provide a tablet/legal pad writing experience like no other by just using a magnetic slim pen. I love the versatility, adaptability, and portability in my daily workflow and all without compromising too much.

    Had a long day? This can be your media consumption device as well. You can get by with a gaming session on most games using high settings and get respectable to decent fps. This isn't a gaming laptop, but it can be one in a pinch. This is directly tied to its weakness as a gaming laptop. That is where the Achilles Heel, with all this greatness, comes into the picture. Maybe it was done to preserve another product line, but choices are always good for clients, especially in the GPU department.

    The overall value proposition is excellent, and the versatility is unmatched for a device like this - a laptop. The screen is a 14.4" 120hz IPS Pixel Sense display panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio of 201ppi, 500 nits of brightness, and Dolby Vision capable. Windows 11 home is installed out of the box on a build with i7-11370, RTX 3050ti 4GB DDR6 RAM, 16GB RAM, m.2 SSD with half TB of storage. You don't get much regarding I/O with only 4 ports on the machine - 2 Thunderbolt 4, 1 3.5mm headphone, and Surface Connect port. The keyboard is backlit and offers an excellent typing experience Surface keyboards are known for a nice big touchpad with haptic feedback. WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 to go with a 1080p 2MP AI-powered webcam with Windows Hello IR.

    For me, there is a HUGE compromise that you must accept by making this purchase - that is, the GPU selection (or lack thereof) and the ultimate choice of the RTX 3050ti for the build. I am sure there were reasons this was chosen - potentially involving the chip shortage - but the very least many would expect as a "budget" GPU for creatives would be an RTX 3060ti. The RTX 3060ti is beefier in performance, and you would also be able to pitch this as a gaming-capable PC. The true DO IT ALL device. For video, the lowest compromise I would make is a 3060ti if it was me at design HQ. The performance increase is immense vs. the 3050ti, and I will leave it at that.

    Otherwise, this is a PERFECT machine for the traveling creative or professional. If you use a laptop, this is for you. If you use a tablet, this could be for you. If you use a tablet to sketch or design things, this can be for you. Students and corporate executives, this is for you too! This is so versatile, it could cannibalize other parts of the laptop/PC/tablet market in a few years with proper development and vision. I like what I see here and look forward to developing this new hinge and other upgrades to this new device.

    Thoughts for Improvement

    -Volume buttons - When I use this in any mode other than laptop mode, I find myself searching for and wishing there were buttons for volume on the right or left side of the screen. It is a pain to swipe up in the taskbar to adjust the volume with the icon or in-app volume controls. I look for a tablet experience blended here as well for the perfect blending of the surface lineup. Tactile volume buttons would be a plus.

    -GPU choices - 3050ti is not the best choice if this is geared towards creatives. The minimum we should see is a 3060 for machines geared towards creatives. There are no options to pay for more powerful cards like the 3060/70/80, which is my biggest complaint. The card is just OK, more than enough for an everyday user, but power users are looking for at least the 3060 as their budget options. While this is fantastic for art and just decent at gaming, this is a well-rounded machine weakened by the graphics department.

    -Pixels missing - This is a nit-pick, but the corners are rounded on display, and you lose pixels of a square screen. Parts of the mouse cursor disappear, and the rounded corner is not taken into account. This could be a problem for creators and editors who look at every pixel at the edges of the display. Most will not be bothered or even notice this at all, I am sure.

    - Upgradability w/ access door - This isn't very consumer repair friendly after supporting it. The backplate is thin and surrounded by lots of sticky tape, but if you are skilled and can watch a video, you can do it yourself. With a platform base, I would expect the EASIEST way to upgrade this machine is to make an access door/s. You will need to be highly skilled and think it through before attempting, or you will break the bottom plate. This is a Microsoft "job" most shouldn't try.

    -Poor I/O #donglelife - I/O selection is poor and very basic. This means you will be signing up for #donglelife. Another thing I do not like is the fact the ports are on both sides. I would have liked to see everything on the left side to avoid wires on the right where you may be using your mouse.

