58points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB

60points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB vs Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
58
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
60
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD?

  • 2g lighter
    1.25kgvs1252g
  • 0.08mm thinner
    14.4mmvs14.48mm
  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
    ?
  • Has an IPS screen
    ?
  • Has an accelerometer
    ?
  • 0.07mm shorter
    223.2mmvs223.27mm
  • 0.62% less body volume
    989.94cm³vs996.0717717600002cm³
  • 0.1mm narrower
    308mmvs308.1mm

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 28% faster CPU speed
    4 x 1.6GHzvs2 x 2.5GHz
  • Has an LED-backlit display
    ?
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
    ?
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4
  • Has branded damage resistant glass
    ?
  • Uses 3D facial recognition
    ?

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

1.25kg

1.25kg

2.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

14.4mm

14.48mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
?

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
4.Uses a fanless design
?

By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6” Intel Core i3-7020U 2.3GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
5.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i3-8145U 2.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
6.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

989.94cm³

996.07cm³

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2256 x 1504px

2256 x 1504px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

201ppi

201ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

13.5"

13.5"

4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
5.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
6.has an LED-backlit display
?

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Performance

1.RAM
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

8GB

8GB

2.Uses flash storage
?

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
3.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

2 x 2.5GHz

4 x 1.6GHz

4.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

256GB

256GB

5.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6” Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
6.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports
?

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

1

1

2.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6” Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
4.Has Bluetooth
?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6” Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
6.USB ports
?

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

1

1

Battery

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Lenovo Yoga C630 13.3" Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

25h

14.5h

14.5h

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

2

2

4.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
5.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

Huawei MateBook 13" Wright-W29A Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Miscellaneous

1.has branded damage resistant glass
?

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

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