Top Best 10 The Best Laptops in December 2021

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Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum
Description

Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.

11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" fuels your ideas with multitasking speed, amazing entertainment, quality Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Thin and light: Starting at just 2.89 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
  • Durable, premium finish: Rich, warm Alcantara® material palm rest.
  • More ways to connect: Now with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • All-day power on the go: With up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
  • Fast Charging: Go from empty to a full battery with Fast Charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
  • Industry-leading typing comfort: Now with an almost 20% larger glass trackpad for easier navigation.
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field studio mics.
  • Improved Omnisonic Speakers: Discreetly hidden below the keyboard, deliver spectacular, omnidirectional sounds, now even louder and with more bass than Surface Laptop 2.
  • 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 Jusngo, 10 out of 10
    Geek squad keeps their word and provides the best

    The whole process was insane from the moment that the package arrived to the moment of opening it was a exciting experience, overwhelmingly Happy with the results of the quality and the safety and the care that was provided to making sure that this package came as described, But this is not my first experience with Best buy geek squad My first experience with geek squad was an Apple watch ceramic that was also to this day of quality and in mint condition thank you

    Mar 26, 2021 15:45
  • Review by HamsaZubaidi, 10 out of 10
    Recommended

    I love this laptop very fast, light and have good keyboard pad, nice touch screen. Just the battery has slightly less time to run out than what they said.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Sarah, 2 out of 10
    HATE IT! Horrible Storage!

    I. AM. MAD!!!!! I bought this computer after having a MAC for about 4 years. I never had problems with my MAC, and it always ran amazingly. It was not only what I used for a huge portion of my schooling but also work. I am not a huge Apple fan altogether, so I thought I would branch out and try this computer. Less than 6 months in I'm getting notifications that my storage is full, and that I am somehow using all 256GB. When I go in to check out my storage, the largest app I have is 500MG and there's absolutely no way that everything adds up. Now, I can't do school work or office work because even trying to save a 1-page paper is too much for this stupid thing. Such a waste of money.

    Mar 13, 2021 21:15
  • Review by DanaB, 10 out of 10
    I'm in love!

    Not only does it look sexy but it is exactly what I need to do the multiple tasks I work with. Awesome!

    This laptop makes my work life easier. I look forward to finding out what more it can do. I am well pleased.

    Mar 20, 2020 18:26
  • Review by ABTex, 10 out of 10
    Worth the extra bucks for better build quality

    I chose this computer and spent the extra bucks mainly for the lighter weight and better build quality than the typical plastic-y laptops all competing for best value. I bought the black i7 for me and the pink/sandstone i5 for the wife.

    Note that certain colors like black, silver, sandstone have an all-metal build, while other colors like blue for some reason still have that cheap plastic "Alcantera" material around the keyboard. That is surprising since even the new Surface Laptop Go has a metal build even in blue.

    The keyboard has a nice feel, with a crisp, light touch, that my hands took a little time to adjust to from my previous, low-end Thinkpad.

    I mainly use for Internet and Office-type productivity, no video stuff. I have not noticed any heating, even when its on my lap. So far I do not recall the fan ever coming on either. For my uses, I am not sure the i7 is noticeably better than my wife's i5, but since it is my main computer I wanted to get the higher-end processor just in case.

    The charger is proprietary, which sometimes can be inconvenient in some products, except this one is particularly easy to connect with a sort of magnetic clip-on that guides it easily into connection.

    This screen works really well with the Microsoft Surface Pen (sold separately). That is handy in case our kid wants/need to use our computers for school projects, etc.

    I have not had reason to turn the volume up high, but the speakers and sound quality have been more than adequate for something with a slim build like this.

    Dec 30, 2020 16:40
  • Review by MSharif, 8 out of 10
    Very fast, lightweight, Great Performance

    Is a great lightweight laptop that performs awesome. Although it is not equipped with a dedicated Graphic card, it runs games smoothly.

    Battery life is long and reliable.

    When operating in normal (not peak) performance, fan noise is a bit annoying. It makes a noise on a base of periods rather than being constant, steady noise.

    Sep 08, 2020 00:47
  • Review by eljeffe58, 10 out of 10
    My favorite laptop; a workhorse. Sounds great too!

    This computer does it all for me except fold into tablet mode. I's build is beyond solid, although beware of scratching any color but silver since there is likely white underneath. The glass trackpad is the best I have ever used; large and perfect sounds and travel. The keyboard is also the best I have ever experienced; quit and just the right amount of travel; butterfly-style keys that are backlit in three brightnesses. Speaking of brightness, I returned the i5 due to the display auto-brightness being all over the place; this one hits it just right and is not jumpy like the i5 version. The sound is almost better than the Yoga 91. I am not sure how this "Omnisonic Dolby" sound system is configured but this guy is very loud and the stereo disburses beautifully, sometimes wish it had an equalizer but it sounds fine without it. I placed a tempered glass protector over the screen from Megoo that fits perfection to prevent the screen cracking issues folks have encountered; it went on easily and it is almost impossible to notice unless you are looking for it; it does not hamper closure whatsoever. With the lack of bloatware, the SL3 runs seamlessly. The fan was cooking at times on the i5 but not here at all. I bought a Surface Pen to use in case I need to draw a diagram for a patient in my work. It may come in handy. Do I miss the fold in half mode, you ask? Not nearly as much as I thought. This is a keeper!

    Mar 28, 2021 11:04
  • Review by Sean, 10 out of 10
    Awesome laptop

    Quality sturdy build, solid aluminum. Minimalist design. When you close it the laptop becomes very compact. A lot of screen real estate for the size of the laptop. I like the more 3/2 aspect ratio as opposed to extreme widescreen. Runs whisper quiet. Good battery life. Extremely fast at loading websites and running Microsoft applications. Boots up in something like 10 seconds and when you open it from sleep wakes up immediately, detects your face and unlocks. No complaints so far. There is a lack of connectivity but all laptops this thin have that. Thankfully it still has a USB-A for older peripherals but I have it plugged into a dock through USB-C when at home and everything works great using that.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:36
  • 9.2score
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    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Cobalt Blue
    Description

    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" fuels your ideas with multitasking speed, amazing entertainment, quality Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Thin and light: Starting at just 2.89 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
  • Durable, premium finish: Rich, warm Alcantara® material palm rest.
  • More ways to connect: Now with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • All-day power on the go: With up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
  • Fast Charging: Go from empty to a full battery with Fast Charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
  • Industry-leading typing comfort: Now with an almost 20% larger glass trackpad for easier navigation.
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field studio mics.
  • Improved Omnisonic Speakers: Discreetly hidden below the keyboard, deliver spectacular, omnidirectional sounds, now even louder and with more bass than Surface Laptop 2.
  • 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 Jusngo, 10 out of 10
    Geek squad keeps their word and provides the best

    The whole process was insane from the moment that the package arrived to the moment of opening it was a exciting experience, overwhelmingly Happy with the results of the quality and the safety and the care that was provided to making sure that this package came as described, But this is not my first experience with Best buy geek squad My first experience with geek squad was an Apple watch ceramic that was also to this day of quality and in mint condition thank you

    Mar 26, 2021 15:45
  • Review by HamsaZubaidi, 10 out of 10
    Recommended

    I love this laptop very fast, light and have good keyboard pad, nice touch screen. Just the battery has slightly less time to run out than what they said.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Sarah, 2 out of 10
    HATE IT! Horrible Storage!

    I. AM. MAD!!!!! I bought this computer after having a MAC for about 4 years. I never had problems with my MAC, and it always ran amazingly. It was not only what I used for a huge portion of my schooling but also work. I am not a huge Apple fan altogether, so I thought I would branch out and try this computer. Less than 6 months in I'm getting notifications that my storage is full, and that I am somehow using all 256GB. When I go in to check out my storage, the largest app I have is 500MG and there's absolutely no way that everything adds up. Now, I can't do school work or office work because even trying to save a 1-page paper is too much for this stupid thing. Such a waste of money.

    Mar 13, 2021 21:15
  • Review by DanaB, 10 out of 10
    I'm in love!

    Not only does it look sexy but it is exactly what I need to do the multiple tasks I work with. Awesome!

    This laptop makes my work life easier. I look forward to finding out what more it can do. I am well pleased.

    Mar 20, 2020 18:26
  • Review by ABTex, 10 out of 10
    Worth the extra bucks for better build quality

    I chose this computer and spent the extra bucks mainly for the lighter weight and better build quality than the typical plastic-y laptops all competing for best value. I bought the black i7 for me and the pink/sandstone i5 for the wife.

    Note that certain colors like black, silver, sandstone have an all-metal build, while other colors like blue for some reason still have that cheap plastic "Alcantera" material around the keyboard. That is surprising since even the new Surface Laptop Go has a metal build even in blue.

    The keyboard has a nice feel, with a crisp, light touch, that my hands took a little time to adjust to from my previous, low-end Thinkpad.

    I mainly use for Internet and Office-type productivity, no video stuff. I have not noticed any heating, even when its on my lap. So far I do not recall the fan ever coming on either. For my uses, I am not sure the i7 is noticeably better than my wife's i5, but since it is my main computer I wanted to get the higher-end processor just in case.

    The charger is proprietary, which sometimes can be inconvenient in some products, except this one is particularly easy to connect with a sort of magnetic clip-on that guides it easily into connection.

    This screen works really well with the Microsoft Surface Pen (sold separately). That is handy in case our kid wants/need to use our computers for school projects, etc.

    I have not had reason to turn the volume up high, but the speakers and sound quality have been more than adequate for something with a slim build like this.

    Dec 30, 2020 16:40
  • Review by MSharif, 8 out of 10
    Very fast, lightweight, Great Performance

    Is a great lightweight laptop that performs awesome. Although it is not equipped with a dedicated Graphic card, it runs games smoothly.

    Battery life is long and reliable.

    When operating in normal (not peak) performance, fan noise is a bit annoying. It makes a noise on a base of periods rather than being constant, steady noise.

    Sep 08, 2020 00:47
  • Review by eljeffe58, 10 out of 10
    My favorite laptop; a workhorse. Sounds great too!

    This computer does it all for me except fold into tablet mode. I's build is beyond solid, although beware of scratching any color but silver since there is likely white underneath. The glass trackpad is the best I have ever used; large and perfect sounds and travel. The keyboard is also the best I have ever experienced; quit and just the right amount of travel; butterfly-style keys that are backlit in three brightnesses. Speaking of brightness, I returned the i5 due to the display auto-brightness being all over the place; this one hits it just right and is not jumpy like the i5 version. The sound is almost better than the Yoga 91. I am not sure how this "Omnisonic Dolby" sound system is configured but this guy is very loud and the stereo disburses beautifully, sometimes wish it had an equalizer but it sounds fine without it. I placed a tempered glass protector over the screen from Megoo that fits perfection to prevent the screen cracking issues folks have encountered; it went on easily and it is almost impossible to notice unless you are looking for it; it does not hamper closure whatsoever. With the lack of bloatware, the SL3 runs seamlessly. The fan was cooking at times on the i5 but not here at all. I bought a Surface Pen to use in case I need to draw a diagram for a patient in my work. It may come in handy. Do I miss the fold in half mode, you ask? Not nearly as much as I thought. This is a keeper!

