Microsoft 13.5 Surface Laptop i5 4GB 128GB - £749 @ Currys
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Microsoft 13.5 Surface Laptop i5 4GB 128GB - £749 @ Currys

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Found 12th Jul
Platinum colour £50 cheaper than John Lewis which is oos on their website.

£749 on Currys/PC World


*Apologies if this isn't a good deal, haven't done many before*
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Such poor spec for the money.

XPS13 much better value
Completely overpriced for what it offers. 4GB / 128GB for £750 is a bad joke.
ToddHoffman16 m ago

Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book …Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book 2. Read reviews and watched videos on all three. Primarily for light use but also for Excel etc and a fair bit or media consumption. Travel a lot so weight etc is also a factor. Impressions from long time users of an model appreciated.


Hey mate. Ive had both surface pro 4 and surafce laptop
Surface laptop is way better overall provides a much more polished higj quality experience and really is the best one in my opionion. Surface pro is a lil small for me and speakers are while good not as good as the laptop. The laptop can be used anywhere more easily and is very small.
The only reason id go for the surface pro is if u want to draw or like make notes with the surface pen whcih i found very useful

Any questions please ask. Hope ive been helpful
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Nice find, thanks for posting - good first deal @ThomasWells
Edited by: "HutchAW" 12th Jul
HutchAW2 m ago

Nice find, thanks for posting - good first deal @ThomasWells


Thanks need a new laptop/tablet can't decide between a new surface tablet laptop or surface book!

Upgrading from my surface 2...
I suppose it depends what you use it most for.

When I was deciding the same, I went with a laptop - as it's easier for work
Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of web browsing watching films/TV. Don't need anything to high spec so I'm thinking this sort of spec would be fine?
Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book 2. Read reviews and watched videos on all three. Primarily for light use but also for Excel etc and a fair bit or media consumption. Travel a lot so weight etc is also a factor. Impressions from long time users of an model appreciated.
Edited by: "ToddHoffman" 12th Jul
ToddHoffman16 m ago

Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book …Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book 2. Read reviews and watched videos on all three. Primarily for light use but also for Excel etc and a fair bit or media consumption. Travel a lot so weight etc is also a factor. Impressions from long time users of an model appreciated.


Hey mate. Ive had both surface pro 4 and surafce laptop
Surface laptop is way better overall provides a much more polished higj quality experience and really is the best one in my opionion. Surface pro is a lil small for me and speakers are while good not as good as the laptop. The laptop can be used anywhere more easily and is very small.
The only reason id go for the surface pro is if u want to draw or like make notes with the surface pen whcih i found very useful

Any questions please ask. Hope ive been helpful
Such poor spec for the money.

XPS13 much better value
ThomasWells1 h, 36 m ago

Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of …Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of web browsing watching films/TV. Don't need anything to high spec so I'm thinking this sort of spec would be fine?


The Surface Book, if you’re insisting on a Surface, Book does everything the laptop does and more plus if you’re watching films you can just unclip the display for a giant tablet. Also it doesn’t come in a ridiculous 4GB RAM spec, the lowest is 8GB.

From what I’ve seen first hand and heard from others the Surface Laptop has all the downsides of a tablet (zero expansion) and a fixed Alcantara keyboard so unlike the Pro you can’t unclip and replace it.

As someone else said, look at the Dell XPS 13 because it’s built better, is better value and should last you longer.
Hot. We have 15 of the HP spectre x360 machines and every one has developed the phantom touch problem over last 18 months, the surface books we have have been faultless.
plewis001 h, 51 m ago

The Surface Book, if you’re insisting on a Surface, Book does everything t …The Surface Book, if you’re insisting on a Surface, Book does everything the laptop does and more plus if you’re watching films you can just unclip the display for a giant tablet. Also it doesn’t come in a ridiculous 4GB RAM spec, the lowest is 8GB. From what I’ve seen first hand and heard from others the Surface Laptop has all the downsides of a tablet (zero expansion) and a fixed Alcantara keyboard so unlike the Pro you can’t unclip and replace it. As someone else said, look at the Dell XPS 13 because it’s built better, is better value and should last you longer.


