Top Best 50 Microsoft Windows Laptops & Notebook Computers in December 2021

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Razer
Razer - Blade 15 Advanced - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - QHD- 240HZ - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 - 16GB RAM - 1TB SSD - Black
Description

Within its sleek 15” chassis, the new Razer Blade 15 brings together the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics for gaming-changing visuals and performance that’s brought to life with a choice of 3 next-gen displays—360Hz, 4K resolution, or the best of both worlds with 240Hz QHD.

6 Features
  • Latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series Processor: With PCIe Gen4 performance and memory speeds of up to 3200MHz, the new Intel i7-11800H 8-core processor is able to keep pace with the most resource-hungry tasks without breaking a sweat.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics: Built on NVIDIA’s award-winning 2nd-gen RTX architecture, these GPUs provide the most realistic ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features for the most powerful graphics in a gaming laptop.
  • Next-gen Displays: Go with ultra-fast 360Hz FHD for competitive gaming, OLED-Touch Display for creative work with 4K clarity, or a 240Hz QHD display for the best of both worlds.
  • Vapor Chamber Cooling: The laptop quietly and efficiently dissipates heat through the evaporation and condensation of an internal fluid, keeping it running smoothly and coolly even under intense loads.
  • Easy Upgradeability: With an extra M.2 slot and user-upgradeable memory slots that support up to 64GB of memory as well as Intel® XMP, you can upgrade the Razer Blade 15 Advanced to suit your needs.
  • Advanced Connectivity: With built-in WiFi-6 and a UHS-III SD card slot, you can cut down on adapters and travel light.
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  • Review by Susan, 10 out of 10
    Best computer

    It’s the 1st computer my son loves.

    He uses for school and gaming.

    Very happy with our investment:)

    Oct 09, 2021 03:01
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    Dell - Inspiron 15 3501 15.6" FHD Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256 GB Solid State Drive - Black
    Description

    Dell's Inpsiron 3000 in Windows S-mode features more screen with two-sided narrow borders that enable an expansive viewing experience. View, read, watch, stream, listen, and learn with the latest 11th Gen Intel® processors that offer a wide range of multimedia capabilities to entertain and entice all throughout your day. Lighter than its previous generation, the Inspiron 15 3000 is ready to go whenever you are. Equipped with a numberic key pad and a variety of ports for all your accessories.

    13 Features
  • Microsoft Windows 10 in S-mode: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 15.6" FHD Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution with native 1080p support to showcase your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe 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.
  • 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.
  • Intel Core i3: The perfect combination of performance and responsiveness. Enjoy boundary-breaking performance with the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor. Stay productive with fast-charging, long-lasting battery.
  • Integrated Widescreen HD 720P Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone Array: A new 4-element lens delivers sharp video in all areas of the frame, especially in dim lighting conditions. The top-mounted mic provides for a better audio experience
  • Full keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad: Type comfortably, input numbers quickly and maneuver through games with ease. Touchpad with multitouch control.
  • Rivet SmartByte: SmartByte detects and prioritizes your critical video and communication traffic to ensure your online video experience will be fast, smooth and at the highest resolution your network can support.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SD memory card format.
  • Waves MaxxAudio® Pro: Built-in stereo speakers.Waves MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Wireless AC: Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac) : 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
  • Additional ports: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (x2), USB2.0 (x1), HDMI 1.4- SD Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC) - RJ45 - 10/100/1000 Mbps- 1 combo headphone / microphone jack
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
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  • Review by Nanaspark, 10 out of 10
    Well worth the money

    This laptop was purchased for my granddaughter for her e-learning lessons. It is working great for her and was a great price for us!

    May 22, 2021 12:20
  • Review by ZoeyMom, 10 out of 10
    Mrs.

    I really like the Dell Laptop that I purchased. I use it every day

    and have had no issues.

    Jun 11, 2021 15:56
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    HP
    HP - Pavilion 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7-1165G7 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD
    Description

    HP Pavilion 15-eg0076nr Laptop: The Pavilion 15 Laptop packs more performance into a smaller profile, so you can get more done wherever you go. Enjoy mind-blowing entertainment with a micro-edge screen and Audio by B&O. Incredible performance in a smaller PC, so you can do more and enjoy entertainment wherever you go.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.
  • 11th Generation Intel Core processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Intel Iris Xe graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Micro-edge display: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • FHD + IPS touchscreen: Intuitively reach out and control your display with just a touch. And transform your content with amazing Full HD detail and 178-degree wide-viewing angles.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • PCIe NVMe SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • A truly powerful audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O deliver a rich, authentic audio experience.
  • HP Audio Boost: Smart amplification technology gives you loud, clear, and dynamic sound.
  • DDR4 RAM: With higher bandwidth, you get more of a boost in performance for improved multi-tasking.
  • Connected Modern Standby: Your PC stays connected for instant updates to your email, calendar notifications, and more.
  • Full-size keyboard: Work comfortably with a full-sized keyboard and integrated numeric pad.
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  • Review by HPI7, 10 out of 10
    Hola i7

    Strong alluminium case, nice keyboard and a powerful processor.

    Very fast and reliable machine

    Nov 05, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Brian, 10 out of 10
    HP Laptop

    Like the new laptop, works as well as described. Was ready when I was informed it would be, and I'm enjoying it.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:05
  • HP - Refurbished EliteBook 640 G2 14" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Black
    Description

    Take important projects on the go with this HP laptop computer. The 256GB SSD provides plenty of storage space and quick load times, while the Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz processor delivers speedy performance. This HP laptop computer has 16GB of RAM, running several browser tabs and programs at once.This product has been refurbished.Learn more.

    9 Features
  • Windows 10 Pro: Built for business. Protect your data with enterprise-grade security, log in from any device anywhere, and boost productivity with the powerful management tools.
  • 14" HD display: Its 1280 x 720 resolution provides bright colors and clarity.
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U mobile processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 16GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your games, photo- and video-editing applications, multiple programs and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 256GB solid-state drive (SSD): This flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster startup times and data access, no noise, reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® HD Graphics 520: The on-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing, and casual gaming.
  • Wireless/wired 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.
  • Integrated webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with your family and friends or teleconference with colleagues.
  • Additional ports: Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack, VGA port, DisplayPort output, one RJ-45 connector, three USB ports.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Jmliard, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for the money

    I was a little worried about buying a refurbished laptop, but it looks and performs as good as new.

    Oct 31, 2021 19:30
  • Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” 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 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​.
  • 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 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 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 ›
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  • 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 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
    Dell - Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum Silver
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    12 Features
  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 14" touch screen for hands-on control: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
  • 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.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream 4K content and play your favorite games in 720p, without the need for a dedicated graphics card
  • MaxxAudio® Pro: Built-in stereo speakers.MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Weighs 3.6 lbs. and measures .75" thin: Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • 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 HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Reviewer1, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop overall, with a couple of issues

    First the Pros: Not too heavy and compact, Windows 11 upgrade eligible, has 3 ports (2 USB A and 1 USB C), the USB C port can charge as well, comfortable keyboard to type with. Now the Cons: Battery life is poor - only about 3 hours on a single charge, Screen isnt full HD - only 768p, would have preferred if they made it 2 USB C ports instead of just 1. Overall the product is great value.

    Oct 19, 2021 11:40
  • Review by Terry, 10 out of 10
    Another great purchase from a great company!

    I recently purchased another laptop computer from you for my wife. She hasn’t yelled at my so I’m a happy customer!

    Oct 15, 2021 17:51
  • Review by DarleneR, 10 out of 10
    Great price!

    Great price for the unit - will definately purchase again

    Nov 01, 2021 12:48
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 7 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
    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 11⁶ (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™ Microsoft 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.
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Speedy 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 a modest 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 howspaceman, 8 out of 10
    Go metal

    I really liked this computer. The metal body provided a much better typing experience than the fabric covers. There was very little flex to the keyboard, the mouse trackpad was fantastic, and the screen was pretty enough. The touchscreen is a nice feature, but if you are someone who uses a stylus, it's not good for much here besides laying down and scrolling with the pen, as trying to draw and do meaningful work with it is difficult with this screen not folding back like a 2-in-1.

    Ultimately returned this because I couldn't stomach the price. It's a premium build quality, and this is probably the closest to a Macbook for performance/value in an ultrabook. This is not meant for gaming as there's no discrete graphics card, but if you are a professional on the move, or student looking for a portable study machine, this might be it.

    Jun 27, 2021 10:14
  • Review by mhol, 10 out of 10
    Best PC ever.

    Microsoft Surface laptops, tablets, etc are simply the best PC I have ever owned. Everything works all the time. It updates properly with no hassles. Nothing to configure, it all just works.

    Sep 10, 2021 20:43
  • Review by LeeP, 10 out of 10
    An Awesome Machine

    I’ve had my new laptop for nearly a month now, and both the display and performance are outstanding! I replaced an older laptop that was top-of-the-line about four years ago, and the difference is simply amazing. I wanted an AMD chip rather than an Intel one because AMD got better ratings for performance, and I am delighted I did. The build quality is solid — perfect for my home office!

    Oct 22, 2021 16:32
  • Review by TonyLACA, 10 out of 10
    Great computer.

    Fast and beautifully made! The screen is gorgeous. The keyboard is amazing. Battery life is exceptional. This is a huge quality upgrade from last year's model, which I also own and which was disappointing. An incredible machine.

    Apr 21, 2021 10:55
  • Review by sammy, 10 out of 10
    Surface Laptop 4

    Love this laptop and battery length!

    Typing surface is so soft and easy on the fingers,

    touch screen is sensitive, takes little effort.

    Would highly recommend this laptop and Best Buy!!

    Sep 25, 2021 13:07
  • Review by RLW007, 10 out of 10
    If you are going to spend the money…spend it well!

    Very nice laptop, very light weight and one of the fastest I have ever used. Sound was actually pretty decent on it as well. If you are going to spend the money…spend it well!!

    May 28, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Skippy, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop

    I love my microsoft surface laptop! Sturdy, quick and very dependable. So easy to work on.

    Oct 30, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Kickshoot, 8 out of 10
    Can't get external speakers to work.

    I ended up with this laptop when I exchanged the Surface 7 for the Surface 4. It is well worth it. I have 2 Mac Books and this Surface 4 is just as fast and comfortable to use. Very light weight, screen is great and plugs in to external monitor quickly and easily. I am having issues with plugging in external speakers. I can't get them to work, have tried all combinations in setup. This is where the MacBook is superior. Monitors and speakers plug in right away. This is why only 4 stars for the Surface 4

    May 09, 2021 19:04
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 7 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
    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 11⁶ (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™ Microsoft 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.
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Speedy 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 a modest 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 howspaceman, 8 out of 10
    Go metal

    I really liked this computer. The metal body provided a much better typing experience than the fabric covers. There was very little flex to the keyboard, the mouse trackpad was fantastic, and the screen was pretty enough. The touchscreen is a nice feature, but if you are someone who uses a stylus, it's not good for much here besides laying down and scrolling with the pen, as trying to draw and do meaningful work with it is difficult with this screen not folding back like a 2-in-1.

    Ultimately returned this because I couldn't stomach the price. It's a premium build quality, and this is probably the closest to a Macbook for performance/value in an ultrabook. This is not meant for gaming as there's no discrete graphics card, but if you are a professional on the move, or student looking for a portable study machine, this might be it.

    Jun 27, 2021 10:14
  • Review by mhol, 10 out of 10
    Best PC ever.

    Microsoft Surface laptops, tablets, etc are simply the best PC I have ever owned. Everything works all the time. It updates properly with no hassles. Nothing to configure, it all just works.

    Sep 10, 2021 20:43
  • Review by LeeP, 10 out of 10
    An Awesome Machine

    I’ve had my new laptop for nearly a month now, and both the display and performance are outstanding! I replaced an older laptop that was top-of-the-line about four years ago, and the difference is simply amazing. I wanted an AMD chip rather than an Intel one because AMD got better ratings for performance, and I am delighted I did. The build quality is solid — perfect for my home office!

    Oct 22, 2021 16:32
  • Review by TonyLACA, 10 out of 10
    Great computer.

    Fast and beautifully made! The screen is gorgeous. The keyboard is amazing. Battery life is exceptional. This is a huge quality upgrade from last year's model, which I also own and which was disappointing. An incredible machine.

    Apr 21, 2021 10:55
  • Review by sammy, 10 out of 10
    Surface Laptop 4

    Love this laptop and battery length!

    Typing surface is so soft and easy on the fingers,

    touch screen is sensitive, takes little effort.

    Would highly recommend this laptop and Best Buy!!

    Sep 25, 2021 13:07
  • Review by RLW007, 10 out of 10
    If you are going to spend the money…spend it well!

    Very nice laptop, very light weight and one of the fastest I have ever used. Sound was actually pretty decent on it as well. If you are going to spend the money…spend it well!!

    May 28, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Skippy, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop

    I love my microsoft surface laptop! Sturdy, quick and very dependable. So easy to work on.

    Oct 30, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Kickshoot, 8 out of 10
    Can't get external speakers to work.

    I ended up with this laptop when I exchanged the Surface 7 for the Surface 4. It is well worth it. I have 2 Mac Books and this Surface 4 is just as fast and comfortable to use. Very light weight, screen is great and plugs in to external monitor quickly and easily. I am having issues with plugging in external speakers. I can't get them to work, have tried all combinations in setup. This is where the MacBook is superior. Monitors and speakers plug in right away. This is why only 4 stars for the Surface 4

    May 09, 2021 19:04
  • 9.4score
    Dell - Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum Silver
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    12 Features
  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 14" touch screen for hands-on control: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
  • 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.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream 4K content and play your favorite games in 720p, without the need for a dedicated graphics card
  • MaxxAudio® Pro: Built-in stereo speakers.MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Weighs 3.6 lbs. and measures .75" thin: Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • 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 HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Reviewer1, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop overall, with a couple of issues

    First the Pros: Not too heavy and compact, Windows 11 upgrade eligible, has 3 ports (2 USB A and 1 USB C), the USB C port can charge as well, comfortable keyboard to type with. Now the Cons: Battery life is poor - only about 3 hours on a single charge, Screen isnt full HD - only 768p, would have preferred if they made it 2 USB C ports instead of just 1. Overall the product is great value.

    Oct 19, 2021 11:40
  • Review by Terry, 10 out of 10
    Another great purchase from a great company!

    I recently purchased another laptop computer from you for my wife. She hasn’t yelled at my so I’m a happy customer!

    Oct 15, 2021 17:51
  • Review by DarleneR, 10 out of 10
    Great price!

    Great price for the unit - will definately purchase again

    Nov 01, 2021 12:48
  • 9.4score
    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
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB 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.
  • 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 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
    15
    HP
    HP - 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural Silver
    Description

    See more. Take it anywhere. With its 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, slim and light design, plus 81% screen to body ratio – this PC lets you see more and do more, no matter where the day takes you. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days – this PC features an Intel® processor and integrated graphics. Powered up and productive. All day long. Designed for all-day productivity with extended battery life and fingerprint reader technology.

    13 Features
  • Windows 10 Home (S mode): Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 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 PCIe® NVMe™ SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream content and play your favorite games.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in into your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
  • Wi-Fi 5 (1x1) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) & Bluetooth® 4.2: Stay connected to Wi-Fi and to Bluetooth® accessories with wireless technology.
  • HDMI out: Transmit digital HD video and sound to an external display.
  • HP True Vision HD Camera: Video chat with vibrant clarity, even in low light.
  • Tuned stereo speakers: HP custom tunes the dual speaker setup in every notebook for exceptional stereo quality.
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment—and your wallet—a favor when you use the HP Laptop that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 74Pacmac, 10 out of 10
    Great customer Service

    I love my HP-15.6" Laptop Intel Core i3. When I was at Best Buy to see the different computers I was getting service from an employee that helped me out a lot to decide which would be my best computer that fits fits my needs. I was very happy with the service and I recommend Best Buy a lot. It is a great place to buy great items.

    Aug 29, 2021 10:21
  • Review by Baylie, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Laptop!

    I was so nervous to buy a laptop online as a Christmas gift to my father, but I’m so happy I did! This laptop is super sleek, fast, & great quality. He absolutely loves it!

    Nov 09, 2021 17:23
  • Review by KnockOut42Degreese, 10 out of 10
    I’m satisfied

    Just got it the other day so haven’t done much on it besides update and stuff but so far so good hopefully it stays that way

    Oct 25, 2021 15:25
  • Review by HPLaptopComputer, 10 out of 10
    HP Laptop Computer

    Very happy with my new HP laptop computer. It fits my needs perfectly at this time. It’s a little wider than I thought I wanted but the numeric keypad is important to me. I utilized Best Buy’s comparison feature online to decide on the computer that I wanted. It was very helpful for me.

    Jul 21, 2021 07:19
  • Review by SYLVIA, 10 out of 10
    Good Buy

    Fast computer

    Great display

    Was not aware laptop Windows was in S Mode. Salesperson did not mention that to me; what it is/is not; any workarounds, etc. It was a complete surprise to me when I started using it at home. I had to learn what it is, benefits, disadvantages, etc.

    I finally figured it all out. I would have appreciated it if the salesperson would have mentioned it to me. Actually, I don't think she even knew or was aware it came in Windows S mode. That would have saved a lot of time and effort on my part.

    Overall, this laptop was a good buy.

