The first Laptop Surface 2-B-1 Microsoft released back in 2012. That is how the creators of the famous Windows operating system began to develop their own hardware.
Many doubted whether Microsoft is capable of any real impact on the industry, but the company continued to actively work on the Surface laptop lineup. Already in October 2018, Saurface sales allowed Microsoft to enter the top five largest manufacturers of computers in the United States.
The brand is still actively selling its "universal" computers Microsoft Studio, although most of the sales are on the tablets 2 in 1, laptops transformers and accessories for them. Next, we will look at the best Microsoft laptops among the currently available models.
Microsoft Surface GO
Microsoft Surface GO - This is the successor of the original Surface GO from 2012. The improved model saw the light in August 2018. At the moment it is the most cheap laptop Surface among all available on the market.
If you do not count the Type Cover branded keyboard, the device weighs only about 520 grams and it boasts a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1800 to 1200 points. Like other Surface plates, Surface Go comes with a built-in stand. With it, it is convenient to watch the video or typing the text on Type Cover.
The model comes with Surface Connector branded charging, equipped with a port USB Type-C for data transmission, 3.5 mm with a headphone and slot connector MicroSD Maps. As for the "filling", then inside Surface Go you will find the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor and a fairly powerful battery, the charge of which should be enough for about 9 hours of operation.
Surface Go comes with a pre-installed Windows 10 operating system in S-mode. This means that you can use Touchscreen in applications from Windows Store, although it does not always work in traditional PC programs. You can update Surface Go to the full version of Windows 10 and thus get access to desktop applications. Be careful as soon as you do, you can no longer return the S-mode. To do this, you will have to make a complete reset to factory settings.
The Surface Go starts at $399, and for that price you get 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage, and support for Wi-Fi. If this is not enough, then you can add a little and increase the RAM up to 8 GB and the internal memory up to 128 GB. In addition, you can pay extra for a model that supports LTE. As for the branded Type Cover keyboard, which is sold separately, you will have to pay about $99.99 for it.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is the latest addition to the Surface lineup. This is a traditional laptop that does not have a detachable keyboard or swivel display like the Transformer models. However, the device is quite thin and light. Its weight is about 1.2 kilograms, thanks to the all-aluminum body.
Surface Laptop 2 boasts a 13.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2256 by 1504 pixels. The laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 operating system, as well as 8 GB or 16 GB RAM, and you can also choose the appropriate processor: Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7.
In terms of internal storage, the Surface Laptop 2 is available in four storage options - 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and even a 1 TB SSD. The model is available in several colors: burgundy, black, platinum and blue. Ports include Surface Connect, Mini Display Port, USB 3.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unfortunately, the Surface Laptop 2 doesn't support USB Type-C, so don't be surprised if it doesn't. According to the manufacturer, the laptop can work up to 14.5 hours without recharging. The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 starts at $999.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
If you are looking for a tablet with PC functionality, then Microsoft Surface Pro 6 you will definitely like it. This is the latest device in the Microsoft Surface line, weighing about 770 grams, excluding the proprietary Type Cover keyboard. The model comes with a large 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 2736 by 1824 pixels and Windows 10 preinstalled.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is available in several options - with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM as for the internal, 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, one Mini Display, USB 3.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Again, like the Surface Laptop 2, the Surface Pro 6 does not have USB Type-C.
Good news in whether the device is able to work up to 13.5 hours without recharging. In black or platinum, Surface Pro 6 can be found only for $ 899, and the purchase of the Type Cover keypad will cost an additional $ 95.
Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Book - this is a full-fledged laptop with a keyboard completely disconnected from the screen (And this is not Type Cover), which can be used as a tablet. The model made a huge Furior almost immediately after his appearance.
The latest Surface Book 2 model was released back in 2017. The entire device is available in two versions: with a 13.5-inch screen and a resolution of 3000 to 2000 points and a 15-inch screen with a resolution of 3240 to 2160. Both models come from 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB SSD to choose from. According to the manufacturer, the device is able to work up to 17 hours without recharging.
A version with a 13.5-inch screen is available in several options - 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, as well as the 7th generation processor Intel Core i5 or 8th Intel Core i7. In addition, if you choose in favor of i7, then you will receive the video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. The model with the I5 processor weighs only about 1.5 kg, while the device with i7 is about 100 grams heavier.
The model with a 15-inch screen comes with 16 GB of RAM, the 8th generation Core i7 processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics adapter. The weight of the device is 1.9 kg.
All Microsoft Surface Book 2 are equipped with two USB ports, one USB Type-C, two connectors for powering Surface Connect, 3.5 mm to connect headphones and an SD card slot. The device boasts two cameras (front and main) with a resolution of 8 megapixel, stereo speakers and a good built-in microphone.
As you could have guess, Microsoft Surface Book 2 will no longer. The model with a 13.5-inch screen will have to give about $ 1499, and for 15-inch and at all $ 2499.