A quick search of the forums and youtube will show you swathes of issues with the XPS from coil whine to bits falling off!
daBluone5 m ago

A quick search of the forums and youtube will show you swathes of issues …A quick search of the forums and youtube will show you swathes of issues with the XPS from coil whine to bits falling off!


A quick search of the forums and YouTube will show tons of issues with dirty palmrests on the Surface laptop within weeks, cases bending or arriving bent (because of the construction and that’s ‘ok’) and the worst customer support from Microsoft. The point is that anything you look at will have issues if you look hard enough. I’d choose Dell over Microsoft hardware any day - for starters it’s not all form over function. There is allegedly a coil whine issue on the XPS 13 but I am unfazed by it because coil whine has never bothered me, however I did get upset at having a bent Surface Book and having to bend it back by hand.
That's for the info repliers. Not too keen on the Surface Book 2 once I read that about 75% of the battery is in the keyboard base so once the screen is detached you're looking at about 90 minutes battery life. Will need to get hands on and try them all out I think before making a decision.
Edited by: "ToddHoffman" 12th Jul
Completely overpriced for what it offers. 4GB / 128GB for £750 is a bad joke.
Thoughts on Surface Go? 8GB RAM, inferior processor, smaller screen £610, with type cover + touchscreen. Seems a decent proposition...
Morsicatio4 h, 34 m ago

Thoughts on Surface Go? 8GB RAM, inferior processor, smaller screen £610, …Thoughts on Surface Go? 8GB RAM, inferior processor, smaller screen £610, with type cover + touchscreen. Seems a decent proposition...


I wanted one too but I was shocked when I find that the stated prices exclude keyboard and pen. That's a rip off. Period.
This spec has been reduced at most retailers. Looks like they're clearing stock of the base model. It's also available on the Microsoft Store website for the same price.
Morsicatio5 h, 47 m ago

Thoughts on Surface Go? 8GB RAM, inferior processor, smaller screen £610, …Thoughts on Surface Go? 8GB RAM, inferior processor, smaller screen £610, with type cover + touchscreen. Seems a decent proposition...


They're not even remotely comparable though are they?. This is a normal ergonomically usable 13.5" Windows laptop with excellent battery life. The Go is a 10" tablet with bolt on shrunken / cramped bouncy bluetooth keyboard.
plewis009 h, 32 m ago

A quick search of the forums and YouTube will show tons of issues with …A quick search of the forums and YouTube will show tons of issues with dirty palmrests on the Surface laptop within weeks, cases bending or arriving bent (because of the construction and that’s ‘ok’) and the worst customer support from Microsoft. The point is that anything you look at will have issues if you look hard enough. I’d choose Dell over Microsoft hardware any day - for starters it’s not all form over function. There is allegedly a coil whine issue on the XPS 13 but I am unfazed by it because coil whine has never bothered me, however I did get upset at having a bent Surface Book and having to bend it back by hand.


I'm no fan of the alcantara finish, this is a poor design decision just to make the product look different from the competition but it has zero practicality on a laptop.
Hoping next revision has a bare metal option.

Also no fan of Microsoft support, they are clueless and slow to respond.

But I wouldn't touch an XPS having had Dell's in the past and reading about the countless issues with this model. Your happy, that's fine.
Edited by: "daBluone" 13th Jul
htslough12th Jul

Such poor spec for the money.XPS13 much better value


Better value and far worse build quality + complementary Indian customer support. Been there done that
Maybe its a good deal for the product but as a product on its own. Its not even close to justifying the money being asked for it. Microsoft are taking the actual Mickey with this range. Such poor specifications at such a high price. Its hard to imagine them selling well when you could something incredibly powerful and specced up for this kind of money.