    Mar 28, 2021 11:04
  • Review by Sean, 10 out of 10
    Awesome laptop

    Quality sturdy build, solid aluminum. Minimalist design. When you close it the laptop becomes very compact. A lot of screen real estate for the size of the laptop. I like the more 3/2 aspect ratio as opposed to extreme widescreen. Runs whisper quiet. Good battery life. Extremely fast at loading websites and running Microsoft applications. Boots up in something like 10 seconds and when you open it from sleep wakes up immediately, detects your face and unlocks. No complaints so far. There is a lack of connectivity but all laptops this thin have that. Thankfully it still has a USB-A for older peripherals but I have it plugged into a dock through USB-C when at home and everything works great using that.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:36
  • 9.2score
    3
    Microsoft
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Sandstone
    Description

    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" fuels your ideas with multitasking speed, amazing entertainment, quality Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Thin and light: Starting at just 2.89 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
  • Durable, premium finish: Cool, new metal palm rest.
  • More ways to connect: Now with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • All-day power on the go: With up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
  • Fast Charging: Go from empty to a full battery with Fast Charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
  • Industry-leading typing comfort: Now with an almost 20% larger glass trackpad for easier navigation.
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field studio mics.
  • Improved Omnisonic Speakers: Discreetly hidden below the keyboard, deliver spectacular, omnidirectional sounds, now even louder and with more bass than Surface Laptop 2.
  • 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 Jusngo, 10 out of 10
    Geek squad keeps their word and provides the best

    The whole process was insane from the moment that the package arrived to the moment of opening it was a exciting experience, overwhelmingly Happy with the results of the quality and the safety and the care that was provided to making sure that this package came as described, But this is not my first experience with Best buy geek squad My first experience with geek squad was an Apple watch ceramic that was also to this day of quality and in mint condition thank you

    Mar 26, 2021 15:45
  • Review by HamsaZubaidi, 10 out of 10
    Recommended

    I love this laptop very fast, light and have good keyboard pad, nice touch screen. Just the battery has slightly less time to run out than what they said.

    Apr 23, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Sarah, 2 out of 10
    HATE IT! Horrible Storage!

    I. AM. MAD!!!!! I bought this computer after having a MAC for about 4 years. I never had problems with my MAC, and it always ran amazingly. It was not only what I used for a huge portion of my schooling but also work. I am not a huge Apple fan altogether, so I thought I would branch out and try this computer. Less than 6 months in I'm getting notifications that my storage is full, and that I am somehow using all 256GB. When I go in to check out my storage, the largest app I have is 500MG and there's absolutely no way that everything adds up. Now, I can't do school work or office work because even trying to save a 1-page paper is too much for this stupid thing. Such a waste of money.

    Mar 13, 2021 21:15
  • Review by DanaB, 10 out of 10
    I'm in love!

    Not only does it look sexy but it is exactly what I need to do the multiple tasks I work with. Awesome!

    This laptop makes my work life easier. I look forward to finding out what more it can do. I am well pleased.

    Mar 20, 2020 18:26
  • Review by ABTex, 10 out of 10
    Worth the extra bucks for better build quality

    I chose this computer and spent the extra bucks mainly for the lighter weight and better build quality than the typical plastic-y laptops all competing for best value. I bought the black i7 for me and the pink/sandstone i5 for the wife.

    Note that certain colors like black, silver, sandstone have an all-metal build, while other colors like blue for some reason still have that cheap plastic "Alcantera" material around the keyboard. That is surprising since even the new Surface Laptop Go has a metal build even in blue.

    The keyboard has a nice feel, with a crisp, light touch, that my hands took a little time to adjust to from my previous, low-end Thinkpad.

    I mainly use for Internet and Office-type productivity, no video stuff. I have not noticed any heating, even when its on my lap. So far I do not recall the fan ever coming on either. For my uses, I am not sure the i7 is noticeably better than my wife's i5, but since it is my main computer I wanted to get the higher-end processor just in case.

    The charger is proprietary, which sometimes can be inconvenient in some products, except this one is particularly easy to connect with a sort of magnetic clip-on that guides it easily into connection.

    This screen works really well with the Microsoft Surface Pen (sold separately). That is handy in case our kid wants/need to use our computers for school projects, etc.

    I have not had reason to turn the volume up high, but the speakers and sound quality have been more than adequate for something with a slim build like this.

    Dec 30, 2020 16:40
  • Review by MSharif, 8 out of 10
    Very fast, lightweight, Great Performance

    Is a great lightweight laptop that performs awesome. Although it is not equipped with a dedicated Graphic card, it runs games smoothly.

    Battery life is long and reliable.

    When operating in normal (not peak) performance, fan noise is a bit annoying. It makes a noise on a base of periods rather than being constant, steady noise.

    Sep 08, 2020 00:47
  • Review by eljeffe58, 10 out of 10
    My favorite laptop; a workhorse. Sounds great too!

    This computer does it all for me except fold into tablet mode. I's build is beyond solid, although beware of scratching any color but silver since there is likely white underneath. The glass trackpad is the best I have ever used; large and perfect sounds and travel. The keyboard is also the best I have ever experienced; quit and just the right amount of travel; butterfly-style keys that are backlit in three brightnesses. Speaking of brightness, I returned the i5 due to the display auto-brightness being all over the place; this one hits it just right and is not jumpy like the i5 version. The sound is almost better than the Yoga 91. I am not sure how this "Omnisonic Dolby" sound system is configured but this guy is very loud and the stereo disburses beautifully, sometimes wish it had an equalizer but it sounds fine without it. I placed a tempered glass protector over the screen from Megoo that fits perfection to prevent the screen cracking issues folks have encountered; it went on easily and it is almost impossible to notice unless you are looking for it; it does not hamper closure whatsoever. With the lack of bloatware, the SL3 runs seamlessly. The fan was cooking at times on the i5 but not here at all. I bought a Surface Pen to use in case I need to draw a diagram for a patient in my work. It may come in handy. Do I miss the fold in half mode, you ask? Not nearly as much as I thought. This is a keeper!

    Mar 28, 2021 11:04
  • Review by Sean, 10 out of 10
    Awesome laptop

    Quality sturdy build, solid aluminum. Minimalist design. When you close it the laptop becomes very compact. A lot of screen real estate for the size of the laptop. I like the more 3/2 aspect ratio as opposed to extreme widescreen. Runs whisper quiet. Good battery life. Extremely fast at loading websites and running Microsoft applications. Boots up in something like 10 seconds and when you open it from sleep wakes up immediately, detects your face and unlocks. No complaints so far. There is a lack of connectivity but all laptops this thin have that. Thankfully it still has a USB-A for older peripherals but I have it plugged into a dock through USB-C when at home and everything works great using that.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:36
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (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.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JWCPDX, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 = absolutely amazing!!

    Absolutely thrilled with the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4! It is THE best Windows laptop on the market currently, nothing even comes close! The other two manufacturer systems, which I also purchased at the same time to test them out all side-by-side for a few days to see which I liked best for day-to-day activity, are already packaged and have been shipped to them. I definitely recommend!

    Apr 30, 2021 16:31
  • Review by DoctorHoo, 10 out of 10
    Great ultra laptop with premium build quality

    The first thing you notice when unpacking the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is the premium build quality. It’s a surprisingly lightweight, thin, and beautiful laptop with a very solid aluminum chassis.

    Setup was very easy. As soon as I opened the lid, the laptop turned on and Cortana helped guide me in the setup process. As advertised, you only need one hand to lift the lid.

    I love that you can use either the USB-C port for charging or the included power adapter that uses a magnetic connection to the Surface Connect port. Being able to use the USB-C port for charging means that I can use any standard USB-C laptop charger in case I misplace my Surface charger.

    The unit I am reviewing contains some interesting hardware

    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz with integrated Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics

    13.5" PixelSense 10 point multi-touch display with 3:2 Aspect Ratio (2256 x1504)

    Surface Pen enabled (4096 levels of pressure)

    8GB DDR4 System Memory

    SAMSUNG MZ9LQ512HALU 512GB NVMe SSD

    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + Bluetooth 5.0

    720p Webcam supporting Windows Hello

    Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos

    Microsoft Surface Connect port

    1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1

    1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort

    1x 3.5 mm headphone jack

    I’ve always been interested in new technology so I was very keen on playing around with the new Intel Iris Xe graphics.

    The keyboard is one of the better keyboards I have ever used on a laptop. The layout is good for typing and the large touchpad is responsive and accurate. The included webcam captures very sharp images and performs well in low light. I tested the microphones using Voice Recorder and I thought my voice came loud and clear. I think this laptop will perform well for video conferencing for those working at home.

    The Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos also produced crisp and clear sound. I was impressed with the sound given the space constraint that laptop speakers are subjected to.

    The PixelSense display is bright and provides rich natural colors and sharp text. This laptop would also be a great choice for entertainment activities such as watching YouTube and Netflix videos (I’m watching the NFL draft on YouTube while writing this review!).

    I love the 3:2 aspect ratio of the display. Having more vertical space is great for productivity. Web browsers can display more information without scrolling. You can see more rows of a spreadsheet. As a programmer, I really appreciated having more vertical real estate for coding. I like this feature so much that I will probably want all my future laptops to have a 3:2 screen aspect ratio.

    During my usage, the Surface Laptop 4 felt very snappy and zippy. I haven’t noticed any lagging or sluggishness even with multiple programs and windows opened. I have a Microsoft Access database that I use to keep track of rental payments for some properties that my parents own and it was able to generate reports very quickly.

    An almost complete workload install of Visual Studio Community 2019 took about 23 minutes from an external SSD which was about 7 minutes faster compared to my older Intel i7 7560U based ultra laptop from 2017. Visual Studio felt responsive and quick when editing and compiling code.

    Handbrake encoding using the Super HQ 1080p30 Surround Sound preset averaged around 48 fps. By comparison, a Ryzen 3500U based ultrabook averaged around 30 fps and my Intel Core i5-9600K gaming desktop gets about 60 fps using the same preset.

    However, when using the Intel H.265 10-bit QuickSync encoder, the Iris(R) Xe integrated graphics averaged an astonishing 320 fps that blew away the 208 fps from the Intel i5-9600K. This shows the massive improvement in QuickSync on the new Xe integrated graphics.

    I was also interested in testing light gaming on the new Xe integrated graphics. I tested DOTA 2 and at the fastest setting it was running at 120 fps at 2256 x 1504. At best quality setting the fps ranged from 35 to 50 fps. It was very smooth and playable.

    Overall, I’ve been very impressed with the performance of the new Intel i5-1135G7 processor and the new Xe integrated graphics. It’s amazing how far integrated graphics have come in the last few years where ultralight laptops are now capable light gaming systems.