    Oct 26, 2021 14:00
  • Review by Applicable, 10 out of 10
    Computer purchase

    Was able to buy and have my sister pickup the computer and printer using the online adding people to pickup purchase. I live in Northern California she is in Southern California so it worked out great for my little sis Bday!

    Oct 17, 2021 14:36
  • Review by generaluser, 10 out of 10
    Good value for multi use

    For a budget laptop this seems high end. If you are a gamer this not for you, but if you want good all round laptop that's easy to move around with then consider this one.

    Oct 15, 2021 20:40
  • Review by adoubleron, 10 out of 10
    Cheap, Loud, but Can't Beat the Price

    For the price, you can't beat this laptop. It is true, it can be loud when the fan is running at 100%, and I agree with others, loudest fan I have ever heard on a laptop. However, it doesn't run at 100% all the time, and only kicks in when it starts up, installing updates or doing more intense activity. Laptop is mainly used for web browsing and it functions great. Came with Windows 10 S mode, easily switched it to the regular mode so I could install chrome and other normal programs / apps.

    Nov 04, 2021 21:46
  • 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 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.
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  • 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 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.
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  • Review by Solrak, 8 out of 10
    Faster, more powerful, and better than ever

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    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.

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    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 Book 3 15" Touch-Screen PixelSense - 2-in-1 Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB 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.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Unleash your best ideas: With the fastest graphics on any Surface, powered by the latest NVIDIA® GTX GeForce GPU, with 1TB storage, and 32GB 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 Realbuyer, 8 out of 10
    Real buyers look twice than again

    I previously had the surfacebook pro2 but I got the disconnect of death. That's when the screen constantly disconnect from the keyboard automatically until the screen or keyboard overheats. The 3 is supposedly faster and fixes the past issues. So far I can see that the 3 is faster than the 2 but the 3 run hotter. The display is the best on the market.

    Cons.

    Still can't make up grades to RAM HDD or anything else. VERY over price.

    So why did I buy because I'm a gamer, artist, and engineer.

    I would definitely encourage you to look at other laptops because one can find something MUCH cheaper. However, if you are able to purchase than it great laptop. (For now)

    Mar 20, 2021 02:44
  • Review by Frig, 10 out of 10
    Super Fast

    Very nice and super fast laptop, pad, etc.

    I like how the screen detaches from the keyboard

    Jul 09, 2021 15:43
  • Review by TedP, 10 out of 10
    Best product for heavy duty use

    % stars. My second one, for use in a different location. Best product of this type I could find.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Tkennerly, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Love it love it love, received it very timely, just like they said!

    Jul 16, 2021 15:46
  • Review by HIMS21, 8 out of 10
    Overall much improved

    Overall love the new laptop, ease of use, and larger screen. Unfortunately, the sound system is not working consistently, which is an issue during video conferences during the pandemic. Be aware. Too expensive for early failures.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:11
  • Review by azgames2, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Awesome computer. Powerful, flexible, reliable.

    Jul 02, 2021 16:45
  • Review by XXXX1, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop/ tablet

    So portable and light! Case recommended, but just to keep it looking so nice.

    May 08, 2021 10:34
  • Review by DiscountsShop, 10 out of 10
    great Service

    Seriously I am really very happy from this great caring company The Best Buy

    Mar 12, 2021 18:09
  • 9.2score
    GIGABYTE - 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Gaming Laptop - i5-11400H - 16GB - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 512 GB SSD
    Description

    The G5 gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU combines gaming, entertainment, work and more! Its powerful 11th Gen Intel Processor allows you to effortlessly handle multiple tasks at the same time. It features a 3 screen display output, built-in SD card slot, up to 6TB storage capacity and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology; with a tool for every task, this laptop provides great balance between gaming, entertainment, and work capabilities. Welcome to your new go-to laptop.

    9 Features
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6, Boost Clock 1485 Mhz & Max Graphics Power 75 W
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor (i5-11400H)
  • Memory / Storage: 16 GB (8G*2) DDR4 3200MHz Memory, 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Display (1920x1080)
  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wireless Network Card, RTL8411B REALTEK (1G) Ethernet
  • Tuning: All-New GAMING CENTER Software, NAHIMIC 3 Audio for Gamers, Windows 10 Home
  • Keyboard: 15 Full Area Colored RGB Backlit Keyboard
  • USB: 1 ‎x USB 2.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A)
  • Display Outputs: 1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), 1 x SD Card Reader, 1x mini DP 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (Type-C) over USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bareq, 10 out of 10
    Greatest Gaming Laptop

    This gaming laptop is amazing! It met all my needs for games and more. Everything in the laptop works well and fast. I very satisfied by this purchase and I highly recommended any gamer to buy this product because it is worth it!!

    Aug 16, 2021 18:11
  • Review by Winters, 10 out of 10
    Nice Laptop

    Pretty good laptop so far. I haven't had time to test very many games out on it. I like how the keyboard lights up after you touch a key.

    Sep 26, 2021 09:27
  • Review by HeyItsJimmy, 10 out of 10
    Good gaming laptop

    Been running smoothly with no complications and easy to run games on.

    Sep 25, 2021 03:30
  • Review by Yuan, 10 out of 10
    Greatest

    Cheap and easy to use also great value for getting good graphics and 144hz screen

    Oct 27, 2021 09:37
  • Review by Itsnotmyjob, 6 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Laptop is awesome but carefull ordering for pickup as their tracking service tells you absolutely nothing as to when it will arrive

    Oct 19, 2021 18:19
  • Review by LAKINGSFAN31, 10 out of 10
    Great specs at a great price

    Beast of a laptop. Handles gaming like a champ, and what a great price. I was looking at getting a Razer laptop, but to get these kind of specs i would have to spend $900 more

    Aug 20, 2021 16:14
  • Review by CantedPear, 8 out of 10
    Much yes. Many good.

    This thing honestly works much better than I thought it would. Battery life and the battery output when unplugged is what cost it a 5 star review. When gaming it almost HAS to be plugged in otherwise you sacrifice lag, frame rate and quality. Other than that this laptop is amazing for the price.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:44
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Book 3 15" Touch-Screen PixelSense - 2-in-1 Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB 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.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Unleash your best ideas: With the fastest graphics on any Surface, powered by the latest NVIDIA® GTX GeForce GPU, with 1TB storage, and 32GB 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 Realbuyer, 8 out of 10
    Real buyers look twice than again

    I previously had the surfacebook pro2 but I got the disconnect of death. That's when the screen constantly disconnect from the keyboard automatically until the screen or keyboard overheats. The 3 is supposedly faster and fixes the past issues. So far I can see that the 3 is faster than the 2 but the 3 run hotter. The display is the best on the market.

    Cons.

    Still can't make up grades to RAM HDD or anything else. VERY over price.

    So why did I buy because I'm a gamer, artist, and engineer.

    I would definitely encourage you to look at other laptops because one can find something MUCH cheaper. However, if you are able to purchase than it great laptop. (For now)

    Mar 20, 2021 02:44
  • Review by Frig, 10 out of 10
    Super Fast

    Very nice and super fast laptop, pad, etc.

    I like how the screen detaches from the keyboard

    Jul 09, 2021 15:43
  • Review by TedP, 10 out of 10
    Best product for heavy duty use

    % stars. My second one, for use in a different location. Best product of this type I could find.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Tkennerly, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Love it love it love, received it very timely, just like they said!

    Jul 16, 2021 15:46
  • Review by HIMS21, 8 out of 10
    Overall much improved

    Overall love the new laptop, ease of use, and larger screen. Unfortunately, the sound system is not working consistently, which is an issue during video conferences during the pandemic. Be aware. Too expensive for early failures.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:11
  • Review by azgames2, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Awesome computer. Powerful, flexible, reliable.

    Jul 02, 2021 16:45
  • Review by XXXX1, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop/ tablet

    So portable and light! Case recommended, but just to keep it looking so nice.

    May 08, 2021 10:34
  • Review by DiscountsShop, 10 out of 10
    great Service

    Seriously I am really very happy from this great caring company The Best Buy

    Mar 12, 2021 18:09
  • 9.2score
    GIGABYTE - 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Gaming Laptop - i5-11400H - 16GB - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 512 GB SSD
    Description

    The G5 gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU combines gaming, entertainment, work and more! Its powerful 11th Gen Intel Processor allows you to effortlessly handle multiple tasks at the same time. It features a 3 screen display output, built-in SD card slot, up to 6TB storage capacity and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 technology; with a tool for every task, this laptop provides great balance between gaming, entertainment, and work capabilities. Welcome to your new go-to laptop.

    9 Features
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6, Boost Clock 1485 Mhz & Max Graphics Power 75 W
  • Processor: 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor (i5-11400H)
  • Memory / Storage: 16 GB (8G*2) DDR4 3200MHz Memory, 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz Display (1920x1080)
  • Connectivity: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Wireless Network Card, RTL8411B REALTEK (1G) Ethernet
  • Tuning: All-New GAMING CENTER Software, NAHIMIC 3 Audio for Gamers, Windows 10 Home
  • Keyboard: 15 Full Area Colored RGB Backlit Keyboard
  • USB: 1 ‎x USB 2.0 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Type-A)
  • Display Outputs: 1 x HDMI 2.0 (with HDCP), 1 x SD Card Reader, 1x mini DP 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 (Type-C) over USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bareq, 10 out of 10
    Greatest Gaming Laptop

    This gaming laptop is amazing! It met all my needs for games and more. Everything in the laptop works well and fast. I very satisfied by this purchase and I highly recommended any gamer to buy this product because it is worth it!!

    Aug 16, 2021 18:11
  • Review by Winters, 10 out of 10
    Nice Laptop

    Pretty good laptop so far. I haven't had time to test very many games out on it. I like how the keyboard lights up after you touch a key.

    Sep 26, 2021 09:27
  • Review by HeyItsJimmy, 10 out of 10
    Good gaming laptop

    Been running smoothly with no complications and easy to run games on.

    Sep 25, 2021 03:30
  • Review by Yuan, 10 out of 10
    Greatest

    Cheap and easy to use also great value for getting good graphics and 144hz screen

    Oct 27, 2021 09:37
  • Review by Itsnotmyjob, 6 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Laptop is awesome but carefull ordering for pickup as their tracking service tells you absolutely nothing as to when it will arrive

    Oct 19, 2021 18:19
  • Review by LAKINGSFAN31, 10 out of 10
    Great specs at a great price

    Beast of a laptop. Handles gaming like a champ, and what a great price. I was looking at getting a Razer laptop, but to get these kind of specs i would have to spend $900 more

    Aug 20, 2021 16:14
  • Review by CantedPear, 8 out of 10
    Much yes. Many good.

    This thing honestly works much better than I thought it would. Battery life and the battery output when unplugged is what cost it a 5 star review. When gaming it almost HAS to be plugged in otherwise you sacrifice lag, frame rate and quality. Other than that this laptop is amazing for the price.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:44
  • 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
    25
    MSI
    MSI - GS66 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 - 1TB SSD - 16GB Memory - Black
    Description

    Edge ahead of the pack with this MSI Stealth gaming laptop. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card delivers stutter-free, paired with 240hz refresh 3ms screen for fluid gameplay, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM power through resource-intensive titles. Featuring a 1TB SSD, this MSI Stealth gaming laptop offers ample storage for your files and ultrafast startups.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 15.6" Full HD display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution with 240hz boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 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.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics: Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Vanessa, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!

    I decided to wait to post a review once I had used the laptop for a few weeks. I really like how fast everything opens/runs. I use this laptop for gaming with friends as well as use it for school/work. I have been able to run software that would drastically slow down my old laptop with no issue on this one. The graphics are great even with just the default settings. I really like how productive I can be with it then turn around and play some games. The fans are very quiet when I turn on the extra cooling. Overall, I would definitely recommend this laptop!

    Aug 22, 2021 18:58
  • Review by Consumer, 10 out of 10
    MSI gaming Laptop review

    I purchased this laptop to primarily play games on it and I absolutely love it. While it does get pretty hot, the built in fan booster key definitely helps cool it down. And the RGB backlit keyboard is also pretty cool. I definitely recommend it.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:30
  • Review by Bubbabravo11, 8 out of 10
    Nice labtop

    This labtop has been a bundle of joy it’s quick watching movies makes you feel like your in a movie theater. But most of all the 240 hz screen lets you play you favorite games they keyboard is brite and fun to look at while gaming

    Sep 23, 2021 03:00
  • Review by Review, 8 out of 10
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    Whether you are watching movies, typing out essays, working on image or video editing jobs, or dabbling in a bit of gaming, it really is a joy to open up and interact with and I´m happy to recommend it

    Aug 04, 2021 20:34
  • Review by Koko, 10 out of 10
    Great for Gaming, Work, and School

    A great laptop for any scenario. Incredibly thin and light making it viable to carry around. Doesn't stand out too much as a "gaming" PC and can easily look like any regular laptop. Games run smoothly when plugged in or even on the go as long as they're run on the correct settings. Plenty of storage space and quick reading speeds with the SSD and strong CPU. Overall, I would buying this gaming laptop if you are in need of an upgrade!

    Aug 24, 2021 20:08
  • Review by RitzyKatz, 10 out of 10
    Exactly what I needed!

    I haven't had a gaming laptop in over 4 years. I was hesitant to buy this for myself but after reading some reviews and some convincing from my husband I took the plunge. And oh my god, I love this thing. The screen is the perfect size and so responsive and quick! I love how the keyboard feels when I type on it. It has so much space on it, I don't know if I'll ever run out of space. Playing games on it is awesome, there's no lag or anything! And the best part is I can play with my husband again!

    Aug 21, 2021 13:48
  • Review by Bens, 4 out of 10
    Faulty display

    I bought this PC based on reviews and good past experience with MIS. However, this laptop was a disappointment. The screen started to flicker the second time I turned it on and it did that a few more times. Now the display is completed gone after a week.

    Sep 03, 2021 01:37
  • Review by Joseph, 2 out of 10
    Bruh……..

    You want a review, then I’ll write one, I’m very upset because after 2 weeks of owning it I am having to send it in to MSI for repairs on the warranty because the screen was messed up from the beginning, very disappointed in my purchase. I’ve had MSI laptops before and never did they give me this much grief before, honestly will reconsider purchasing MSI in the future and purchasing from Best Buy.

    Sep 10, 2021 15:51
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Blade 14- 14" Gaming Laptop- FHD 144Hz- AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060- 16GB RAM- 1TB SSD - Black
    Description

    For those who want all or nothing, go all out with the Razer Blade 14—the ultimate AMD gaming laptop in every way imaginable. From its ultra-powerful CPU to its graphics, its fast display to its portability, we’ve maxed out all aspects of the Razer Blade 14 to bring you an uncompromising experience that can’t be beat.

    9 Features
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU: Experience pure processing power that can handle the most resource-hungry AAA games and programs smoothly, yet remains incredibly efficient on battery life with up to 10 hours.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPU: This powerhouse is crafted on Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd-gen RTX architecture—with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors to give you ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge features.
  • Vapor Chamber Cooling: A unique vacuum sealed, liquid filled copper vapor chamber spans the heat generating components and is the key to getting maximum performance and user comfort in a compact, thin design.
  • Portable and Compact: The super thin 0.66” / 16.8 mm design provides the portability that is essential for all movers. Forged from CNC aluminum with an anodized finish, it has a durability that belies its sleek profile.
  • FHD 144Hz IPS-Display: With the fast 144Hz FHD display and FreeSync Premium, on-screen action is incredibly smooth and fluid. Game or create with accurate visuals that support up to 100% DCI-P3 color space.
  • Connect and Expand Your Setup.: Packed with ports and cutting-edge wireless technology to support a huge range of devices, it features 2x USB-C ports, 2x USB-A ports, HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, TPM security, and more.
  • Razer Chroma per-key RGB keyboard: Improve your game even further by customizing each key to match any of the 16.8 million colors available in the Razer Chroma ecosystem to highlight essential game keys, in-game macros, or increase immersion with Chroma-enabled games.
  • Window Hello IR Webcam: Login safely and securely using the built-in HD IR webcam to stream on the go, take conference calls while away from the office, or join group study sessions.
  • Immersive THX® Spatial Audio: An advanced 7.1 surround sound that provides pinpoint positional accuracy when using headphones and speakers, to deliver immersive, lifelike audio for stereo and multi-channel content alike.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MrGoldfish, 10 out of 10
    Great design, well made, you get what you pay for

    The Razer Blade 14 isn’t the most affordable gaming laptop for the size but it certainly feels like the most well-built. I got the standard 3060 version and it can handle any game you throw at it, looking good.

    The keyboard is nice except a couple of the keys (Caps/Enter) don’t light up 100%. The screen is actually decent despite only being 1080P, although the lack of HDR is missed.

    The unit stays cool but the fans can get loud. The power brick is very large and the cord is stiff and annoying to use.

    Overall, if you want the ability to do some gaming and are looking for a well made alternative to Apple, this gets the job done. Besides the logo on the lid, you’d never tell this is a gaming machine.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:36
  • Review by PEACH, 10 out of 10
    Best team! best laptop! Best buy!

    Great product and the help of the staff was completely to blame i didnt know exactly what i wanted or what i was looking for but i got exactly what i needed and wanted! Couldnt ask fir more! This is a fantastic computer and so far takes everything i throw at it!

    Sep 17, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Badass, 8 out of 10
    Great Work/gaming laptop

    Amazing laptop!.

    Four stars because ram is not upgradeable.

    Very solid. I having using it for over a month using vmware and automation software very solid and powerful.

