I'm LEAVING the Dell XPS 15 for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4

Publicat pe 21 iun. 2021
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I was a huge fan of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, but the Surface Laptop 3 made me switch to the Dell XPS 15. Can Microsoft win me back with the Surface 4 Laptop?

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0:00 - Intro
0:33 - Unboxing
1:05 - I/O ports and charging
1:55 - Opening
2:56 - Turning it on
3:37 - Spec options
4:29 - Keyboard impressions
5:11 - Display ratio
5:29 - Palm rest impressions
6:30 - Weight
7:01 - Display and speaker impressions
8:23 - Opening the laptop
9:48 - Closing thoughts

  • Robbinsffxi


    Acum 2 Zile

    Would be nice if all PC reviews had a Linux compatibility test. You can boot the LINUX directly from the USB drive. It would be very helpfull.

  • Ingledued


    Acum 6 Zile

    Pin me



    Acum 7 Zile

    They use alcantara in cars on the highest wear areas like seats, steering wheels, and arms rests. It holds up in 25 year old race cars so why can’t it work for your laptop that you’re gonna get rid of in a couple years anyway

  • Guru Joss

    Guru Joss

    Acum 8 Zile

    @4:51 switches? what are you talking about?

  • memoktc


    Acum 8 Zile

    I feel like one day Linus needs to make a video about asking whether engineers at the manufacturers whether they watch any review videos that they design.

  • InMyOpinion...


    Acum 11 Zile

    Um .. did anyone else catch the "3 1/2 INCH headphone jack" at 1:34 🤔😆

  • side-fish


    Acum 13 Zile

    You know what, that's a shame. I was really looking into this laptop, but the fact that it doesn't have thunderbolt 3 means I can't use an external gpu with it.

  • Bernard Rossouw

    Bernard Rossouw

    Acum 13 Zile

    In South Africa, it costs double or more of the price of a M1 Macbook Air.

  • Omkar Gurme

    Omkar Gurme

    Acum 14 Zile

    2.8 freedom units

  • Origen17


    Acum 15 Zile

    "2.8 Freedom units"... subbed! Awesome.

  • Juan Pablo

    Juan Pablo

    Acum 16 Zile

    "It looks like premium from 3 years ago"
    * a Space Core wallpaper *
    That's like 10 years old man.

  • DKBlaze


    Acum 18 Zile

    7:25 Oh God those black borders! As a content consumer, I'll rather stick with 16:9

  • Nicholas West

    Nicholas West

    Acum 19 Zile

    Why the hell would anyone else but Apple use thunderbolt?

  • JimIBobIJones


    Acum 21 o Zi

    I think Microsoft needs to keep supporting the weird propriatory ports - at least for the enterprise buyers to whom they have sold hoards of docks with the promise of multi-generational support. But they should also start including thunderbolt alongside it.

  • Uthur Tech

    Uthur Tech

    Acum 23 Zile

    Thunderbolt will become important when people actually use Thunderbolt but less than half of a percent of percent not enough to pay all those royalties

  • ben kasper

    ben kasper

    Acum 24 Zile

    Lol those are some sad ports, seriously, why are we getting rid of ports to have an ugly terrible dock

  • Dave Fogel

    Dave Fogel

    Acum 26 Zile

    I hate my XPS 15. Returning it to costco. Its garbage. Won't turn on half the time. Bios failures constantly. Totally unreliable.

  • Nubbley


    Acum 26 Zile

    down with pedophile microsoft!

  • Rysslass


    Acum 26 Zile

    I want to buy a 17 inch laptop without high frequency fans but still OK graphics, any idea?

  • kiwus87


    Acum 27 Zile

    Was that a laptop review I just watched??

  • Elvir Begovic

    Elvir Begovic

    Acum 29 Zile

    OMG, Alex you suck like always!!!

  • Terence A

    Terence A

    Acum lună

    I dont see how anyone who has seen Alex before would ever take his advice. Everything I have ever seen him buy has been followed by him explaning how it doesnt do what he wanted. Honestly dont know how he got a job anywhere, He is clearly a simpleton.

