Many years ago, I had a small stereotype about Microsoft's notebooks: they were very good at making black, and they could even be said to be the most profound manufacturer of black notebooks on the planet.
I once thought that this is determined by Microsoft's own business genes, and its temperament is very similar to the dark knight Batman. Later, in multiple Surface product lines, Microsoft began to try more lively colors. On the latest Surface Laptop 5, Microsoft added a new color called "Fairy Tea Green". In my opinion, this should be Microsoft's The smallest fresh color ever tried on a Surface product.
As usual, let me introduce the basic situation of this Surface Laptop 5:
- 12th Generation Intel Core i5-1235U Processor or 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1255U Processor
- All series have passed Intel Evo certification
- 8GB, 16GB or 32GB LPDDR5x memory
- 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB SSD hard drive
- 13.5-inch PixelSense display, 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
- Measurements: 308mm x 223mm x 14.5mm
- Weight: 1272g (Alcantara version); 1297g (Metal version)
- USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4 port × 1, USB-A 3.1 × 1, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Surface Connect port
- Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos 4 sound
- Compatible with Surface Pen
Obviously, Surface Laptop 5 is positioned as a classic business notebook, taking into account the audio-visual scene. Of course, business notebooks are also a kind of "face" displayed to the outside world to a certain extent. Its brand, design and color matching represent the user's own aesthetic taste.
Among the four colors of Surface Laptop 5, bright platinum represents low-key, elegant black is still deep, sandstone gold is more enthusiastic, and fairy tea green is undoubtedly on the fresh and elegant side.
However, Microsoft’s polishing of metal craftsmanship is becoming more and more sophisticated. Although this color is called fairy tea green, it is not the same green in all angles, but it shows a different look and feel as the light and environment change.
For example, when the light shines directly on the notebook, the perception of green is not so strong, and what is mainly seen is the luster of metal.
If the light is deflected, the green can be a little deeper, even a little dark green.
What is quite detailed is that not only the A side and the D side, Microsoft adjusted the color to fairy tea green, even the B side screen and the C side keyboard touchpad area, Microsoft did not let the green be absent. The default blue flower-shaped decoration in Windows 11 system is also randomly adjusted to green here. Regardless of the color of the plastic keycaps of the keyboard or the glass color of the touchpad, Microsoft has also adjusted it to a green color as much as possible.
There are many reasons why people choose the Surface Laptop series. For me, the feel of its keyboard and trackpad is a reason that cannot be ignored.
In the Windows camp, the Surface Laptop 5 keyboard feels soft and has a moderate key travel. It is more suitable for long-term input work. Its touchpad area, smoothness, fluency and hand-to-hand degree can be classified as Windows camp notebooks. In the first step, Surface Laptop 5 is also one of the few notebooks that makes me not miss the external mouse so much.
It is a little regretful that although the interface of Surface Laptop 5 is very high, the number is small. There is only one Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) and USB-A interface, which means that its direct expandability is not so strong. , I hope that in subsequent model iterations, two more Thunderbolt 4 interfaces will be added to meet the needs of data transmission, external display and charging.
The B side of Surface Laptop 5 may be underestimated because of its not-narrow bezel, but in terms of practicality, whether it is the camera with Windows Hello face recognition, or the custom G6 processor and optically bonded screen, The response on this side is very sensitive: the face recognition is very fast, and the screen touch is precise and fast.
In terms of absolute performance, Surface Laptop 5 is not a strong player, but in terms of actual appearance and experience, Surface Laptop 5 is indeed a good choice among business notebooks. As for this fairy tea green, it also makes the usual business style Microsoft's Surface series has some fresh elements. As Ralf Groene, vice president of design for Microsoft's Windows and Devices Division, said, Microsoft has become more diverse in color matching, so that consumers can reflect their personal style through the color of the device.
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