In the last years I used a Surface Book 2 and, later, a Surface Book 3 as my main productivity laptop. I was quite happy but not totally happy, especially regarding the performance of both of them. One year ago I bought a gaming pc for working from home, but sometimes I use the laptop for working from the balcony or from another room in my home. On the 2nd of August (I will write an article on it the next month) I joined SoftwareONE as a Microsoft 365 Architect and, of course, I still continue to write a lot of code.
As main laptop for working, I received a Surface Laptop 4. The specs are:
- Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™ Display
- Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
- Memory: 32GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Processor: Quad Core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
- Wifi 6
- Bluetooth 5
- Weight: 1,288 g
- Storage: 512 GB
Honestly, I don't have good expectations from this laptop because of my past experiences with other Microsoft laptop. I am pleased with the feeling when you bring the laptop on your hands. It seems very solid and, first of all, it's very light. The display is really good and I set the DPI to 125%. I use the same settings on my old laptops as well.
I am impressed because Windows 10 seems really fluid, also when I working hard with the HDD (npm install, delete big folders and stuff like that). The battery is good. Not super great, but good. I can work with Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Edge, Windows Terminal and Teams up to 5 hours.
I use the Logitech MX Master as my main mouse, but the trackpad is the best trackpad that I used on a laptop (not like the Apple trackpad on the Macbook, but it's good!).
I am excited about the laptop. I don't use the laptop very often but when I use it (in the last 15 days I worked only on it) I don't feeling lost without my gaming pc at home.