Many have questioned whether Microsoft can have a real impact on the industry, but the company has continued to work actively on its Surface notebook line. Already in October 2018, surface sales allowed Microsoft to enter the top five major computer manufacturers in the United States.
The brand is still actively selling its "universal" Microsoft Studio computers, although most sales are in 2-in-1 tablets, laptops, transformers and accessories for them. Next, we look at Microsoft's best laptops among the models currently available.
- 1 Microsoft's surface is working
- 2 Microsoft Surface 2 laptop
- 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- 4 Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft's surface is working
Microsoft's Surface Go is the successor to the original Surface Go since 2012. The improved model was launched in August 2018. At this time, this is the cheapest Surface laptop of all available on the market.
Apart from its own Cover Type keyboard, the device weighs only about 520 grams and, at the same time, has a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1,800 pixels. Like other Surface tablets, Surface Go comes with integrated support. With this help, it is convenient to watch a video or type text on Type Cover.
The model comes with a branded surface charger, equipped with a USB Type-C data transfer port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot. In terms of "stuffing", inside the Surface Go you'll find the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor and a fairly powerful battery, which should take about 9 hours to charge.
Surface Go comes preloaded with Windows 10 in S mode. This means that you can use the touch screen in Windows Store applications, though it doesn't always work in traditional PC programs. You can upgrade Surface Go for free to the full version of Windows 10, so you can access desktop applications. Be careful, as soon as you do this, you will not be able to return to S mode. To do this, you will need to do a full reset to the factory settings.
The price for Surface Go starts at $ 399, and for this price you get 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal memory and Wi-Fi support. If this is not enough, then you can add and increase RAM up to 8 GB and built-in memory up to 128 GB. In addition, you can pay extra for a model with LTE support. For the Type Cover property, which is sold separately, you will need to pay about $ 99.99 for it.
Microsoft Surface 2 laptop
The Microsoft Surface 2 laptop is the latest model in the Surface line. This is a traditional laptop that does not have a detachable keyboard or rotary screen, such as transformer models. However, the device is quite thin and light. Its weight is about 1.2 kilograms, thanks to the aluminum body.
Surface Laptop 2 has a 13.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2256 on 1504 pixels. The laptop is preloaded with Windows 10 as well as 8 GB or 16 GB RAM, in addition, you can choose the right processor: Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7.
As for the amount of internal memory, the Surface Laptop 2 is available in four versions – 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and even a 1 TB SSD. The model is available in several colors: black, platinum and blue. Ports include Surface Connect, Mini Display Port, USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unfortunately, Surface Laptop 2 does not support USB Type-C, so don't be surprised. According to the manufacturer, the laptop is capable of operating up to 14.5 hours without recharging. The cost of Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 starts at $ 999.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
If you are looking for a tablet with PC functionality then you will definitely like Microsoft Surface Pro 6. This is the latest device in the Microsoft Surface line that weighs about 770 grams, except for the Type Cover property keyboard. The model comes with a large 12.3-inch screen and a resolution of 2736 on 1824 pixels, as well as a pre-installed Windows 10 operating system.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is available in several versions – with 8 GB or 16 GB RAM, because for the internal one, the SSD can be 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB. 8th generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor.
Ports include a standard Surface Connect for power supply, a Mini Display, USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Again, just like the Surface Laptop 2, the Surface Pro 6 doesn't have a USB Type-C.
The good news is that the device can last up to 13.5 hours without recharging. In black or platinum, the Surface Pro 6 can be found for only $ 899, and the purchase of a Type Cover keyboard will cost an additional $ 95.
Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Book is a complete laptop, with a fully removable on-screen keyboard (and this is not a Type Cover), which can be used as a tablet. The model made a huge splash almost immediately after his appearance.
The latest Surface 2 was launched in 2017. In total, the device is available in two versions: with a 13.5-inch screen and a resolution of 3000 on 2000 pixels and a 15-inch screen with a resolution of 3240 up to 2160. Both models come with 256 GB SSD, 512 GB and 1 TB. According to the manufacturer, the device is capable of operating for up to 17 hours without recharging.
The 13.5-inch version is available in several versions – 8GB or 16GB RAM, as well as the 7th generation Intel Core i5 or 8th Intel Core i7 processor. In addition, if you opt for the i7, you get an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. A model with an i5 processor weighs only about 1.5 kg, while a device with an i7 is about 100 grams heavier.
The model with a 15-inch screen comes with 16 GB RAM, an eighth-generation Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics adapter. The device weighs 1.9 kg.
All Microsoft Surface Book 2s are equipped with two USB ports, one USB Type-C, two Surface Connect power connectors, 3.5 mm headphones and an SD card slot. The device has two cameras (front and main) with an 8 MP resolution, stereo speakers and a built-in microphone.
As you may have guessed, Microsoft Surface Book 2 will cost a lot. For a 13.5-inch screen model, you'll need to pay about $ 1499, and for a 15-inch, $ 2499.