    -No SD card reader - no SD Card slot, only 2 USB 4 Thunderbolt USB-Cs, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Surface Connect port, that's it? Again, this big platform should be filled with I/O since it gives the appearance of a docking station.

    -Colors - I wish there was a matte black option to match the Slim Pen 2. The fact there isn't a platinum Slim Pen 2 is not a good look. You have a black pen standing out against a platinum laptop. I thought this was about planning and keeping things "at the center"? A black pen "at the center" of my laptop is an eyesore in my opinion. A quick and easy fix and probably already in the works.

    -Matte screen option - I wish there were matte and gloss screen options; indoors, the glossy screen is very reflective and distracting. Outdoors, don't even try!

    -Brighter display - I'd like to see up to 1000 nits if we are shooting for creatives. Many get inspiration from the outdoors, and drawing outside on a sunny day is tough sometimes between the reflective display and low brightness.

    My Wish List for Next Rendition

    -8 Core CPU maybe even AMD option

    -RTX 3060ti minimum for the GPU with higher options up to 3080.

    -Additional SSD M.2 slot and removable access door.

    -4 USB-C and maybe 1 USB-A

    -Brighter Screen with a matte option

    Go get one!

    Oct 27, 2021 12:42
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 - Graphite
    Description

    Easily navigate Web pages and documents with this Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 D5D-00001, which features BlueTrack and optical technologies for accurate tracking and a tilting wheel that enables 4-way scrolling.

    8 Features
  • BlueTrack and optical technologies: Ensure precise tracking on a wide range of surfaces.
  • Tilting scroll wheel: Allows 4-way scrolling, so you can easily navigate the Web, documents and more.
  • 4 customizable buttons: Enable simple personalization.
  • Ambidextrous design: Permits comfortable left- or right-handed use.
  • Compact size: Offers easy portability.
  • Nano transceiver: Can be plugged in for use on the go or stowed safely in the mouse.
  • Up to 10 months of battery life: With the included AA battery. Status indicator alerts you when the battery needs to be replaced.
  • USB interface: For simple connection to your PC or Mac.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BigDee, 10 out of 10
    Right size for hand....Back Page Button

    I love this mouse....I had one of these years ago.... it just wore out... i could not find it .. so i was forced to get a different one... I was wasting time at Best Buy.. and i happened a cross it... i could not believe it ... so excited.. However.. works on all surfaces.. even reclined chair arm, roller is smooth, fit your hand perfect, back page button is the best, battery life is awesome long.. battery end of life indicator is a excellent feature.. and a great bang for your buck..

    Jan 19, 2019 07:42
  • Review by latin, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft - Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

    This device works well, I have bought this device in the past say about 3 years ago or more and it still works great on new new levonos Y700 notebook. I recently bought another one for my wife's computer because her computer touch pad has been reacting kind of strange lately and for that reason I bought her this devics, she loves it since she can now scroll and click back on the mouse and can go to the previous screen. The wireless mouse is small, but great how it handles in your hands, I love the device.

    Nov 25, 2016 19:10
  • Review by Seigneur, 10 out of 10
    Better than Logitech

    I used to buy Logitech mouses all the time. I thought I would try a different mouse and tried this one. Compare to Logitech, this is better because it's cheaper. I also love the back button on the side of it. It's very handy.

    Dec 05, 2020 17:08
  • Review by Retired, 10 out of 10
    Reliable mouse

    Previous mouse lasted 7 years. Got another one. A+

    Jan 16, 2017 21:55
  • Review by Addi, 10 out of 10
    Excellent purchase

    I wanted to try Microsoft 4000. Its really good. The mouse is very light when compared with L 350. The feel is also good. It does not give a click sound when I press the buttons and I love this.

    Feb 11, 2015 15:02
  • Review by Horsejumper, 2 out of 10
    Open box NEVER AGAIN

    Clearly Best Buy didnt do quality check of this device. All of its crevices are packed full of dust (see photo). Doesnt work either! Now I've gotta go out of my way and return it physically or having return postage deducted. Not my fault they got ripped off by the original person who returned it. Very disappointed.

    Dec 19, 2019 18:32
  • Review by apparada, 2 out of 10
    Not so great, get a different one!

