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.[1]

Surface Laptop 2
Microsoft Surface logo.svg
DeveloperMicrosoft
Product familyMicrosoft Surface
TypeLaptop
GenerationSecond
Release date2 October 2018; 2 years ago (2018-10-02)
Retail availability16 October 2018; 2 years ago (2018-10-16)
Introductory priceUSD 999 to 2,699
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
CPUIntel Core i5 8250U or
Intel Core i7 8650U
Memory16 GB or 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB 110.6 MBps SSD
Removable storagenone
Display13.5 inch touchscreen
PixelSense Display
2256 x 1504 201 PPI
3:2 Aspect Ratio
Gorilla Glass 3
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
SoundOmnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Stereo microphones
InputBuilt in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, keyboard, touchpad
Sold Separately: mouse, stylus pen, Surface Dial
Camera720p HD camera
TouchpadBuilt in
ConnectivityWiFi 5,
Bluetooth 4.1
Online servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDrive
Dimensions308.1 x 223.27 x 14.48 mm
(12.13 x 8.79 x .57 in)
Massi5": 1,252 grams (2.760 lb)
i7": 1,283 grams (2.829 lb)
PredecessorSurface Laptop
SuccessorSurface Laptop 3
Related articlesSurface
Websitewww.surface.com

ConfigurationEdit

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 [2] [3]
Price Tier in USD CPU GPU RAM SSD Color
Consumer Business
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 

 Platinum   Black   Cobalt Blue   Burgundy 

FeaturesEdit

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.

HardwareEdit

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.[4]

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,[5] with a charging time approximately 3-5 hours.

TimelineEdit

Surface DuoSurface Hub 2SSurface HubSurface Studio 2Surface StudioSurface Laptop GoSurface Laptop 4Surface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2Surface LaptopSurface Book 3Surface Book 2Surface BookSurface Pro XSurface Pro 7 PlusSurface Pro 7Surface Pro 6Surface Pro (2017)Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface Pro 2Surface ProSurface Go 2Surface GoSurface 3Surface 2Surface (2012 tablet)


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 26 November, Henry T. Casey |; 2018. "Microsoft Surface Laptop 2". www.laptopmag.com. Retrieved 19 December 2018.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Configure Surface Laptop 2". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Configure Surface Laptop 2 for Business". Microsoft Store.
  4. ^ Evans, Austin (17 October 2018), The Surface Laptop 2 Is ALMOST Great..., retrieved 18 November 2020 – via Youtube
  5. ^ Osborne 2018-12-11T20:10:00ZLaptops, Joe; PCs, portable. "Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review". TechRadar. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
Preceded by
Surface Laptop
Surface Laptop 2
2nd generation
Succeeded by
Surface Laptop 3

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