Microsoft Surface Laptop - 13.5" /  i5 (7th Gen) / 128GB / 4GB Ram £832.15 @ Microsoft
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Microsoft Surface Laptop - 13.5" / i5 (7th Gen) / 128GB / 4GB Ram £832.15 @ Microsoft

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Found 15th Dec 2017
Nice alternative to the regular Surface. Personally I prefer a proper laptop style set up over a tablet. Decent sized trackpad on these as well, which Is something I'd appreciate (The worst trackpad user ever, right here)

I quite like the idea of hooking up a couple of 4K Displays for photoshop work and stuff. I toyed with the idea of getting the 8GB RAM version, but then wanted the i7 config too This won't be for everyone, but I really like them and it's a good price on this model at the mo. Currently running a 2015 Macbook Pro with a 128Gb SSD in.... Do I?


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• Four tone-on-tone color combinations¹ and sleek, elegant design
• Luxurious Alcantara material-covered keyboard
• Ultra-thin and light laptop fits easily in your bag
• Breeze through tasks with a powerful Intel Core processor
• Up to 14.5 hours battery life[5] for all-day power on the go
• Discreetly hidden Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium sound
• Designed for Windows 10 S², streamlined for security and superior performance

Quick Spec Run Through

3.5 in PixelSense Display
4GB RAM
128GB SSD
7th Gen Intel Core i5


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Full Tech specs

Software
Windows 10 S
Prefer to run non-Store apps? Easily switch to Windows 10 Pro for free until 31/03/2018.2

Display
Screen: 13.5 in PixelSense Display
Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio 3:2
3.4 million pixels
Surface Pen4 enabled
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass

External Display
Up to two 4K UHD (@30Hz) or single 4K UHD (@60Hz)

Processor
7th Gen Intel Core i5

Memory 4GB RAM

Storage
Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB,

Graphics
Intel HD 620

Audio
Camera, video and audio
Windows Hello face sign-in camera
720p HD camera (front-facing)
Stereo microphones
Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
3.5mm headphone jack

Ports
USB 3.0
3.5mm Headset jack
mini DisplayPort
Surface Connect

Wireless
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty

What's in the box
Surface Laptop
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Lol @ the price and the RAM...
Schumarvel1 h, 30 m ago

Have you used one? Didn't think so!


You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's a windows PC so the amount of RAM needed will be almost the same as any other windows PC. So you just need to use Windows to know that 4gb is starting to become limiting, and since you'd hope to be using this for 5 years time it'll definitely be limiting then. Is there even a single other laptop that only has 4gb and be £850?

I got a windows tablet 2 years ago with 4gb ram and it was £300 back then. It wasn't anywhere near good as this of course but my point is just that at £850 4gb is a joke, even macbooks have double that at this price. I just checked on currys and there's only like 3 non Surface laptops at £800+ that had only 4gb and 2 of those had a detachable screen. The rest that had only 4gb were all Surface laptops or tablets.
4GB of ram...
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Pros
+ very accurate colors and grayscale before calibration
+ bright display backlight; excellent black levels
+ excellent construction quality; rigid design
+ nearly full sRGB coverage
+ unique Alcantara texture
+ above average speakers
+ Windows Hello support
+ palm rests remain cool
+ quiet system fan
+ long battery life
Cons
- no USB type-C, Thunderbolt 3, SIM, SD reader, Kensington Lock, or fingerprint reader
- bottom of base can become very warm under heavy processing load
- chassis reverberates noticeably during audio playback
- weak integrated HD Graphics 620 performance
- unable to maintain maximum CPU Turbo Boost
- not end-user serviceable or upgradeable
- no included accessories or adapters
- slightly higher-pitched system fan
- baffling Power button placement
- slow display response times
- DDR3 RAM instead of DDR4
- Core i7 SKU is very pricey
- very slow SSD
4GB of ram...
Lol @ the price and the RAM...
If you have an Amex card one of the offers at the moment is £30 off a £150+ spend at Microsoft Store.
For £800 you can get a Xiaomi Mi Pro Laptop( 8th gen quad core i7, 256GB, 16GB, GTX150 with 2GB) OK the resolution isnt as good, but the screen is pretty good in my opinion.
Schumarvel1 h, 30 m ago

Have you used one? Didn't think so!


You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's a windows PC so the amount of RAM needed will be almost the same as any other windows PC. So you just need to use Windows to know that 4gb is starting to become limiting, and since you'd hope to be using this for 5 years time it'll definitely be limiting then. Is there even a single other laptop that only has 4gb and be £850?

I got a windows tablet 2 years ago with 4gb ram and it was £300 back then. It wasn't anywhere near good as this of course but my point is just that at £850 4gb is a joke, even macbooks have double that at this price. I just checked on currys and there's only like 3 non Surface laptops at £800+ that had only 4gb and 2 of those had a detachable screen. The rest that had only 4gb were all Surface laptops or tablets.
As usual...never buy first generation...of anything..
Ben_W-112312076336689009115 h, 33 m ago

You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's …You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's a windows PC so the amount of RAM needed will be almost the same as any other windows PC. So you just need to use Windows to know that 4gb is starting to become limiting, and since you'd hope to be using this for 5 years time it'll definitely be limiting then. Is there even a single other laptop that only has 4gb and be £850? I got a windows tablet 2 years ago with 4gb ram and it was £300 back then. It wasn't anywhere near good as this of course but my point is just that at £850 4gb is a joke, even macbooks have double that at this price. I just checked on currys and there's only like 3 non Surface laptops at £800+ that had only 4gb and 2 of those had a detachable screen. The rest that had only 4gb were all Surface laptops or tablets.