    The built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter was only connecting to my Linksys Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 MR9600 router using Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) at a link speed of 300/300 Mbps. I have another computer with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 adapter that reported a link speed of 1.2 Gbps so I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to connect at a higher link speed. Real world transfer speed from my home NAS was about the same so it hasn’t negatively impacted me.

    The main drawback for me is the lack of user upgradability. The memory is not upgradable. My unit came with 8 GB of memory which is probably the minimum that I would find acceptable on a Windows machine. Having only 8 GB can be a little tight for some tasks.

    I heard it’s possible to upgrade the internal SSD but that requires removing the rubber feet to reveal some screws and it’s also not recommended to be done by the average end user. I hate having to remove rubber feet to gain access to screws. I don’t want to do anything that might ruin something that looks as beautiful as the Surface Laptop 4.

    Finally, it would be nice if the USB-C port supported Thunderbolt so that an external graphics card could be attached for those who want to do more serious gaming.

    In summary, I think the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is an overall excellent laptop. The light weight and portability would make this a great choice for school or the casual user. It has enough power for light office work, schoolwork, programming, and work at home scenarios (such as video conferencing) as well as light gaming and media consumption. It’s a well balanced computer that many would be happy with.

    May 01, 2021 23:42
  • Review by tide, 10 out of 10
    Light, good-looking, awesome.

    Light, good-looking, awesome.

    The quality feels good. 512g is fine and you could upgrade it.

    But the downside is only 8GB of memory for a 1299 laptop.

    Jul 30, 2021 15:37
  • Review by WatchdogsUK, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft surface

    I’m very happy with this product exactly what I expected from Microsoft easy to maneuver with ease thanks

    Jun 25, 2021 19:00
  • Review by MarilynB, 10 out of 10
    Sleek and powerful

    Unpacking: What's in the box: Laptop, power cord, quick start guide. Well packaged, safe from bumps.

    First impression:

    On first impression, the laptop is very sleek and light-weight at 2.8 pounds and measuring just 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches. I got the Sandstone color and it looks great. The touch-pad is a big 4.5 x 3 inches. The keyboard is regular-sized and easy to type on. It doesn’t have the compressed keyboard that you sometimes find on smaller laptops. That’s a big plus for me. The feel of the computer on the wrist while typing is comfortable. My only complaint upon first impression is that there are not enough ports. Only a USB-A, USB-C, and a headphone jack are available. At least one more USB-A port would be a big improvement. Also, there is no SD card reader port, which can be easily remedied by using a card reader. Both are minor complaints because work-around remedies are cheap and easy by using either adapters or a USB hub/splitter.

    Testing the advertised standouts:

    • Dolby Atmos® Audio: The theater-like Dolby Atmos audio performed well as long as I didn’t use Firefox. While streaming a movie, the sound would stop after just a few seconds in Firefox. I was using Sling to stream a movie so I got out of the movie and then resumed it and the sound came back on for just a few seconds, then went mute again. After trying this several times, I switched to another browser: MS Edge and it worked fine. Since I prefer Firefox, I wasn’t happy about this issue. However, after doing some research, it appears that this is a known Firefox issue and not a MS Surface issue. There are some patches available that are supposed to fix this, but I didn’t try them yet. Using MS Edge, I watched movies and listened to music on the laptop and thought the sound quality was excellent. When listening to quality music, I noticed the balance of the bass tones and was pleased with the sound. Later, I tested with Internet Explorer and Chrome and the audio was fine.

    • Sleek, ultra-thin design: I loved the weight and sleek design. I have to agree with this stand out! This is a huge deal for me. I love to travel and this will be a wonderful change for my carry-on bag!

    • More speed, 70% faster: The speed seemed fine to me, but I don’t really have the ability to test this because I don’t have the other devices with which to compare the speed.

    • Significantly longer battery life: Although advertised at 19 hours, the battery life lasted 13 hours the first day and 15 hours the next day. It all depends on what you are doing on it. The 15 hr day included watching 2 movies, listening to music, working on documents and spreadsheets, browsing the Internet, and getting on social media. The 13 hour day was about the same (including streaming two movies) except I spent more time during the evening on the laptop. Both days, I started with a fully charged battery and kept the laptop on constantly and didn’t let it go into sleep mode or hibernation. I kept the screen bright. I would say that this laptop would definitely stay charged during a full 9 hour office day with constant use. Still an impressive amount of time!

    Other features:

    • The 3:2 display aspect ratio is excellent for office work, making more of my spreadsheets and documents visible. The size of the display was still large enough to also enjoy the movies and videos I watched.

    • Magnetic Surface Connector for charging: I love this connector. First of all, because it is magnetic, it is so easy to connect. Secondly, the 90 degree angle of the cord makes me feel that the cord will last for a very long time because it won’t be getting bent constantly. Although, I will probably just charge the laptop at night and use the battery during the day, I did keep it plugged in the first day. The cord came unattached once when I was moving the laptop from my lap to a table and not noticing that the cord was getting caught on something, so you’ll need to watch that. I really like that the cord came unattached instead of it getting bent and pulled on. That should make it last much longer. I may never need to replace it at all.

    • The touch screen worked great and responded quickly. There was no lag time at all that I noticed. I was pleased with the response.

    • Web cam – I didn’t attend any meetings or use Skype or Zoom during my testing of this laptop, but I did switch the web cam on and found the image quality to be very good.

    Bottom line: If you are looking for a laptop requiring a lot of storage for image files and numerous ports for peripherals, this probably isn’t the one for you, but if you want a laptop for basic office work (spreadsheets, documents, etc.) or Internet browsing, and social media use, this laptop definitely fits the bill. Its powerhouse battery, sleek design, and light weight make it ideal for most users. The 512GB hard drive and 8mb memory should be plenty large enough to handle your needs. You can easily put it in your backpack and carry it around with you; then take it out at a coffee house, office, meeting room, airport, plane, living room, etc. and feel assured that you will have enough battery to last for a long time.

    May 01, 2021 19:23
  • Review by AFASOX, 10 out of 10
    Impressive

    This is my first Microsoft Surface Laptop and I clearly was missing something good. This is an impressive laptop. Starting with the unique Sandtone color this is a nice laptop. At 13.5 inch it is a bit smaller than my usual laptops, but after a short time that is forgotten. The unit is well made and sleek. Sturdy yet lightweight. The keyboard is very responsive to the touch. The keyboard has backlighting that makes the keyboard easy to see. The charging cable took me a quick moment to understand as it is not your traditional charging cable. It utilizes a USB-port to charge. The screen graphics are very good. Colorful and crisp. I don't really play a lot of games, but from a streaming or movie viewpoint it is very good indeed. HD viewing with no complaints. The video color saturation is excellent and the screen plays well with my work programs. This laptop is very responsive and reacts very fast. There are a dew versions of this laptop. Mine is one that runs the Intel i5 processor and it responds quickly and flawlessly. The laptop starts up quickly and operates just as fast when doing its tasks. I have had multiple windows open operating several tasks and I had no hiccups. It comes with 8gb RAM and 512 GB storage capability. Battery life is very good and when you need to replenish it recharges quickly. The Surface 4 comes with two different USB ports A & C, a headphone port , HDMI, and a charging port. The touchscreen is very responsive and works very well. The touchpad is equally as good. This Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is impressive.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    Entry Level Laptop

    Microsoft has yet done it again. Microsoft has released the Surface Laptop 4 series and depending on your need you can pick up a powerhouse. Surface Laptop 4 like the previous year models are available in 13.5- and 15-inch models and they range from Ryzen 5 all the way to up to Core I7. The model I tested has 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of LPDDR4X ram and 512GB of SSD Storage. The laptop also features a touchscreen LCD display running at 2256 x 1504 screen resolution on an Intel Iris Xe graphics card. The surface features 720p front facing camera and provides blazing internet speeds with its Wireless-AX card. You will also be amazed by the Dolby Atmos speakers and Bluetooth 5.0 providing you the latest tech in sound quality.

    The Surface Laptop 4 looks and feels beautiful with its full aluminum finish and design giving it that high end feel all while being amazingly thin, lightweight and super portable. The Surface Laptop has a height of .5 inch, 12.1 inches wide and 8.8 inches deep and only weighs 3lbs. It also features a USB, USB-C and an audio jack, which I am glad Microsoft has decided to keep.

    Now, I have been using this laptop for a few days and based on its specifications it has performed well. We used the laptop to make Zoom video calls, while running google classroom for my kids, preparing this review, watching movies, using it for work (Running CAD, and designing software), and playing some video games. Most of the tasks performed well except for running CAD and playing video games. Although lite video games are ok, I would not recommend running anything graphics heavy on the laptop. The laptop is great for home use, light office work and entry level gaming. The Intel Core I5 in this laptop is a good processing unit, but its an entry level unit. Also, the 8 GB of ram is not enough to run some of the designing software.

    Overall, the Surface Laptop 4 is an excellent entry level machine. It will be an amazing tool in helping you complete everyday task whether for business or pleasure.

    Apr 27, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Farns, 10 out of 10
    Well Done Microsoft

    Not everyone is a photographer, a graphics artist, or a musician. Some of us bang out spreadsheets, browse the web and want to play video games.

    Not to say that you can't to amazing and creative things on Windows, but for years that was a dividing line. Those of us who wanted beautiful hardware to go along with the applications that we need to stay productive were stuck admiring the design and materials of the other guys. Well no more...

    Design:

    I admit it. I'm a design snob. Is it a crime to want the devices I use every day to look good? While the Alacantra fabric finish was intriguing, I preferred the cool metal aluminum finish as I'm a little more confident that I can keep it looking great for years. The design is incredibly light and thin and the aluminum housing definite has a premium feel. The typing experience is very comfortable with the soft keys. The trackpad seeks like it could be a little larger for my tastes, the pinch and zoom could have made use of a larger canvas, but it's certainly usable and very smooth. The screen resolution is sharp and very impressive.

    Connectivity:

    The Surface Laptop comes equipped with a USB-A, USB-C, a headphone jack and a Surface port. I don't often plug anything into my laptop when I'm on the go, and at home I use wireless accessories when possible. One of my monitors even connects wirelessly - a feature that many still don't know about. I do like the versatility of having the USB-A, but pretty frustrated that the USB-C was not Thunderbolt compatible so that I could with a different monitor with even greater resolution.

    Touch Screen:

    I have to say that I've never been a big touch screen on a laptop guy. I find it cumbersome to take my hand off a mouse and tap my screen when I can simply navigate my cursor and tap. That said, I do find that the quality of the touchscreen is excellent. The screen does not feel 'plasticy' and the responsiveness when scrolling is terrific.

    Performance:

    Benchmarks for the 11th gen I-5 model puts this laptop in the 'above-average' category and for me that's perfect! My biggest PC use is Excel and while a spread sheet isn't exactly a first person shooter at 120 frames a second...let's not kid ourselves...Excel requires some horsepower when you've got a lot of charts, tables, macros, and lookups. I am happy to report that after throwing my most complex files at it the Surface Laptop 4 performed beautifully with minimal load times and excellent processing.

