Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 updating comes with some features. It features 8th generation Intel processors, more RAM, and a matte black finish.
The second-generation model, called Surface Laptop 2, is expected to be 85 percent faster and include twice as much RAM in its basic configuration. It will go on sale October 16 and pre-orders start today.
The big news this year is that the base model of the laptop, at $ 999, goes from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM, correcting one of the weak points of the original model. But apart from that and the new processors, nothing seems to change: the hardware is identical: there is always a 13.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2256 x 1504 and Microsoft still estimates 14.5 hours of autonomy for reading video streaming.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Features
Microsoft Surface laptop 2 storage always starts on a 128GB SSD and can be up to 1TB. Its ports are still limited to a single USB 3.0 and Mini DisplayPort. It means another year without USB-C.
The first Surface laptop was announced in May 2017 and has become a surprise favorite, thanks to its balance of size, power, and style. But the laptop had flaws.
The original model only had 4 GB of RAM and did not include USB-C ports, although they are becoming more standard. Today, Microsoft has solved one of these complaints by increasing RAM, but the traditional USB port and Surface Surface connector remain in place. It may be acceptable if you replace an existing Surface device, but it is otherwise a failure on a laptop that you will probably use for four years or more, while USB-C is becoming more commonplace.
While the first Surface laptop is still one of the best laptop options, this new model faces stiffer competition. In recent months, Huawei has won the title of Best Laptop, thanks to a model with ultra-thin glasses, a simple and lightweight design, and a lot of power (and ports). But this laptop starts at a much higher price – $ 1,500 – and is aimed at a somewhat different audience.
Microsoft surface laptop 2 targets the university student and the everyday customer who simply wants a reliable machine to get things done. Surface Laptop 2 does not seem to change the formula; just update the specifications to be a little more competitive in 2018.