    I wish i can add more ram.

    It can play cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p with Rtx medium close to 60 hz.

    Great laptop.

    Oct 30, 2021 08:32
  • Review by insomniac, 10 out of 10
    Best 14" Gaming Laptop

    If you are looking for MacBook Pro level performance and build quality, this laptop is your answer. Yes, it is expensive at $1799, but it is the ultimate portable, lightweight yet super powerful machine.

    Compromises are: RAM is soldered, no SD/MicroSD reader, no 16:10 display (wasted space below the display).

    Even with CPU boosted mode, fan noise is not loud. Battery life is excellent. I got >12hrs of battery life without turning on battery saver in windows 10. Boot time is crazy fast. Task manager reports 3.4sec boot time! Windows hello face unlock works excellently and display covers 100% DCI P3. Trackpad is probably the best in windows laptop.

    In my opinion, if you are looking for portable powerful windows laptop which you can use as laptop for more than 8hrs unplugged and game on it while plugged in, this is the best option. I hope Razer comes up with a 15" version with 16:10 aspect ratio.

    Oct 04, 2021 21:12
  • Review by Derek, 8 out of 10
    Razer Blade 14 Hmmmm

    While this isn't the perfect laptop, it definitely is up there with being a really good one. The fact that it's Razer already puts pretty high expectations on it, but it definitely meets the standard. It's small for sure, but it helps if you want to have this laptop on the go, which is partially why I got it. The downsides are how hot the thing actually gets, and how loud the fan is when it gets hot. If you plan to play for long periods of time, I would recommend just getting a keyboard so you won't have to worry about the heat. The screen itself is small as well, but it gives a sharp image. Other than that and the price, it's a really good laptop overall, but probably not the best.

    Sep 20, 2021 00:48
  • Review by Bootylicious, 10 out of 10
    The Beast

    This laptop is truly epic. Design is fantastic, combining simplicity and customizability. The screen is crisp and runs perfectly with the 3060 graphics card, all without putting an incredible load on the system. Also, the screen refresh rate literally never dips. I can game for hours and the new vapor chamber cooling tech keeps it running cool. The Ryzen 9 is why I bought this laptop over other great options, and it is awesome. I can run a ton of applications with literally zero lag in switching.

    Gotta say, I love this computer.

    Oct 23, 2021 10:16
  • Review by Sophia, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    This laptop is awesome. The graphics amaze me every time I open it and it runs some pretty big games really well. The fans can get pretty loud but that’s to be expected with a small laptop running the way this one does. Camera quality isn’t the best either but I wasn’t anticipating an amazing camera. I would definitely recommend!

    Sep 24, 2021 15:48
  • Review by VivekSawant, 10 out of 10
    Best Laptop ever.

    This is the best laptop I have ever got. I'm using Dell Precision 5540 and I have been comparing this model with Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4, Macbook Pro M1 Chip, Dell XPS Series HP Spectre, but what fascinated me is the battery life, matt, and antiglare screen, adjustable fan speed with no noise, customizable SSD card slot.

    Sep 03, 2021 15:39
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Blade 14- 14" Gaming Laptop- QHD 165Hz- AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070- 16GB RAM- 1TB SSD - Black
    Description

    For those who want all or nothing, go all out with the Razer Blade 14—the ultimate AMD gaming laptop in every way imaginable. From its ultra-powerful CPU to its graphics, its fast display to its portability, we’ve maxed out all aspects of the Razer Blade 14 to bring you an uncompromising experience that can’t be beat.

    9 Features
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU: Experience pure processing power that can handle the most resource-hungry AAA games and programs smoothly, yet remains incredibly efficient on battery life with up to 10 hours.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPU: This powerhouse is crafted on Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd-gen RTX architecture—with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors to give you ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge features.
  • Vapor Chamber Cooling: A unique vacuum sealed, liquid filled copper vapor chamber spans the heat generating components and is the key to getting maximum performance and user comfort in a compact, thin design.
  • Portable and Compact: The super thin 0.66” / 16.8 mm design provides the portability that is essential for all movers. Forged from CNC aluminum with an anodized finish, it has a durability that belies its sleek profile.
  • QHD 165Hz IPS-Display: Get the best of both worlds as you enjoy buttery-smooth visuals at a greater level of detail with the QHD 165Hz display, AMD FreeSync Premium, and a wide color space of 100% DCI-P3
  • Connect and Expand Your Setup.: Packed with ports and cutting-edge wireless technology to support a huge range of devices, it features 2x USB-C ports, 2x USB-A ports, HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, TPM security, and more.
  • Razer Chroma per-key RGB keyboard: Improve your game even further by customizing each key to match any of the 16.8 million colors available in the Razer Chroma ecosystem to highlight essential game keys, in-game macros, or increase immersion with Chroma-enabled games.
  • Window Hello IR Webcam: Login safely and securely using the built-in HD IR webcam to stream on the go, take conference calls while away from the office, or join group study sessions.
  • Immersive THX® Spatial Audio: An advanced 7.1 surround sound that provides pinpoint positional accuracy when using headphones and speakers, to deliver immersive, lifelike audio for stereo and multi-channel content alike.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Gunnsrllar, 10 out of 10
    Replacing my 2080 desktop. Its that good.

    I have a custom desktop with i& 20th gen, and RTX 2080. This laptop matches my FPS in all games. Its literally 14", and is replacing my desktop. Worth every penny. Were talking 100fps in Cyberpunk 1440p med-high settings, Apex 1440p maxed out 120fps.

    8 tabs open in Edge, discord, and other apps and doesn't even feel like i'm using a laptop.

    Note: If windows isn't activated, update everything you can in settings, usually fixes after a few restarts.

    Jun 26, 2021 02:14
  • Review by Eric, 10 out of 10
    The most powerful 14" laptop you can find

    Great build quality. I bought models from several different manufacturers and returned them all before finally settling on this bad boy. Beautiful screen, great keyboard...it's a little powerhouse. I've put this thing through the gauntlet in the 3 months I've had it, taking it on trips for work but also playing AAA games on it frequently.

    If you plan on gaming with it, get a cooling fan/pad to put underneath. It gets toasty when it's cranked up due to all the high-level hardware in such a small body. Also perhaps buy and install a skin on it if you have any issue with the fact that it's a fingerprint magnet.

    Nov 02, 2021 17:19
  • Review by Ryan, 10 out of 10
    Incredibly solid build quality and performance

    I built a pc with a 3080, and then travelling required me to go back to a laptop ad I had to sell that to purchase this. I am not disappointed in any way shape or form. Any issues that people complain about with windows not being activated is solved with running 2 or 3 windows update cycles, then everything was working perfectly for me. The keyboard has beautiful lighting and feels very similar to a macbook pro keyboard (but better with more key spacing and travel, while still being incredibly quiet), the 3070 is KILLER with 100W. The 3080 model of this laptop has the same 100W TDP so it doesn't really make any sense to get over the 3070. Did quick gaming tests on Cyberpunk, GTA, and Rocket League and it performed incredibly well. The 165hz freesync display is gorgeous. There is no screen flex or keyboard flex. This is an incredibly well built machine that makes the pain of selling my desktop little to none. It is worth the price if you're looking for a light but powerful laptop!!!

    Jul 20, 2021 23:43
  • Review by Alexios, 10 out of 10
    Small but mighty

    Love this laptop, lots of power in a small package. My thoughts: 1. Battery life isn’t great expect 1-2 hours if you’re really using the cpu/GPU , more if you are just browsing. Don’t expect full performance when on battery power, it’s limited until plugged in. 2. Wish the screen was slightly bigger with this configuration (CPU/GPU) but great for travel and great color. 3. No Thunderbolt but you get AMD. 4. Gets really hot, get a cooling stand. Hope this helps someone! Overall I love it.

    Oct 30, 2021 12:53
  • Review by NWCNick, 10 out of 10
    Quiet Beast

    Absolutely love this laptop. Price probably would have been over my threshold if I weren't able to use a 10% b-day coupon on it. But it runs like a dream. The fans are fairly quiet, I use another cooling pad with fans to help cool as it will get a little hot during gaming, but this is natural for a gaming laptop. Unlike other gaming laptops it doesn't vent heat out the side where your mouse hand is (if you're right handed).

    Display is gorgeous. love the QHD.

    Battery life has been great for me so far. I take it to teach at a college and it lasts me the whole day with mild use. I'm plugged in while gaming most of the time.

    Oct 30, 2021 08:59
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Great machine, well worth higher price tag

    This is the the best computer I’ve ever owned. It’s lightweight and powerful. While it can feel hot at times, if you check cpu/gpu temps it operates at optimal temperatures, even under heavy workloads. The fan is a bit loud but considering it’s low profile design that can be easily overlooked. This is a great gaming machine for people who travel and don’t want something bulky, but also don’t want to sacrifice any performance. The battery life is really good considering the hardware in this machine. I have yet to get the 12 hours (when not gaming) but I did squeeze 8 out of it. I would definitely buy it again.

    Nov 01, 2021 08:46
  • Review by Cookie, 10 out of 10
    Pricey but Powerful

    I ordered a refurbished unit in "excellent" condition. The laptop naturally had some fingerprints on the aluminum chassis, but was in the condition described and included a charger. I recommend buying refurbished as you can return the laptop if it doesn't have the charger and just buy a new one.

    The laptop has great build quality, as the chassis rigidity rivals (but does not beat) my old Macbook Pro. Having finished using an RTX 2060 Zephyrus G14 (which I fried by trying to disconnect the battery), however, I think the build quality is a nice improvement. One thing that I do miss is the key travel and the spaced arrow keys from my G14. The keyboard does feel like it is of excellent quality though.

    The noise is a huge improvement from the G14, although that is a low bar because the fans on the G14 began purring after months of use. The blade 14 is completely silent during non-gaming applications. No complaints about the power, display, and form factor.

    Outside of comparison with the G14 and macbook, the only complaints I have are with the price, repairability, and the RAM. A laptop with 16GB of soldered RAM priced at over 2 grand will probably be not a good purchase if you plan on gaming on it for over 5 years. The only reason it did end up being a nice purchase for me is that it would last me that long on non-AAA titles and that I needed a small laptop for a CPU-intensive college research program and classes.

    Sep 02, 2021 16:38
  • Review by Jesu, 10 out of 10
    Quickly put: Amazing

    I normally don't write reviews, but changed my mind after getting this laptop.

    I previously had a Dell XPS with multiple issues and thermal throttling, none of which this Razer blade has. The screen is a little dimmer compared to the XPS, however, the Blade wins in processing power, wifi connection, and heat dissipation. Highly recommend for people who want a laptop that is going to last for at least the next few years.

    Aug 01, 2021 14:41
  • 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
    Lenovo Ideapad 3 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Almond
    Description

    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 delivers powerful performance with the latest Intel 11th Generation Processors with Intel™ UHD Graphics, in a laptop that's perfect for your everyday tasks, with features that you can depend on.

    14 Features
  • Windows 10 Home in S Mode: Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
  • 15.6" HD multitouch screen: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Supports 720p content. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 mobile processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
  • 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 (NVMe TLC): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, NVMe TLC SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • Intel UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Modern aluminum design: Creates a sleek, modern look with clean lines and provides a rigid but lightweight frame.
  • Weighs 4.07lbs. and measures 0.78" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 2-cell lithium polymer battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): 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.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in HD webcam with Privacy Shutter: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Slide the Privacy Shutter closed for peace of mind when you’re not using your webcam.
  • Almond: Adds subtle style to the laptop's lid.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office.
  • Additional Ports: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Collins, 8 out of 10
    A Must Have

    Incredibly light weight, with a great durable feel/look. Many upgrades; SSD card reader, multiple USB ports and touch screen that is very responsive.

    Sep 30, 2021 03:21
  • Review by Greenthumb, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo review.

    My previous laptop was OLD. The Lenovo laptop I bought is like a breath of fresh air. The keyboard is great with rubber coating on the keys. The on and off notice light is something I love. I am mostly an old lady user who just pays bills, speaks with relatives and orders a few things online. Don't do social media. My husband set everything up for me and after a few small problems, I'm very happy with my unit.

    Aug 27, 2021 22:18
  • Review by BadHatHarry, 8 out of 10
    Good laptop

    Reason for 4 stars? 5 stars requires more than most products have to offer. My 4 stars means the following. Everything any normal laptop user would need. Quick response, adequate storage and display. Keyboard is good. For 80% of users, this laptop will meet and/or exceed their requirements. Don't let the battery inside the case bother you. It can be easily replaced without having to send it in to Lenovo. Remove the back of the case (10 screws) and battery is accessible. Check out YouTube videos. It's a good laptop, folks.

    Sep 17, 2021 17:50
  • Review by SamC, 10 out of 10
    Great entry level laptop.

    Great entry level laptop. It runs very smoothly. It runs cool ( 38C at idle and 66C max ) . 1 to 5 percent cpu utilization at idle 38C. Looks good and feel cool to the touch. It also looks to be a quality product. I am truly impressed and would recommend this laptop.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:57
  • Review by CAParsons369, 10 out of 10
    I like it! Sleek & a nice upgrade for our cnc.

    My husband & I got this new Lenovo when we made a previous purchase on a used one a little different from this one, it worked well.. for 1 week then the screen blacked out so luckily it was within the 14 day return timeline & decided to go with a brand new one mainly because the sales lady but over all we are very happy with our choice to upgrade & have not had any issues thus far.. with this laptop. fast. tons of storage & a great display. I got it on sale and because I bought total tech i also got a 100$ discount on it.. that was pretty cool ! We live in the country so we have (limited) unlimited speed once gb are ate up on satellite internet but havent noticed any lag with the new Lenovo and it came with the windows 11 upgrade & I just love the almond color ! We bought a cnc machine a shapeoko XXL & that’s the primary use for this new one. So far, so good. Thx BB !

    Nov 02, 2021 16:17
  • Review by VicNY, 10 out of 10
    Light to carry around, complete work using Office

    Good size screen, sufficient memory for most tasks, including Office and MS Teams. Fast response with 256SSD and 8 GB memory. Internet access and viewing movies is reliable. SSD storage makes it light to carry around to work or school.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:58
  • Review by AdrianF, 10 out of 10
    Laptop for office and this fit the bill.

    We needed a company laptop to run quickbooks a couple of days a week and this worked amazing! It's not top of the line or fastest computer but it gets the job done. Battery life could be better but with an inverter for the car or plugged in at the house/office it works great!

    Nov 01, 2021 07:48
  • Review by Kimberly, 8 out of 10
    Lap top review.

    This lap top works for me. I use a flash drive to store information so I don't need a lot of memory. The battery does not maintain a charge as long as another lap too that I have, however it charges pretty quick.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:04
  • 9.0score
    30
    MSI
    MSI - GS76 17.3" FHD 360hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i9 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 1TB SSD - 32GB Memory
    Description

    Edge ahead of the pack with this MSI Stealth gaming laptop. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card delivers stutter-free, paired with FHD 360hz refresh 3ms screen for fluid gameplay, while the Intel Core i9 processor and 32GB of RAM power through resource-intensive titles. Featuring a 1TB SSD, this MSI Stealth gaming laptop offers ample storage for your files and ultrafast startups.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 17.3" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 360hz refresh and 3ms response time boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 32GB 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.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sicrashdummie, 8 out of 10
    Best Bang for the Buck! Pros are way over Cons!

    MSI has the best gaming laptops around.

    Pros -

    1) 17-inch Laptop in a 15-inch body.

    2) Intel Core i9 11900H, RTX 3070, Phison 1TB NVME SSD, and Samsung 2 x 16GB DDR4 3200MHz SODIMM PC4-25600 CL22 2Rx8 RAM destroy the competition at this price point.

    3) Very professional appearance for a gaming laptop.

    4) Lightweight for its size and build quality.

    5) Has a full-size keyboard with a large trackpad.

    6) Super low profile design with tiny bezels.

    7) Thunderbolt 4

    Cons-

    1) Runs pretty hot. The CPU can hit 95C pretty easy and the GPU runs at about 75C.

    2) Terrible battery life, but it is a desktop replacement, meaning it is expected to be plugged in most of the time.

    3) Very temperamental fans.

    4) The display is quite flimsy and light bleed can be bad.

    5) Only two M.2 NVME slots vs the 2 NVME and 1 SATA M.2 on the GS75.

    Conclusion -

    There isn't much competition at this price point, especially in 17-Inch models. I love having a full-size keyboard and a large screen. Even with the issues, this is my third MSI GS Series laptop because it's a great overall product. MSI makes a great product!

    Sep 21, 2021 04:50
  • Review by DecentGamingLaptop, 10 out of 10
    Laptop Quality

    I was uncomfortable with this laptop at first. Then, I realized this product is quite decent to buy, and I would recommend buying this if you want to do multitasks or heavy programs at the same time.

    Oct 18, 2021 19:54
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Why I LOVE the MSI GS76

    This laptop is fast, powerful, and smooth. Can basically run anything I put my mind to it,

    Runs AAA games smoother than anything I've ever used.

    runs Raytracing like a dream.

    Sep 14, 2021 07:49
  • Review by Nayeli, 10 out of 10
    A great option, fast, and of great quality

    If you are looking for a fast, high-quality computer with a good design, and at a fair price, this is your best option, since it not only runs all the programs that are opened quickly and efficiently (some of which are very heavy because they are focused on 3D engineering design), but it is also very comfortable to use, since the size and definition of the screen helps not to have to strain your eyes, it has a very ergonomic keyboard and mouse pad that are easily adjusted In the hands of the user, it is very easy to transport because for its large size it has a light weight, and it is also important to mention that its stylish design and luminous keyboard, which allows you to choose the color of the keys, make it very beautiful to look at .