    Gaming:

    Though I'm mainly a console gamer, I was excited for this laptop because I wanted to see if I could make use of my X-Box Game Pass and actually play Xbox games on the go! As you can see by the photos I was able to quickly install the new Xbox application and sign in with my Game Pass to download Madden 21. It took a little time for me to adjust to playing on a 13.5" screen vs. a 60" TV, but I was quickly immersed into the gameplay and even played a few games online. As someone who travels I'm very excited to basically take my Xbox with me anywhere I go!

    Battery:

    Battery life is apparently better in this model? All I know is that I'm super stoked that I can charge with USB-C. It may not charge as fast as the Surface power brick but knowing that I can charge with a portable USB-C battery pack means that I really never have to worry about battery life. That's a must for any laptop and I'm very pleased.

    Apr 29, 2021 17:36
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum
    Description

    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" fuels your ideas with multitasking speed, amazing entertainment, quality Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Thin and light: Starting at just 2.89 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
  • Durable, premium finish: Rich, warm Alcantara® material palm rest.
  • More ways to connect: Now with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • All-day power on the go: With up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
  • Fast Charging: Go from empty to a full battery with Fast Charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
  • Industry-leading typing comfort: Now with an almost 20% larger glass trackpad for easier navigation.
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field studio mics.
  • Improved Omnisonic Speakers: Discreetly hidden below the keyboard, deliver spectacular, omnidirectional sounds, now even louder and with more bass than Surface Laptop 2.
  • 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 Kyle, 10 out of 10
    Great in-store pickup experience

    Online ordering was easy and the in-store pickup process was quick and safe in terms of minimal contact. We ordered a wide range of products and were able to pick them up in batches as they became available. The majority of items were available the next day, and even with a snow storm the following week the remaining pickup dates were accurate and on time. Overall, this was an incredibly positive experience for a new business customer.

    Apr 02, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Jenn, 10 out of 10
    Great for a college student

    Great for a college student! Light weight and gets the job done. I am also a huge fan of the touch screen capability.

    Dec 02, 2020 18:13
  • Review by Surface, 6 out of 10
    Too fragile?

    Computer overall is great.

    I travel every month and for the first time in my last trip 3 days ago, I didn't put laptop in its case, I decided to put in my purse. While I was in the plane I decided to turn it on, I was in shock to find a crack right below camera. I didn't drop or hit it with anything. I have been always very careful with any electronic I bought throughout the years. Never bought any protection plan, I guess I should have bought one this time. Laptop seems to be very fragile. So, if you are planning to buy one, get the protection plan.

    Jan 19, 2021 19:27
  • Review by Bob8866, 2 out of 10
    Known screen cracking issue! Do not buy!

    Warning! Do Not Buy!

    This computer has well known screen cracking issue, google "surface 2 hair crack" and you will find tons of reports for that. The screen will crack by itself due to design flaw.

    My six months unit unfortunately got same issue and guess what, Microsoft service dept want $599 for fixed the screen.

    Lesson learned and over $1000 wasted.

    Save your hard earned money and stay away from this computer!

    Feb 06, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Sr11Dg13, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    No complaints at all. My girlfriend is enjoying her laptop.

    Sep 25, 2020 18:50
  • Review by Vicky, 10 out of 10
    Awesome laptop

    I have to say this laptop by far is very well put together. I love everything about it

    May 22, 2020 20:17
  • Review by Redsox637, 10 out of 10
    SURFACE

    We love the owner, design, portability and ease of use of this surface. We are both Apple & MS users (weird I know) but for the price point this was just a no brainer. We are very happy with the purchase.

    Apr 21, 2021 08:13
  • Review by MSSurface8GBintel5, 2 out of 10
    Sold a faulty product to me!

    My computer has been failing to come on and now will not come on at all!!! Even though it has been plugged in the entire day!

    Feb 09, 2021 22:44
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Pro 360 15.6" AMOLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Mystic Bronze
    Description

    Why can’t laptops be more like phones? They can when you turn your work-life balance completely around with Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. It’s a premium PC that quickly converts to a top-of-the-line tablet and is Intel® Evo™ platform certified. Precisely draw out plans and write down notes with our S Pen and Samsung Notes — both redesigned for the best experience possible. Then instantly flip to having fun, and get lost in your favorite movie and more, all with 120% color volume on an advanced AMOLED screen and the surround-sound technology of Dolby Atmos audio. Top it out with the power of the latest Intel® 11th Gen Core™ processor, up to 16GB of RAM and an entire TB of storage — all running on the fast and familiar Windows 11 OS — and you get all the space and speed you need. Plus, with Wi-Fi that’s up to 3x faster, you’ll discover a new era of mobile computing. It’s not a laptop. It’s a Galaxy Book.

    10 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • AMOLED Screen: Make everything look unbelievably brilliant with the first 15.6” Super AMOLED touch screen in a Galaxy Book. Lose yourself with vibrant cinematic-like viewing.
  • Sleek & Convertible Design: Turn heads with a stylish, 2-in-1 device that’s as powerful as a PC and thin as a smartphone. Designed to switch to a PC or a tablet, plus sleek, ultrathin and available in two colors, Galaxy Book Pro 360 is made to make you look good.
  • Powerful Performance: Smoothly do whatever you need to do — from streaming with minimal lag time, to split-second responsive gaming, to major multitasking and more — all with the latest 11th Gen Core processor that’s Intel® Evo-certified,
  • S Pen: Turn your screen into a canvas with an improved S Pen³ that’s made bigger, so it feels more comfortable in your hand. Use an all-new Samsung Notes to draw on PDFs, transform handwriting into documents and more. It’s built to give you the best writing and drawing experience.
  • Long-Lasting Battery: Be productive and play throughout the entire day with up to 20 hours on a fully charged battery.⁴,⁵ Schedule even heavier? Our smallest and lightest charger won’t weigh you down and works with all your Galaxy devices⁶, so you get restored super fast.⁷
  • Galaxy Continuity: Pair your devices and easily jump from your work life to your personal life on your Galaxy Book Pro 360. Set it up as a second screen for twice the productivity or use it for beautiful notetaking with our improved S Pen. ⁸Instantly share files with Quick Share.
  • WFH Ready: Make WFH work for you with tools that help you look, sound and do your best. Attend a lastminute morning meeting and still make a good impression with our camera beauty filter. Hide the rest of the family’s ruckus with background noise removal and more.
  • Connectivity: Backed by next-gen Wi-Fi 6E, Galaxy Book Pro 360 gives you speeds up to 3x faster than normal.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Harrkev, 10 out of 10
    Mostly fantastic, but expensive

    --DESIGN--

    This laptop is the usual “ultrabook” form factor where it is very thin, and can fold back into a tablet form. While not unusual, it is well done. You can set it up in “tent” mode and watch a movie on it while it is free-standing. The body appears to be made of plastic, and there is more deck flex than I would expect at this price point. For the money, I would have much preferred some metal in the construction, and for the unit to be more rigid. Still, it seems sturdy enough, so this may be nit-picking. It is certainly usable. I should note that the case itself appears to be a fingerprint magnet, so it will be difficult to keep it looking nice, if you care about that sort of thing.

    --DISPLAY--

    The display on this laptop is fantastic for general use. It advertises itself as having “120% color volume.” While not explaining if this is referenced to sRGB or Adobe color space, I can still believe it. Compared side-by-side to a standard IPS display, the colors are noticeably more vivid. Being an AMOLED, the blacks certainly are black. I have no doubt that you could calibrate the color on this display to be quite accurate, if you have the equipment to do so. It is “only” 1920x1080, but that really is the sweet spot for this display size for my aging eyes. The display is also “only” 60Hz, so this might not appeal to twitch gamers, but they are not the target market. But this is, without a doubt, the finest display that I have ever used on a laptop.

    --PERFORMANCE--

    This is where this little machine shines. It has the latest “Tiger Lake” CPU. It features four cores and eight threads. The performance and thermals of this are quite impressive. It gets a solid 4391 points on Cinebench R23. For reference, compare this to a gaming laptop with a six-core i7-9750H processor, it only lost by a little, but the gaming laptop ran much hotter, a lot noisier, and almost three times as thick. So the performance is surprisingly good given the size. It is good to finally see Intel making a CPU that can compete against AMD in terms of both performance and power. The new Intel integrated graphics is also great for non-gamers. It gets a Furmark FHD benchmark score of 1926 points and 32 FPS. While it would struggle with modern AAA titles, for older and casual gamers, it should be more than adequate. Finally, it has something that I have not seen before. CPU-Z reports the 16 GB RAM as being quad-channel. Dual-channel is standard, and some laptops don’t even have that. This may be partially responsible for the impressive Cinebench score. The cooling is also apparently well done. Even while running the CPU at 100%, the fan was not obnoxiously loud and the chassis did not have any apparent lap-burning hot spots. There is ample storage for almost anybody, as it has a 1TB solid-state drive.

    --CONNECTIVITY--

    This is very much a mixed bag: a strange combination of awesome and disappointment. However, given the extra-thin nature of the body, I can understand why they did what they did. First, the bad: there are no HDMI or USB-A ports at all. The ONLY connectivity consists of three USB-C ports (one being a Thunderbolt), one micro-SD slot, and one headphone jack. That is it. If you have a common flash drive, you won’t find a place to plug it in without an adapter. If you want to hook this up to a television, make sure to keep a USB-C to HDMI adapter on hand. However, the USB-C ports are perfect. You can charge the laptop using ANY of the three ports, and all three also support displays. I managed to get one USB-C port to drive three monitors (two are 1080p and one is 1440p) with a suitable docking station (using DP alt mode: not Thunderbolt, and not DisplayLink). Even my gaming laptop can only support two displays at full resolution.

    --INTERFACE--

    The keyboard seems to be of fine quality, and I encountered no problems with it. It is backlit, with three levels of brightness. It also features a shrunken numeric keypad on the right, so the center of the alphabet portion is shoved a little to the left. The numeric keypad also holds your movement keys (home, end, pages up and down), so you can have those or the numbers, but not both at the same time. Also in the upper-right corner is the power button with the fingerprint sensor (no unlocking the computer with your face). The touchpad is gigantic, and works well. The speakers did not provide any surprises given the size. The bass is a little stronger than expected, but still not very pronounced, and the volume is adequate for listening to videos, but certainly not room-filling. Big sound requires big speakers, and there just isn’t room. Finally, the laptop came with a pen. This works well, and should allow for easily taking notes and drawing (with the right software). A cursor is displayed under the pen when it just gets close to the screen, but nothing is activated until the tip touches the display. It also has a button that brings up useful pen options. One of the best things is that it does not appear to need a battery at all. No more trying to find strange “quadruple-A” batteries or forgetting to charge it. If there is one minus, it is that the pen might be easy to lose. There is no place to store it. It seems magnetic, and it sticks to the bottom of the keyboard area when the unit is opened, but there appears to be no place to put it when the laptop is closed where it would be safe enough to not drop it. The included quick start guide also gave no guidance on pen storage.