    I've always had Logitech mouses, i went to buy another Logitech when my girlfriend saw this Microsoft Mouse with cool design and same price, so i decided to give it a try....what could go wrong with that it's just a mouse, right???? It's just a mouse but........this is my sincerely review.

    This mouse is really cool, the design, size, the way it scroll up and down on the internet or any folder but............you know when you are looking to your pictures and you want to give a little zoom or just zoom on it??? FORGET IT you have to scroll up and down very very fast and still wont go the way you want and you must be an Ogre to use the zoom. I bought one and my girlfriend bought another one, when we get home, i thought mine came with problem and i started use hers and i realized it's the mouse.

    DON'T BUY THIS MOUSE, look for another one or go for logitech they work much better.

    READ THE REVIEWS FROM OTHER USERS ON DIFFERENT COLOURS...THEY ALL SAY THIS MOUSE DIES AFTER 2 WEEKS OR 2 MONTHS, SHAME ON MICROSOFT.

    Oct 03, 2010 17:55
  • Review by Mcapt04, 10 out of 10
    Great Mouse

    Great mouse for the money. Very comfortable

    and has worked perfectly. Connected with pc without issue. Very happy with purchase and the price makes it a great deal.

    Apr 21, 2021 15:42
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dstonom, 10 out of 10
    Worth the buy

    Computer is great over all just the apps have a 5 second delay but camera is good and the display is awesome and so is picture quality love the versatility durability and it's light weight you can take it anywhere. Definitely worth the buy plus if you get it with the surface pen you will even have more fun and greater functions.

    Aug 16, 2020 09:59
  • Review by Ynot, 10 out of 10
    Great Value-Wife Loves It!

    My wife needed a new tablet and I saw this on sale. Came with detachable keyboard and Windows 10. The best of two worlds: a tablet and laptop! She is very happy with it.

    Oct 05, 2020 16:13
  • Review by NauticalArtSlideshow, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 Battery Life Proven

    Advertisement for Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 battery life was proven GREAT! 6 straight 8 -9 hour days with recharging each night allowed me to use it as a display with Slideshow running continuosly!

    Sep 17, 2021 16:28
  • Review by Lori, 10 out of 10
    The drawing tools, graphics, are EPIC!

    Bought this for my high schooler studying Graphic Design. Everything in the description is TRUE!

    I bought it when it was sold as a combo WITH the keyboard....so make sure U read carefully because the keyboard AND pen are usually sold separately.

    Dec 30, 2019 05:22
  • Review by Laura, 10 out of 10
    Great Buy!

    Quick set up...Versatile and handy. This combined with my docking station, I can take work home to complete things in a snap without having to bring a whole bunch of paperwork. Does what I need it to do and can use it anywhere.

    Mar 26, 2021 15:46
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Best buy

    The laptop I perchised from your company Best buy I'm very happy with my service pro window 10

    May 07, 2021 22:18
  • Review by Carrie, 10 out of 10
    It’s perfect!

    Great size, sleek look, works perfectly for what I need. Easy to order and showed up quickly. Very happy with my purchase.

    May 23, 2020 09:15
  • Review by Taynsam, 10 out of 10
    Perfect tablet

    Love this tablet!! It has everything. Love that it has a detachable keyboard too. Amazing screen for netflixing

    Dec 18, 2020 16:26
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Ice Blue
    Description

    Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop.²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A screen to fuel your dreams: 12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • The lightest Surface Laptop yet: Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
  • Power through your day: Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
  • Choose your perfect match: Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in 720p HD camera: Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
  • Type in comfort all day: Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
  • Every day, everywhere: Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
  • Familiar features and trusted security: Get started with convenient security and the Windows you know⁴. Enjoy amazing sound for music and shows. And, easily connect to other devices and accessories.
  • Get it done with your favorite apps: Collaborate, connect, and do your best work with the must-have everyday laptop. Power through your favorite apps, backed by all-day battery life.²
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode: Do great things with Windows 10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BarackObama, 8 out of 10
    The Ultra-Portable Laptop!

