Many had doubted whether Microsoft to have any real impact on the industry, but the company continued to actively work on a range of laptops Surface. In October, 2018 sales of the Surface have allowed Microsoft to enter the five largest producers of computers in USA.
The brand is still actively sells their "universal" computers Microsoft Studio, although most of the sales come from tablets, 2 in 1s, laptops, transformers and accessories for them. Next, we review the best laptops from Microsoft among the currently available models.
Microsoft Surface Go
the Microsoft Surface Go is the successor of the original Surface Go from 2012. An improved model was released in August 2018. At the moment this is the cheapest laptop Surface available on the market.
If you do not consider the brand Type Cover keyboard, the device weighs about 520 grams and boasts a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1800 1200 pixels. As with other Surface tablets, the Surface Go comes with built-in stand. With its help it is convenient to watch video or typing on the Type Cover.
Model comes with a proprietary charging Connector Surface, equipped with port USB Type-C for the transmission of data 3.5 mm connector for headphones and a slot for a microSD maps. As for the "toppings" that Go inside the Surface you'll find an Intel Pentium processor and enough Gold 4415Y powerful battery, of the charge which should be enough for about 9 hours.
Surface Go comes with a preinstalled operating system Windows 10 in S-mode. This means that you can use touchscreen apps from the Windows Store, although it does not always work in traditional programs for the PC. You can absolutely free to upgrade your Surface Go to the full version of Windows 10 and thus to access desktop applications. Be careful, once you do, you will not be able to return to S-mode. It will have to do a full factory reset.
The price of the Go Surface starting from $399, and for this price you get 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and support for Wi-Fi. If that's not enough, you can add a bit more and increase the RAM to 8GB и встроенную до 128GB. Кроме того, вы можете доплатить за модель с поддержкой LTE. Что касается фирменной клавиатуры Type Cover, которая продается отдельно, то за нее придется заплатить около $99.99.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Laptop is the latest model from the range Surface. This is a traditional laptop which does not have a removable keyboard or a rotating display, as the models of the transformers. However, the device is quite thin and light. It weighs about 1.2 kilograms, thanks to an all-aluminum body.
Surface Laptop 2 может похвастаться 13.5-дюймовым экраном с разрешением 2256 на 1504 точек. Ноутбук поставляется с предустановленной операционной системой Windows 10, а также 8GB или 16 ГБ оперативной памяти, кроме того вы можете выбрать подходящий процессор: Intel Core i5 или Intel Core i7.
Что касается объема внутренней памяти, то Surface Laptop 2 доступен в четырех вариантах — 128GB, 256 ГБ, 512 ГБ и даже SSD with volume 1 TB. The model comes in several color options: Burgundy, black, platinum and blue. Among the ports — Connect Surface Pro, Mini Display Port, USB 3.0 and 3.5 mm connector for headphones.
Unfortunately, the Surface 2 Laptop does not support USB Type-C, so don't be surprised at his absence. According to the manufacturer, the laptop can work up to 14.5 hours of battery life. The cost of a Laptop Microsoft Surface 2 starts from $999.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
If you are looking for a tablet PC, Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is exactly like you. This is the newest device in the line of Microsoft Surface weighing about 770 grams excluding proprietary keyboard Type Cover. The model comes with a large 12.3-inch display and a resolution in 1824 2736 pixels, and also the operating system Windows 10.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 доступен в нескольких вариантах — с 8GB или 16 ГБ оперативной памяти, что касается внутренней, то SSD может быть объемом в 128GB, 256 ГБ, 512 ГБ или 1 ТБ. Процессор 8-го поколения Intel Core i5 или Core i7.
Among the ports of the standard Surface to Connect power supply, one Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and 3.5 mm Jack for headphones. Again, like Laptop Surface 2, Surface Pro 6 no USB Type-C
The good news is, the device can work up to 13.5 hours of battery life. In black or platinum color Surface Pro 6 can be found for only $899, and the purchase of the Type Cover keyboard will cost an additional $95.
Microsoft Surface Book 2
The Microsoft Surface Book — it is a complete laptop with fully detachable from the screen keyboard (not Type Cover) which can be used as a tablet. The model made a huge splash almost immediately after his appearance.
The latest model of the Surface Book 2 was released in 2017. Only the device is available in two versions: with 13.5-inch screen and a resolution of 3,000 by 2,000 pixels and the 15-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 3240 on. Both models come with 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB SSD to choose from. According to the manufacturer, the device can work up to 17 hours without recharging.
Версия с 13.5-дюймовым экраном доступна в нескольких вариантах — 8GB или 16 ГБ оперативной памяти, а также процессор 7-го поколения Intel Core i5 или 8-го Intel Core i7. Кроме того, если вы сделаете выбор в пользу i7, то получите видеокарту NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. Модель с процессором i5 весит всего около 1,5 кг, в то время как устройство с i7 примерно на 100 грамм тяжелее.
Model with 15-inch screen comes with 16 GB of RAM, 8 processor generation Core i7 and graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. The device weighs 1.9 kg.
All Book Microsoft Surface 2 is equipped with two USB ports, one USB Type-C, two connectors for the power Surface Connect, 3.5 mm for headphones and a slot for SD card. The device boasts two cameras (front and rear) with a resolution of 8 megapixels, stereo speakers and a good built-in microphone.
As you might guess, Microsoft Surface Book 2 will be costly. For a model with a 13.5-inch screen will have to pay about $1499, while the 15-inch is $2499.