    --BATTERY--

    I have not had it enough to exhaustively test the battery, but it certainly seems to last a long time, depending upon usage. I used Firefox to stream a YouTube video (full screen, 50% brightness, audio muted) for three hours, and the battery went from 100% down to around 70%. This implies that the battery would fully die after about 10 hours. If you are just doing light office work (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) I suspect that the battery would last much longer. This should easily last an entire day of school or work. The included USB-C charger is TINY. I would expect a charger that size to be suitable for a phone, but it actually supports 65W charging.

    --CONCLUSION--

    While it commands a premium price, this is nearly the perfect ultrabook. The only things lacking are: USB-A and HDMI ports, and a stiffer chassis.

    Jun 05, 2021 20:29
  • Review by CraigB, 8 out of 10
    Great convertible for Samsung ecosystem

    Pros

    Super amoled inky blacks

    Sturdy chassis

    Extremely thin and light

    Includes USB-C and a Thunderbolt

    Charges with USB-C

    Included charger is Gallium Nitride

    Lid automatically turns system off and on

    Good keyboard

    Includes number pad

    Good touchpad

    Some provided apps are useful

    Touchscreen

    Extremely small bezels

    Stylus included

    Fast fingerprint scanner

    Stable screen during usage despite thinness

    Tons of features compliment a Galaxy phone

    Switchable cooling profiles for performance or silence

    Cons

    Anemic downward firing speakers

    Battery life much shorter than stated

    Drivers still not stable

    Screen has a lot of glare

    Blue finish is a fingerprint magnet

    Includes bloatware with separate app store

    1080p resolution on large screen reduces sharpness

    No storage for stylus

    Rubber tip on stylus doesn’t feel natural and catches dirt

    “Pro” version comes with Windows 10 “Home”

    16:9 ratio feels extremely long in tablet mode

    Large bottom chin

    Lackluster webcam

    No Windows Hello Camera

    Poor touchpad palm rejection when typing

    Zero key in non-standard place on number pad

    Minor OLED PWM screen flicker

    The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 looks to have chosen to compete in the upper range of 2-in-1 Ultrabooks. Samsung’s focus with this seems to be thin and light with heavy integration to add value if you have a Galaxy Phone. It’s not to say you can’t use those features without one, but their functionality is enhanced when you do.

    Design and Features

    The design is extremely thin and deceptively light and very understated with only the Samsung logo embossed and two removeable stickers below the keyboard. In fact, it’s so thin it would be near impossible to house a standard USB port. Instead, it has 2 USB-C ports, one USB-C/Thunderbolt port, and a micro-SD card slot. If you still have standard headphones, you will be happy to hear it still has a headphone jack. Despite being so thin, the metal chassis makes it feel stronger than it you would expect. There is some minor deck flex in the keyboard, the center of the bottom panel flexes, and the bottom center of the screen also flexes but those areas don’t seem to be noticeable during regular usage. You can pick it up from a corner and it will hold it’s shape without warping. The power button doubles as a fingerprint reader as the webcam does not support Windows Hello. In the box is a stylus which has a slightly rubbery texture, USB-C charging cable, and power adapter. The power adapter is so small it seems to be gallium nitride which means even though it is 65 watts it is nearly the same size as a standard cellphone charger.

    Setup

    Once logged in you will find a lot of added apps. Some are bloatware, but a lot are Samsung’s own apps to extend functionality for Galaxy devices much how they do to Android on their phones. Many are nearly identical to their Android counterparts. Some apps are useful, such as a screen recorder or the creative app to go with the stylus while others are questionable at best such as the webcam beauty filters. The good thing is you can fully remove any applications you don’t want. That said, if you daily drive a Galaxy phone many of these apps will enhance the overall experience as you get Dex, Flow, Notes, Gallery, Voice Notes, Nearby Share, and others which directly tie into the Samsung ecosystem. The good thing is if you don’t use them, Samsung seems to have done a good job preventing them from bogging down the system.

    Performance

    Initially, performance was hit or miss with random errors and slight instability. After a round of firmware and driver updates the speed and reliability has improved noticeably. Overall performance feels snappy with no unexpected slowdowns. A nice touch is by default. The lid action shuts off the system versus standard sleep so you shouldn’t have it waking up in your bag later. The moment you open the lid the startup feels as instant as if it were in sleep mode. You can quickly log in with the fingerprint scanner, although a Windows Hello Camera would have been nice.

    The keyboard provides a good travel for the thickness. Keys have a distinct activation point with minimal wobble in keys and some extra travel after activation. Even in long typing sessions it feels comfortable. The main adjustment was the size of the keyboard. Key spacing is a bit different causing a small adjustment period to adapt while the number pad is a different story. If you bought this for the separate number pad and are proficient in 10-key touch, the offset of the 0 key will be frustrating. Instead of 0 being below the 2 or a long button between 1 and 2, it is only under 1. Often when you want to press 0 you end up hitting the decimal point instead. The trackpad inertia is well done feeling very natural making for pleasant usage with no unexpected gesture or click activations. There is a noticeable “rattle” on a tap click. It does cheapen the overall feel, but the consistency suggest it is by design. If there was any criticism about the touchpad, it would be the palm rejection. While updates have improved it, you can still occasionally cause unwanted movement while typing as the system registers your wrists resting on it typing as actual movements. Hopefully, Samsung will improve this during updates but as it stands now the issue is minor.

    Tablet use is, unsurprisingly, a compromise. The size and 16:9 aspect ratio makes tablet usage workable but not great. The huge chin to one side gives an odd offset feeling and if you put your fingers in that area to hold it you can feel the bezel flexing taking away from the premium feel a bit. While it would be nice if the S-Pen had a way to store it, the extra thickness is appreciated as it makes using the pen more confident. However, the rubberized tip has a bit too much grip. It seems Samsung was trying to provide friction for a more natural writing experience, but the stylus tip rubs enough to catch anything on the screen hindering the overall feel and the rubberized tip doesn’t glide as smoothly as a pen or pencil. What it does offer is a battery free experience with the same menu found on the Note lite that comes up with you click the S-Pen button. While nice, the button is very sleek making it hard to feel exactly where it is located. At 15 inches, using the convertible as an easel would seem a better use case. In that scenario, the main issue is the thinness means you will need to support the screen as your write or draw.

    Speakers feel like and afterthought on the 360. They are downward firing, but worse is that they don’t even get very loud. In quiet rooms this could be ok, but if you are trying to watch a video and there is any ambient noise it is sometimes impossible to hear particularly on some videos where the gain is set very low. In most cases the audio is good enough, but any Galaxy phone can easily outperform in sound quality and volume. The screen seems the exact opposite. While a 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratio would have been nice for productivity and tablet mode, the 16:9 is well suited to watching videos. The Super Amoled produces inky blacks. It still exhibits some PWM flicker in certain lighting conditions, but the effect is mild. However, some might think their screen is failing because if this. Areas of the screen can become as dark as the surround bezel and just disappear. Light colors on the black background remain crisp with no unwanted blooming. Colors are accurate but just like Galaxy phones you can set your color profile to your liking. You can choose punchy and vibrant, subtle and accurate, or auto mode which determines the setting for you based on what you are doing. There is a light sensor which can help keep the screen from being too bright in dark rooms or crank the brightness all the way up when outdoors. Outdoors is where this panel struggles the most. While Samsung doesn’t seem to list the maximum brightness, the screen does seem to get bright, but any hope of overcoming bright light or sunlight is diminished by the heavy glare caused by the screen. While the glossy screen looks nice, it means that even in a moderately lit room you effectively have a mirror. In some cases, changing screen angles can alleviate this but just be prepared to accept the glare or possibly add an anti-glare screen protector.

    In today’s time talking about the webcam seems to be a must. If there was one word to describe the webcam it would be passable. Samsung knows how to make good, compact cameras and the one in this system seems an odd miss. They add beauty modes that seem more of a gimmick but the camera struggles in anything but very bright light and even though only looks workable. It would be fine for video conferencing but not much else. The microphones do work rather well, so that seems to confirm their focus. That said, the poor quality camera does tarnish the overall polish of the otherwise solid system.

    Final Thoughts

    There is so much more that could be said about this 2-in-1. Samsung added a ton of features, mostly useful, to enhance functionality and customizability to what is already a nice system even considering the odd compromises. The best way to describe it is if you have ever used a Galaxy phone. While they duplicate features, it’s often because they are improving them. Much like their newer phones, the additions on the Galaxy Book Pro 360 don’t seem to come with much, if any, performance hit. If you own a Galaxy phone that you are happy with and you are in the market for a laptop or 2-in-1, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 would be a nice fit. For others, it should be on your short list of choices as Samsung has done a nice job of making a solid, high performance 2-in-1 Ultrabook.

    Jun 05, 2021 23:51
  • Review by Kelby, 8 out of 10
    Powerful 2-in-1 With Great Battery Life & Features

    ----- Summary -----

    Verdict:

    If you are looking for a portable 2-in-1 laptop with all-day battery life and great performance, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 might be for you. There is a lot to like about it, such as the thin and lightweight design, beautiful screen, long-lasting battery, great keyboard, and included S Pen. Due to the poor webcam quality and lack of built-in stylus storage, it is just shy of a five-star laptop. Despite that, I am very pleased. Especially for Galaxy device owners, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is definitely one to consider.

    Pros:

    - Thin and lightweight, especially for a 15-inch laptop

    - Beautiful AMOLED screen

    - Premium build quality

    - Long battery life

    - Comfortable typing experience

    - Seamless experience for Galaxy device owners

    - S Pen included in the box

    Cons:

    - Webcam quality is subpar

    - No built-in stylus storage

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    Design:

    Laptops have been getting thinner over time, but what Samsung has accomplished with the Galaxy Book Pro 360 seems impossible. How is such a powerful laptop with a very long-lasting battery this thin? It is astounding to me, and so is the weight. Especially for a 15-inch laptop, the super sleek design is a game-changer for me, since I am often transporting my laptop on the go. With the Galaxy Book Pro 360, I can have a large screen without sacrificing portability. Even with such a thin and lightweight design, all the components feel solid and of high quality. To test the 360-degree hinge, I have been frequently trying different modes (laptop, tent, and tablet) and have noticed that the hinge is very sturdy. As for the ports, there is a decent selection that includes three USB-C (one supports Thunderbolt 4), a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card slot. If you use any USB-A accessories, you will need an adapter to use them with this laptop. Typing on the keyboard feels very comfortable. I like that the right side of the keyboard has a number pad which can also be used as an extra arrow d-pad that includes Page Up and Page Down, as well as Home and End keys. These are enabled when Num Lock is off. Rounding out my comments on the design, the trackpad is huge. I really appreciate that there is plenty of room for scrolling or using pinch zoom.

