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  1. Fabrizzio Marco's Avatar
    05-12-2017 11:30 AM
  2. DarrenSproat's Avatar
    For light gaming, yes. But, to be clear, a hardcore gamer will not likely be satisfied with Surface Laptop as their primary gaming machine.
    05-12-2017 11:36 AM
  3. charlesrainer's Avatar
    I don't believe this laptop is the device for gaming.
    05-12-2017 11:46 AM
  4. Jeffery Holderness's Avatar
    It'll be amazing either way.
    05-12-2017 12:35 PM
  5. 1235345's Avatar
    No not at all
    05-12-2017 12:57 PM
  6. Beta_Version's Avatar
    If by gaming you mean store games, then yes, it'll be as good as it gets.
    Anything more than that would be too much to handle.
    05-12-2017 12:57 PM
  7. MizuNoHane's Avatar
    One of the things Dan mentioned that I thought was interesting that I hadn't really considered was that the Laptop could potentially power past the Surface Pro 4 in gaming because its bigger design allowed for a better heat sink. Hadn't really thought about that - maybe the SL can outperform the SP4 in gaming after all?
    05-12-2017 01:31 PM
  8. tinkerwzo's Avatar
    It would be nice if the Surface Laptop can do "medium" gaming. I have a Surface Pro 4 core i7. I guess it will depend on the type of games. The UWP tablet/phone like games, definitely not an issue. Bigger games like Recore, you can hear the SP4 struggle as it kicks the fan high. It's playable. Games from GOG or games that doesn't have heavy GPU requirements, SP4 can handle it. Surface Pro 4 top of the line uses Intel Iris 540 where Surface Laptop host the newer Intel Iris 640. From a spec's point of view, SL might outperform the SP4, but by how much? Surface Book, on the other hand, has a NVidia GPU, which can beat Intel Iris, at a greater cost of course.
    05-12-2017 01:56 PM
  9. marcomeleiro's Avatar
    I don't think so...
    05-12-2017 02:05 PM
  10. LordM00's Avatar
    For the price of the surface laptop, I was able to build my own desktop gaming PC and a chromebook. If you want a computer to game on, I'd recommend doing this. If you've got a higher budget, and want a pc that doesn't look like a decepticon, id recommend the Gigabyte Aero 14. Its basically an ultrabook with a GTX 1060.
    05-12-2017 05:11 PM
  11. Username92's Avatar
    I have a Surface Book with performance base, i7, 16GB, 512ssd, 2GB GPU and I still feel very limited with gaming. The number one thing they should have included with the Surface Laptop is a Thunderbolt 3 port!!!! Then you could have an external GPU enclosure. Then you could have the best of sheik portability and powerful desktop performance. As of now the surface laptop will not be able to drive Adobe/AutoCAD/A-Games
    05-12-2017 08:37 PM
  12. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    It'll do light gaming alright but nothing too heavy.
    05-12-2017 09:14 PM
  13. Dillan K's Avatar
    I think it can handle Microsoft's Solitaire, but I wouldn't count on playing Battlefield 1 with it.
    05-12-2017 09:41 PM
  14. justmikey's Avatar
    With theaters krabylake i7 processor and 16GB RAM why wouldn't it be? I think the surface laptop is going to be an amazing machine. Sure, it's not designed as a gaming machine but I'm certain with the right specs it will beat many of our expectations.
    05-12-2017 10:20 PM
  15. anon(9547485)'s Avatar
    My laptop is running the broadwell HD 5500 and have a decent game list of League of Legends, Factorio, Mini Metro, Portal 2, Mass Effect 2, Tomb Raider 2013, Civ 5, Besiege, StarCraft 2, Overwatch, and probably a few more.
    Most of these games aren't too demanding so they run at around Medium or High while games like Tomb Raider run at a mix of low and med settings.
    While HD 620 isn't a real leap in graphical performance, it should run a little better than what I have currently. So I would say it should modern games at maybe low settings.
    05-12-2017 10:29 PM
  16. BLKMMB's Avatar
    I would love to know how it does on benchmarks. I'd like to be able to play Elder Scrolls Legends and Minecraft on this.
    05-12-2017 10:43 PM
  17. kashgohel's Avatar
    I doubt Surface laptop was designed for gaming, but I assume you can play the medium games at a lower frame rate to not exert such a load on the graphics.
    05-13-2017 03:25 AM
  18. Dominik523's Avatar
    Yeah, it's not designed for gaming. It's made for professional work. You could still play something like LOL or Dota 2 maybe?
    05-13-2017 03:28 AM
  19. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Given that it doesn't have a dGPU you should be getting about 40-60 fps on medium settings for Counterstrike:Global Offensive (maybe a bit more on the Iris models). As I already said in a thread that is very similar to this one, it should be slightly better than on the Surface Pro 4 because of the newer processors and newer graphics, but it's not exactly meant for gaming. You can't even install some of the games out of the box because of the Windows 10 S. Anyways, that could be a lot different if it had a Thunderbolt 3 port. Then you could be playing around with external GPUs and that would make significant difference.
    05-13-2017 03:33 AM
  20. Leslee 94's Avatar
    Wouldnt risk it.. should look for a "heavier" gaming laptop or either a desktop for gaming really
    05-13-2017 04:57 AM
  21. Octagon31415's Avatar
    What if we compare it to an iOS or Android tablet? Less games of better quality. On par. Thus, a good light gaming machine.
    05-13-2017 11:00 AM
  22. lanakaryatna's Avatar
    Nope, surface book not good for playing gta v and surface laptop too
    05-14-2017 03:39 AM
  23. idinesh10's Avatar
    They could have put a GTX 1050 or a 1050ti, and a 15" version with GTX 1060, it would have been perfect,
    with a SD card slot and USB-C.

    I think they didn't want this to affect the possibly upcoming Surface Pro and Book sales maybe later this year in October or in Q1 of 2018 (maybe including surface phone), with

    -10nm Cannonlake CPU
    -USB Type-C
    -shipping with Redstone 3 (fall creators update)
    -maybe volta GPUs
    05-14-2017 04:47 AM
  24. Hafeez M's Avatar
    Nope just no unless you want to run games only from the windows store
    05-14-2017 11:07 AM
  25. benbg55's Avatar
    You have to install Windows 10 Pro first and maybe you'll be able to play games like FIFA or NBA 2K but not wirh good graphics. There's an i5 or an i7 inside so it's a good beast.
    froi francisco likes this.
    05-14-2017 02:15 PM
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