Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 14.4" - Platinum (Intel Core i7-11370H/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Windows 11) -En
- 3.0GHz quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor and 16GB LPDDR4 RAM can handle your most complex workloads
- 512GB solid state drive (SSD) gives you ample data storage with ultra-fast file loading and system boot up times
- 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow touchscreen display with a refresh rate up to 120Hz offers smoother scrolling and showcases your photos and videos in uniform, true-to-life colour and contrast
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card with 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory renders stunning visuals with high frame rates for an immersive experience
- Bluetooth 5.1 technology provide quick connectivity with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets, keyboards, mice, headphones, and other devices for wireless convenience
- Six-cell battery with 5,099mAh capacity keeps the laptop awake for longer to help you stay productive or entertained anywhere
- Ultra-sleek and lightweight design enables seamless transitions from laptop to entertainment-ready stage to portable creative canvas
- Four stereo 2-way speakers with dual invisible woofers and Dolby Atmos deliver crystal-clear audio to elevate your entertainment experience
- See remarkable colours, brighter brights, darker darks, and subtle details with Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ 6 that dynamically adjusts to the changing light conditions around you when playing supported content
- Optimized for Windows gestures, the Precision Haptic touchpad with built-in sensors delivers smooth and comfortable navigation
- Two USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4 technologies support, one Surface Connect port, and one 3.5mm headphone jack enable reliable wired connectivity with an array of peripherals like external monitors, USB flash drives, multi-port connectivity docks, and more
- Pair with Surface Slim Pen 2 (sold separately) that can be magnetically attached, stored, and charged under the front of the keyboard
- 120Hz display and immersive audio levels up your PC gaming experience. Pair with Xbox Ultimate Game Pass and Xbox controller (each sold separately) for the best experience
- Pre-installed Windows 11 Home (English) helps you get organized and make things more personal, with customizable options for your backgrounds and desktops
- Includes a 30-day trial for Game Pass Ultimate and Microsoft 365 Personal
- Note: Mouse, dial, and pen are sold separately
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- Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is awesome!- October 28, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 14.4" Touch Screen is the best 2-in-1 device on the market hands down. I have used several different Surface devices over the years and have absolutely loved them. This is due to Microsoft taking user feedback seriously and applying it to its next generation devices. The Surface Laptop Studio is a beautifully designed machine offering some of the best hardware available. Need a faster processor, more storage, or more RAM? Microsoft allows the customer to change the CPU, RAM, and storage capacity prior to purchase without the insane markups seen by one of its major competitors. Pros: * Powerful CPU and GPU: The Surface Laptop Studio is powered by the new quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H Series processor and Nvidia 3050ti. So, what does that mean? Sheer performance. Not only can this Surface run popular games like Valorant, Apex, Back 4 Blood, and Call of Duty, it does so flawlessly at 2400 x 1600 resolution / 120 hz refresh rate. This will be my go-to device when I am traveling and feel the need to game. Multitasking? No problem, it does so with ease. I have been able to listen to a Zoom meeting while browsing the web with multiple tabs open and work on a PowerPoint all at the same time without it skipping a beat. With the hardware specs included with this device, it would be great for any power user such as a gamer, college student, or business owner. * Touchscreen with Slim Pen 2: It responds to touch seamlessly and when paired with the Surface Slim Pen 2 is a note taking/content creating machine. I really enjoy the ergonomics when writing on the folded down screen. The Surface Pen 2 is very responsive and accurate. I especially like that the Slim Pen 2 is magnetic and can be charged on the underside of the keyboard. * Windows 11 OS: This is my first experience using the new Windows 11 operating system and I am really enjoying it. Everything seems very intuitive and easy to use. Overall, I think Microsoft really nailed it. * Ports: It comes with 2 USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support as well as a headphone jack and charging slot. I ended up buying a USB-C hub to go with the