    Screen:

    The AMOLED screen is stunning. Whether I am inside or outside (even in direct sunlight), it is bright enough for me to see what is on the screen, and the colors are vivid. There are several color profiles available in the settings that allow you to customize the screen mode to your liking, or you can just go with “Auto mode” which will switch color profiles automatically based on what you are doing. Although not visible to the naked eye, Samsung says the screen reduces blue light which can lessen eye strain. I have had several long working sessions on this laptop and have not noticed any eye strain, so I think there might be some truth behind it. This is the first 15-inch laptop I have owned in a while, and I quickly realized that the extra screen space is nice to have, especially since I often find myself with multiple windows open at once.

    Performance:

    I purposefully ran numerous apps and videos at once to gauge the Galaxy Book Pro 360’s performance, and it handled everything with ease. Nothing crashed or had any lag. I would likely never be running that much at once, but it is nice to know this laptop can handle just about anything you throw at it.

    Battery Life:

    One thing I look for in a laptop is a battery that can last through a normal workday (8+ hours of continuous use), and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 easily hits that mark and then some. I would say that I average about 10 hours of battery life when running multiple apps and using numerous tabs in my browser. If I just use it for casual browsing or entertainment, I can get even more.

    Features:

    An S Pen is included in the box, and I have been using it often to write notes. I am happy to say the writing experience is great, and of the little doodling I did, the drawing experience seems great too. Since taking notes digitally is part of my weekly routine, I am glad the S Pen makes it easy to write legibly with little error. My only wish is that there was a slot to house it on the laptop, but at least it can attach magnetically. Since I usually participate in multiple video calls throughout the week, having a webcam on my laptop is a must. Unfortunately, the webcam quality on the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is subpar at best. I was hopeful that the various filters might help, but they do not. It always seems to look a little blurry and grainy, and those on the other end of the video calls agree, which is not acceptable for a premium laptop. The poor webcam quality came as a surprise to me because everything else about this laptop has been impressive. Moving on to some of the other features that I do like, there is a fingerprint sensor in the power button that works with Windows Hello. It has proven to be a reliable, quick, and secure way to unlock the Galaxy Book Pro 360. There are also several Samsung apps pre-installed that enable a seamless experience if you own other Galaxy devices. For example, Quick Share allows you to instantly share files, and Samsung Notes syncs across all Galaxy devices. As a Galaxy Note phone owner, I appreciate having apps like these that make multitasking or transitioning from my phone to the computer (or vice versa) very easy.

    Jun 05, 2021 18:01
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 8 out of 10
    Overall great laptop (with a horrible web cam)

    We’ve been relying on our laptops more than ever in the last year, and shortages have caused choice to usually be limited to the very cheap or very expensive, with many of the mid-range systems having been scooped up by people needing to work and/or school from home this year. So, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 enters the scene as a not-so-cheap laptop with higher end features, but still not among the top priced competitors.

    The Galaxy Pro 360 is a beautiful machine. It’s incredibly thin and light at around 3 pounds and thin as a typical smart phone. The Mystic Navy color is very attractive (though it does attract fingerprints easily). Being so thin, you have one thunderbird port, and three USB-C ports with a microSD card reader and headphone jack, but unfortunately that thinness excludes an optical drive, HDMI port, or any standard USB ports (there is no USB-A to USB-C adapter in the box – boo). A 65 watt fast charger and cord is included, so charging won’t take long at all. Samsung claims up to 20 hours of battery life per charge (I got more like 8 to 11ish, in real-world use; yours may vary depending on how you use it).

    The standout feature of the Galaxy Pro 360 is the very nice 15.6”, 1080p, AMOLED display. It’s not the very brightest outdoors, but bright enough for my uses (indoors), and being AMOLED, the colors are saturated and the blacks stand out very well. You can swivel the screen from standard use to tent mode, or all the way back to tablet mode. A Galaxy s-pen is included in the box – it’s larger than the s-pens you see with Note phones, but feels good in the hand. With this pen, you can do a lot on the Pro 360’s touch screen with the included Samsung software; take hand notes, copy areas of the screen for screen shots, notate web pages, sign documents, edit videos, screen record, and more. It takes a little practice, but comes in very handy. There’s no slot in the laptop to slide it into, though – but it will magnetically stick to the lid.

    The keyboard (lit) is a bit thin, but still has some tact to it when typing. Not the best I’ve used, but not bad. If you’re a hard typist you’ll feel a little flex but not terribly so. It does include a full numeric keypad on the right (slightly smaller than standard size). A fingerprint reader key on the upper-right doubles as the power-on button. The speakers are more on the side/underside and are at best average, not being very loud and a lacking bass; ok for general use and with tweaking can sound better, but if listening to serious music, you’ll want to use a Bluetooth speaker. The one VERY bad part about the Pro 360? The web cam. Ugh… 720p (!), not very sharp, and very poor in lower light. This is my one HUGE complaint. Samsung put a $350 laptop web cam on a $1,500 laptop, in a time when more than ever, people are relying on video conferencing for work and school – why, Samsung… why?

    My model has a newest generation i7 processor, 16 gigs of RAM, a very fast and nice sized 1 terabyte SSD drive, and built-in Iris graphics which works surprisingly fast for integrated graphics. You won’t have an issue doing all of your daily work, photo editing, and even video editing so long as you’re not rendering a Hollywood blockbuster. Most games except the most high-end should work fine. Mine didn’t stumble at all, no matter what I did. My Galaxy ear Buds connected seamlessly with the laptop, and if you are part of the Samsung ecosystem, you can also connect many of Samsung’s Galaxy phones to the Pro 360 to swap data and interact.

    I MOSTLY love the Pro 360. I love love love the screen, the beautiful body and overall build quality, the color, and the basic specs being speedy, along with the s-pen’s convenience. What I don’t like is the sound quality from the speakers, lack of legacy ports (USB-A and HDMI), and the dare I say it again, horrible web cam. So, as long as you realize you’ll probably need to use an external speaker for real serious music playback, and third-party web cam with this, many should feel ok with this laptop. Also again, remember to buy a USB-A to USB-C adapter if you plan on using older accessories with it. Recommend with good marks, minus a star for the web cam.

    Jun 04, 2021 22:17
  • Review by Knivels, 8 out of 10
    Sleek and Dazzling!

    Samsung’s Galaxy Pro 360 delivers productivity when needed and converts to an even more impressive entertainment companion thanks to a perfect blend of software and hardware. If the past year has taught us anything, it is more important than ever to find that balance between work and play amidst everything else.

    The formfactor and lightweight of the Galaxy Pro 360 are very captivating. Enclosed in an aluminum chassis (Mystic Navy Blue in my case), it weighs just a little over three pounds (3.06 lbs.) and has a very minimalist layout. The left side houses one of the two provided USB Type-C ports. The other items located on the left side are the operating status LED and a Thunderbolt 4 port. On the right side can be found the second USB Type-C port, a MicroSD Multi-media card reader (micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC) and a headphone out/microphone in combo. In addition to charging USB Type-C devices, these ports (and the Thunderbolt 4 port) can each be used as the charging port for the PC via the included 65W USB Type-C adapter. My configuration had a 4405mAh 4 cell Li-ion battery that is rated for 20 hours.

    Two AKG tuned speakers rated at 4W are located underneath the computer along with the fan vents. The sound is amazingly clear and doesn’t appear negatively impacted by the speaker location. The backlit keyboard has a numeric pad and is also spill resistant. I found the keystroke travel acceptable given the overall size of the PC; it is only 0.47 inches at its thickest region by the hinges. The multi-gesture touchpad is generously sized and physically clicks. The power button also doubles as a fingerprint sensor/reader for security. Setup is easy and works very well.

    Underneath the hood is an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (2.8GHz up to 4.7Ghz with 12MB L3 cache). The processor is also Intel Evo-certified which simply put means the device has been verified to provide top notch mobile performance such as instant wake, exceptional battery life and responsiveness. In my experience, even on the battery life focused setting, the Galaxy Pro 360 is quick in performance. Assisting the snappy CPU is 16GB of RAM for multitasking; the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics card also uses this for video memory and is more than adequate for non-intensive video tasks. The RAM appears soldered to the motherboard though implying no possible upgrades. 1TB SSD for storage is more than enough for average use. Given Samsung’s history with SSD, you can be assured of longevity. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 5.1 (low energy use, quicker connections) and Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) on the new 802.11ax standard.

    The centerstage of the Galaxy Pro 360 is the 15.6” glossy Super AMOLED touch screen. With a 1920 x 1080 (FHD) resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9, it is a real joy to use. To be expected with the Super AMOLED technology employed in most Samsung tablets and tablets, colors “pop” and are brought to life with remarkable contrast ratios. Blacks are true blacks as the screen does not illuminate those areas, helping conserve battery unlike LCDs. Another advantage over the LCDs is the lack of light "bleed" around the screen edges. In addition to an Auto option, there are four other modes to choose from for content viewing: Vivid, Natural, PhotoEdit (photo editing) and Movie. Brightness is adequate, however, to be expected with a glossy screen, outdoor use can be a little challenging.

    As the name suggests, the rather sturdy hinges offer 360-degree rotation for conversion to either tablet or “tent” mode for an alternative viewing setup. Needless to say, the PC comes “binge-watching” ready. Above the screen is housed a 720p HD camera, a video camera LED indicator, a microphone with a dual array setup and an ambient light sensor that not only controls screen brightness but also the keyboard illumination.

    In addition to accepting touch input, the included S Pen can be used to take handwritten notes via the included Samsung Notes app. This iteration is ergonomic and feels more natural than its smaller Galaxy Note counterparts. It’s beveled to help prevent rolling and can magnetically attach to the chassis. There’s no defined storage for it by default but Samsung already has a case that will protect both the laptop and S Pen.

    Pressing the S Pen button while hovering over the screen delivers the S Pen features via Samsung’s Air Command. Highlights of the features are listed below:

    • Samsung Notes - Note creation via text or handwriting/doodle that can also capture audio and images

    • Smart select - For selecting, sharing or saving content. App can extract text from PDFs or save videos as GIFs

    • Screen write - Captures screenshot for scribbling or drawing

    • Live Message - Records handwriting or drawing action that is saved and played back as an animated file. Adds a personal touch to messages

    • PENUP - Samsung’s app for sharing and viewing Pen generated content globally. The app also provides coloring activities and live drawing tutorials to help develop sketch skills

    • Show Window - When connected to an external display (via an optional USB-Type C/Thunderbolt 4 to HDMI cable), selected area on the Galaxy Pro 360 can be projected in full screen on that external display

    Two other notable software are detailed below:

    • Link Sharing: This allows you to share content via a link. It conveniently has a two-day expiration; an inbuilt Dropbox

    • Samsung Security: Samsung deploys its own suite of security promoting features:

    a) Privacy Folder – Secures content in password protected folders

    b) Secret Screen – Uses window overlays of compatible apps to thwart prying eyes

    c) Block Recording – Prevents unwanted microphone or camera recording

    d) Security Cam – Emails pictures of failed log in attempts by unauthorized persons

    Samsung has come a long way and is no doubt a formidable force in both mobile and television industries. The Samsung Galaxy 360 is a very good effort to deliver some of its best innovations from both sectors in a very compact PC. Familiarity with Samsung's devices and software heightens the excitement but newbies will feel right at home too. The Galaxy Pro 360 is poised to be the device to seamlessly tackle both work and play, as we adjust to the new normal working from home.