    If you are working or studying a career that requires the use of very heavy programs (such as engineering in my case), I fully recommend it, because it is the best computer I have had so far.

    Sep 08, 2021 01:11
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Completely Satisifed

    Straight out of the box, the MSI GS76 setup was easy and quick plus it performed wonderfully. The 8Gb graphics memory as well as 32Gb system RAM made it possible to run graphics intensive applications quickly with no lagging or freezing. I would recommend the MSI GS76 to anyone looking for a development laptop to take on the road.

    Sep 06, 2021 19:35
  • Review by Tomorcuk, 6 out of 10
    Read before you buy!

    I had high expectations for this product but there are some points that made me disappointed. First, the overall design and keyboard is not good, buttons especially on/off buttons and texts are weird. Second, this pc gets really hot, i bought a cooling pad for this, i dont even play games, talking about zoom sessions. Third, sometimes the screen gets weird, gets pixellated and sometimes freezes. Fourth, the screen has low brightness than i expected. I would return it if i did not need this because of my heavy schedule at school. Besides these points, it is good in performance and came with a good packaging. However, i do not highly recommend this laptop. As you research, you will see that you cant find this product in many shops, i think because of these drawbacks.

    Sep 24, 2021 22:00
  • Review by Nino79n, 10 out of 10
    One of the best gaming laptop for its price!!!

    A great gaming laptop for its price. i9, 360hz display paired up with the 3070 is a nice set up. I recommend this to anyone looking for a gaming laptop as well as a desktop replacement. Its also a very light and smaller in size than most 17.3" laptop.

    Oct 11, 2021 11:54
  • Review by Smith, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop, semi ok support.

    Prior to the GS76, I owned an MSI GS65. I loved that laptop, though it got a bit warm and loud sometimes. This GS76 is almost better in every way: Its battery life is longer, provided you utilize the profiles. It boots up rapidly and add the 2nd storage drive is super easy. The keyboard is fine and doesn't take too long to get used to. I've been using it primarily to run several VMs with some gaming on the side and it has been great.

    However, I did end up with one working speaker. Opening a ticket, they wanted to do a full RMA process to fix it, even though the replacement speakers are simple to fix. As I needed the laptop for the near future and did not want to go a month+ without it, I did not opt for that. I plan to use headsets for most of the time. So I can't speak for the audio quality.

    Sep 27, 2021 12:45
  • 9.0score
    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.
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  • 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 - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB 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.
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  • Review by teedang, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Product!

    I've been a fan of the Microsoft Surface Pro lines since its inception. Not much of a difference between the Surface Pro 6 and this Surface Pro 7 though. Appreciate the newly added USB-C port but Microsoft should've already had it on the Surface Pro 6. Overall, great product all around.

    Mar 09, 2020 02:27
  • Review by JDThird, 10 out of 10
    Finally found my new laptop

    I had a lot of problems trying to replace my nearly 3 year old Dell XPS13. First of all it was an i7 with a terabyte SSD and 16 GB RAM. 4K HDR screen was gorgeous. I didn't NEED a replacement, but I'd never kept a laptop that long, and I missed the tablet format of my Spectre X360's I had before it. So first I tried a Surfacebook, but it wouldn't work with my Dell WD15 USB C dock. I finally got the multimonitors to work, but it didn't have enough power to charge. I didn't want multiple plugs and I didn't want to buy a dock for it.

    Then I tried a different version of this, the i5 base model Surface Pro 7. I already knew the format, I have a Surface Pro 4 that my son and I use for building Lego sets, since we like the electronic instructions rather than the paper. But that Surface Pro 7 also didn't work well with the multimonitor setup with that Dell WD15 dock. Then I tried the 2020 Spectre X360 15" with the discrete video option. Yes, still issues with the dock and multi monitor. So then I finally tried the new 2020 Spectre X360 14 inch. When that didn't work well with the Dell dock, I purchased a Thunderbolt 3 dock that should've worked well with it, and still had issues.

    I finally saw they had a really great sale on these higher end Surface Pros, so it was worth getting this and simply buying the Surface Dock 2 and bypassing issues with my Dell dock.

    And it's been a nearly perfect result.

    It is a bit of a performance hit for the lower power i7 this has, but for my needs, the things I do like transcoding video files are not a constant, so I don't mind the performance drop. The 4k HDR screen was nice, but I don't watch movies on these, so I didn't really lose anything there.

    I do require something I can use on my lap on the couch though since I do a lot of work at home at night as well, and the Brydge Pro 12.3 really DOES turn this into a laptop for all intents and purposes, finally a keyboard that's weighted enough that this acts like a laptop in your lap, no kickstand needed.

    It's so great having something with no fan noise. This is dead silent.

    The form factor is great for someone like me who takes it to work and back home every day.

    The tablet functionality is outstanding, whether using fingers or the pen, it gives so many more possibilities than normal laptops. Unlike the HP Spectre X60 15 inch, this is NOT a burden to hold and use as a tablet.

    I've had SSD based systems for years now, the last five laptops I've had were all SSD, all my desktops and my media center are SSD, so I'm used to fast booting systems. Yet this still boots quicker than any other system I have or ever used. I don't sleep anything, always power off, so I still have a very quick boot.

    I've had a few issues with a couple programs I use such as Eseecloud for my home external cameras, and even with the dock 2 designed for these, I get weird issues with the mouse moving between one of the monitors and this screen. But considering all the things I run on here, that's small potatoes.

    The power brick isn't too bad, but I found a USB C to surface port charging cable that I can use with a small USB C wall wart that puts out 90 watts. FAR easier to carry that with me, and the one that shipped with this is permanently under the couch and used when I am home.

    The screen gets very dark if you want, FAR darker than the XPS could, which I appreciate at night.

    Battery life is a bit of a letdown, but still better than my Dell was doing after nearly 3 years of use. I would've loved the battery life of the Surfacebook but I didn't want to pay the premium for the hardware when I could get this on such a great sale and have basically the same experience. I have no need of discrete graphics and it seemed pointless to spend extra money for something I never needed to use.

    I'm glad I finally am done searching for a new laptop. Between the Brydge keyboard I can leave at home on the stand by the couch and the typecover for when I'm anywhere else and don't need this on my lap, I have the best of all worlds.

    Dec 24, 2020 18:59
  • Review by BJMED, 8 out of 10
    Great if it stays charged.

    I bought this to replace the one I bought a year and a half ago. The battery on the last one stopped charging and they had to refund (as credit) and then I could use the refund to buy another one. I got the same one in black, and I am hoping the charging issue doesn't happen this time. I love the computer, but even new it doesn't stay charged as long as my little Chromebook, which I bought while waiting to get the new Surface because they don't have loaners. I really love the size and weight of the Surface and the color contrast. I bought the keyboard for it. I wouldn't want to have to use it without that.

    Jul 02, 2021 19:24
  • Review by Surfacepro, 8 out of 10
    No keyboard

    Like the computer. Wish it came with keyboard thought it did and everyone is sold out

    Nov 05, 2021 16:12
  • Review by dhishi, 10 out of 10
    Good Laptop

    Power pack with all the features on 16GB 512GB laptop with an i7. Battery is life is bad.

    Works great for use and portability. Extremely light weight.

    Oct 13, 2021 07:34
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Would highly recommend the Surface Pro

    Fantastic product. Love the size of the tablet and the visual quality is excellent

    Oct 30, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Denice, 10 out of 10
    USB port

    It did exactly what I needed. I needed a tablet that worked just like a computer with a USB port to download my sewing software. And it worked great. I don’t have the best of luck with computers so this did want I needed

    May 21, 2021 19:30
  • Review by Traci, 10 out of 10
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    Everything I was looking for on production floor and office areas.

    Sep 07, 2021 07:41
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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
    34
    HP
    HP - Pavilion 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop -AMD Ryzen 5 5500U - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD
    Description

    Enjoy incredible performance in a smaller PC and mind-blowing entertainment with a micro-edge screen and Audio by B&O.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Mobile Processor: Create. Play. Work. Educate. Entertain. The possibilities are infinite. Be anywhere, go anywhere. Powers ultrathin notebooks that offer supreme performance, astonishing battery life, and modern features you need on-the-go.
  • AMD Radeon graphics: Whether it’s games or movies, experience high performance for all your entertainment.
  • Micro-edge display: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • HD touchscreen: Pinch, zoom, and swipe to intuitively control your PC right from the screen.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • PCIe NVMe SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) & Bluetooth 5.0: With a Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) WLAN adapter and Bluetooth 5.0, all your connections are rock solid.
  • A truly powerful audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O deliver a rich, authentic audio experience.
  • HP Audio Boost: Smart amplification technology gives you loud, clear, and dynamic sound.
  • DDR4 RAM: With higher bandwidth, you get more of a boost in performance for improved multi?tasking.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: The 88-degree, wide-angle field of view lets you video chat with the entire family or group of friends in crystal clear detail.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by EMQ05, 8 out of 10
    HP Pavilion Laptop 15 inch touchscreen

    Great laptop! Touch screen big plus! Fast processor. Love the numeric keypad on the right side. Only downside there is no ethernet port. Not a big issue but I had to buy an ethernet port adapter. Video quality is very sharp. Colors are bright.

    The wait was a little long at the store to see a representative. But once I had my turn, he was very knowledgeable, patient, and did not rush us. We compared a few laptops and then found this particular one which is perfect for what I need it for. Great customer service on the floor once we had a turn.

    Oct 30, 2021 13:08
  • Review by Nika, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    I am loving my laptop this far. I was concerned by it not being full HD but I can barely tell a difference. It is perfect for my needs.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Richard, 10 out of 10
    New

    Love the colors and ease of use touch screen. So light weight, too

    Oct 01, 2021 16:44
  • Review by Morgan, 8 out of 10
    Good but dimming is Psychological Warfare!

    It does everything I need it to dow from recreation to work. I miss the full flip of my last laptop but. No biggie. There is one that ing that makes me want to throw this laptop into my pool. If it's not plugged in it gets dimmer even though I've already changed the settings. I've tried to become a coder and or computer hardware engineer to fix it. It's so slight yet uncomfortable for my eyes. I feel like I'm being gaslit. If you like to use your laptop 85% brightness or less you will probably be fine. But other than that. You've basically got a desktop because it always will need to be on the charger o be at full brightness no matter your settings.

    Sep 11, 2021 13:01
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo Ideapad 3 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Almond
    Description

    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 delivers powerful performance with the latest Intel 11th Generation Processors with Intel™ UHD Graphics, in a laptop that's perfect for your everyday tasks, with features that you can depend on.

    14 Features
  • Windows 10 Home in S Mode: Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
  • 15.6" HD multitouch screen: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Supports 720p content. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 mobile processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
  • 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 (NVMe TLC): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, NVMe TLC SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • Intel UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Modern aluminum design: Creates a sleek, modern look with clean lines and provides a rigid but lightweight frame.
  • Weighs 4.07lbs. and measures 0.78" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 2-cell lithium polymer battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): 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.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in HD webcam with Privacy Shutter: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Slide the Privacy Shutter closed for peace of mind when you’re not using your webcam.
  • Almond: Adds subtle style to the laptop's lid.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office.
  • Additional Ports: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Collins, 8 out of 10
    A Must Have

    Incredibly light weight, with a great durable feel/look. Many upgrades; SSD card reader, multiple USB ports and touch screen that is very responsive.

    Sep 30, 2021 03:21
  • Review by Greenthumb, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo review.

    My previous laptop was OLD. The Lenovo laptop I bought is like a breath of fresh air. The keyboard is great with rubber coating on the keys. The on and off notice light is something I love. I am mostly an old lady user who just pays bills, speaks with relatives and orders a few things online. Don't do social media. My husband set everything up for me and after a few small problems, I'm very happy with my unit.

    Aug 27, 2021 22:18
  • Review by BadHatHarry, 8 out of 10
    Good laptop

    Reason for 4 stars? 5 stars requires more than most products have to offer. My 4 stars means the following. Everything any normal laptop user would need. Quick response, adequate storage and display. Keyboard is good. For 80% of users, this laptop will meet and/or exceed their requirements. Don't let the battery inside the case bother you. It can be easily replaced without having to send it in to Lenovo. Remove the back of the case (10 screws) and battery is accessible. Check out YouTube videos. It's a good laptop, folks.

    Sep 17, 2021 17:50
  • Review by SamC, 10 out of 10
    Great entry level laptop.

    Great entry level laptop. It runs very smoothly. It runs cool ( 38C at idle and 66C max ) . 1 to 5 percent cpu utilization at idle 38C. Looks good and feel cool to the touch. It also looks to be a quality product. I am truly impressed and would recommend this laptop.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:57
  • Review by CAParsons369, 10 out of 10
    I like it! Sleek & a nice upgrade for our cnc.

    My husband & I got this new Lenovo when we made a previous purchase on a used one a little different from this one, it worked well.. for 1 week then the screen blacked out so luckily it was within the 14 day return timeline & decided to go with a brand new one mainly because the sales lady but over all we are very happy with our choice to upgrade & have not had any issues thus far.. with this laptop. fast. tons of storage & a great display. I got it on sale and because I bought total tech i also got a 100$ discount on it.. that was pretty cool ! We live in the country so we have (limited) unlimited speed once gb are ate up on satellite internet but havent noticed any lag with the new Lenovo and it came with the windows 11 upgrade & I just love the almond color ! We bought a cnc machine a shapeoko XXL & that’s the primary use for this new one. So far, so good. Thx BB !

    Nov 02, 2021 16:17
  • Review by VicNY, 10 out of 10
    Light to carry around, complete work using Office

    Good size screen, sufficient memory for most tasks, including Office and MS Teams. Fast response with 256SSD and 8 GB memory. Internet access and viewing movies is reliable. SSD storage makes it light to carry around to work or school.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:58
  • Review by AdrianF, 10 out of 10
    Laptop for office and this fit the bill.

    We needed a company laptop to run quickbooks a couple of days a week and this worked amazing! It's not top of the line or fastest computer but it gets the job done. Battery life could be better but with an inverter for the car or plugged in at the house/office it works great!

    Nov 01, 2021 07:48
  • Review by Kimberly, 8 out of 10
    Lap top review.

    This lap top works for me. I use a flash drive to store information so I don't need a lot of memory. The battery does not maintain a charge as long as another lap too that I have, however it charges pretty quick.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:04
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6" 4K Ultra HD Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 - 1TB SSD - Prism Black
    Description

    ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15 Gaming Laptop: Put your best foot forward with this 15.6-inch Ultra HD ASUS notebook PC. The VR-Ready NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card delivers hyperrealistic visuals in immersive games, while the Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM ensure smooth gameplay and effortless multitasking. This ASUS notebook PC features a 1TB SSD for speed and ample storage capacity.

    13 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
  • 15.6" display: 3840 x 2160 native resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H mobile processor: Powerful 6-core, twelve-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 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.
  • 1TB 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.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics: Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
  • Weighs 4.43 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • RGB backlit keyboard: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional ports: Headphone output and microphone input.
  • Xbox Game Pass for PC: 1-Month of Xbox Game Pass for PC included. Get access to over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Nico, 10 out of 10
    Impressive

    Setting my laptop standards down to the 2014 4th gen intel level, I was astonished at how insane and seamless getting started with this computer was. My laptop prior to this was a Toshiba E45t-B4204. The service and support Best Buy provides is incredible; the store’s staff are honest with what they recommend. The only downside to this model is the fact that it doesn’t have a front-facing camera but aside from that, I can’t wait to be using this laptop for the next 7-or-so years! Anyway, this laptop has gone beyond what I thought it was capable of and I’m excited to be the one using this for my future e-commerce endeavors :)

    Jun 22, 2020 17:04
  • Review by Meghan, 10 out of 10
    And Iiiii-e-iiiiiiii Will Always Love You!

    I will be returning because I found a 3060 desktop directly from ibuypower, but I will miss this laptop! The 4K display is drop dead gorgeous. I have had no problems with it and part of me wants to just keep it. When you have a MacBook, a work laptop, and a desktop coming beginning of June, you just can’t justify keeping it.

    Pros: the keyboard is really, really nice. The case is svelte. The screen is amazing. The 2060 can handle a ton of stuff.

    Cons: the CPU is a bit of a bottleneck when playing warzone (mid high settings), listening to music, chatting on discord, and streaming TV at the same time. No display port output.

    Rebuttals to negative reviews: I have not had any problems whatsoever with overheating.

    Summary: get this laptop. It’s a GREAT deal.

    May 22, 2021 08:10
  • Review by Lifesjourneyproductions, 10 out of 10
    Gamer or Creator this is a good choice!

    Great laptop. If you are ok without a web camera when 720p web cameras are the norm and they are no longer relative! I would recommend this laptop for sure it does not look like a gaming laptop unless you get up close and that’s great for creators. It’s also a legit gaming laptop as well but you may want to go for the 1080p version for faster refresh rates but for us the 4K is the way to go: NIVIDIA now has gaming video drivers and studio creator drivers so any fast dedicated video card by NIVIDIA is the way to go! I did a video review and unboxing on my YOUTUBE channel.