computer so I would be able to use more than 2 devices at a time including USB type A, HDMI and DisplayPort cables, and an Ethernet cable. While most of the headphones I own are Bluetooth compatible, I do appreciate Microsoft adding a regular headphone jack. * Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision/Vision IQ: These are premium features I am thrilled Microsoft included. The speakers on the Surface paired with Dolby Atmos supported content deliver cinematic sound. Dolby Vision/IQ allows for dynamic adjustment and optimization of the picture based on supported content and lighting conditions in the room. More and more content/content providers are supporting these standards (ie: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +). * Camera and facial recognition: The front camera on the Surface supports 1080p HD video. On the Zoom video calls I have participated in for work my video is crystal clear. I also enabled the facial recognition feature which uses the front camera to unlock the computer. It has worked flawlessly. It is much more convenient then typing in a password every time I want to log in. Indeterminate: * Battery life: The Surface Laptop Studio boasts up to 18 hours of continuous battery life; however, I have come nowhere near this. I usually average 4-8 hours of use before requiring a charge. I will have to play with the battery settings to see if I can increase battery life without a degradation in performance. Overall, I am very impressed with the Surface Laptop Studio. It is a well-designed premium computer and I highly recommend it.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Spectacular, but not perfect- October 26, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Ok, my wife or I have had Surface Pro Tablets/laptops since 2012 (first release). We've seen the concept improve over the years. I had the first Surface Pro laptop, I can't say I enjoyed the problems I had with it. But since that experience we've had 4 additional models. I've tried all of Microsoft's Surface Pro keyboards - none I've used for long. But I have to say it seems like Microsoft has been listening. Almost all of the Laptop problem's of the past are addressed in this new Surface Laptop Studio (SLS). Their displays have always been one of the best you could find, but the SLS is a step better with 120hz display, with by far the best touchscreen you can buy. I have 4 other 'current' notebooks (all 15", Intel 10 or 11 Gen or Ryzen 5), none have a clearer display than this SLS. And then new gen 2 pencil is a nice improvement, it's shorter, and not round, more of a flattened oval that magnetically attaches and recharges from the front edge of the studio, hidden, but well connected to the notebook. And it's pressure sensitivity is far more acurate (I didn't think it would be a worthy upgrade, I was wrong, if you are accustomed to using a stylus, get this pencil). I annotate a lot of drawings, I love this new pencil. This notebook is a new design for MS, it's thinner that their previous laptops (but about the same 4lbs weight), but it has 3 display modes: Laptop, Tablet and Stage mode. Another company recently had a high end product called a Folio, with a similar screen mechanism (I have one); in fact this type of mechanism has been tried by others for many years, but none have been as thin or as sturdy as this MS implementation. That being said a 4lbs tablet is a bit on the heavy side for me, sure I'll probably use it on a couch as a tablet occasionally, but I have other tablets that weight closer to on pound, which for me is more comfortable as a tablet over time. But having the flexibility to keep working on the SLS in multiple modes is very convenient. In addition the SLS has an excellent trackpad, it's 5.5" diagonally with a minimal edge (which is better than a completely smooth hand rest area). It also vibrates slightly when you "click" on it, so instead of 2 buttons, the whole trackpad is the left mouse button. Like I said I have other highend laptops, The SLS has the fastest graphics processor out of all of them. Period. It beat all others by 10-20%, so for light gaming/graphics work it's a star. But I also do software development on my laptops (which is why I have several). In testing Visual Studio loading and light DB work, the SLS was the slowest. At first I was tempted to blame windows 11, so I disabled some of the new security features, and my times changed by less than 1-2% (faster). [Also good to know Windows 11 new security features don't cause huge performance issues on a new machine] So I ran Crystal Disk Mark (against my 512 Gb SSD - And I found the cause of the slowness). All of my other notebooks have at least 1Tb nvme gen 3 drives. The SLS has a gen 3 nvme drive, but its as 2242 form factor, my others are all 2280's, all performing reads at about 3000MB/s. So the SLS with stock 512GB drive, is on the slow slow side. Here's the good news/bad news, the SSD is a replaceable device, but