I know MS could optimise 10 for this specific hardware but at that kind of money, all the big makers would be optimising their hardware for windows 10. Its not a vision that is realistically going to be value for money.
FUAARRKK24 m ago

Better value and far worse build quality + complementary Indian customer …Better value and far worse build quality + complementary Indian customer support. Been there done that


I’m surprised to hear that about the XPS13. Albeit I haven’t owned one before,

I did own an Inspiron for a few years before selling it. I had to use CS for something or another and it was actually decent. I once used an XPS briefly and thought it was astonishingly brilliant.
daBluone46 m ago

I'm no fan of the alcantara finish, this is a poor design decision just to …I'm no fan of the alcantara finish, this is a poor design decision just to make the product look different from the competition bit it has zero practicality on a laptop.Hoping next revision had a bare metal option.Also no fan of Microsoft support, they are clueless and slow to respond. But I wouldn't touch an XPS having had Dell's in the past and reading about the countless issues with this model. Your happy, that's fine.


I know. And if I felt like that about HP I’d never have used them again either. I haven’t had a good Surface since the Pro 3. Yes all manufacturers have their issues - look at Apple with that butterfly keyboard switch issue. But at least Dell CS is responsive and switched on. MS were slow, offshore, inept and took a month to process a refund. A complaint did get £50 store credit but that doesn’t go far from MS.

I would urge urge you to try and an XPS again, the later revisions are a vast improvement - it’s widely considered *the* go-to option for premium Windows PCs even in long term testing.
plewis0022 m ago

I know. And if I felt like that about HP I’d never have used them again e …I know. And if I felt like that about HP I’d never have used them again either. I haven’t had a good Surface since the Pro 3. Yes all manufacturers have their issues - look at Apple with that butterfly keyboard switch issue. But at least Dell CS is responsive and switched on. MS were slow, offshore, inept and took a month to process a refund. A complaint did get £50 store credit but that doesn’t go far from MS. I would urge urge you to try and an XPS again, the later revisions are a vast improvement - it’s widely considered *the* go-to option for premium Windows PCs even in long term testing.


Don't like the flex on the keyboard, trackpad size and screen ration on the XPS. Comparing with the Surface Book 2 while instore at Currys. Prefer the fit and finish of the SP2 but not convinced the price is right and a 2 in 1 is a bit like a multitool. Better to buy the one tool for the job and a tablet. Still want one.
daBluone7 m ago

Don't like the flex on the keyboard, trackpad size and screen ration on …Don't like the flex on the keyboard, trackpad size and screen ration on the XPS. Comparing with the Surface Book 2 while instore at Currys. Prefer the fit and finish of the SP2 but not convinced the price is right and a 2 in 1 is a bit like a multitool. Better to buy the one tool for the job and a tablet. Still want one.


Really? I thought the XPS had a really stiff keyboard backing and liked the touchpad - though for some reason it's better on the XPS 15, much smoother glass. I prefer separate buttons but I've been forced to change my muscle memory to get away from that. I'm using an HP Elitebook 820 G3 that I got on the cheap at the moment and that has an excellent keyboard and a touchpad with buttons. The Surface Book 2 is good but that stupid gap does make it relatively thick and does create a weak point in the chassis and tablet where it can bend with slight pressure - neither half is stiff enough to prevent twisting/bending that doesn't go back; it's a lot more flexible than an iPad Pro 12.9 for example but it doesn't go back to its original shape. It is hideously overpriced and totally unrepairable nor able to be upgraded - it's like the latest MacBooks but without the name or brand to back it up (I don't think Apple offering just one year on their machines is realistic either). You can get the Surface Book from CeX at a good price to try it out but I am like you, always wanted one, tried it twice, had two with major issues - once was from MS direct - it's one of those 'never meet your heroes' moments for me I think. If you read the forums, there are tons of ongoing issues mostly with sleep/wake and battery drain, as well as the bending issue and horrible Alcantara after a few weeks (for the laptop). I also don't like how their advert is that annoying 'quirky girl' who goes on about being different, I actually found that off-putting.
kwl14742 m ago

I’m surprised to hear that about the XPS13. Albeit I haven’t owned one bef …I’m surprised to hear that about the XPS13. Albeit I haven’t owned one before, I did own an Inspiron for a few years before selling it. I had to use CS for something or another and it was actually decent. I once used an XPS briefly and thought it was astonishingly brilliant.