    Disclosure: Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews. Everything in this review is what I experienced while testing the product. Microsoft nor Best Buy had any input in this review.

    Any college students out there looking for a new laptop? Or maybe a laptop for your grandparents or child? This laptop may be for them or you! Microsoft ‘s Surface Laptop Go is built for the basics but for many, that is all that is needed. The Surface Go provides ultra portability like no other and has some interesting features and design choices that may make this your new laptop.

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    DESIGN:

    The Surface Go is beautifully designed. The sleek style, ice blue matte finish adds a sense of quality to this laptop. My favorite parts of the Surface Go are the keyboard and trackpad. The keys are smooth to the touch and quiet. So, for those people who stay up all night typing, you won’t have to worry about anyone hearing all your typing! The trackpad is also smooth to the touch and large, but I found the large trackpad a great design choice as it adds more space to play around with. Unfortunately, the keyboard is not backlit so be ready to have the lights on when typing in the dark.

    The Surface Go has a 12.4-inch screen that isn’t the best quality but is fair at this price point. The bezels are thin which I found enhanced the viewing experience for all my media. I found the Surface Go to be extremely portable and lightweight. Only 2.5 Pounds! I placed this in my backpack and could barely feel any weight on my back compared to other laptops. The charger also was easily portable and small. Most laptops have large chargers but this one was small enough where it could easily fit in a bag. The charger is a typical Surface charger where there is a magnetic charge connector that easily snaps onto the charging port. I’m a big fan of USB-C charging and this laptop also supports USB-C charging but hopefully, Microsoft continues with this design as I like how the cable doesn’t stick out compared to other chargers.

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    PERFORMANCE:

    The Surface Go can be customized with different sizes of RAM and storage. This unit came with 8GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD storage. The SSD allows for a faster boot-up time and quicker performance. I mentioned that this laptop is for the basics, these specs are not for AAA games or the 3D rendering of models but rather for basic word processing, media consumption, light gaming, and other tasks that don’t require a lot of power. I have used the Surface Go for a couple of days now, and it has performed extremely well with the tasks I have put it through.

    I’ve used it for word processing, watching online lectures, typing up notes, media consumption, and even some Minecraft. I had no problems running these tasks while using the laptop. I did place the Surface Go to a test by purposely have dozens of tabs open in my browser while running other memory heavy programs and the laptop’s fans did end up going crazy but besides that, a normal user shouldn’t have any problems running their programs on here. I was surprised that the Surface Go ran games smoothly. Of course, these won’t be heavy games, but games such as Minecraft or Among Us the Surface Go should be able to run these well.

    The battery life of the Surface Go depends on what you are doing with it. Microsoft claims 13 hours of battery life. I was a bit disappointed as I could not get this much out of the laptop most days. Granted, I had my brightness almost at max and had multiple tabs and programs open most of the time, so the 13 hours of battery life was unlikely on my end. But if you are going to be doing light tasks on this, such as browsing the web or word processing, the battery life will likely last longer for you.

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    FEATURES:

    The Surface Go comes with Windows 10 Home S Mode. S Mode is a limited version of Windows 10 that provides you with enhanced security and protection from malware. You won’t be able to download apps from the web and use other developing tools. You will only be allowed to install applications from the Microsoft Store. I am not a big fan of this but can see this being helpful for someone who doesn’t know much about computers and is susceptible to being hurt online such as an older person or a child. S Mode is optional, so I decided to switch to normal Windows 10 Home since I needed more functionality from Windows. Beware, this is a one-way process, so if you get out of S Mode you will not be able to get back into it again. I would have preferred a way to have a switch that enabled/disabled S Mode so if there are times when someone else needs to use the laptop, I can easily enable it for them.

    The laptop does have a touch screen; the screen works with display pens wonderfully. But it is a bit difficult to use since the display is upright and opening it completely up and drawing something on it isn’t probably the safest nor most comfortable. I felt Microsoft could have implemented a 2-in-1 with this laptop for a bit more cash.

    The Surface Go also has a fingerprint sign-in on the power button. It is quick and easy to use. It lights up letting you know when it is ready. A great design and user-friendly choice by Microsoft!

