An indifferent reaction to the latest Microsoft hi-end laptop
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 starts at £2,069, according to a review in the Guardian newspaper.
It says: “the Laptop Studio 2 is a bit of a beast, weighing almost 2kg in its top spec – heavier, slightly thicker and made of aluminium rather than the magnesium of its predecessor.”
While some new features are welcomed, such as a hinged LCD screen, Slim Pen 2 stylus (£120), additional USB-A port and microSD card slot in the side and Windows Hello face recognition, mics and speakers.
However, battery life (short) is a big minus and using Copilot is clunky.
Overall the verdict is: “The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is a good machine stuck in an odd place. It is too expensive for a consumer laptop, and no one should buy the entry-level machine for £2,000.
“It also struggles when matched up against rivals, particularly on raw power and battery life – two areas that will be very important to the target audience of developers, photographers, videographers and so-called creators.”
You can read the full review here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/nov/07/microsoft-surface-laptop-studio-2-review-still-unique-but-should-be-better-battery-life