06-29-2017 10:15 AM
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  1. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    So, Windows Central finally did a review on the Surface Laptop and it looks great. (Wish I could get one...) Daniel Rubino has done an extensive review as usual and I'm pretty much sold on the brilliance of the device. Anyone else felt the same or are you'll underwhelmed?
    libra89 likes this.
    06-14-2017 11:14 AM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    indows Central finally did a review on the Surface Laptop
    Where's the link to his review?
    06-14-2017 11:29 AM
  3. sanjeet_deshwal's Avatar
    Where's the link to his review?
    https://m.windowscentral.com/surface-laptop
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-14-2017 11:48 AM
  4. raqball's Avatar
    I'm underwhelmed...

    Had a preorder in day one that I cancelled. Slow poke SSD and the i5 they went with is the 7200U instead of the 7300U..

    Build quality looks like it's stellar but the overall package is not even close to being worth $1300 in my opinion..
    06-14-2017 12:41 PM
  5. onlysublime's Avatar
    we get it. you don't like the Surface Laptop. So why are you still here? Usually when I'm shopping, I browse and for the products I'm not interested in, I don't look back. But yet you're here still complaining.

    The Surface Laptop is reviewing quite well.
    06-14-2017 04:08 PM
  6. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    I'm underwhelmed...

    Had a preorder in day one that I cancelled. Slow poke SSD and the i5 they went with is the 7200U instead of the 7300U..

    Build quality looks like it's stellar but the overall package is not even close to being worth $1300 in my opinion..
    You know the pricing policy is in order to not hurt other OEMs?
    ajcletus500 and kaktus1389 like this.
    06-15-2017 06:46 AM
  7. excalibur1814's Avatar
    In the massive while small scale of things the 7200u and 7300u aren't exactly worlds apart.
    Rainar Angelo likes this.
    06-15-2017 08:14 AM
  8. ajcletus500's Avatar
    In the massive while small scale of things the 7200u and 7300u aren't exactly worlds apart.
    May be a tiny difference but surely you want every piece of premium when you are paying that price
    raqball likes this.
    06-15-2017 08:25 AM
  9. raqball's Avatar
    May be a tiny difference but surely you want every piece of premium when you are paying that price
    It's only about a 10% difference but I do agree when you are paying premium price, you expect at least semi-premium specs...

    The laptop is without a doubt premium build but the internals are not...
    06-15-2017 08:27 AM
  10. Msolok's Avatar
    The laptop is without a doubt premium build but the internals are not...
    You mean other than the keyboard, trackpad, speakers and screen (including touch and pen digitizers)?

    I do agree that the SSD's could be faster, but for 99% of peoples use the ones they have used won't have an impact.
    Sure they could have gone from the 7200u to the 7300u and gotten a bit more performance out of the thing, but for most people there won't be an impact.

    Microsoft has approached it with the view of this being an Ultrabook, which means keeping it light, portable, cool, and with long battery. They know that people who want performance machines won't be buying one of these, as that's not what it is. Clearly they have made choices around these performance items that kept the cost lower, as well as allowing them to keep the device cooler and with longer battery life. That is exactly what I would want them to have done!
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-15-2017 03:57 PM
  11. kaktus1389's Avatar
    I like all reviews from Daniel as he really cares about the details that many reviewers don't even mention. I am still disappointed we haven't seen an announcement for the Surface Laptop winner, it's been 14 days now.
    ven07 and Chintan Gohel like this.
    06-15-2017 04:11 PM
  12. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    I'm honestly tired of waiting. Sigh...
    kaktus1389 likes this.
    06-16-2017 02:24 AM
  13. Ayrton01CZ's Avatar
    It looks really well but I'd wait for users' reviews. You know, if there are any production problems like there were with some previous Surface products. Though I REALLY hope this won't be the case.
    06-16-2017 03:26 AM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar
    I'm underwhelmed...

    Had a preorder in day one that I cancelled. Slow poke SSD and the i5 they went with is the 7200U instead of the 7300U..