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    CONCLUSION:

    Overall, if you are someone looking for a laptop that does the basics with ultra-portability in mind, I would recommend the Surface Go. The Surface Go is perfect for the average college student who needs it for homework or even your grandparent or child who has limited knowledge of operating a computer. This laptop is for them. The portability, sleek style, and performance are some of the reasons to go with the Surface Go.

    Oct 25, 2020 01:53
  • Review by TechGeek28, 8 out of 10
    Affordable High Quality Laptop

    This is the perfect laptop for school and/or work. It feels so high end to me but has a very affordable price. It amazes me how lightweight it is, the size makes it so convenient to bring with me anywhere I go. The battery lasts all day even when I'm constantly streaming videos, movies, and music along with browsing the web for hours at a time.

    Pros:

    -Beautiful design

    -Super lightweight

    -Extremely thin

    -Very portable

    -Long lasting battery life

    -Quick to charge

    -Fingerprint login works great

    -Setup with Cortana made everything very easy and simple

    -Great price point - affordable

    -Responsive touch screen

    Cons:

    -Max Brightness isn't as high as I'd like

    -Does not have a backlit keyboard

    -Can only handle basic tasks (not built for gaming)

    -Fan can be a bit loud at times

    [Disclosure: Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews - This review reflects my honest beliefs, opinions & experiences]

    I highly recommend the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go

    Oct 20, 2020 20:06
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    Boy, this is one beautiful piece of hardware...

    My, this is a very small laptop. It is quite thin and light at a little less than 2.5 lbs. It can easily be handled in one hand –including opening the lid, which I totally appreciate. I received the “Platinum” color option, and I must say that previously this would not have been my color of choice, but once I looked at it, it’s hard not to truly admire it and be pleased with it. The lid and keyboard faceplate are made of aluminum and feel very premium and cool to the touch. The finish can attract some fingerprints, especially the reflective logo, but nothing a quick wipe-down won’t help. Interestingly, the bottom is made of plastic. Although I would’ve liked to have the entire body made of aluminum, the plastic seems of good quality and does not negatively affect the overall design. There are also some rubber feet for added stability. This is one laptop that can truly be used on top of one’s lap comfortably with no balance issues (or overheating).

    I have always liked Surface keyboards, and this is no exception. The keys have decent travel, are very quiet, responsive, and tactile. Although this is a small deck, there is good spacing which helped my typing accuracy. Unfortunately, there is no keyboard lighting, making it almost impossible for me to type in medium to dark conditions. There is also a power button that doubles as a fingerprint reader for signing in. I had to reset it a couple of times, but once I had it well set, it was always a breeze to sign in. The well-sized Windows precision trackpad feels smooth, is quite responsive, and clicky.

    The laptop features a USB-C port, which can be used for charging -no thunderbolt option though. I was glad to see a USB-A and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side. On the right side, we have the power connect port. It also features Wi-Fi 6 for future-proofing and 5.0 Bluetooth connectivity.

    Although the screen is only 12.4”, it has an aspect ratio of 3:2 and thin bezels, which make it seem much larger and is great for web surfing, writing emails, and typing documents. The screen can get moderately bright at 300 nits and the colors are very well represented and vibrant. However, I was a little disappointed that this has a resolution of only 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI) which is slightly less than 1080p. Also, if you are watching widescreen content, be prepared to see sizable bars on the top and bottom. Having said this, the screen, which features a full touch display, still looks amazing at normal viewing distances.

    The 720p camera is acceptable for video conferencing. However, one must have good lighting as it can get quite grainy in dark settings. The microphones are very, very good. They were able to pick my voice at a good 10ft clearly.

    This laptop can produce loud, clear sound. However, as with almost every laptop out there, there is really no bass. No surprise there.