I suppose experiences vary. But in my case the laptop had a pathetic inexcusable coil whine noise which was audible from a very reasonable distance amongst a few other hang ups. It got to the point where they started saying it was expected behaviour. Thus I'm staying with apple which is built to last, granted I use bootcamp on windows nearly all the time.
4GB of RAM?

“What year is this?” 🧔🏻
ThomasWells14 h, 9 m ago

Thanks need a new laptop/tablet can't decide between a new surface tablet … Thanks need a new laptop/tablet can't decide between a new surface tablet laptop or surface book!Upgrading from my surface 2...


I have the book 2 and it's heavy, but the battery is great and being detachable works well for me. The base has a 1050 in mine which is where most of the weight is. If you don't want the fancy screen then the laptop is a better bet imo. I believe a new one is due out soon?
ToddHoffman13 h, 44 m ago

Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book …Really undecided about which Surface to get, The 2017 Pro, Laptop or Book 2. Read reviews and watched videos on all three. Primarily for light use but also for Excel etc and a fair bit or media consumption. Travel a lot so weight etc is also a factor. Impressions from long time users of an model appreciated.


I use both a surface pro 4 and an XPS13, personally i prefer the Pro 4 most of the time. I travel fairly often and carry both and tbh i don't really notice the weight of either of them.

I'm an accountant so excel and some accounting packages is pretty much all i use on them, i also take any meeting notes on my pro.

If i was forced to pick one of them to have it would be the pro 4, but it really depends on whether you will use the pen or not.

My boss uses uses the surface laptop for work and it seems to suit him but he pretty much spends 90% of his time on a train or plane where i think it would be harder to use the pro 4 as a laptop.

I haven't really used the book 2 except in the shop, i want one but i know that i don't really need one.
kwl1472 h, 4 m ago

Maybe its a good deal for the product but as a product on its own. Its not …Maybe its a good deal for the product but as a product on its own. Its not even close to justifying the money being asked for it. Microsoft are taking the actual Mickey with this range. Such poor specifications at such a high price. Its hard to imagine them selling well when you could something incredibly powerful and specced up for this kind of money.


If you look at what MS are doing they're trying to pitch their products directly against Apple in terms of pricing and specs.

So this Surface laptop for example is intended to compete directly with the Macbook Air / Mac 12 etc. The Surface Go is intended to compete directly with the iPad. Same high prices, same low spec components. The problem is that PC buyers tend to be alot more savvy than Apply buyers in terms of knowing the hardware inside the machines that they're buying.
ThomasWells14 h, 58 m ago

Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of …Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of web browsing watching films/TV. Don't need anything to high spec so I'm thinking this sort of spec would be fine?


XPS 13 more pretty
ThomasWells15 h, 11 m ago

Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of …Mostly MS office and adminstration work online for my job plus a bit of web browsing watching films/TV. Don't need anything to high spec so I'm thinking this sort of spec would be fine?


If it were me, I'd get the Acer Swift 5. If you want to save £250, then the Swift 3.
FUAARRKK4 h, 44 m ago

I suppose experiences vary. But in my case the laptop had a pathetic …I suppose experiences vary. But in my case the laptop had a pathetic inexcusable coil whine noise which was audible from a very reasonable distance amongst a few other hang ups. It got to the point where they started saying it was expected behaviour. Thus I'm staying with apple which is built to last, granted I use bootcamp on windows nearly all the time.


Exactly the same problem a couple of years back with an XPS I purchased. Dell sent and engineer out a couple of times and they changed the speakers, then the main board. Still had coil whine. Pretty poor considering this widely regarded as the best Windows laptop out there. They refunded me fully in the end and I got a Surface Pro 4. Thing is, I'm still considering getting another XPS! Maybe the XPS15 since my desktop is being replaced.
craigos36 m ago

Exactly the same problem a couple of years back with an XPS I purchased. …Exactly the same problem a couple of years back with an XPS I purchased. Dell sent and engineer out a couple of times and they changed the speakers, then the main board. Still had coil whine. Pretty poor considering this widely regarded as the best Windows laptop out there. They refunded me fully in the end and I got a Surface Pro 4. Thing is, I'm still considering getting another XPS! Maybe the XPS15 since my desktop is being replaced.