Normally I'd be arguing about people getting bent out of shape over RAM but you're right, at this price point 4GB is taking the mick. Especially as it's a high end machine not something near disposable at netbook-type price. I am sure they offer this just to make the next model up more enticing - just as car manufacturers offer entry level with hub caps (not alloys).
Ben_W-112312076336689009118 h, 58 m ago

You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's …You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's a windows PC so the amount of RAM needed will be almost the same as any other windows PC. So you just need to use Windows to know that 4gb is starting to become limiting, and since you'd hope to be using this for 5 years time it'll definitely be limiting then. Is there even a single other laptop that only has 4gb and be £850? I got a windows tablet 2 years ago with 4gb ram and it was £300 back then. It wasn't anywhere near good as this of course but my point is just that at £850 4gb is a joke, even macbooks have double that at this price. I just checked on currys and there's only like 3 non Surface laptops at £800+ that had only 4gb and 2 of those had a detachable screen. The rest that had only 4gb were all Surface laptops or tablets.


So that was a no then.
Spec for price isdl rubbish
I'm tempted by one of these as I've got a Retina MacBook now for portability but just find Mac OS a bit jarring even though I get used to it. Had the Surface Book but that stupid fulcrum hinge just asks for the tablet or base to get bent if pressed slightly. Can't be doing with 4GB RAM at this price though, having 4GB of RAM was considered high-end back in 2006 and is really pretty entry-level now. Also Intel 7th gen vs. 8th gen CPUs, I think waiting a few months would be wise - Surface Pro 3 is still working well for me outside of the MacBook.
plewis0012 h, 46 m ago

I'm tempted by one of these as I've got a Retina MacBook now for …I'm tempted by one of these as I've got a Retina MacBook now for portability but just find Mac OS a bit jarring even though I get used to it. Had the Surface Book but that stupid fulcrum hinge just asks for the tablet or base to get bent if pressed slightly. Can't be doing with 4GB RAM at this price though, having 4GB of RAM was considered high-end back in 2006 and is really pretty entry-level now. Also Intel 7th gen vs. 8th gen CPUs, I think waiting a few months would be wise - Surface Pro 3 is still working well for me outside of the MacBook.


I was about to suggest Surface Pro... I wouldn’t get the first gen laptop though. It seems you already have decent enough machines
Sorry, is this a surface book?
JoeSpur8 h, 28 m ago

I was about to suggest Surface Pro... I wouldn’t get the first gen laptop t …I was about to suggest Surface Pro... I wouldn’t get the first gen laptop though. It seems you already have decent enough machines


I’m like most HUKD’ers. Machines and things for every occasion! The MS Surface Laptop is nice but you’re really paying for the form factor over and above everything else as the hardware is so-so. I also don’t rate Microsoft’s build quality or QC - I had a Surface Book twice, one came with a bend in the keyboard, the other was scratched; the previous Surface Pros had problems with the coating flaky off the VaporMg casing and still not totally fixed. Had better luck with Dell and Apple, truth be told...
mroller2 h, 1 m ago

Sorry, is this a surface book?


It’s the Surface Laptop - it doesn’t detach (not a convertible/tablet)but it does have a touchscreen.
Edited by: "plewis00" 17th Dec 2017
Schumarvel16th Dec

So that was a no then.


He's not wrong though. Paying £832 for a 4GB machine is comical. It's a nice laptop but Microsoft are simply doing an Apple by deliberately sabotaging the spec to try and force you to buy the next model up where they make huge profit margin on the RAM and SSD. The even deliberately solder on the RAM and SSD components to prevent you from upgrading yourself.

Like the other guy in this thread pointed out, you'd be mad to buy one of these over one of the Xiaomi laptops.
Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Dec 2017
mcrobbj15th Dec

For £800 you can get a Xiaomi Mi Pro Laptop( 8th gen quad core i7, 256GB, …For £800 you can get a Xiaomi Mi Pro Laptop( 8th gen quad core i7, 256GB, 16GB, GTX150 with 2GB) OK the resolution isnt as good, but the screen is pretty good in my opinion.


I'd definitely go for a Xiaomi over one these. Vastly better spec and £250 less for the 13" model:
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Ben_W-112312076336689009115th Dec

You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's …You don't need to use one to know that 4gb of RAM is a joke at £800+, It's a windows PC so the amount of RAM needed will be almost the same as any other windows PC. So you just need to use Windows to know that 4gb is starting to become limiting, and since you'd hope to be using this for 5 years time it'll definitely be limiting then. Is there even a single other laptop that only has 4gb and be £850? I got a windows tablet 2 years ago with 4gb ram and it was £300 back then. It wasn't anywhere near good as this of course but my point is just that at £850 4gb is a joke, even macbooks have double that at this price. I just checked on currys and there's only like 3 non Surface laptops at £800+ that had only 4gb and 2 of those had a detachable screen. The rest that had only 4gb were all Surface laptops or tablets.


It’s not a pc it’s a laptop
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