    What about actual performance? I am happy to say that this particular model, which features a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor (1035G1), with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM is very capable of handling some productivity projects, open a large number of tabs, and watch some videos all at the same time. Of course, I would not go and try to do video rendering, heavy photoshopping, or 3-D work on it. This is not what this laptop was designed for. I am using the default Windows 10 Home in S mode, which is a toned-down version that optimizes performance on this hardware. However, this can be changed to Windows Pro easily, should you need to install more demanding software. So far, I did not need to switch as I am enjoying this OS as is. This model also comes with a 248GB SSD, which is fast enough and gives me enough space for my productivity use. Sadly, this laptop cannot be upgraded in any way, so I would recommend considering that when choosing a model.

    Now, this laptop is not for gaming, in case anyone wants to know. While you can play some easy-going games, there is just not enough graphical and CPU power to do so. However, if you still want to play AAA titles on this laptop, you can always sign up for a gaming streaming service, which I was able to successfully do and enjoy.

    In the end, I am extremely impressed with Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go. Although it can be a bit pricey, I would strongly recommend considering this specific tier model. The ultra-portability, gorgeous design, great screen, amazing keyboard, and build quality provides a great value for students, teachers, and people who like to move around the house or just like to work at your favorite coffee shop.

    FULL DISCLOSURE: I received this item for review at no cost to me from the invite-only Tech Insider Network Program and Best Buy. However, my honest opinions, experience, and recommendations expressed above are my own and in no way were influenced by this fact.

    Oct 21, 2020 18:24
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Ultra-portable and ready for work

    Disclosure: Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews. This review is based on my own personal experiences with this product.

    Technology is always changing and now more than ever before, people find themselves in need of better computers. This amazing laptop from Microsoft has the power to provide support for students as well as business people while staying compact and having a sleek design.

    I want to start this review by saying that this computer is designed for basic productivity-style performance. It does have 8GB of RAM, which is enough to support video chatting and standard office-style tasks like word processing and mild design work, but it’s not enough to be efficient for a video editor or heavy graphic designer. That said, I found the Surface Laptop Go to be a very capable machine for basic activities.

    The design of this laptop is stunning. There are three color options for this laptop model - sandstone, platinum, and ice blue. I have the ice blue version. It’s a cool, sleek color that is subtle while still drawing attention. When its lid is closed, the laptop is very thin and compact. I’m used to a 15-inch laptop, but I frequently use a 12-inch tablet and my fiance uses a 13-inch laptop as her daily driver. At first glance, my initial response to its size was, “Wow, this is a small computer.” Once my fiance had it open and working on it, she didn’t have any complaints about its size. And again, if you are doing standard productivity-style tasks like answering emails, word processing, and even spreadsheet editing, the size is somewhat irrelevant. The keyboard has a very soft feel to it and it’s a joy to use. Keys are very well spaced out and I didn’t find myself mistyping much.

    This laptop was designed to be minimalistic. There are only four ports on it -- the charging port, one USB-C port, one USB-A port, and a headphone jack. Now even though the headphone jack is included, the laptop is Bluetooth capable so you can connect headphones in that way, too. The laptop is touch-screen compatible so you can operate it as a hybrid machine (tablet/laptop), but the screen does not fold flat against the back of the laptop. I find the hybrid operation quite helpful.

    The screen resolution is 1536 x 1024. It’s not a premium screen, but with this being a ‘basic’ level laptop, it’s more than ideal for this machine. I did quite a bit of typing and regular tasks on the laptop and never had a problem with clarity or visibility. One thing I’m not a big fan of with this laptop design-wise is the charger. It’s a two-part power cable and adapter. The cable has a proprietary connector that plugs into the laptop and it’s connected to a brick, which is similar in size to other laptop power adapters. Now, even though it comes with an enormous power adapter/cable since the laptop has a USB-C port, it can receive power through that port as well. I tested this out with a USB-C cable and wall adapter I had available and was able to charge the laptop.

