Editors Liked

  • Full PC performance in a thin and light design
  • Iris Plus GPU gives it the graphics oomph of a discrete GPU
  • Real replacement for notebook and tablet
  • MicroSD card slot allows storage expansion
  • Hugely improved battery life
  • Kickstand folds back, almost flat
  • Great Surface pen
  • New keyboard (sold separately) makes for best typing experience yet

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited ports with no USB Type-C
  • Microsoft needs to sell a bundle
  • Only Core i7 can challenge A10X
  • Pen is no longer included, now costs $99 extra
  • LTE option should be standard (instead of coming later this year)
  • Too pricey for the top-spec models