    Unboxing and review: https://youtu.be/VcukJGdnCho

    Mar 19, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Daniel, 8 out of 10
    Laptop is Great, Bestbuy not so much

    Loving this laptop so far! Its nice and sturdy and cant wait to start streaming again. The RGB keyboard is excellent and the keys are well like a laptop and overall better then most laptops but not great. I use a mechanical keyboard so this makes up for it. This is definitely an upgrade over my 2017 omen. The main problem I have isn't with the computer, but Bestbuy themselves. I purchased this as an Open Box-Excellent and upon Opening it I had to clean it due to the greasy fingerprints and sweat stains all over the chassis and touchpad and the back also had some scuffs on it. I have no problem with this condition (In fact originally went to buy a satisfactory condition one), but its not as advertised and the price was about $80 more

    Apr 01, 2021 21:17
  • Review by AdamFuncle, 10 out of 10
    Asus ROG M15, Great power

    Bought to replace my old Dell for gaming, video editing and animation. So far works perfect. Sure the fans make noise when its working hard, That's like complaining your race car is to loud when your going fast.

    Quick Video: https://youtu.be/aUOw16Qxofs

    May 22, 2021 19:43
  • Review by VltKpr, 8 out of 10
    Excellent laptop, few minor flaws I can live with

    I was looking for a decent Windows based laptop that has nVidia RTX built in to get away from my 2019 MacBook Pro. I am a bit of an ASUS fan, having used their products for many years due to their build quality and reliability, (I owned an ASUS laptop in the Vista era and it was a great machine, I also have a self-built desktop based on an ASUS Maximus VIII Hero motherboard that is still going strong today, almost 5 years later).

    After much deliberation over getting the $200 cheaper Zephyrus g14 or a MSI GS66, I came across this model. Despite the g14 being a bit faster than this model, I decided on the m15 because it seems to have almost everything that I was looking for in a laptop: Thunderbolt 3 support, an Ethernet jack, RTX graphics, an open secondary M.2 slot, a 1 TB SSD preinstalled, better temps than the g14, a serviceable battery, at least one non-soldered slot for RAM, and a color calibrated 4k display.

    There is one really useful feature that I was unaware of before I bought the laptop: MyASUS (the built in software) includes a battery health manager to increase the longevity of your battery. If you leave it plugged in all the time in a docking station, it can be set to prevent the battery from charging beyond 60% or 80% of capacity depending on your chosen setting. It only stops the charging while the program is running in the background and can easily be disabled if you plan on taking the laptop on the road and need to charge to full capacity.

    The display is nice and crisp, Windows 10 v2004 still has some bugs with the default 250% display scaling in some programs. iTunes is barely useable (not surprised, it is Apple's issue). I also haven't figured out the best setting for games yet either. Playing games at 4k with the default Windows scaling seems to downscale some games, although I am not entirely sure. (I had to run the nVidia RTX Elevator demo using compatibility mode to disable the scaling to get it to even open.) Jedi Fallen Order runs at ultra settings and 4k resolution fairly well, it dropped a few frames but it was not unplayable. That is to be expected of the RTX 2060. This is not the max-q variant of the 2060. See the attached screenshot of GPU-Z for more info. When the laptop is set to turbo mode, it will increase the GPU's clock speed up to 2025 Mhz as needed.

    I don't notice much if any ghosting on the display, I am not a competitive online gamer so a high refresh rate isn't as important to me. Watching movies is a fair experience, the display has amazing color and contrast but there is some flashlighting in the corners of the screen on dark scenes that can be an annoyance and some movie playing apps tend to get the fans ramped up as well, which can drown out the mediocre speakers. A good pair of headphones would make it a much better experience.

    The keyboard is excellent compared to the butterfly keyboard on my mac, the keys are stiff and have a good tactile feel to them. The Aura backlighting is nice to have although it could be just a bit brighter. Keyboard backlight is just right at max brightness in the dark, and unlike the silver keyboard on the g14, the keyboard is easily legible on the m15 in the light with the backlight on or off. I also like the fact that F5 is set to change the boost mode with a tap and F6 is a shortcut to launch the windows snipping tool. I am not aware of there being a Fn lock on this laptop though, so you always have to hold the Fn key first.

    I hope that ASUS will push out a BIOS update in the future that allows you to disable the power button LED, it is bigger and brighter than all of the other status leds below the screen and it appears to always be red. It is slightly annoying to have it in the corner of your vision constantly.

    Finally, I wanted a laptop with good linux support. I moved the factory NVME M.2 SSD into slot 2 and installed a 250Gb SATA M.2 drive in slot 1. Only slot 1 supports SATA M.2 drives but both will support NVME drives. I was surprised when installing Fedora 32 that everything was fully supported on the laptop as far as I cold tell. The intel integrated graphics are enabled by default and drivers for nVidia had to be installed manually which also requires Secure Boot to be disabled in the UEFI to get them to load. It appears to be running very smooth so far. I also tested booting off a USB drive with Linux Mint 19.3 but driver support for that was lacking with no touchpad or wifi support out of the box.

    All-in-all this is a beautiful laptop with quality hardware and good build quality. I would easily recommend it for the power user or professional that likes to play a AAA title here and there and wants a laptop that can play them in style.

    Jun 02, 2020 00:53
  • Review by Ranzeyy, 10 out of 10
    Very nice

    Very good. Fast ssd. I undervolted the CPU and GPU for lower temps. Great display. I wished it had a higher refresh rate though. I easily got over 60 FPS with high-ultra settings on some games

    May 25, 2021 11:01
  • Review by ECaseyP, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop!

    I bought this laptop to run drafting software and so far it has performed flawlessly. Only con I have found is no built in webcam. I would definitely recommend this laptop for anybody.

    Sep 18, 2020 19:59
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Platinum
    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.

    15 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.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • 64GB eMMC flash memory: This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Omnisonic Speakers and Dolby® Audio: Surround yourself with amazing sound for music, shows and more with Omnisonic Speakers and Dolby® Audio, hidden below the keyboard.
  • 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.
  • 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 Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    5 stars.changed all of my electronics to Microsoft

    Returned my two week old HP pavilion i5 256 gb with b/o audio. It was the best laptop I thought existed. If it tells you anything at all. I downgraded in memory. Amd purchased an external hard disk drive for memory. And with the frew 15 months of Microsoft office 365 It includes Microsoft one drive cloud storage of 1 TB per person, up to 6 people on your account receiving 1 TB EACH. It even includes Skype. I just changed everything from Playstation 5, to my girlfriend's laptop. And even started to change my phone's from note20/note9 to the Microsoft duo. Which gets android market place & Microsoft app store. This laptop even feels just picking it up & typing o keyboard. That it is higher in quality, Its truthfully the best in quality ive witnessed in a laptop

    May 16, 2021 02:04
  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Surface Laptop Go

    I purchased this laptop for my 16 year old high school junior. So far he is very happy with all the functions this computer has to offer. The touch screen is one of his favorite. My 7 year old has used it fir her virtual class and she really likes it too.

    I will be purchasing a second one soon.

    Oct 30, 2020 22:46
  • Review by Huesofgold, 4 out of 10
    Sometimes you do get what you pay for :(

    I was positively thrilled when my Microsoft surface pro laptop first arrived, it was love at first sight! It's small and sleek design makes it ideal for remote workers on the go and the quality for price was unmatched. I have found the device incredibly user-friendly and it had exceeded my expectations up until today. After exactly one month of careful use I have begun to experience random screen glitching while I'm typing or in the midst of a virtual meeting that completely distort the screen. Unfortunately I was unable to afford the additional coverage after warranty via geek squad and apparently last week forfeited my eligibility of returning this product.

    Apr 27, 2021 16:16
  • Review by codeHusky, 8 out of 10
    Good, but not for everyone.

    A number of folks have expressed concerns over the low amount of ram and eMMC storage. These are perfectly valid concerns, but you're kinda missing the point as well.

    This is intended to be a basic computer that nails user experience, and honestly it does that perfectly. For instance, my grandparents would love this machine. It doesn't have more than they need and it's infinitely better than what they have.

    Sure, for most people it would probably be wise to invest in something with a bit more ram, maybe upgradable storage, maybe a nicer processor. But for the right person, this is plenty. If anything, it encourages your loved ones to back up their important photos and documents in the cloud or a dedicated drive because of the, well, slow and limited storage.

    Again, for the right person who just wants a laptop that feels great to use for some basic office work, this is great. The cooling is surprisingly good and it's gonna chew through whatever excel documents you throw at it for certain. Screen is awesome, trackpad is smooth, keyboard is responsive.

    Oct 30, 2020 15:30
  • Review by Lola, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Laptop for College and even Sims!

    Great Light laptop with perfect storage. I even play sims and minecraft on this laptop. Perfect for all my classes and great camera, graphics and vivid display! I wish the keyboard had a light but other than that I'm in love and very happy with my purchase!

    Dec 18, 2020 23:41
  • Review by Pretty, 10 out of 10
    Pretty good

    I’ve been looking for a replacement for my 5-year-old MacBook Air and I think I may have finally found it in the Surface Laptop by Microsoft. There are some things I wish Microsoft had done differently, but for the most part, the Surface Laptop might just be the Windows version of the what the Air was for years: a reference laptop for the masses.

    Oct 23, 2020 17:40
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for The basics

    I thought it would be so small since I’m use to bigger screens but this is perfect for any college student or if you work from home! Not too slow in regards to the 4GB but time will tell! This one also doesn’t have fingerprint or Face ID which is disappointing because I thought it did! Welp I still love it though

    Oct 23, 2020 16:50
  • Review by Alms, 10 out of 10
    Great Value, slight buzz noise

    Very lightweight! I needed this computer because my old computer stopped working. I mainly needed it for Zoom meetings and basic web browsing. The fan buzz can be a little loud when it's charging and simultaneously running apps. It has a MacBook feel. We switched out of S mode for Zoom to download and noticed that Chrome could lag a bit. Other than that, the video quality is good and it's a great value laptop.

    Apr 06, 2021 12:21
  • 8.8score
    Surface Pro X - 13" Touch Screen - Microsoft SQ1 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - WiFi + 4G LTE - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    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 Billy834, 10 out of 10
    Great Surface pro X MS win 10 upgrade problem

    Great Surface Pro X love it but Microsoft Windows 10 won't upgrade version 2004 still to stay 1909. When ask pop up please update again and again because can't fix it don't understand.

    Aug 09, 2020 04:12
  • Review by EdRah, 10 out of 10
    Trumps iPad Pro 3rd Gen 12.9

    I have been an iPad user mainly for travel entertainment and casual browsing. Upon any trips longer than a day or two, I would have to bring my laptop for actual work-- nothing crazy-- excel, mail, and browser work-- yet the iPad couldn't work.

    Enter Surface Pro X. I was always wanting to try the Surface line, but every time I tried one out, I would be turned off by sluggish performance and poor battery life. After using this for a week now, I am SOLD. I've been powering away on spreadsheets at Starbucks this morning without having to have both devices with me. Tablet mode works great for browsing and media consumption. Once you get used to Windows 10 coming iOS, its pretty startling how much more capable it is! A couple apps couldn't load due to the ARM processor, but I just use the web based version with the new Edge (which is blazing fast!). Having an always connected computer/tablet with LTE a a full operating system with a sexy design rivaling Apple has me very excited.

    Feb 15, 2020 08:12
  • Review by Wedway, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Display! Great For On The Go!

    When I first read about the Surface Pro X on Microsoft's website I didn't fully realize what the differences between ARM processors and i3, i5, and i7 processors. I still went ahead and purchased it and started using it. At first, when I read that you can't just install anything on it I was worried about my decision. "Did I just purchase a souped-up Surface RT?"

    However the more I used it the more I was confident with my decision. To start, the display on the Surface Pro X is simply gorgeous. The colors are rich and vibrant and it just looks great I love the very thin bezels on the right and left side of the screen!

    If you are looking for a tablet/PC to do high-end video editing or late-night gaming sessions then this is not your choice. With the ARM processor you can only run 32 bit programs in emulation mode. However, for watching media, document processing, or other simpler tasks you will not be disappointed. This device is also LTE compatible which I love. I'm an AT&T subscriber and all I have to do is pay a monthly $10 connection fee and I can share my data plan with it. This device also has a solid build and feels very sturdy in your hands.

    What I don't like is that this device is a fingerprint magnet! I am constantly wiping it down and cleaning the back. Some may not be so picky but fingerprints drive me nuts.

    The unit also has the ability to increase the SSD space by purchasing a larger drive. A friend of mine took his 128GB Surface Pro X and upgraded it to 512GB. He said this gives him much more piece of mind in not running out of memory. It also saved him money.

    Overall, I highly recommend this device to the right person. I am 30 days in on using it and have no regrets buying it.

    Jun 26, 2020 17:44
  • Review by Thomas, 2 out of 10
    Don't Get This Paper Weight. Get a Surface Pro 7!

    I purchased this tablet, along with the type cover (without the pen storage) yesterday.

    First, the tablet is VERY nice, it has good memory, it's responsive.

    But here's the problem: It ONLY uses ARM apps. That is, you CANNOT use all your Windows 10 apps on this device because Windows came up with a processor, just for this tablet, that is not compatible with most apps in the market.

    Windows, I don't care about extending a couple more hours of battery power with this proprietary processor.

    That's just not good enough.

    I couldn't find a compatible version of Sketchpad (a leading app for this hobby). Nor could I find an out-of-the-box version of Lightroom (which I use every day) without going down several rabbit holes. Mail would not set up on this device, despite entering everything correctly.

    At the end of the day, I realized that ARM isn't for me.

    I don't spend $1,200 on a tablet with a keyboard just to surf the web. I need it for personal finance, light entertainment, photo editing, sketching, and with the expectation that ANY app I use on my Windows 10 desktop computer WILL work on this tablet.

    Otherwise, you should just get a budget tablet.

    Today, I'm promptly returning the type cover and the tablet to Best Buy and plan to purchase a Surface Pro 7, which is NOT ARM compatible, thank God, and CAN run all my apps, thank God.

    Windows, honestly. Your most beautiful, most expensive, updated device doesn't even run all your programs.

    What were you thinking?

    By the way, I just uploaded this same review to my 700 Twitter followers and shared it on Facebook to spread the word that the Surface Pro X should be avoided at all costs.

    It wasn't a Microsoft-bashing post. It was simply to inform friends that purchasing this product would be a waste of their money, and that they would be greatly disappointed in the product's performance.

    Anyway, the upside is I get to save a couple of hundred dollars.

    And I anticipate enjoying the Surface Pro 7.

    (And if that's true, don't worry, Microsoft, I'll be glad to share the good news about THAT product with those same social followers.)

    Good luck everyone, and if you purchased Pro X, hope you can take it back! Best Buy Elite members (like me) get much more time to return.

    Cheers!!!

    May 19, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Olivia, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro X is a must have!!!

    I absolutely LOVE my surface Pro X!! I was looking for a laptop that is fast and easy to use and the Surface Pro X is both! It gives you the feel of a desktop computer with the mobility of a laptop. I love that you can detach the computer and use it a tablet. Also, I love the feel of the keyboard. It just like a regular keyboard. The first keyboard I bought was defective. (some of the keys didn't work). I brought it to best buy and they were very helpful. I was able to return it and get a new one. Now I have no problems! If you are looking for a computer that allows mobility, speed and ease this is the laptop for you! I would absolutely recommend the Surface Pro!!

    The only thing I will warn you about is that there's no headphone jack or USB port. Although, I have has no problem with that since it has Bluetooth. But for some people this may be a problem.

    Mar 15, 2021 17:43
  • Review by ZoomZu, 8 out of 10
    Great tablet. One major problem.

    I'm going to focus on the negatives first, but if you get what you want, I think they all can be overlooked. You just need to know the limitations and see if you're okay with it.

    The processor is NOT what you'd normally find in a desktop and laptop. A few months back, I was purchasing these for my workplace and noticed they had a "Microsoft SQ1 processor". I immediately went what the heck and put it back on the shelf.

    Microsoft ABSOLUTELY needs to disclose the fact that this processor runs differently. It breaks compatibility with a majority of programs that can run on a normal desktop or laptop. Whether they didn't disclose this on purpose or by accident is unforgivable. I suspect a lot of people buy this because it looks sleek, and expect it to run like a Surface Pro series with a number. Only to find out that it can't really run anything at all other than the built in browser and Office. It has a built in emulator that you can run older Windows programs on, but it doesn't work well and kills the battery life.

    I only caught it without researching it initially because I'm too nerdy for my own good.

    So why did I get it then for personal use? My curiosity piqued when these were on sale, so I thought I'd give it a try. I love my iPad Pro, but iOS fails horribly when it comes to productivity. It's touch oriented, which has its pros and cons. It's pretty much a device you use in bed or on the sofa, just looking at the web.

    This tablet is in a completely different class. I would put it somewhere between a tablet and a laptop. Better than a Chromebook, less than an actual laptop.

    Being a different processor, again it breaks compatibility with a lot of traditional Windows programs. Even programs that have been converted to run on this sometimes don't run well. Firefox, for example, stutters a lot. It also eats gobs and gobs of memory. The new Microsoft Edge however runs as you'd expect a browser to run.

    Now that that's out of the way, time for the good...

    This tablet does everything I want it to. I can use it as a tablet, but Microsoft needs to refine it a little bit. It's sleek and the battery life is really good. It's very portable. It has a built in LTE modem. So that means I can take this with me and not bring my separate hotspot, which is one more thing to keep track of. And I don't want to use my phone as a hotspot, which kills battery life.