    As far as performance goes, the laptop starts up very quickly and registers my fingerprint within about a second. I opted to work through a cloud-based word processor and didn’t have any issues with the laptop slowing down or being tripped up by that process. I opened up 9 tabs in my browser and had 9 streams of 4K video playing simultaneously while I was working on a document in another tab and I had my cloud-storage drive open in an 11th tab. The laptop did not seem to slow down at all. The Surface Laptop Go does come with Windows 10 installed in “S Mode.” This is really a sandboxed version of Windows 10 in my opinion. It gives you the operating system with limited functionality. It does not allow for external applications to be able to be installed. While this mode might be good for someone who does not understand the basics of how to keep your computer safe from outside downloads, it’s a little bit of a hassle to work with if you want to customize your experience at all. I wanted to download an alternative browser. I had to take the computer out of S Mode, which is a free process, but irreversible, in order to download that one program. This is just a feature that users should be aware of as they set-up their laptop.

    Battery life seems to be pretty strong. The specs of the machine state that a user should be able to get approximately 13 hours of activity out of the laptop when it’s got a full charge. I did not use the laptop for 13 hours straight, but after I made sure it had a full charge, I did find that after about 30 minutes, only 4% of the battery had been drained. That means that I was getting an average charging rate of around 0.13% per minute. When you use that charging rate and multiply it by 780 (13 hours converted to minutes), you get a total of 101.4. Now, that is of course slightly more than 100%, but it’s a close enough average that I can say that the 13-hour estimated battery life is accurate.

    One other thing I noticed while using the laptop was the heat collection on the bottom. I was using it on a flat surface and I noticed that while the laptop was plugged into a power source (either using the provided power cable/adapter or the USB-C cable), the bottom of the laptop near the hinge did get quite hot. The power button also gets quite warm. I think this is a charging issue though because when I started using the laptop unplugged, it was much cooler.

    The Surface Laptop Go is a very strong laptop for someone who needs an ultra-portable, performance-driven machine. It’s lightweight, very easy to travel with, and it has the power to complete most standard tasks. I can recommend this for most types of users (business, educational, or personal), but wouldn’t recommend it for creative professionals.

    Oct 25, 2020 23:03
  • Review by Mary, 10 out of 10
    Don't thinking about and buy it!

    The Microsoft Surface laptop is excatly what i was looking for my needs. Easy to carry it around beacuse of the light weight. It is thing so it fit in my bag perfectly. I can use while i am ridding the train , at the office and the collage. The battery life is amazing. It last for more than 20 hours. I dont have to worry charging it often. I can be any where and if i have internet i get a fast connection. I am very happy with it and i could not have made a better choice. Its amazing and i love it.

    Nov 06, 2021 10:52
  • Review by Sleiram26, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful laptop with excellent functionality

    We bought this laptop for our 12 year old daughter for Christmas. My husband was set on this laptop because of the Microsoft brand , the memory space and lastly the look. He wanted something for her that had great functionality first but also felt young and hip for her. This laptop is something that corporate America operates with so why not get her started at an early age . The laptop is light weight , with a nice sleek keyboard and mouse pad . The color of the laptop is beautiful , looks like a rose gold color even though that’s not the name of the color. The charger is magnetic and is easy to attach. The screen is a touch screen and is very sleek. She’s had it 2 days only but so far it excellent. Would highly recommend this to others.

    Dec 26, 2020 12:34
  • Review by Lexie, 2 out of 10
    Not the computer for me

    The Microsoft Surface 4 was just not the right computer for me nor did I feel that it justified the $1,381 price tag. I watched dozens of videos on YouTube while contemplating the decision to purchase this brand over other laptop brands. What initially made me make the purchase this laptop was factors such as the touch screen feature and it came in 15inches which I was used to as an HP user. Also, the surface 3 options without the Alcantara fabric were sold out. I had always used HP’s in the past so I wanted to try something different. Outside of those two functions, the surface 4 didn’t look spectacular by design and it didn’t give me that wow factor for what I paid. I ended up purchasing the Lenovo Yoga which I really love and it was cheaper than the Microsoft.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:05
  • Review by Sayfur, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface laptop Go

    It's going great for me. I like it easy to use, and I think it's good for new users as well.

    Sep 10, 2021 22:34
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 Curved Keyboard and Mouse - Black
    Description

    This ergonomic Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop curved keyboard features a numeric keypad and customizable shortcut keys, so you can easily complete tasks or access your favorite Web pages. BlueTrack mouse technology offers precise control.