  • Elmo F diaz

    Elmo F diaz

    Acum lună

    The tangible april fascinatingly nod because vault cephalometrically land beneath a ordinary facilities. hospitable, stingy mole

  • Karl Massie

    Karl Massie

    Acum lună

    non 1300 and you get nothing no thanks my laptop is a ryzen 7 5800 rtx 3060 16gb ram 1tb for 999

  • Dylan Desjardins

    Dylan Desjardins

    Acum lună

    Sorry Alex, this is YOUR preference, this is not a good review. Leaving now.

  • Dylan Desjardins

    Dylan Desjardins

    Acum lună

    Try working in IT and dealing with the alcantara. You might as well smash your face against someones breakfast and grease hands.

  • Chris Lindhartsen

    Chris Lindhartsen

    Acum lună

    Have one of these, replaced a Surface Laptop 2. Yes, it isn't the most powerful thing around, but I haven't had a better typing experience elsewhere and that's most of what I do on it.

  • timelifeboy


    Acum lună

    Idk the design is really nice, however I'd always get the metal version.

  • Colin Campbell

    Colin Campbell

    Acum lună

    If Microsoft can nail ARM the way Apple has, this laptop (with a few tweaks) might very well be the best on the market for causal users.

  • Taylor Hayden

    Taylor Hayden

    Acum lună

    Vessi is essentially a company full of scammers. They put on all kinds of promotions but if the shoes don't work out for you, you CANNOT get a refund if you used ANY kind of promo code.
    Thanks for taking my money and accepting sponsorship from a completely dishonest and predatory company who could not care less about their customers.

  • Lightning Gamer

    Lightning Gamer

    Acum lună

    I had a surface laptop for a while but it just didn't get much use cause it was kind of difficult to use when I would sit at my desk in class so I stopped using it but it was okay for the most part :)

  • sangram reddy

    sangram reddy

    Acum lună

    Display is crazy reflective. and brighness sensor stops working within weeks.

  • Taylor


    Acum lună

    So the XPS has discrete GPU options, no keybaord flex, More IO, and a better display?

  • A. Hdz

    A. Hdz

    Acum lună

    For architecture students, which one is better? Dell XPS 15 or the Surface 4?😭

  • Pritam Sharma

    Pritam Sharma

    Acum lună

    Freedom units... hahahah

  • Don Anderson

    Don Anderson

    Acum lună

    Wow, you made me never want to buy a Microsoft Surface laptop in this video. Big bezels, older ports, no Thunderbolt, squishy keyboard, mediocre screen, no video card, "as plain as you can get," poor battery life, not upgradeable, and "looks premium from three years ago." The best thing you can say about it is the facial recognition, but it recognized you with a mask! How insecure is that? Thank you for this negative review. I'm not sure that's what you intended, but it was helpful in its own way.

  • riccagianna


    Acum lună

    When new Surfaces are bound to be presented?

  • DizzlerMusic


    Acum lună

    Him resting his arms on the laptop :"its such a nice feel and not cold like every other laptop"
    Every other laptop : Already starts burning when you open chrome with 5 tabs

  • Ben Grieve

    Ben Grieve

    Acum lună

    So if the XPS had a fuzzy layer around the keyboard and a slightly rounded front edge on the chassis, he would pick it over the Surface 4?

  • Rannon


    Acum lună

    1:45 I can't say I've really seen more than a few things that use Thunderbolt, IRL. How would you say that a E.G. 40GB/s USB4 compares to Tunderbolt4?
    3:53 How is the Single- v. Multithreading (or just more than 4/4 core/threads) thing, nowadays? I know more and more games utilize more threads nowadays but how much of a difference does having E.G. 8/16 cores really make for general usage? E.G. browsing, listening to music, watching Youtube or a flick etc. at the same time, having a few hundred tabs it FF, y'know, normal things? ;)

  • j f

    j f

    Acum lună

    Microsoft laptops simply don't last though

  • Avieshek


    Acum lună

    Why in the world would I want alcantara only to be filled with sweat, salt, oil or serum? Wtf is wrong with this guy, every laptop review is basically a useless one compared to Dave2D or HardwareCanucks - this guy is weird.

  • Offilaw Noone

    Offilaw Noone

    Acum lună

    I also like to use the Microsoft surface more than the rest of the laptops that I own, but, damn it, they need to somehow tighten up and do something competitive in terms of hardware specs.