yes same, well I'm checking with 9370 owners if its fixed. Otherwise I'm just paying extra and getting a newer macbook pro as my late 2013 has been running flawlessly since and I can't commend the build quality enough. It's the shame the new 8th gen macbooks aren't available without that tacky touch bar.
Sorry if it's a noob question, but... can anyone tell me what exactly is the rage about Microsoft Surface laptops? They don't even have a dedicated GPU, so it baffles me - why are they so expensive and so much in demand?
Tbh HP are the absolute worst I've ever seen for design, build quality, software and service. Them and Acer might as well merge for how bad they are. But then that's my experience of them both. Mileage varies per user.
plewis008 h, 33 m ago

I know. And if I felt like that about HP I’d never have used them again e …I know. And if I felt like that about HP I’d never have used them again either. I haven’t had a good Surface since the Pro 3. Yes all manufacturers have their issues - look at Apple with that butterfly keyboard switch issue. But at least Dell CS is responsive and switched on. MS were slow, offshore, inept and took a month to process a refund. A complaint did get £50 store credit but that doesn’t go far from MS. I would urge urge you to try and an XPS again, the later revisions are a vast improvement - it’s widely considered *the* go-to option for premium Windows PCs even in long term testing.

Picard1236 h, 42 m ago

If you look at what MS are doing they're trying to pitch their products …If you look at what MS are doing they're trying to pitch their products directly against Apple in terms of pricing and specs.So this Surface laptop for example is intended to compete directly with the Macbook Air / Mac 12 etc. The Surface Go is intended to compete directly with the iPad. Same high prices, same low spec components. The problem is that PC buyers tend to be alot more savvy than Apply buyers in terms of knowing the hardware inside the machines that they're buying.


Yeah but then Apple customer service and no quibble warranty is worth paying the extra for imho. Same can't be said for Microsoft. Mac OS is quite different to Windows 10 so the optimisation and requirements for a good experience is different. Windows being open to vendors is a bit like Android and iOS. There's different hardware needed for the experience to be comparable. No iOS device has 6gb of ram.
kwl14728 m ago

Yeah but then Apple customer service and no quibble warranty is worth …Yeah but then Apple customer service and no quibble warranty is worth paying the extra for imho. Same can't be said for Microsoft. Mac OS is quite different to Windows 10 so the optimisation and requirements for a good experience is different. Windows being open to vendors is a bit like Android and iOS. There's different hardware needed for the experience to be comparable. No iOS device has 6gb of ram.


Largely agree though Apple's 1 year warranty is stingy given how much you pay. I do think Windows 10 is well optimized these days but Microsoft haven't earned the right to match Apple's pricing.

RedJenny8 h, 2 m ago

4GB of RAM? “What year is this?” 🧔🏻



Glad I'm not the only one offended by that. £749 for a machine with only 4GB RAM is ridiculous. Even if it's 'ok' now it'll be way behind in a year or two.

kwl14732 m ago

Tbh HP are the absolute worst I've ever seen for design, build quality, …Tbh HP are the absolute worst I've ever seen for design, build quality, software and service. Them and Acer might as well merge for how bad they are. But then that's my experience of them both. Mileage varies per user.


I'm only talking about the top-end 2nd gen onwards (1st gen stuff always has issues) Elitebooks or Z Books, I wouldn't use any of their consumer lineup.
Surface Laptop 2 is coming this October, so don't bother buying now
kwl1472 h, 58 m ago

Yeah but then Apple customer service and no quibble warranty is worth …Yeah but then Apple customer service and no quibble warranty is worth paying the extra for imho.


No quibble warranty and customer service? You're joking aren't you? Look at the videos below:


Picard12314 h, 53 m ago

They're not even remotely comparable though are they?. This is a normal …They're not even remotely comparable though are they?. This is a normal ergonomically usable 13.5" Windows laptop with excellent battery life. The Go is a 10" tablet with bolt on shrunken / cramped bouncy bluetooth keyboard.


Hands on of the keyboard say that it's actually comfortable. Won't know without using, but the trackpad is, at least, the same size.
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