    6 Features
  • 125 keys: Input data and type up e-mails quickly and easily with a full-size keyboard featuring a numeric keypad.
  • Customizable shortcut keys: Taskbar favorites provide easy access to your most frequently used programs, files, media and Web pages.
  • Sleek, ergonomic design offers comfort and support: Comfort Curve design features a built-in palm rest to support your wrists.
  • BlueTrack technology: Optical and laser mouse technology enables precise navigation on most surfaces.
  • 30' wireless range: Reduce clutter on your desktop with wireless technology for flexible placement.
  • AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128-bit encryption: Helps keep your information safe.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WolfA, 10 out of 10
    Prefect Accessory Device

    Before buying this device I did a lot of research. I found it comes with a CD for programming the quick set keys on the keyboard. However it is not required to use the accessories, you can plug-n-chug or use the disc and setup quick keys. I did not setup the quick keys because of my desktop is not owned by me but with my company.

    Jul 13, 2020 11:44
  • Review by Mo10s, 6 out of 10
    Nice keyboard BUT lettering wore off in 7 months

    Needed to replace my old Microsoft 3000 wireless keyboard in March 2020. I chose the curved keyboard. So far, it's okay. To me, the keys feel like an older keyboard and are not as smooth as the older keyboard. The doggle is large but since I'm using it at a desktop, it isn't an issue. Biggest CON: After only 7 months, the paint on commonly used letters (A,S,E,R) and a few other are already worned off.

    Oct 19, 2020 08:08
  • Review by dleske, 6 out of 10
    Works but not as good as the wider one

    This product works, but my older ergonomic keyboard worked better for me with my big hands.

    Jun 10, 2016 19:32
  • Review by Claire, 10 out of 10
    Great for my dad

    My dad is 89 and lov s this keyboard. Nice and easy for him

    Apr 21, 2017 18:00
  • Review by Charlie, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard!

    Installation was simple. I located the receiver dongle near the keyboard and mouse using a USB extension which took all of the erratic movement out of the mouse. All is now working perfectly!

    Jul 07, 2017 17:58
  • Review by AlexH, 2 out of 10
    L Key Writing Disappeared and Microsoft Won't Fix

    I bought this keyboard just two months ago, and the lettering on the "L" key has entirely disappeared. When I called Microsoft to try to get a new key, they said that they would not fix or replace the key or keyboard, saying it was normal wear and tear. But the lettering on all of the other keys is okay, and it does not seem like normal wear and tear to me for lettering on keys to disappear after two months.

    Mar 08, 2021 15:46
  • Review by tucuarez, 8 out of 10
    Super Comfortable

    I've been using this for 2 weeks now and find it very comfortable. Unfortunately I got it for work and they won't let me use the programmable features, but the keyboard has worked out great. One thing I didn't pay attention to when I purchased it was that the Esc and Print Screen keys were so small and I use those a lot on a daily basis. The mouse is perfect for my hand. The mouse that usually comes with our work computers feels very small in my hand, but this one feels a little larger and more comfortable. The scroll wheel is really smooth and doesn't click which is kind of nice, its the kind of thing you didn't know you wanted until you got it. The buttons on the side of the mouse are very easy to get to, but like I said I haven't been able to use them.

    Feb 26, 2016 10:42
  • Review by 30mdive, 6 out of 10
    Okay for the price. it works

    Pros:

    It works.

    ergo is okay.

    Price was good.

    Cons:

    The usb dongle it 1"+ long, way to big by todays standards.

    The mouse is to large also. SEE PIC. The small one was my old one, the large one is the one for the Microsoft system being reviewed.

    You have to get use to deeper key strokes, much deeper than a laptop key board.

    Overall, it is okay, but the size of the dongle means you cannot leave it plugged into the usb without risking damage. everything else is personal preference.

    Jul 29, 2017 08:34
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Sandstone
    Description

    Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop.²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A screen to fuel your dreams: 12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • The lightest Surface Laptop yet: Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
  • Power through your day: Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
  • Choose your perfect match: Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in 720p HD camera: Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
  • Type in comfort all day: Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
  • Every day, everywhere: Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
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