MS only recommends it be done professionally. I've upgraded several of my recent notebooks (both memory and SSD (the SLS cannot have it's memory upgraded)). I wish MS would make it easier for end users to upgrade/repair their devices. I've learned what it takes, it can be done, but it (currently) voids the warranty. The other good news is the SLS also supports Thunderbolt 3/4 connectivity, which will allow you use a Thunderbolt connected g3 nvme drive at full speed, faster than the provided 512GB internal SSD drive. In fact the two Thundebolt4/USB4 ports also support power delivery and can be used to drive 2 additional USB Monitors from the USB ports both at 4K 60Hz. I tested with a 2K and 4K display and encountered no problems, both were recognised and configured automatically. I'm certainly happy MS finally offers a high end notebook with Thunderbolt connectivity, this was my biggest disappointment with their previous laptops. I also wish that there was a SD or micro SDcard reader (there is not). This is the best Notebook Microsoft has produced. I don't understand why they skimped on a slower SSD, maybe the larger drive performs better (I don't know). I wish the SSD were more easily replaceable. But I love the keyboard, trackpad, display combination. I've adjusted to Windows 11 differences, no big deal as far as I'm concerned. MS has enhanced several of their apps to take greater advantage of inking support (using the stylus to write lines/text), more should be made of the enormous improvements in Notes etc. MS claims that you could can get 19 hrs on the battery, well I used it for a full day doing what I normally do, and got a 10% battery warning after 12 hrs. No gaming, but screen was 80% bright and used non-stop. Probably the best battery life I've gotten from a standard notebook (no extended battery). For just browsing the internet and light office work this 'puter is fast, the Wi-Fi 6 support works very well. The build quality is exceptional, and given its size, the sound quality is exceptional, it seems to come from multiple directions (yea). And Windows Hello (Facial Recognition use for auto logon) works exceptionally well, I've used it before and never have I had it works as well as this SLS even in very low light. In the end I decided I had to deduct a star as it should have a top notch SSD drive as it affects my primary job as a software developer (but it can be 'fixed').Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Surface Laptop Channels Powerful Creativity- October 22, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is a great blend of computing power and the latest technologies. The 14.4 inch, 3-way movement touch screen, the 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with the 16 GB of memory and the 512 GB of space on the hard drive will help you to achieve creative your goals. • I found Windows 11 to be an easy transition from Windows 10. It was much more seamless than previous Windows system changes I have experienced. Importing website tabs from another computer or even moving folders and information around the Surface Laptop was prompt, quick and easy. A cool new feature is facial recognition using the camera facing you. That is a great way to log in to the Surface Laptop. The light up keyboard is a great touch that I really enjoyed as well. I moved 3 GB of music, using a Type C flash drive, from another laptop to the Surface Laptop with the Thunderbolt port. It blazed a new path of how fast you can move songs only taking a few seconds to transfer! I also found this to be true with moving pictures over or even documents using the Thunderbolt 4 port. The only negative I think is the fact that there are only two Thunderbolt 4 ports. That is simply not enough in my opinion. I would like to plug in a mouse dongle, Xbox controller and flash drive, but that is 3 items and the Surface Laptop provides only two connections. I used an extra Type C hub to overcome that deficiency. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the touch pad and its enhanced feeling vibrations for a better experience but I sometimes prefer a wireless mouse so the hub helped me to add that feature. It is a preference for me, but not everyone has to do it. • The Intel Core i7 (11th Gen) with 16 GB memory and 512 SSD Platinum came well packaged and protected. Made of magnesium and aluminum the Surface Laptop has great solid feel. The sides vent the heat out of the Surface Laptop when needed. I really never even noticed that the heat was spread out there. Surface Laptop did a nice and discrete job on this feature. • The 14.4 Touchscreen has resolution of 2400x1600 pixels in a 3:2 ratio with a 120hz refresh rate. What does that mean? It has a beautifully made Touchscreen with detailed pixels providing the best picture, while the refresh rate allows the screen to keep up with your movies, gaming or music. There are three dynamic positions for the Surface Laptop: There is a regular Laptop setup, an