Surface Laptop 2
The Surface Laptop 2 is a Surface-series Laptop produced by Microsoft. Unveiled at an event in New York City on 2 October 2018, and alongside the Surface Pro 6 released on 16 October 2018, it succeeds the Surface Laptop released in June 2017. While maintaining a design similar to the original design of its predecessor, the Surface Laptop 2 has improved hardware specifications compared to it, an increased number of storage options and a new matte black color.
|Product family||Microsoft Surface|
|Release date||2 October 2018|
|Retail availability||16 October 2018|
|Introductory price||USD 999 to 2,699|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 8250U or |
Intel Core i7 8650U
|Memory||16 GB or 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Storage||1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB 110.6 MBps SSD|
|Display||13.5 inch touchscreen |
2256 x 1504 201 PPI
3:2 Aspect Ratio
Gorilla Glass 3
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Sound||Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Stereo microphones|
|Input||Built in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, keyboard, touchpad|
Sold Separately: mouse, stylus pen, Surface Dial
|Camera||720p HD camera|
|Connectivity||WiFi 5, |
|Online services||Microsoft Store, OneDrive|
|Dimensions||308.1 x 223.27 x 14.48 mm |
(12.13 x 8.79 x .57 in)
|Mass||i5": 1,252 grams (2.760 lb)|
i7": 1,283 grams (2.829 lb)
|Successor||Surface Laptop 3|
The Surface Laptop 2 is available in four colors: Black, Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue. Intel Core i5 and the Intel Core i7 processors are available. RAM is configurable to 8GB or 16GB while storage capacity is offered in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB configurations. The laptop has no option for expandable storage.
|Surface Laptop 2 Configuration Options  |
|Price Tier in USD||CPU||GPU||RAM||SSD||Color|
|999||1199||Intel Core i5-8250U||Intel UHD Graphics 620||8GB||128GB||P|
|1299||1399||256GB||P B C B|
|1599||1649||Intel Core i7-8650U||P B C B|
|2199||2249||16GB||512GB||P B C B|
|2699||2749||1TB||P B C B|
The default operating system is Windows 10 Home. The display is a 13.5 inch 2256 x 1504 pixel 10-point touch screen with a front 720p HD camera. The laptop weighs 2.76 pounds for the Intel Core i5 models and 2.83 pounds for the Intel Core i7 model.
The Surface Laptop 2 includes three different ports on the left hand side of the laptop, a USB-A port, a mini-display port, and the headphone jack. The right side of the device contains a magnetic surface connector port. The Surface Laptop 2 was criticized for failing to include a USB-C port and Thunderbolt 3 port.
This laptop has two omnisonic speakers, a stereo, some microphones to collect audio, and a headset jack that is located on the left-hand side of the computer.
The battery life on this laptop has about 14 hours and 20 minutes, with a charging time approximately 3-5 hours.
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