    Build quality looks like it's stellar but the overall package is not even close to being worth $1300 in my opinion..
    They probably couldn't have a fanless design with that chipset.
    06-16-2017 04:12 AM
  15. Drael646464's Avatar
    I had a look at this in a store today, in a glamorous little surface island in the tech store.

    It's really quite a creature. The easy movement of the hinge, the lightness and the handfeel/weight, the fabric keyboard cover....It's just as beautiful as a functional object as they made it sound. Very similar look to the surface pro 4 too, in its way.

    It's kinda hard to believe they can cram a fanless i5 in there, given the weight. And the battery life for the size is also very impressive

    Considering how many use laptops - for portability, and input, especially students etc, it really is very nice.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-16-2017 04:16 AM
  16. DJCBS's Avatar
    My opinion on the Surface Laptop is exactly the same after the review. It's just not worth it. In fact, it's an absolute waste of money.

    I think for die-hard fanboys it doesn't matter what one says, they'll buy it anyway, but for normal consumers they'll get better value for their money in any other Windows laptop of the same price (and even cheaper). Even people coming from Mac - who are used to overpriced, underpowered products - they'd find better offerings elsewhere.

    The best thing about the Surface Laptop, to me, is the keyboard. But even there the unnecessary use of Alcantara will present a problem in the long run, specially for people who actually intend to use the laptop for the next 5 or 6 years.
    06-16-2017 08:11 AM
  17. PipoDj's Avatar
    After reading/watching the review I am convinced I made the right decision not to drool over it. I mean it's premium, it's beautiful, its a Surface! Drool-worthy laptop...but those aren't the factors I'd consider in buying a laptop. It's how affordable it could be. Lol I'm just being cheap that's all. but then again, I can still dream of having one.
    06-16-2017 09:13 AM
  18. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Did they let you use it?!
    06-16-2017 01:18 PM
  19. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    My opinion on the Surface Laptop is exactly the same after the review. It's just not worth it. In fact, it's an absolute waste of money.

    I think for die-hard fanboys it doesn't matter what one says, they'll buy it anyway, but for normal consumers they'll get better value for their money in any other Windows laptop of the same price (and even cheaper). Even people coming from Mac - who are used to overpriced, underpowered products - they'd find better offerings elsewhere.

    The best thing about the Surface Laptop, to me, is the keyboard. But even there the unnecessary use of Alcantara will present a problem in the long run, specially for people who actually intend to use the laptop for the next 5 or 6 years.
    Yes, I do agree that the pricing could've been better. An extra port with an SD card slot would've made it a better deal imo
    06-16-2017 01:20 PM
  20. Photonsym's Avatar
    Defo a great review. I do wish I could try the laptop in person and see what the alcantara and apparently, great build quality feel like.
    06-16-2017 01:42 PM
  21. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Defo a great review. I do wish I could try the laptop in person and see what the alcantara and apparently, great build quality feel like.
    Good luck if you DO get that! Post about it in the forums <3
    Photonsym likes this.
    06-17-2017 12:14 PM
  22. Drael646464's Avatar
    Defo a great review. I do wish I could try the laptop in person and see what the alcantara and apparently, great build quality feel like.
    It's released now, so it's in all kinds of tech stores globally (although some countries before others I think)
    06-21-2017 05:55 AM
  23. Drael646464's Avatar
    Did they let you use it?!
    Is that to me? Yes, it was just sitting with all the other bits and pieces in the Microsoft section. I picked it up, and hefted in my hands (carefully :P), felt the keyboard, types a few keys, examined the easy to move hinge, looked at the screen. Didn't use it much, I was stopping in the local tech store just to buy some ram for my pc.
    06-21-2017 05:57 AM
  24. chenryhen's Avatar
    I'm definitely tempted. Waiting to see if I win the WC giveaway though first lol
    06-21-2017 08:51 AM
  25. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Is that to me? Yes, it was just sitting with all the other bits and pieces in the Microsoft section. I picked it up, and hefted in my hands (carefully :P), felt the keyboard, types a few keys, examined the easy to move hinge, looked at the screen. Didn't use it much, I was stopping in the local tech store just to buy some ram for my pc.
    Must've felt like heaven :o
    06-24-2017 03:48 AM
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