angled Stage setup and a Studio setup. To accomplish this feat, a special “Dynamic Woven Hinge” was made to help move the Touchscreen. The images produced by the Touchscreen are vibrant, sharp and lively looking at any angle or display option you choose. I prefer the stage setup because the screen is tilted toward my eyes, making it easier to look at. It is also efficient for drawing or writing on it as well. The best option for drawing or writing is probably the Studio setup which the screen lays almost completely flat on the keyboard. I think this is pretty innovative and useful. • I play guitar and used the “PreSonus Studio One” software on the Surface Laptop. It is setup through “PreSonus Audiobox USB 96 interface” with two monitor speakers. The software allows you to record songs, edit and playback. I had no issues with lag-time, skipping or missing a beat at all. I enjoyed the “Stage” mode when recording music. If I wanted to name a song, or track or just a riff, all I had to do is just had tap on the specific field and an onscreen keyboard pops up that is plenty big and easy to use. But if you prefer a traditional Laptop feel for your music playing, the “Classic” mode and regular keyboard will work just as well. • You can multi-task easily with the Surface Laptop. You can open and keep a ton of tabs without losing speed; play complex games with intense graphics; listen to your favorite music stream or stream your favorite movie. I have used the Surface Laptop as my engine for guitar recording and software. The battery does drain pretty quickly when you play heavy loaded intense games. Of course, if you have the Surface Laptop plugged in, this “limitation” goes away. For example, Tekken 7 in HD is an intense video game with its crazy fighting styles, scenic backgrounds and unbelievable moves. During this game, battery life went down quickly when I had the Surface Laptop unplugged. But this is easily fixed by plugging the Surface Laptop into a surge protector or outlet. In contrast, the battery life pretty much lasted all day when I moved information (folder to folder or files to a Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 4 port), searched the web with open tabs, listened to a lot of music or streamed movies. I do want to add that the part of the plug that goes into the actual laptop is unconventional in a good way. It is a little larger than your average size and it is magnetic! That means you don’t have to accidentally worry about knocking the power supply out! • The Surface Slim Pen 2 is magnetic and has a button on top and a side button as well. I synced it to the Surface Laptop with Bluetooth. The Slim Pen 2 attaches and charges just underneath the front of the keyboard magnetically. It snaps securely in place and it doesn’t come off until you remove it! I used this Surface Slim Pen 2 when moving around the touchscreen instead of using my fingers. The Pen works much better and leaves no fingerprints! Tap the top of the Pen to bring up whiteboard that is available for anything from drawing to bringing pictures in to modify. • Movies that have support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos special sound will play on the Surface Laptop. The sound of the laptop for music and/or movies is outstanding. Four speakers on the sides of the Surface Laptop put out detailed sounds. There are also 2 woofers under the keyboard that compliment the other 4 speakers, for a well rounded sound. Of course you can always hookup the Surface Laptop Bluetooth (5.1 version) and a Bluetooth capable speaker. I tried out both the speakers in the Laptop and a Bluetooth Ralis speaker. Of course the Ralis speaker sounded amazing but the speaker system inside the Laptop was top notch. I actively listened to movies I streamed from Disney+, like these Marvel movies: Antman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Infinity War. • Music is easy to transfer with the Thunderbolt ports (size similar to a Type C but faster). There is plenty of music space when you decide how you want to setup the Surface Laptop. I put music from different genres and in mp3 and FLAC. FLAC files have the quality sound over MP3s, but the FLAC files are a lot larger in size. I chose the MP3s over FLAC files, essentially because of HD space (512GB). The sound was still outstanding and is the best I have heard from a laptop computer! • Games are stunning up to 2400x1600 pixels (if the game allows) with the NVIDIA GeoForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU! Battlefield 4 has exceptional realism and Tekken 7 complex on screen moves were no match for this Surface Laptop! The sound was also enveloping for a great experience, putting you closer to the action. The only drawback to these games is that they take up a lot of space on the HD. If you intend on using the Surface Laptop for just gaming only, the 512GB HD isn’t quite big enough for loads of high speed, intense games. There are other options of this Surface Laptop with larger HDs, you could get if you wanted. But for casual gaming, streaming, pictures, music, or guitar recording, the Surface Laptop performs exceptionally well. This Laptop is a great conduit to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio gets the hard work done and gets the play fun done as well. Advanced features and technologies really make this Surface Laptop, one you will want to take a look at.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sleek 2 in 1 Laptop that does it all!- October 21, 2021