    Jun 04, 2021 18:42
  • Review by Weezerang, 10 out of 10
    Excellent, light and powerful 2 in 1

    Samsung has hit the ball out of the park with the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. If you ask me, this is the only Samsung laptop as of yet to be good enough to warrant the Galaxy name. It is a beatiful, light and powerful machine that clocks in at a very light weight. It has no 3D gaming chip, but so far has been able to play many of the Xbox and Steam games that I've thrown at it (granted it gets quite hot and sometimes freezes based on the complexity of the game) Halo, Mechwarrior 5, and Forza 7 worked great, granted you do mot get all of the visual bells and whistles. However, this is impressive coming from a thin ultra-book 2 in 1. The screen is not 4K, but is OLED and looks mighty impressive and sharp.

    My biggest gripes are the webcam and usb ports. It comes with lightning and usb-c so a USB-C to USB adapter or hub is necessary. I understand that this was done to keep the laptop as thin as possibe and I applaud them for that. However, it makes the Galaxy Book less portable when having to also carry around a hub or adapters. The webcam is overly bright and pixelly. Not a fan, but also not a complete deal breaker, especially when a clipon webcam can be gotten for about 30 bucks.

    Also, the camera is not compatible with Windows Hello, but the fingerprint scanner works quite well.

    In the end, I am very pleased with the Samsung Galaxy Book and could go on and on about it, but you're probably already bored with me.

    Try it, you'll like it!!

    Aug 06, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Xtant, 10 out of 10
    Impressive 2n1

    So I got this Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 to replace my last convertible that I handed down.

    First this thing looks really good! The design and feel are really nice! It’s slimmer than my old convertible while having a bigger screen. It is a bit slippery. Yes I know it’s a laptop but it’s also a tablet and in that mode it can be a bit of a handful to hold.

    Performance far exceeds my needs for basic laptop use (email, web browsing and simple office type work.) So for its performance is great with the Intel Corei7 and 16gb of ram. Start up was fast once all the Windows updates were done. Programs loaded fast and switching between was as well.

    The AMOLED screen is gorgeous! Pics really don’t do it justice. Videos and pictures look great on it. The included S pen is nice and it’s size make it comfortable and easy to use. Pen input worked well while doing some simple coloring and notes. The only down side is that there isn’t a way to attach the S pen to the laptop. I’m guessing because of its size which helps with it’s usability but it would be nice to have something on the laptop to hold it. Touch input was also extremely smooth almost like using a huge Samsung Galaxy phone lol

    I’m not much of a gamer but I did download Asphalt 9 legends to see how the Galaxy Book Pro would do? I was able to play with the highest settings with no lag or stuttering at all. The screen really shines here. I didn’t have a controller to use so played in tablet mode. This thing is on the bigger side of course so it does make it challenging to play on but doable.

    If your in the market for a 15.6” convertible you should definitely put the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 on your short list!

    Jun 05, 2021 13:40
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    About my new laptop

    The Samsung Galaxy Book 360 has the most power I have ever used in a computer. The startup of Windows 10 is instant. It has no drag. The laptop connects directly with my Samsung phone for everything from calls to downloads.

    I have begun editing video on the laptop and it has exceeded my expectation.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:39
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 3 - 15" Touch-Screen - AMD Ryzen™ 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are with the new custom Ryzen™ 5 Microsoft Surface® edition processor. Now two times faster than Surface Laptop 2, Surface Laptop 3 has more power, Fast Charging, greater multitasking performance, all-day battery¹, and Instant On. Bring your vision to life on the vibrant PixelSense™ display. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A new level of responsiveness in a thin, light design: The exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processor inside Surface Laptop 3 15" is designed to give you
  • Clean, elegant design: Thin and light, starting at just 3.4 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
  • Durable, premium finish: Cool, new metal palm rest.
  • More ways to connect: Now with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • All-day power on the go: With up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
  • Bring your work to life: On the vibrant PixelSense, now in a new, larger 15" touch screen.
  • Fast Charging: Go from empty to a full battery with Fast Charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
  • Industry-leading typing comfort: Now with an almost 20% larger glass trackpad for easier navigation.
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field studio mics.
  • Improved Omnisonic Speakers: Now even louder with a more natural omnidirectional sound and more bass than Surface Laptop 2, still discreetly hidden below the keyboard.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HugoR, 2 out of 10
    Buyer Beware. Surface Laptop 3 Random Screen Crack

    Please do not buy, or, at least read the following. These laptops have a possible design flaw in which the screens "randomly" crack from regular usage. Please do your research before you buy. Look up "Surface Laptop 3 random screen cracks". Many people are reporting that the screen of their laptops are cracking without accidental damage by the user.

    I purchased my laptop back in December at BestBuy. My screen cracked on March 17. I woke up and noticed a hairline crack on my screen - at the top. This crack spans the entire screen - it goes down. There is nothing I could have done to produce such a crack. I take care of my laptop. I never really used the touch screen either. Another thing I noticed - something that other people have reported - when closing the laptop you may sometimes hear a "cracking noise" between the screen and the keyboard. I had noticed this many times but could not figure out what it was. I never had any debris between my screen and keyboard. I have tried to contact Microsoft and they only offered to replace the laptop for a deductible of 600-750 dollars. I am still currently emailing back and forth with them. I refuse to pay for something that is not my fault. Microsoft has also reported that they are aware of this problem. Yet, they have failed to acknowledge any blame or address what they are doing to mediate the problem. I will update.

    Mar 25, 2020 13:23
  • Review by Diamond, 10 out of 10
    Loving the big screen

    Exactly what I was looking for. Feeling the slimness.

    Jan 08, 2020 07:21
  • Review by Boopers, 4 out of 10
    Expected much more for the price

    I bought this laptop with a few things in mind: 1) to browse the internet, 2) to do some word processing, 3) to do some light gaming. As far as browsing the internet and word processing goes, it’s absolutely fine. It runs nice and smooth, quiet, and it has no problems launching the standard programs. What makes it even better is the screen is rather gorgeous and the keyboard feels wonderful to type on. All good and expected things. However, as soon as you try to stress the machine with some light gaming (in my case, Minecraft or World of Warcraft), the system can barely function. The fan starts going 100 mph, the machine throttles so easily, and the system heats up to an unimaginable level. It’s honestly kind of inexcusable for a laptop that costs $1100+, especially when you can just buy a far superior MacBook for $1000.

    So I can’t really recommend this product, unless you’re just really into the Surface brand and only want a Windows laptop for surfing the web and doing some office work. But even then, surely there are cheaper and better laptops out there you can get? Or maybe spend a bit more and just get a Surface Book instead - at least there’s a bit more value to the product there.

    Mar 08, 2021 13:26
  • Review by Marc1982nyc, 10 out of 10
    My first laptop

    Was looking forward a laptop, because I live in a studio apartment and the desktop was too big. Was looking for a windows laptop because I don’t deal with Apple Mac. They computer is really beautiful, love the Face ID to unlock it, love night move, and lop the key pad very smooth. It is only for regular use and some light work. Perfect for me

    Dec 25, 2020 16:45
  • Review by MrBrent, 8 out of 10
    Good not great

    Loved the screen, Loved the form factor. The keyboard was good. The touch pad was large. Which is great when using the touch pad, not so great when typing. There needs to be some sort of palm rejection. Every time I bumped the touch pad, I would end up typing in a new field etc. If I had kept the Surface Laptop, I may have gotten used to this. What I couldn't get used to was how slow it was. The AMD Ryzen 5 is just too slow for 8 gigs to be enough. Returned it. If you don't need speed and have longer fingers? You may enjoy this. Get the i7 rig with 16 gig

    Dec 04, 2020 15:58
  • Review by BatmansEvlTwn, 8 out of 10
    Words Great!

    I love this laptop quite a bit. But I do have a few issues with it. First and foremost my Microsoft Arc Mouse constantly disconnects from it and I have to wait for it to pair again. I'm not sure if its the mouse or the Bluetooth in this computer but I will say, I have used the mouse with other devices and it doesn't seem to do it. Second is the amount your can render on this. I'm a graphic designer and I do a lot of things in and out of my office. I use this "on the road" and a custom build at my office. This functions fine but it does do some graphic tearing while trying to design. Other than that this machine is flawless and for the average user I would highly recommend it.

    May 29, 2020 16:02
  • Review by LPan, 8 out of 10
    Solid build

    Weak battery life, but excellent performance for every day use. Feels solid. The aluminum alloy feels great; An excellent build quality

    Sep 03, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Love, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Awesome. Son uses for college and it as absolutely perfect . Light, easy to bring around campus

    Oct 08, 2021 16:05
  • 8.8score
    ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Rose Gold - Rose Gold
    Description

    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 64GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    6 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14.0" HD display: The 1366 x 768 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • Intel® Celeron® N4020 Processor: Featuring true machine intelligence and a newly designed efficient architecture, the groundbreaking processor learns and adapts to your needs so you can achieve more.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 12hr Battery Life: Its day-long battery life gives you the flexibility to work or play anywhere
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AsusLaptop, 10 out of 10
    Asus Laptop

    Love this Laptop I needed it for online teaching and the camera was excellent. Thank you Best Buy only wish I had upgraded and got one with an internet port I had to buy an USB adapter.

    May 17, 2021 03:25
  • Review by hokageEXplusAlpha, 10 out of 10
    Iconic Asus Design and hardware.

    Gets the job done and more for a extremely reasonable price.

    Oct 15, 2021 18:12
  • Review by Grizzlieslady, 6 out of 10
    Cheap isn’t better

    U get what u pay for, one of the keys on keyboard is popped up already & haven’t had a month.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:40
  • Review by Lowigz, 10 out of 10
    Best bang for buck

    Great value for price. Bought solely for college & runescape, definitely does the trick.

    Sleek, feels sturdy, the track pad calculator was initially a bit tacky but turned out to be VERY handy.

    WAY better than a chromebook. Having actual storage is a massive plus.

    Aug 05, 2021 01:12
  • Review by Metra, 2 out of 10
    Unhappy person

    I hate that toolbar keeps popping up whenever I try to click anything. I do not like where the number pad is located. I’m old school. It’s getting too complicated

    Jul 02, 2021 20:27
  • Review by RaisingRipples, 2 out of 10
    Junk.

    At first, the laptop worked great for my daughter and I. We probably got on it 2 x’s a week. 2 months and 2 days in it stops running. Save your money for a system that’s worth your tendies.