    This has a qualcomm modem, which is the best on market. I've been getting very good speeds.

    You can actually sign up for a few services on the tablet itself, like you can with a cellular iPad. It did not work completely well for me, due to the carrier. I signed up for the plan on their website, and it automatically activated on the tablet. That was very sleek.

    The drive is also upgradable. There's no reason to spend a ton more money just to get more drive space. It's located where the SIM card slot is located- in the back.

    I don't have the type cover and stylus. Maybe at some point I will get it. But I can use my iPad Pro if I need to draw something. I hate the feeling of the keys on the surface cover, and it feels weird to feel the keys if you have it folded back. I do have wireless keyboards at home, so I can use them.

    It does everything I want it to, and knowing its weaknesses I don't think it's fair to knock down any stars. This laptop will be very good for quite some time. When Adobe converts Photoshop onto this, I expect it to become very useful.

    1 star gets knocked because they don't disclose that it has limitations on what it can run. I don't really know where it stands on the value spectrum. If you don't care about cellular but want productivity, you're better off getting a 2 in 1 laptop. A cellular iPad Pro that has double the space is $50 more. If you want a tablet but don't care about cellular access, then the iPad Pro is significantly cheaper. The value depends on what you want and what you need. I feel like it's slightly on the not so good value side.

    I recommend this to anyone who needs a good productivity computer and it's a GREAT iPad Pro alternative. Just understand that you can't expect this to behave like what you will normally find in Windows computers. Stick to Microsoft's software for now because they perform better.

    May 08, 2020 13:52
  • Review by Jb12, 10 out of 10
    Compact and easy to use

    Compact and portable use it with the keyboard and it is a nice little unit

    Jun 24, 2021 08:17
  • Review by JasminesDad, 6 out of 10
    Depends on your needs, I wanted to love this thing

    Look, this is an incredible machine, concept, and potentially the future of 2 in 1 devices, but it isn't ready for primetime and certainly not at a premium. I really enjoyed using the X for a short while, but nothing in my mind could convince me that keeping it would be a wise choice. The device was fast, screen is quite beautiful, the exterior design sharp and thin and definitely pretty to look at.

    The problem with the Surface X Pro is its lack of a 64 bit emulator for windows 10 apps. A lot of apps worked fine using 32bit emulation, and they were fast enough that I didn't notice a huge difference performance wise compared to my windows machines. However, try using this machine for something other than web browsing, streaming, or simple word processing and the flaws become glaringly obvious.

    I'll give you a simple example, my kid wanted to play Minecraft with me and I decided to go ahead and pay 30 bucks to play the game on this device, at some point in time (at launch) it worked. Now, you are greeted with a message from Mojang stating that the device is no longer supported and is being phased out. It essentially stated that sometime in October, all online play would cease to exist, but you could still play it single player. Keep in mind, I wasn't about to wait and find out if Microsoft would make the device compatible, if this was a simple oversight at Mojang, or what have you.

    That simple problem raised my eyebrows, and as I perused the app store and installed apps, I found out this was going to be a bigger problem than is being advertised. Microsoft is too massive a corporation to be releasing products prematurely like this and letting consumers eat the losses, yet here we are. I decided to return the device and I traded it for a less pretty Surface Pro 7.

    Voila, compatibility problems are no longer my problem, and the machine runs most everything ai throw at it. I did not try Photoshop or other cpu intensive apps, but I'm sure with the i7 and 16gb ram, it will handle itself just fine compared to the surface x pro I returned.

    I'm not going to lie, this experience was a bit heartbreaking, because I really wanted to love the X and tried to give myself every excuse in the book to keep it. Maybe when the next Surface X version is released they will have solved the emulation issue, but until that happens.. I wouldn't bother. These devices are too expensive for you to serve as a beta tester for Microsoft. Just don't waste your time, hold off until the next Surface devices are released.

    TLDR, you're paying a huge premium for a giant phone that can run windows 10 via 32bit emulation. If that sounds appealing to you, then by all means.. Have at it. Just remember, we are talking windows store, not Apple App Store or Android Play Store. You've been warned.

    Sep 04, 2020 19:24
  • 8.8score
    Lenovo - ThinkPad T470 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 6300u - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive
    Description

    Get the perfect combination of style and power when computing with Lenovo Thinkpad T470 Laptop. Powered by an Intel Core i5 Processor with a speed of 2.5 GHz that delivers powerful performance to meet your daily requirements. The 8GB RAM offers smooth multitasking when you have multiple programs running. Its 256GB SSD hard drive accommodates all of your important data efficiently.

    3 Features
  • Intel Core i5 Processor: Get the most out of your laptop with Intel's premium high performance i5-6300U processor at 2.5 ghz.
  • 256GB Storage: Store up to 256GB of data and access it even quicker with 8GB of Ram.
  • 14" Display: Easy on the eyes with 14" display at 1366 X 768 resolution.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dean, 10 out of 10
    Just what I needed to get the job done!

    So far so good. Out of the box I could hardly even tell that this was a refurbished computer. IT did a great job scrubbing everything that was on it previously. Just what I needed to get the job done!

    Jul 09, 2021 17:09
  • Review by Daniel, 8 out of 10
    Overall good machine for the price point

    Overall unit has performed as expected. Only minor issue was a flaw in the screen which is noticeable but not significant enough to be an ongoing burden.

    Oct 04, 2021 07:31
  • Review by JJPAtomic, 10 out of 10
    Great Config Computer

    Great laptop for working in the field. I supplied to my techs to do IP and Network configurations.

    Aug 19, 2021 12:35
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    Great value

    Great value! So far there are no issues and is just like new.

    Sep 11, 2021 07:43
  • Review by artsy71, 10 out of 10
    Refurbished but like new!

    Love this laptop! Never purchased a refurbished unit before. You'd never know. Perfect condition.

    Jul 23, 2021 19:11
  • Review by SatisfiedDad, 10 out of 10
    I would buy from Best Buy again.

    I had to replace a laptop for my daughter at college. I placed the order online and received the laptop two days earlier than originally estimated. The overall condition was excellent with minimal wear and tear.

    Apr 07, 2021 13:52
  • Review by Thomas, 10 out of 10
    Recommended

    No signs of use; like new. Very good deal for its price.

    Aug 08, 2021 21:46
  • Review by Abimbola, 2 out of 10
    Slow

    It was so slow so I had to return it , when I on it it didn’t turn on

    Oct 01, 2021 17:12
  • 8.8score
    40
    HP
    HP - 14" Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Indigo Blue
    Description

    Designed to keep you productive and entertained from anywhere, the HP 14-inch diagonal laptop combines long lasting battery life with a thin and portable, microedge bezel design.

    9 Features
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode: Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
  • 14.0-inch diagonal, HD (1366 x 768), micro-edge, BrightView display: With virtually no bezel encircling the display, an ultra-wide viewing experience provides for seamless multi-monitor set-ups.
  • Dual-core Intel® Celeron® processor: The perfect combination of performance, power consumption, and value helps your device run smoothly.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream 4K content and play your favorite games
  • Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) & Bluetooth® 5.0: With a Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) WLAN adapter and Bluetooth® 5.0, all your connections are rock solid.
  • Dual array microphones: With two microphones and advanced noise reduction software, you'll always sound crystal clear when you video chat or record.
  • HP True Vision HD Camera: Video chat with vibrant clarity, even in low light.
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment—and your wallet—a favor when you use the HP Chromebook that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aarron, 8 out of 10
    Love it

    I love the color. The laptop functions pretty well but sometimes the keyboard has a glitch in random things pop up and disappear. But over all I’m satisfied. I bought it to have a smaller laptop to pay the sims on. It works great for the sims 4.

    Mar 15, 2021 15:23
  • Review by Myfave, 10 out of 10
    Best laptop I've ever owned.

    Better than I expected....my kids want one over their 1,000.00 gaming laptop cause its light and slick with gaming capability....

    I get compliments all the time and they think its touch screen but its not... and I'm ok with that!!!

    If I wanted a tablet I'd get one with a keyboard. This laptop covers it all.....its amazing +!!!

    Dec 12, 2020 04:43
  • Review by htimmy, 10 out of 10
    Great product! Sturdy construction, long battery

    This is a sturdy, durable laptop that gets the job done. Has an extremely long battery life. Screen holds itself in place so I may chase after my new house pet while still being able to do business at home during the pandemic.

    Oct 15, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Highly, 10 out of 10
    Good quality laptop

    It was really good laptop for me I'm using this without any errors. I would like to recommend for a friend who looking for budget laptop with good quality

    Jan 01, 2021 16:18
  • Review by Shawnp, 10 out of 10
    Happy customer

    Just bought this laptop a few weeks ago. It has been very reliable, it performs all the tasks that I need it for connects to WiFi very easily, I am very happy with this product, and buying it from Best Buy was very easy and hassle free

    Aug 20, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Laptop, 10 out of 10
    My laptop

    It was a very good experience shopping my laptop at Best Buy, there is always very good deals .

    Customer service was very helpful and there is a lot of gifts for the coming holidays, prices are very competitively.

    Very happy with my rewards and Best Buy is definitely my best option when buy electronics and gifts.

    Nov 05, 2021 19:03
  • Review by FulcrumRider, 8 out of 10
    A budget laptop with value for money.

    The laptop is good for basic work like online classes and surfing. The finish is nice and looks premium. Initial setup to come out of window 10 s mode is easy but essential to install third party softwares. Office 365 asks one to make a Microsoft or hotmail account which is a pain. It should have been like a standard sotwaee in the pc. The memory kn the laptop is very least almost like a phone but these days one doesn't need to save more data with more work in the cloud , google Drive etc. Just another sd card of 64 or 128 gb in the cars slot and you are good to go.

    Overall a good purchase and value for money.

    Dec 18, 2020 20:25
  • Review by nvte, 8 out of 10
    Overall you get what you pay for.

    Overall you get what you pay for. The laptop itself is a quality hp product, had to download intel driver support to update some drivers. Once I did the laptop runs smooth. No frames skipping

    Sep 19, 2021 17:20
  • 8.8score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 5 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
    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.
  • AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft 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.
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Speedy 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 a modest 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 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 Angie, 10 out of 10
    Love this laptop!

    Recently had my Surface Pro stolen and needed a new computer asap. Went to buy a new Surface pro and the keyboard was not available. In a pinch, I decided to buy the Surface laptop. Best decision I made. I loved my Surface Pro, and the capabilities of it - but the issue was, I never used it to its full capacity. So the cons of having a Surface pro - small size, less sturdy design - I was dealing with unnecessarily. The Surface Laptop was a definite upgrade with quality and usability. Should have done it a long time ago.

    If you only need a laptop and won't use the tablet function of a Surface Pro - highly recommend the experience of the Surface Laptop.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:04
  • Review by ChrisG, 10 out of 10
    Another Great Surface Laptop

    I have purchased several Microsoft Surface devices for my company. This latest version is of the same premium quality as the previous versions. The Ryzen processor easily meets the demand of everything I throw at it, including program development. Battery life is definitely better than the previous as well.

    Oct 15, 2021 19:09
  • Review by Attie, 6 out of 10
    Perfect product lacks quality control

    Great product except for the quality issues that we're experiencing. I purchased this less than a month ago as a gift for my wife's birthday. It has great specs for her workload so initially it was a perfect fit. But about a week ago (3 weeks after purchase) the screen started started randomly flashing with dark spots appearing at the bottom of the screen at random intervals.

    In my professional life, I have a relationship with Microsoft and I expect MS to have better quality control so this is disappointing.

    May 17, 2021 09:44
  • Review by LovedIt, 8 out of 10
    Loving the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

    We purchased this as a gift and they are absolutely loving this MS surface laptop!

    I am an Intel person and the one who we purchased this for is saying that she has not had any issues with speed. She likes the vivid displays and also the responsive keys and mouse.

    This is a great product!

    Jul 17, 2021 13:21
  • Review by Soileack, 10 out of 10
    It's a Keeper

    Nice Machine. It's lightweight, but it feels solid. You can tell it's well built. The Ryzen 5 is a 6 core processor, and you can tell. the machine is nice and fast. Beautiful display as well. Super long battery life is a bonus.

    Oct 04, 2021 16:15
  • Review by MattKash, 10 out of 10
    So Beautiful

    The best laptop on the market. This laptop is beautiful, fast, comfy, and did i say beautiful. it does not have a Nvidia GPU in it which is the only thing that makes the Surface Book better, But for the price you cant beat this

    Oct 04, 2021 16:50
  • Review by Kevin, 6 out of 10
    Get the Studio instead.

    The laptop didn't have the performance I was expecting for a Microsoft laptop. Perhaps it is just my opinion, but I found the keyboard soft plastic finish that was highly rated to just feel cheap and flimsy. Every time I would type, the plastic would flex beneath my hands. It just had a weird feel about it.... I returned it after only 3 days of use and bought the new Microsoft Studio Laptop. I have had the Studio for four weeks now and it works great. A bit pricy for what you get, but just feels better than Dell or the older Microsoft laptops....

    Nov 06, 2021 08:43
  • Review by JustAGuy, 8 out of 10
    Good product.

    First time I've ever bought or used an Apple product, it was smooth as I've seen i didn't mind it. I, unfortunately, just needed Windows OS instead of MacOS. I wanted to keep ot but I couldn't afford two laptops so I actuslly returned the Macbook. I'd buy it again though.

    Sep 30, 2021 16:59
  • 8.8score
    42
    HP
    HP - 17.3" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Athlon Gold 3150U - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD
    Description

    The HP 17 Laptop PC is about sustainability while blending performance and comfort.

    11 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.
  • AMD Athlon Gold 3150U Mobile Processor: Responsive performance and modern features to simplify everyday tasks.
  • AMD Radeon graphics: Whether it’s games or movies, experience high performance for all your entertainment.
  • HD+ touchscreen: Control your PC right from the screen and get crisp image quality.
  • Anti-glare panel: Non-reflective and low gloss means you'll get less glare while you're outside.
  • Liberating battery life: Take on the day without worrying about recharging.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • PCIe NVMe SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy ultra-fast gigabit data rate with a Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.2 combo.
  • HP True Vision HD Camera: Video chat in vibrant clarity, even in low light, and make every conversation a face-to-face experience for a better way to stay in touch.
  • Tuned stereo speakerS: HP custom-tunes the dual speaker setup in every notebook for exceptional stereo quality.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mimi, 10 out of 10
    laptop

    Works great! love the touchscreen and larger screen. Battery time is more than sufficient. First computer was a Dell nothing but problems since then HP and am very satisfied.

    Oct 16, 2021 10:59
  • Review by YoMama, 8 out of 10
    Computer

    It's good.

    B

    Sep 25, 2021 04:12
  • Review by VBOY, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    HP laptop purchased is very sleek snd light weight. The purchase price was extremely reasonable. I would definitely purchase again!

    Jul 21, 2021 07:12
  • Review by WorksGreat, 8 out of 10
    Laptop

    I have limited knowledge of computers. However I can navigate this one fine

    Oct 23, 2021 10:54
  • Review by Dweak46, 10 out of 10
    As described

    Everything is working well and as described. No issues .

    Jul 16, 2021 17:23
  • Review by Buyer, 2 out of 10
    Waste of money

    You pay for what you get. I bought it for my business meetings and it is very low quality that i can't use zoom backgrounds. Think before you buy.

    Oct 03, 2021 08:45
  • Review by Mimi, 2 out of 10
    Bad purchase

    I purchased this laptop for my daughter's birthday. Well for some reason there is someone else's personal information on it regarding their bankruptcy and medical bills. She is very unhappy. We will be calling regarding this issue.

    Sep 23, 2021 14:26
  • Review by Refurbished, 10 out of 10
    Love this BIIIIG Laptop

    amazing PC with huge screen and touch screen capability. I am very much satisfied with the PC and would recommend it.

    Oct 01, 2021 20:14
  • 8.6score
    ASUS - VivoBook 15 15.6" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Slate Gray
    Description

    Immerse yourself in media and gaming with this 15.6-inch Full HD ASUS VivoBook laptop. The Radeon Vega 3 GPU and 256GB PCIe SSD offer high frame rates with many titles and short loading times. This ASUS VivoBook laptop arrives installed with Windows 10 for vast device support, and the AMD Ryzen 3 and 8GB of RAM smoothly handle common PC tasks.

    15 Features
  • Windows 10 with Cortana and Windows Hello: This computer is compatible with Windows 10 features, such as Cortana and Windows Hello. Learn more about Windows 10 features > Learn more ›
  • 15.6" Full HD display with NanoEdge: Its 1920 x 1080 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. The anti-glare finish reduces eyestrain and widens the field of view. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. LED backlight.
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3250U: Get perfect performance for everything you do thanks to the new AMD Ryzen 3 processor. Featuring true machine intelligence and a newly designed efficient architecture, the groundbreaking AMD Ryzen processor learns and adapts to your needs so you can achieve more.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM lets you smoothly run your games, photo- and video-editing applications, multiple programs, and browser tabs at the same time.
  • Solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast, and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are perfect for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups and more.
  • AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics: The integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing, and casual gaming.
  • SonicMaster audio technology: Brings you incredibly powerful, crystal-clear sound that will touch your emotions with its richness and beauty.
  • Weighs 3.7 lbs. and is 0.8" thin: Balances portability and screen size, so you get a respectable amount of viewing space without the laptop being too cumbersome for practical portability. Two-cell lithium-ion battery.15.6" display; no DVD drive.
  • HDMI 1.4 output expands your viewing options: You can connect it to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in card reader for simple photo transfer: Supports a microSD memory card format.
  • Wireless/wired connectivity (Wi-Fi 5 - 802.11 ac): 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 720p HD camera with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Ergonomically designed, its sturdy, one-piece construction and 1.4mm key travel provide a comfortable typing experience.
  • Integrated fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Additional port: Features a headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Abuelas, 8 out of 10
    We love ASUS

    This brand never disappoints and if you are patient often times you can save a reasonable amount of money. Nothing is perfect with any product which is why 4 stars and not 5.

