After I swore to walk away from Apple, of course, also i had to find a Windows laptop, the Surface Laptop 2 has become my replacement.

Processing

The processing of the new Surface Laptop 2 is at the same level as the MacBook Pro. The case is made of aluminum & the keyboard has a backlight as well as an Alcantara finish, which I think is particularly good. Whether the Alcantara will endure my daily use, and for how long, will be revealed.

Display

The Surface Laptop 2 display has a 13.5-inch IPS display with a small improvement that Apple constantly refuses to: Touch and pen use are possible.

The colors and brightness are good, not as perfect as an OLED screen, but still at the higher level, in the area around the MacBook Pro.

Internal Hardware

Inside Surface Laptop 2, an 8.Gen Intel Core i5 works with 8GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. All components are not interchangeable and access to the internal components takes place in which the glued Alcantara is removed. The touchpad is now also usable. Not quite at the level of the MacBook, but at least quite close. The Surface Laptop 2 is delivered with Windows 10 Home, from my 128 GB hard drive 80 GB were still free after all the necessary installations and updates.

Battery

My Surface Laptop 2 brings me with a fully charged battery with no efford through the day, just when I only use it for word processing, Photoshop or Lightroom.

Conclusion

If you don’t have money or simply no desire for Apple MacBooks, Microsoft offers an adult alternative with the Surface Laptop 2. Here the price/performance ratio is definitely right and, unlike Apple, you still get some practical functions, such as touch and pen input, for example.

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