    Oct 14, 2021 14:22
  • Review by JMayer2, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for $220!!

    I was pretty skeptical buying a laptop for roughly $235 (including sales tax) but was pleasantly surprised. I bought this laptop to using while on vacation. It doesn't have the best CPU, screen or storage but for Office applications, web browsing, etc. this is more than enough. The keyboard is pretty good with a decent amount of travel. It's 100% plastic and the screen is a little low resolution but for $235 it's very difficult to complain. Plus it weighs less than 3 pounds, you can throw it into a backpack and you won't feel it. This is a definite buy for someone looking for a secondary pc.

    Jul 20, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Randall, 8 out of 10
    Great deal for an average user

    Great price and very up to date but for some reason the web browsers run slow. I have a MacBook and it’s very fast on the exact same internet.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:45
  • 8.6score
    ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Peacock Blue - Peacock Blue
    Description

    ASUS E410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 64GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    6 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14.0" HD display: The 1366 x 768 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • Intel® Celeron® N4020 Processor: Featuring true machine intelligence and a newly designed efficient architecture, the groundbreaking processor learns and adapts to your needs so you can achieve more.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 12hr Battery Life: Its day-long battery life gives you the flexibility to work or play anywhere
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AsusLaptop, 10 out of 10
    Asus Laptop

    Love this Laptop I needed it for online teaching and the camera was excellent. Thank you Best Buy only wish I had upgraded and got one with an internet port I had to buy an USB adapter.

    May 17, 2021 03:25
  • Review by hokageEXplusAlpha, 10 out of 10
    Iconic Asus Design and hardware.

    Gets the job done and more for a extremely reasonable price.

    Oct 15, 2021 18:12
  • Review by Grizzlieslady, 6 out of 10
    Cheap isn’t better

    U get what u pay for, one of the keys on keyboard is popped up already & haven’t had a month.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:40
  • Review by Lowigz, 10 out of 10
    Best bang for buck

    Great value for price. Bought solely for college & runescape, definitely does the trick.

    Sleek, feels sturdy, the track pad calculator was initially a bit tacky but turned out to be VERY handy.

    WAY better than a chromebook. Having actual storage is a massive plus.

    Aug 05, 2021 01:12
  • Review by Metra, 2 out of 10
    Unhappy person

    I hate that toolbar keeps popping up whenever I try to click anything. I do not like where the number pad is located. I’m old school. It’s getting too complicated

    Jul 02, 2021 20:27
  • Review by RaisingRipples, 2 out of 10
    Junk.

    At first, the laptop worked great for my daughter and I. We probably got on it 2 x’s a week. 2 months and 2 days in it stops running. Save your money for a system that’s worth your tendies.

    Oct 14, 2021 14:22
  • Review by JMayer2, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for $220!!

    I was pretty skeptical buying a laptop for roughly $235 (including sales tax) but was pleasantly surprised. I bought this laptop to using while on vacation. It doesn't have the best CPU, screen or storage but for Office applications, web browsing, etc. this is more than enough. The keyboard is pretty good with a decent amount of travel. It's 100% plastic and the screen is a little low resolution but for $235 it's very difficult to complain. Plus it weighs less than 3 pounds, you can throw it into a backpack and you won't feel it. This is a definite buy for someone looking for a secondary pc.

    Jul 20, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Randall, 8 out of 10
    Great deal for an average user

    Great price and very up to date but for some reason the web browsers run slow. I have a MacBook and it’s very fast on the exact same internet.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:45
  • 8.6score
    Apple - Pre-Owned - MacBook Pro 13.3" Pre-Owned Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Silver
    Description

    Pre-owned Apple MacBook Pro Laptop: Tackle your daily computing needs head on with this Apple MacBook Pro. The Intel Core i5 processor is strong enough to power daily tasks, and the 4GB of RAM delivers multitasking capabilities. This Apple MacBook Pro boasts 500GB of internal storage, giving you plenty of space to back up irreplaceable data.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    15 Features
  • 13.3" display: 1280 x 800 native resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 mobile 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.
  • 500GB hard drive for serviceable file storage space: Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos. 5400 rpm spindle speed for standard read/write times.
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000: Third-generation on-processor graphics provide proficient image quality for Internet use, photo editing, video streaming and casual games.
  • Aluminum chassis: Offers a sleek look.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices: Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
  • 1 USB Type-C port: To maximize performance on the latest high-speed devices.
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices: USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: 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 media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Wireless network connectivity: High-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • DVD/CD burner: Reads and writes to a wide variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW and double-layer DVD.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MacPro, 10 out of 10
    Mac Pro

    Ok service , Mac is slow. When I got the Mac it did a lot of freezing . I was told because it hasn’t been used in a while give it time to process. Now it’s 33 days later and it still lags.

    May 27, 2021 18:39
  • Review by james3212, 10 out of 10
    Excellent laptop for users looking for a fast comp

    Excellent laptop for users looking for a hi-speed laptop with no lagging whatsoever. This laptop feels great on your lap and the 13inch is perfect size for someone who travels a lot and you just want to slip it in any bag. Even with its size it does not feel cheap and very durable. I have owned windows computers before and never had a problem, but the macbook just tops everything. If your looking to buy this laptop do not buy it from apple, defiantly buy it from BESTBUY! BestBuy had the macbook on sale for $1100, I then signed up for a BestBuy credit card and got another 15% off, and then received another $50 off for being a full time student! I ended up spending under $1000, a great price for an amazing laptop!

    Apr 14, 2012 00:36
  • Review by Maclemoor, 8 out of 10
    Bang for your buck

    i was excited to get the macbook pro but a little unhappy with the price but i was able to use my reward points and found the item $20 cheaper online 1 week later and best buy matched the price. unhappy with the battery time but very happy with the features, the clarity of the screen. the cd player is avg quiet. i run the software djay and it looks decent. im use to the imac 22" so 13" is a big time condensing of the screne for me. im also use to the light weight ipad, so this is a tat bit heavier but i would like to think of it as being a little more sturdy. speakers are nice and loud, headphone jack works great. i like how all of the outlets are on one side and the cd drive is on the other. the track pad takes getting use to, on my pc i find myself doing mac things. makes me feel silly but you can clearly tell the diff and find what you are use to. i suggest a laptop cover and keyboard cover.

    Mar 15, 2012 11:25
  • Review by Rod2, 6 out of 10
    Refurbished MacBook pro

    I’m not sure if they are all like this but I was so excited to try my laptop but there was no charger. I’ve previously purchased a refurbished Apple Watch that did come with a charger so I’m just unsure. I called Best Buy and they didn’t have much of an answer for me. As far as how it works I’m not 100% sure yet because of the missing charger. Praying for the best. It would be helpful to know if anyone else had the same issue.

    May 19, 2020 18:00
  • Review by VDN34A, 10 out of 10
    Great for travelers

    Got it for a great price during Black friday weekend. was on sale for $1049.00(lowest price i've ever seen) with my silver reward points, i got it for 940+. Not Bad. paired it with a mini display port to hdmi adapter and connect to my 24 inch display whn im home. i travel @ least twice a week and when i'm away, i sometimes need computer access. the computer is fast and portable. Being a PC user for the last 25 years is hard. Change is Good. its one of the best investment i've ever made. next purchase will be a wireless keyboard and mouse for this bad boy!!!

    Jan 09, 2012 07:07
  • Review by xJNHx, 8 out of 10
    Bad experience but resolved

    I purchased a Used MacBook Pro 2011 year & it worked for a few minutes. The batteries were dead & I saw that the charger wasn’t the correct one. I made a Geek Squad appointment & went to BB for my appointment. The tech saw it was not the correct charger & found the correct one. It worked & still does. A couple of hours & a 25 minute drive each way & I was set. It should have been tested before I received it. Very upsetting & inconvenient.

    Jun 26, 2021 10:38
  • Review by JoeTech24, 10 out of 10
    Best computer I've ever owned!

    I rated this MacBook Pro five stars across the board and it is well worth every one of them and more. The computer is everything I could ask for and exceeded my expect ions significantly. I have been running Linux Ubuntu for the past two years as a dual boot on my Sony Vaio, which led me to wanting a Mac. I am not a fan of Windows by any means and I'm even more turned off by the various laptop models for it on the market. The MacBook is a much better computer in both hardware and software than the competition. I won't go into too much detail here other than to say the operating system is the best I have ever used, the hardware feels much more durable and looks better than other laptops, and the applications available for Macs are great. I also love the gesture functions on the mouse pad. Anyone who may be considering making the switch you should stop thinking about it and do it. You can't get the full feeling of how nice these computers are until you actually own one and get a chance to experience all of the neat features and software on them. The best thing is that I have owned mine for two months now and still get excited every time I power it on to use it. It is actually fun to use. There is no comparison to windows, it is like comparing apples to oranges as far as I'm concerned. It is a good idea to watch videos on using the Mac on the Apple website. They help Windows users make a smooth transition. Anything else you are unsure of how to do just look it up on the internet. I have seen complaints about features that were lacking that people just didn't take the time to learn how to do. Some things you have to use key combos, such as zooming in on the desktop. Also, I've heard people complain that it doesn't do copy and paste, and then some explained how but told them only one way. You can copy and past by using a 2 finger click, or command-c to copy and command-v to paste (command-a for copy all). Those are just a couple things I hear a lot of complaints about. Don't be lazy, it does about anything you need to and plenty of things you never knew you needed to.

    As for the reviewer that complained about running windows and accessing each operating system from the other, well, try using VMware or Parallels. It may not be possible but worth looking into. Using a virtual machine is not a true dual boot, but actually running Windows as a Virtual machine inside of the Mac operating system. I know on my Windows PC I did a true dual boot with Ubuntu and was able to access files on Windows while using the Linux operating system, however I cannot access Linux when using Windows. This leads me to believe Linux is once again superior to Windows, and it is actually Windows that is the problem. Perhaps Apple has restricted that feature for security reasons. But why people still want to run both is beyond me. Buy the Microsoft Office version for Mac and be done with needing to share files. Or use Apple's software called iWork, which can export files as .doc or .xlxs etc. Personally I use Open Office which is Linux and free. It works great and does everything I have ever needed to do. I am going to buy the iWork ones though to take advantage of some very cool features they have. Hope this review helps. Buy a Mac and thank yourself. If you are a silver member you have 6 weeks to take it back if you don't like it and there is not a restocking fee. I exchanged mine 5 weeks later for the newer model with 500 gig hard drive when it went on sale. No questions asked. They also gave us the $90 back on the MacBook Air we bought that went on sale.

    Dec 09, 2011 00:46
  • Review by Twin, 6 out of 10
    Need details regarding MacBook Pro

    The laptop is good. I did have to put an additional $500 to update it and purchase a Solid Safe Drive. If the information was included with the laptop I probably would have purchased a brand new one. Now that it has been updated the laptop does run really good. I think the information should be included in the details of the laptop.

    Dec 25, 2020 17:12
  • 9.8score