    Nov 20, 2021 13:16
  • Review by Emily, 8 out of 10
    Good device

    Great computer for what I needed it for(school work and light gaming). I was able to upgrade the SSD to 500gb with no issues. The only thing is that I wish that the battery lasted longer. With heavy use it doesn't last as long as it did when I first got it. Otherwise great device and I'm happy with my purchase.

    Sep 14, 2021 08:31
  • Review by pcuser, 10 out of 10
    My new PC

    I purchased the ASUS - VivoBook. I did not know what to expect as far as would it suit my needs. I have since been using it these past few weeks and it is wonderful. It is easy to use, the screen is clear and so far no problems.

    Nov 13, 2021 11:53
  • Review by Venessahord12, 10 out of 10
    Amazing laptop

    Both 2 of these. One for my son who is in high school and the other for my daughter who is in college. Both love them and the laptops work quickly. There is enough speed and memory that you can have multiple windows open with out having any issues. Definitely glad I went with an Asus instead of another brand.

    Sep 29, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Erick, 8 out of 10
    Good

    Good laptop. I just returned because didn’t like the screen resolution. Anything else nice laptop

    Oct 25, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for school

    great laptop for school, fan is a little loud but this laptop gets the job done!

    Nov 19, 2021 14:07
  • Review by Edperarect, 10 out of 10
    Excellent laptop

    Excellent choice of laptop. Weightless laptop, touch screen and working so good. Fast even downloading a load of docu.

    Design is cool, price is commendable as well as its quality.

    Jul 23, 2021 18:37
  • Review by BECKH, 10 out of 10
    Great Laptop

    Battery stays charged for a good amount of time, lightweight, lots of storage, LOVE IT!

    Mar 12, 2021 15:51
  • 8.6score
    Surface Pro X - 13" Touch Screen - Microsoft SQ1 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - WiFi + 4G LTE - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    You're always one step ahead. So is Surface Pro X. The sleek design and ultimate mobility combine with razor-thin bezels allow you to push your ideas to the limit on the brilliant 13", virtually edge-to-edge, touch screen. Always stay connected and work more efficiently anywhere with blazing-fast LTE.³ For a premium laptop experience on the go, click Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen* in place. The Pen stores securely and recharges in the keyboard, so it's always at your fingertips.

    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 TechGuru, 10 out of 10
    Great slim elegant 2-in-1 device from Microsoft

    Microsoft Pro X design is great elegant looking slim 2-in-1 laptop/tablet with SQ1 processor pro- engineered for Microsoft by QUALCOMM. It has curved edges/slim bezels on sides compared to the previous model of surface and its thin and weigh slightly less than the previous generation.

    What is in the box: Tablet (Pro X), documentation and sim eject tool, extension cord and the power adapter(65watts).

    Measurement & Weight: It measures 11.3 X 8.2 X 0.28 inches and weighs 774 grams (heavier than 12.9 iPad pro which is 631 grams) but lesser than 1 gram compared to Surface 7.

    Color: It just comes in only one color, matte black anodized aluminum. One drawback with that black aluminum even though looks great is it’s a major fingerprint magnet and has to be cleaned often. I would suggest installing skins(dbrand) to protect your investment from scratches and fingerprints.

    Display: The display on this one is 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen with 2880 x 1920 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio compared to previous generation. The display uses ambient sensing to keep colors consistent across the display when watching videos on Netflix or YouTube or Amazon Prime.

    Operating System: Comes with windows 10 Home installed and has face recognition like password-free windows Hello Sign in. Great try by Microsoft but it’s not as smooth as IOS face recognition but it’s acceptable.

    Performance: When it comes to performance, this unit should not be compared with regular gaming laptop. This tablet uses Microsoft SQ1 CPU and Adreno 685 GPU graphics card with ARM chip 32 bit. It also has the WIFI 5 and not the latest WIFI 6. Due to the ARM processor it’s not very robust for adobe photoshop editing or heavy gaming and it’s great for regular day activities like emails, browsing, sketching, streaming Netflix, YouTube and for office documents. You can also download the latest Microsoft Edge Canary build for ARM which optimizes most apps and help run smooth most of apps.

    LTE Connect: Surface X is the first tablet from Microsoft to implement LTE advanced Pro connectivity that uses Qualcomm snapdragon X24 LTE modem. There is a SIM card slot at the back behind the kick stand where you can insert any carrier's sim to browse on the GO. Compared to iPad Pro this one is great and perfect for productivity on go if you are a business user who needs to use Microsoft office products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint for business needs.

    Charger/ports: On the left side of the unit it has 2 USB-C ports (not thunderbolt port but they do support data charge and display out) and a volume rocker. On the right side it has special Microsoft magnetic surface connect proprietary charger and power button. You can also charge your device using one of the USB C ports. I do have a Dell XPS that charges on USB C and works great for charging this device. The charger in the box is high power 65w charger that can charge the tablet from zero to 100% in 1.5 hours. Also, it does not have a 3.5mm audio port for headphones nor USB A ports like previous generation.

    Battery Life: Microsoft advertises the battery life as 13 hours but with good brightness (300 nits), mine lasted for 8 hours 20 minutes. Again, this depends on the usage and applications.

    Kick Stand: Built in kick stand that can be adjusted from 0 to 165 degrees for watching movies and for working is very handy and useful. If you lift the kickstand you will find a hole when opened with sim ejection tool, it has the user replaceable SSD and the LTE slot for nano Sim card.

    Signature Keyboard & Slim Pen: I also purchased the signature keyboard and slim pen as a package for my productivity. If you don’t need the slim pen then you can just purchase the keyboard for $139. Keyboard is alcantara finish black color that snaps magnetically and has a slot for storing the pen and charging. Slim pen is rechargeable and will automatically position itself if inserted in the wrong direction (upside down) for storing and charging. When the pen is charging it has a small LED that lights up. Slim pen is very handy and when lifted from the charger displays two options on the screen whiteboard and Fullscreen snip.

    Pen when clicked at the rear button opens the whiteboard and you have options to select different tips and colors for drawings. It also has a cool ruler where you can select and draw straight lines. You can also select eraser from the tool or you can use the end of the pen to erase like regular eraser on the screen. Very cool and clever design. There are different options to change the settings of the rear button of the pen. You can select what happens when the pen button is pressed once, pressed twice, fonts for handwriting and so on.

    Also, when you slide the keyboard in an angle it hides the pen and to me it’s a great design and will function like a laptop. It comes with backlight for keys on keyboards which is very handy when working in dark areas and nights. Not sure if older keyboard of previous generation is compatible but it may not.

    Camera: Has front facing 5 megapixel1080p 30FPS camera for selfies or skype /video calls and 10-megapixel rear facing camera with 1080p HD and 4k video.

    Speaker & Mic: Great sounding speakers with dual 2- watt front facing Dolby Audio with dual far-field studio mics.

    Bottomline: This will be a daily driver for business professionals who need always on connected LTE, large 13-inch bright display, slim down bezel, premium aluminum design, great sounding speakers, magnetic keyboard /pen & upgradable SSD. But it runs on Microsoft new ARM processor that lacks performance on 64bit apps, and works great on 32-bit apps that is optimized for windows as mentioned above. So, if you get this device for heavy video editing or gaming then you will be disappointment because it’s not meant for that audience. Also, pricing on this one is little higher when you add the keyboard and pen as bundle. It costs $1569 + tax for 8GB memory & 256GB SSD model. Overall, it’s a great 2 – in – 1 device that will eventually be a competitor for iPad pro in next few generations.

    Dec 23, 2019 18:25
  • Review by Albert, 8 out of 10
    Always in reach - you can take it anywhere

    I've been using the Microsoft Surface Pro X for about a week and half now, and love almost everything about it. Overall, I give it a 4.5/5.

    Brief Summary:

    Great product. Overall, great design. Good battery life. Minor app compatibility issues but not a deal breaker.

    Absolutely buy the Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard if you’re purchasing the Surface Pro X. They were quite literally made for each other and it shows in a very good way.

    I love Windows Hello sign-in. The facial recognition is fast and seamless.

    IN DEPTH REVIEW

    Overall Design:

    - Stand: 5/5

    They absolutely knocked it out of the park with this stand. It is extremely sturdy and opens so the Surface can rest nearly flat, but slightly elevated which I find particularly useful when drawing with the Surface Pen. It stays exactly where you put it at any angle. It took me a few days to get used to opening it without turning the whole Surface around as its sturdiness means it isn’t an “easy” open. I’m much happier with this design over a design that would open easier and lock to different angles. The flexibility of opening the stand to any desired angle is awesome.

    - Ports: 4.5/5

    I love the switch to USB-C on all electronics. It’s the way of the near future. I would love to see a USB-C port on both sides of the Surface instead of having 2 on one side, and their proprietary charging/data port on the other.

    The proprietary charging port used with the included power adapter is the only thing “ugly” about the Surface. When it’s not connected to the charger, there’s a large hole in the side of the Surface that looks like it’s meant for an oversized SD card. I liked the magnetic connect/disconnect of the charging cable, but it felt awkard trying to position the cable, particularly when I was using it as a tablet and holding it while sitting on a couch. I would prefer the charging port either have a metal cover that slides into place when not in use, or just get rid of it and have USB-C be the only method of charging.

    - Battery:

    The battery life is great for what I used it for. Product description claims 13 hours, and I can definitely see hitting that without issue if not running any power-intensive applications. Given this is a secondary computer for me, I found myself carrying it around and using it for short periods at a time without charging in between. The one time I let the battery get low, it charged to ~60% in <30 minutes via a USB-C charger I had from another computer.

    I love that I can charge this via USB-C, in addition to the charging port/cable it came with. I have USB-C charging cables lying around in multiple parts of my house since it’s becoming more standard, and being able to easily plug the Surface in anywhere was very convenient.

    - Cellular/ LTE: 5/5

    The surface has a built-in LTE capability but I opted for a more traditional SIM card through Verizon. Side by side with my phone, I found the Surface actually saw better LTE speeds than my phone was getting, despite being from the same carrier and plan.

    - Expandable storage: 0/5

    There isn’t expandable storage as there is on the Surface Pro 7

    App Compatibility: 4/5

    Since the Surface Pro X doesn’t use an Intel processor, I’ve had mixed results with apps that I’ve tried to download and play. I was able to run League of Legends, Everquest 2, and Stardew Valley without issue after downloading a compatibility driver, but a couple smaller apps from Steam popped up with an incompatibility error. I couldn’t find any way to tell from an app/game system requirements page whether or not it should be compatible. Given my experience, it’s likely most “mainstream” games and apps designed for a wide variety of systems will likely run, but it seems the only way to know for sure is to install them and see if they run. I’m hoping this changes as the Microsoft SQ1 processor and ARM based processors become more popular.

    ACCESSORIES

    I used this Surface Pro X with the Keyboard case, pen, and Surface mouse.

    - Keyboard Case: 5/5

    Don’t buy the Surface Pro X without this case or you’ll be missing out on half of this product. You can tell the computer and keyboard case were engineering together. The case snaps so effortlessly into place via magnets and just works. The case draws power from the Surface so it’s always ready when you are. The surface (no pun intended) of the keyboard case has a texture that just feels good, and holding the Surface Pro X in this case feels as comfortable as carrying around a paper notebook. Even when I wasn’t planning to use the Surface, I found myself carrying it around “just in case” I had something I needed to use it for.

    The case has an insert for the Surface Pen, which automatically orientates the pen correctly when placed on the insert and wirelessly charges it. It also smartly tucks away the pen area while the keyboard is in use.

    I have 2 small gripes with the keyboard case:

    1. Using the Surface as a tablet with the keyboard case flipped around the back felt awkward the keys pressing against where it was resting. I’ve seen other designs where a keyboard case had a flip over cover that might be an improvement over this, but it’s a small thing compared to how much I love this case.

    2. Due to the pen insert hiding away while they keyboard is in use, the keyboard near the screen is raised slightly and at certain viewing angles obstructs a tiny portion of the taskbar. It’s not enough to prevent you from seeing things in the taskbar and clicking on them, but at certain angles is just enough to be annoying. This is most noticeable when using the Surface in your lap rather than at a table where you likely will have a different viewing angle.

    - Surface Pen: 4.9/5

    If you’re going to get the case, you may as well get the pen. If you are interested in drawing or jotting down freehand notes, get the pen. The pen itself is very well designed. The flat shape of it, the weight of it, and the length of it all feel like the perfect combination. I don’t know if they could improve on the physical design of it.

    The back of the pen has a button you can press or double press, and the Surface lets you create shortcuts for what those presses do. By default, it launches the drawing app with either press. A neat surprise was figuring out while drawing you could flip the pen over and it will naturally act as an eraser. Extremely clever design and not something I would have ever thought to include.

    The responsiveness of the pen takes a little getting used to. The Surface starts tracking the pen with a visual circle cursor like indicator when you get close to the screen, though it doesn’t respond until you physically touch the screen. At first it made me feel like there was a bit of a lag, but I think it’s a perception issue that you get used to after some continued use.

    - Surface Arc Mouse: 4/5

    The Surface Arc mouse is a “neat” product. It folds flat for storage, and automatically turns off while flat as well. It boasts tracking on nearly any surface, but I had mixed results using it on the arm of a couch. Tracking on a “normal” surface has been fine.

    For the price though, it should be rechargeable via USB-C or Qi wireless charging. Everything about the Keyboard and Pen feel effortless, like they were engineered together with the Surface Pro with great attention to detail. Opening the Surface Arc mouse to insert batteries felt archaic by comparison. Hopefully the next generation will incorporate a rechargeable battery.

    Dec 31, 2019 15:08
  • Review by KMed, 6 out of 10
    The Beautiful Tablet That Wanted To Be More

    The Surface Pro X is a beautiful tablet. Honestly, it's probably the best looking tablet I've ever had the pleasure to play with and I've handled a lot of tablets. It's thin, has a wonderful black finish and a beautiful bright and clear screen. This alone makes it a worthy tablet, but the fact that it runs a full blown version of Windows 10 makes it even better, right?

    Here's where it gets interesting. The Surface Pro X runs an ARM processor underneath it's sleek looks. Now don't get me wrong, the new SQ1 processor that MIcrosoft developed with Qualcomm is a beastly mobile processor, but it's not natively compatible with X86 software and this becomes an issue at times when using this otherwise capable tablet.

    Windows 10 can still be pretty awkward to use with just your finger, even in Tablet Mode. You can definitely tell the difference between an OS specifically designed for a tablet, like iOS on the iPad vs an OS that's trying to cater to both keyboard/mouse users and touch users.

    If you're using this tablet for email, web browsing and some light office work you won't have an issue as all those apps are going to run, even if they need to be emulated in order to do so. But some apps, most notably Photoshop or full versions of certain applications like Dropbox just aren't going to play nice being with this laptop, either refusing to install or not running reliably. Even applications that do run, but aren't compiled specifically for the ARM architecture are going to negatively impact the battery life of your SPX (Surface Pro X) and that's never a good thing.

    This wouldn't be a big deal if the Microsoft Store did a better job at telling you which apps were compatible with the SPX, but it doesn't. It also doesn't have a huge library of applications like you'd find on the Apple Apps Store either.

    These things combined bring down the usability of this tablet by quite a bit, but all's not lost as when you combine the SPX with it's companion Keyboard/Pen combo it transforms into a pretty capable workhorse.

    You'll be able to fire off emails, surf the web and then relax and watch a movie just fine with the SPX, just don't expect to run many games on it as it's just not designed for that. The graphics capability stops at games like Angry Birds 2 from the Microsoft Store. Don't expect to play any new FPS games with this guy, you'll just end up frustrating yourself.

    So long story short. The Surface Pro X is a beautiful tablet. It's about the same size/weight as an iPad Pro of similar size, but runs Windows 10 that works with almost all native Windows applications, but not all of them. It can't play games and it's a little awkward to use without a keyboard, pen or trackpad. This means you'll be spending some more money on the Surface X Keyboard/Pen combo.

    The Surface Pro X is a quiet and sleek tablet that really wants to be a laptop, because that's the way it works best. You'll be using it as a laptop more often than not so why not just get a laptop instead?

    That's the question you might want to consider before investing in the Surface Pro X.

    Dec 30, 2019 22:31
  • Review by Dakingindanorf, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for Productivity

    This is the first Microsoft Surface product that I've owned and I'm in love. As a professional student, this device helps me be efficient and productive every day.

    What initially drew me to this device was the new SQ1 processor developed by Microsoft and Qualcomm. The goal they set out for was a laptop experience with smartphone benefits. I think they succeeded. I can browse the web, watch videos, jam to music, respond to emails, jot down notes, and type up Word documents with laptop-like performance. The Instant On functionality gets me back to work quickly and the efficiency of the processor keeps me working for as long as I need without being strapped to a power outlet. I've only had to charge this device two times in the last week with light to moderate use.

