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Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 729 reviews of Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Microsoft SURFACE 13.5 inches (2017) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium / Dolby® audio
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2

Battery

Battery life (max):12 / 14.5 / 16
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous video playback time:14.5
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Swivel webcam: Yes

Certificates

Certification:CE
Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Burgundy / Gold / Gold, Graphite / Grey / Platinum / Red / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable) / Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Housing material:Aluminium / Magnesium
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):1700:1
Display diagonal:34.3
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2256 x 1054 / 2256 x 1504 / 3000 x 2000
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:N / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel density:201 / 267
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 3
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 16 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 10501050 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Plus Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917 / 0x591E / 0x5926 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 615 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / French / German / UK English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Touch Bar:N
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 / 4.2 LE
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby® audio
Dolby technologies:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:N

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / No / Y
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in:N
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
On/off button:Y
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:44 / 95

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR2-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.60 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.50 / 3.9 / 4 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel Core M
Processor frequency:1.00 / 1.90 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6300U / i5-7200U / i5-7300U / I7-6600U / i7-7600U / i7-7660U / i7-8650U / m3-7Y30
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:124968 / 88190 / 88192 / 95443 / 95449 / 97466 / 97472 / 97537
Processor code:SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2ZU / SR2ZY / SR33Z / SR340 / SR3L8
Processor package size:20 x 16.5 / 42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Office 365 Personal
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 10 S
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 365 Personal (1 Jahr), OneDrive (1 TB) / Office / Office 365 / Office 365 30-day / Office 365 30-day trial / Office 365 Personal

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

USB connector type:USB Type-A

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:223.2 / 223.3 / 23.2 / 232 / 232.1
Depth (tablet mode):7.7
Height :14.5 / 2.28
Height (front):1.3 / 1.5 / 9.93
Height (rear):1.45 / 2.2 / 2.28 / 2.3
Height (tablet mode):22
Weight:1.25 / 1.28 / 1.52 / 1.58 / 1.64 / 1.65
Width:308 / 308.1 / 308.2 / 31.2 / 312 / 312.3
Width (tablet mode):31.2