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Surface Laptop Studio is admittingly my 1st ever from Microsoft and I am completely blown away by what it can do vs my XPS and Omen. MS not only ticks off just about every box on a PC's list but excels at a lot of them as well. From gaming to work productivity to even editing some videos, I had a blast doing it from the Surface. Specs -------------------- 11th Gen i7 Quad Core - 3.3ghz that Turbos to 4.8 16 GB DDR4 RAM - Non-upgradable 512 SSD - Again non-upgradable RTX 3050 Ti 14.4 Inch screen - 2400 x 1600 @ 120hz ~4 lbs weight 2x Thunderbolt 4 3.5mm Headphone Jack 1080 Webcam Windows 11 Whether you are using the Studio for work, productivity, designing or gaming, it will easily handle what you throw at it. Has a backlit keyboard and a nice large trackpad. The all platinum aluminum body looks nice and sleek. Super high quality build and construction. Has a unique "tiered" looking design, but I think that is by design as the pen is held underneath the front bottom. Has some weight to it @ 4 lbs but I do not consider it heavy nor a problem carrying it around. Also to save me a headache, I purchased a small USB C docking port that allows for another display and to connect my USB-A devices (my gaming mouse). First time booting it up after charging, you are greeted with Windows 11 walkthrough to set up the Studio to your preferences. Took me about 20 minutes after connecting to wifi and applying all the updates. As this is my 1st time using Windows 11, it reminds me of a hybrid Win10 x Apple crossover thing going on. Though with a little bit of searching I moved my Start Menu back to the left to make it feel more recognizable to me. 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports can let you expand the Studio to give it multiple options, whether it be external storages, extra displays, or use external peripherals like mice and printers via docking stations. Gaming is great for this mobile beast. 3050Ti is more than enough to handle my whole Steam and Epic libraries on high settings. Some AAA titles did have me turn down the settings to Mid but that did not put a hamper on my experience at all. 120 refresh rate @ 2400 x 1600 made gaming look nice and smooth. I love how the Studio can go from Laptop to a tablet /w stand with ease! Even all the way to flat. Using the Pen made drawing and editing fun. Even better than using my Tablets that I usually daily drive for it. Touch screen with it's refresh rate is a perfect pair. Sound quality to me is where the Studio shines! OMG it is beyond GREAT. I have compared it to my Omen with Bang and Olufsen and even the king XPS and the Studio imho blew them both out of the water. It is LOUD, Crisp, Clear and even packs the oomph and deep basses. Work, School or personal entertainment. The Surface Laptop Studio does it all and with ease. If you need a mobile laptop that would suit your preferences, than look no further. I HIGHLY recommend it!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Good Cross between computer and tablet- December 4, 2021
This is a good option for anyone who wants both a tablet and still wants the convenience a pc can give. It is a bit heavier (5 lbs?) than many ultra thin laptops, and the charger is a brick and adds weight. However, I am really enjoying how easy it is and converts. As an older techie geek person (I taught computers at a 2 year college) I need the utilities a computer gives me, but also wanted the convenience of a laptop to to take places when needed. The keyboard is responsive and lights when the keys are pressed - good when working in front of the TV, in dim light. The connector for USB and 2nd monitor is well built and solid, but again adds weight. As I usually do not take this thing anywhere, except to the porch, weight is not an issue with me. It is incredibly fast, and the wifi is solid. I have a dead spot at my desk, but it never is slow. Good bluetooth for mouse and pen. Lots of space. If needed, it is easy to connect an external harddrive. Windows 11 is a bit different, but much is recognizable or able to be figured out with a bit of playing around. In all, I'd recommend this to any person, especially an older person wanting something a bit fun to use and especially if one doesn't need to drag it everywhere, everyday. If however, you do work on the go, I'd recommend something lighter.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.