    What else do I love about this device? Pretty much everything. At 1.7 pounds, this thing is ultra portable and goes with me everywhere. The hardware is gorgeous with a 13" display and the thinnest bezel I've seen on a surface device. The kickstand is highly adjustable between upright for a laptop-like experience or nearly flat if you're more interested in playing with the device as a tablet for things like drawing. The twin Dolby speakers provide quite a bit of power for clear stereo sound when you want to jam to your favorite tunes. There are two USB-C ports on this device for plugging in hubs for flash drives, SD cards, etc. You can also remove the rear cover on this device with the included SIM tool and swap out the hard drive or put a SIM in the device for LTE connectivity. That's a really nice feature for business professionals.

    One thing I want to mention is that I got this device with the Signature Keyboard and Slim Pen and would highly recommend picking those up. If you want to use the Surface Pro X as anything but a tablet - and I think you should - the keyboard and pen are necessities.

    As with most electronic devices, individual needs and personal preferences ultimately dictate what device you should get for yourself. The Surface Pro X is built for portability and productivity and that's exactly what I use it for. This is why I love it so much. If you're going to use it for those things specifically, I think you'll be pleased with your purchase. If you're going to want a device that can be used for creative content creation or gaming, I would maybe look elsewhere.

    Dec 28, 2019 16:52
  • Review by TickledPink, 8 out of 10
    Thoughts from an old man...

    The Microsoft Surface Pro X is…well, okay. It’s got some good points; it’s got some not-so-good points. Is it the game-changing, life-altering Surface tablet that we’ve all been waiting for? Meh, probably not. But please understand — it’s not terrible, seriously. If you are truly in need of a portable device like this, and you’re a fan of the MS platform, then this may be just fine for you. Would I run out and replace a Pro 7 that’s running fine? Probably not — unless the following “pros” are reason enough for you to fork out the extra bucks.

    Pros —

    I love the sleek styling without sacrificing that feeling of quality. There’s a solid heft to it without being bulky. You can get this engineered aluminum beauty in any color…as long as it’s black (thank you Henry Ford), which I think looks great.

    The display is beautiful and vibrant and almost bezel-less. Smaller profile than earlier Surfaces, but with a bigger screen? Go figure.

    USB-C ports. Two of them.

    The Dolby Studios sound production is rather stellar considering the overall thinness of the Pro X. It’s obviously not going to match a good standalone system, but it holds it’s own, and it is customizable to your taste in sound.

    The cameras are darn good for a tablet — 5MP user-facing and 10 MP rear-facing cameras provide a decent foundation for minor editing. Once again, you can do better with an actual camera (or even many phones). Taken pics can go directly to the whiteboard where creativity is spawned. Become that artist you’ve been hiding all your life!

    The Pro X is LTE ready. It’s up to you to access this feature through your cell provider, but it’s there whether or not you want it. Who knows what the future holds!

    Battery life seems pretty close to the 12-hour MS claim. Definitely better than most laptops.

    Cons —

    Battery life (didn’t I just mention that as a pro?) seemed to dwindle quite a bit when my wife decided that she wanted to navigate with Chrome. Maybe this is more of a compatibility issue?…but I did want to mention it.

    Ok, I’m an old man. I miss not having the headphone jack. I say that, and yet I just finished listening to Tool’s Fear Inoculum over the seamless bluetooth connection with my trusty 65t’s, so what am I complaining about?! Anyway, now you know that there’s no headphone jack…

    Don’t think that the Pro X will also fill your gaming needs. It won’t. It’s a mobile device as far as that goes. That being said, it does just fine with mobile games.

    The Windows 10 platform. Yep, I just don’t care for it, but that’s just me. I grew up in the world of Google and Mac. This is not a big deal — I just simply prefer the others. I’m constantly thinking, “Oh yeah, they want me to do this to do that…” Like I said, no biggie. Just a matter of preference. Note: I’m not getting rid of it. I’ll just continue on with Chrome and accept the lower battery life, which is still pretty good.

    So, is it worth the price? It's not cheap, so the jury’s still out. A lot of other variables enter in the answering of that question. It is a cool looking machine and we’re going to enjoy it and the keyboard/pen we got with it when we travel and as a second unit when the desktop is occupied. Honestly, I still have a lot to learn about the world of the Surface and what I can supposedly do on it that I can’t do on other tablets or laptops.

    Dec 27, 2019 17:50
  • Review by TechGeek28, 8 out of 10
    Sleek & Stylish Tablet PC

    This is a beautiful tablet/PC. It is super thin, and has a bigger screen with way thinner bezels than past

    Surfaces. It is not built for heavy gaming at all. It does however play the little arcade type game apps

    from the Microsoft store just fine. I would say this specific Surface is aimed more towards students,

    businesspeople, or even graphic designers. It’s great for web browsing, using Microsoft Word, Excel,

    Powerpoint, Photoshop, Whiteboard with the stylus, checking email, streaming, ect.. The screen has

    good touch responsiveness, even with the cheap tempered glass protector I applied to it, and the resolution is outstanding. I do feel like the speakers can sound a bit

    muffled once above 50% volume so that was a downside. However, I plugged in my USB C AKG earbuds

    which are fully compatible so that made the issue obsolete for me. This is the first device I have used

    Microsoft Hello with. It works so incredibly fast to just scan my face and log me in within a second.

    Watching videos on Youtube, Streaming on Netflix, and Hulu work great with no issues with buffering.

    All together it feels super high quality and it is just so sleek and stylish looking. It runs great for basic

    computer uses, just not for gaming. I highly recommend purchasing the keyboard/stylus to go along with your surface so you get that true laptop type feel.

    Dec 23, 2019 17:59
  • Review by Mike777VSP, 10 out of 10
    VERY IMPRESSED!

    Once I received this Surface Pro X and opened the box, IMMEDIATELY I was impressed. The look is sleek and classy. And this thing is LIGHT, extremely light.

    Pros: I love the 13” touch screen. The texture of the screen is unlike any that I have ever used. I am an Apple fanatic, and my oldest son is in Medical School and several of his classmates have the prior version of the Surface Pro, and he told me this was a great product. He was right.

    And when Microsoft says its “edge-To-edge they are not exaggerating. The screen is not too small or not too big, it just seems RIGHT. The colors on this Pro X are second to none. Crisp. Bright. Amazing. There (to this point) is no “lag” when you touch the screen, it seems as if its “waiting” on you. Very responsive.

    Out of the box the set-up was simple and quick. It recognized our home WI-FI and log in was a breeze. And this thing is fast. I love the speed of the processor and how much you can do with this laptop. I received this over a week ago, so I’m still “finding my way around”. But the apps, the response, the programs, I AM VERY IMPRESSED.

    As I previously said, the weight is unreal, this thing is so light that you can forget you have it in your hand or sitting on your lap. I like the way you can transition from tablet to computer seamlessly. The matte black finish is pleasing to the eyes.

    The camera is very clear, and the pictures it takes are very good. I love the face recognition on this computer. I love everything about this computer. It has/is taking me some time to adjust back to a Windows product after using the Apple platform for so long, but I’m adjusting a little more day by day.

    If you want/need a good, dependable (to this point) laptop/tablet don’t hesitate to buy this. You too will be IMPRESSED!

    Cons:

    So far, I haven’t found any!

    Dec 28, 2019 13:35
  • Review by bradrobster, 10 out of 10
    My New Travel & Day to Day Windows Box

    I have been using this about a week now and so far, it has exceeded my expectations. I was a bit skeptical at first based on a few of the reviews. To be clear, I am not a gamer, so I was fine in giving the SG1 a chance. I have not been disappointed.

    I was looking for a smaller profile Windows-based machine. I love my 15in HP Spectre360 but it’s a couple years old now and I was looking for a 13in form factor. I also own a 2018 ipad but still wanted the windows 10 OS but the smaller in a 2in1 was appealing. I also got the Signature keyboard and Pen. If you really want to appreciate the how great this device is, you really need that keyboard.

    I primarily use Windows machines for surfing, streaming and productivity. Heavy on the MS Office suite so that is key. I have attached keyboards to tablets for years, from Samsung’s to iPad. I must say that this Surface Pro with the premium keyboard and the tilt is amazing. When I set it on any table or surface and begin to work with the keyboard and touch pad, it is as smooth as any of the nicer laptops I have ever had.

    It is instant on, SSD is snappy for retrieving all my docs and pics. I moved over 100GB of files and pics to this baby. I am easily able to have Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as Edge & Firefox open at the same time and still only consuming 80% of the 7.5GB available memory.

    I have achieved around 8-9.5 hours of battery life with normal usage. I am not a fan of the charger, but the nice thing is the 2 included USB-C’s work fine with my universal USB-C charger that I use for my mac and HP laptop as well as my Samsung phone so it’s super convenient to travel with.

    Display resolution is fantastic at 2880 x 1920, onboard Dolby sound was much better than I expected. It does not have a headphone jack but no worries, I was able to connect up 2 different Bluetooth headsets with ease. Cameras are great, front facing webcam is a 1080p 5mp camera but the rear facing camera is a 1080p/ 4K 10mp camera.

    Overall, I am moving to replace my current windows laptop with this one. It’s light, it’s easy, it has great storage and fast response with the 256 SSD and 8GB Ram. Very easy to travel with and I am probably going to add the LTE chip from my current Verizon carrier to make it always on accessible.

    The keyboard design with the pen tucked in so you just pull out the keyboard…..wow! Amazing that it just snaps back in when you don’t need it. The keyboard and trackpad are comfortable and very usable. The keyboard is lightly slanted and using it is easy on the wrist. It does not feel like some add on tablet keyboards feel, this one is much more natural to me. The design specs here are far and above the general competition!

    I would recommend this but must say that that you have to have the Premium Keyboard/Pen combo to close the deal. It’s outstanding without it, but amazing with it !

    Dec 31, 2019 14:33
  • 8.6score
    ASUS - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Star Black
    Description

    Complete common computing tasks with this ASUS laptop. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM let you run multiple programs at once, while 64GB of eMMC memory offer ample storage space and quick data access. This ASUS laptop has Intel UHD integrated graphics to render crisp visuals on the 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare screen.

    15 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 15.6" Full HD display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • Intel® Celeron® processor N4020: Enjoy a computer with an Intel® Celeron® processor. Experience Intel performance with entertainment features and fast connectivity. The Intel Celeron processor delivers performance in a new computer that fits your lifestyle and budget.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • 64GB eMMC flash memory: This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Audio by ICEpower: Paired with SonicMaster sound technology provides you with impressive music and audio quality.
  • Weighs 3.59 lbs. and measures 0.71" thin: Thin and light design with no DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 3-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI 1.4 output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports microSD memory card format.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): 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 VGA webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard: Featuring built-in 10-key numeric keypad to quickly input numbers and ensure easy typing in dim or dark locations.
  • Basic software package included: 30-day trial of McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft 365 Personal 1-year included and MyASUS.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JDBOR, 10 out of 10
    Love this ASUS laptop

    Love this new ASUS laptop. It is exactly what I was looking for and it meets all the requirements I wanted in an affordable laptop. Yes, I would recommend it to anyone.

    May 03, 2021 07:03
  • Review by wayland, 8 out of 10
    good laptop for the price

    excellent laptop for the price point. It has performed very well and responds quick to commands. the screen quality is superb.

    Nov 21, 2021 08:51
  • Review by Tessa, 6 out of 10
    Asus laptop

    My only complaint is that the volume frequently does not work. After I mute it, many times it will not unmute unless I sign out and restart the computer. This doesn't always happen but it happens a lot.

    Apr 16, 2021 17:24
  • Review by KatheH, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!!

    excellent basic computer!! I only needed internet access and email access, nothing fancy. Though the computer does have some other amazing abilities...hope I can use them all!!

    Nov 09, 2021 10:54
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    ASUS & MS Office a good combination

    This machine met all my expectations and objectives. The unexpected features made it even better. I coupled this computer with the Microsoft Office Suite and overall I could not be more pleased.

    Sep 10, 2021 19:25
  • Review by elj1977, 10 out of 10
    Asus Vivobook laptop 15.6

    Love this laptop a lot. Just gotta get used to it compared to my acer chromebook 15 that I've had for bout 3 yrs. Still a lot to learn and get used to, lol.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Armand, 8 out of 10
    Usable laptop for a good price.

    The processor isn't as slow as I thought it would be. The real limiting factor with this laptop is the 4GB of RAM it has. The On-board storage is fast but you're going to want to purchase a Micro SD Card if you plan on storing more than the 20-30GB of free space that's available after Windows 10 installs. Screen quality is average but a bit washed out. The backlit keyboard is looks and feels good but I'm not digging the yellow accent around the enter key. Battery life is as advertised. Overall a decent laptop after some tweaking and the removal of all the bloatware that comes pre-installed. Just remember to disable Windows 10 S Mode (unless you want the added security) otherwise you wont be able to install any application outside of the Microsoft Store.

    Apr 28, 2021 13:48
  • Review by Anonymous87, 10 out of 10
    Good laptop

    Good laptop, speeds are good and it works really good

    Nov 23, 2021 21:06
  • 8.6score
    Dell - G7 17.3" 300Hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 (Max-P) - 512GB SSD - RGB Keyboard - Black
    Description

    Dominate in style with the Dell G7 17-inch gaming laptop with thin, sleek design, 10th Gen Intel Core processor, NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 (Max-P) discrete graphics, Game Shift technology and 4-zone RGB keyboard.

    23 Features
  • Windows 10 Operating System: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 17.3" Full HD 300Hz Display: Every detail of your game just got magnified thanks to a 17.3" FHD display with three-side narrow bezel and 300Hz IPS panel. 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  • 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H mobile processor: With 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, you can revel in powerful performance without interrupting your gaming, streaming or videos. Powerful 6-core, twelve-way processing performance.
  • 16GB system memory for advanced 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 M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive: Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 (Max-P Design): With NVIDIA GeForce RTX discrete graphics, you can game at higher settings with the latest in shading advancements and technologies like Ray Tracing.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software.
  • Two Tuned Speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers: Dual speakers and nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers features audio recon with a visual sound radar so you can localize in-game sounds and react in real-time.
  • Weighs 7.14 lbs. and measures .76" thin: Prioritizes screen size without sacrificing portability, so you get lots of viewing space without the laptop being too hefty to move around. 6-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • Sophisticated Design: The new Dell G7 17 gaming laptop features a thin, sophisticated design. A Mineral Black chassis with iridescent silver accents and 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and chassis lighting, it’s built to elevate your game with a discrete style.
  • HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Port: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video; plus power over cable for bus-powered devices. Ideal for digital content creators.
  • Built-In Card Reader for Simple Photo Transfer: Supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Wi-Fi 6 - Wireless AX1650: Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi 6 (160 MHz) router to experience Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5.
  • Ethernet Port for Full Speed Gaming: Killer Gigabit Ethernet ensures blazing-fast speed and minimizes lag for smooth network traffic.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications with the integrated widescreen HD (720p) Webcam with dual array digital microphone.
  • RGB Keyboard and Chassis Lighting: Type comfortably and play games with ease. 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and RGB LED chassis lighting are easily customized using Alienware Command Center, so you can adjust the lighting. (12-zone Chassis Lighting)
  • Smooth Touchpad Experience: The precision-point glass allows for a smoother touchpad experience
  • Alienware Command Center on Dell G Series: Innovative software to improve your gaming experience. The command center gives you easy access to your games and the ability to fine-tune settings for each one.
  • Dual-Fan Cooling System: The G7 15 gaming laptop features a dual-fan cooling system with an advanced thermal design to ensure your system stays cool as the action heats up.
  • Game Shift Technology: Activated by one press of the G-key - a dedicated key on the keyboard, Game Shift triggers a dynamic performance mode within the Alienware Command Center by maximizing the fans speed to keep your system cool while the processors work harder.
  • Origami Hinge: The unique, innovative design of the hinge keeps the top of the laptop completely flat and smooth when closed, while allowing the vents on the back of the system to remain unblocked when the lid is open and the system is in use.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Frank, 10 out of 10
    Definitely Worth Your While If You're Brave!!!

    I've had my eye on this laptop for some time. My laptop gave out so without skipping a beat I picked this beast up. I read several reviews regarding the high temps and thermal throttling prior to purchasing. I went online to see what could be done to mitigate this problem. All my research pointed toward replacing the thermal paste. At first glance the task seems a little daunting, but it really wasn't too bad. I took photos as I went along to make sure I put things back together correctly. The two thermal pastes that looked at were Arctic MX-4 and Kryonaut. I chose Arctic because it was considerably cheaper and Kryonaut only gives you and additional two degrees Celsius lower temps. Needless to say benchmark scores have improved and temperatures are significantly down. I have not changed any stock settings other than the thermal paste. So, if you are one of the brave that doesn't mind tinkering this laptop is well worth your while. Any other laptop with similar specs will run $800 to $1,000 more. Happy computing!!!

    Jan 30, 2021 23:08
  • Review by ThatGreekGuy94, 8 out of 10
    Excellent 17” gaming laptop

    Bought this laptop recently, and have to say that it’s a great 17” gaming laptop. Battery life will last 5-6 hours on average easily and can be extended easily in settings. The 2070 and Intel i7 combo is giving me great gaming experiences. I will say though many will say thermals aren’t good on these on models but After doing all bios updates and updates in general, I’m seeing thermal performance typicality around 80-83c for the cpu and 70 for the gpu. Overall a great buy!

    Jan 03, 2021 02:02