  • Aindriú Mac Giolla Eoin

    Aindriú Mac Giolla Eoin

    Acum lună

    I don't get it.

  • B TheGawd

    B TheGawd

    Acum lună

    I have a surface pro and it’s complete trash. The surface dock is also garbage. So many problems with using the dock and it sounds like a jet engine when using external displays. Stay away!

  • N English

    N English

    Acum lună

    leaving an xps for a surface? bullshit clickbait.Stop wasting people's time.

  • Abel Santiago

    Abel Santiago

    Acum lună

    I didn't know Alex's girlfriend was dead. RIP

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    Acum lună

    I have the 15" metal version which has very little keyboard flex and the battery life is terrific; way over 10 hours without really trying. I've always been a devoted ThinkPad user but this is probably the best machine that I've had because of the keyboard and the 3x2 display. About the only thing that I don't like is the lack of a trackpoint. Once you get used to the nub, you really miss it when it's not there. IMO, if you don't need a lot of graphics power, this is the one to get.

  • saab92513584


    Acum lună

    This is 110% me with almost anything with a manual transmission. It’s slower, clunkier, “less refined”, but I love it. Sometimes numbers on paper don’t equal the final experience.

  • Liam


    Acum lună

    I ended up buying the Dell XPS and regret not getting the surface.

  • Jason Mcelveen

    Jason Mcelveen

    Acum lună

    Surface pro is the best laptop all time even tho it's not really a laptop I use mine as one

  • Faheem Ahmad

    Faheem Ahmad

    Acum lună

    xps is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better for sure



    Acum lună

    Superb video. It confirms all my doubts and I AM now extremely happy NOT to buy this MS LAPTOP

  • Aymaan Ghazi

    Aymaan Ghazi

    Acum lună

    As Elon musk says, a lot of small batteries are better than one big one

  • Aymaan Ghazi

    Aymaan Ghazi

    Acum lună

    With my surface laptop 3 I experienced the screen cracking slightly

  • Choi


    Acum lună

    MacBook Microsoft Edition

  • Jackson Campbell

    Jackson Campbell

    Acum lună

    Literally an iris scanner. Of course it works with a mask on.

  • MotoADV


    Acum lună

    Xps 15 is trash... 250dollar pc works faster... not joking

  • Muhammed Mayer

    Muhammed Mayer

    Acum lună

    Should I buy this one for programming? I won't do video/photo editing or gaming or any power/performance consuming tasks, I just want to program. I only care about the battery, the keyboard and it being windows. Should I go for it?
    (Btw anything above 10 hours is good for me)

  • Pa Mr

    Pa Mr

    Acum lună

    looks like an expensive flexy piece of crap

  • Philip Worthington

    Philip Worthington

    Acum lună

    This is such a weird review, I laughed so much! Well done Alex.

  • mIrAizZz Ks

    mIrAizZz Ks

    Acum lună

    this game use it on gaming how? hot or not

  • Derpington95


    Acum lună

    9:36 - Thanks for triggering my ptsd of slowly losing my fingerprint by playing Battlefield 3 on my Lenovo laptop back in the day. :'D

  • Max


    Acum lună

    In my country we have a saying for lazy ppl, we say that they are lazier than the upper jaw, but boy is your bottom jaw lazy dude

  • Festy


    Acum lună

    Seems like he’s marketing a keyboard and not a laptop

  • Michelangelo P

    Michelangelo P

    Acum lună


  • Pete Pakulski

    Pete Pakulski

    Acum lună

    I'm not leaving because of glossy screen on surface

  • Krompopulous Michael

    Krompopulous Michael

    Acum lună

    Just get a mac

  • Vaagaen 006

    Vaagaen 006

    Acum lună

    Ah yes, the 3.5 inch headphone jack

  • mateos vargas

    mateos vargas

    Acum lună

    my laptop isn't cold, it's a macbook, I always have a nice warm slab of aluminum right in front of me.

  • garsoltero


    Acum lună

    I really was hoping to finally buy my Surface this year.... No Thunderbolt? Dealbreaker. Will buy another Dell XPS

  • Dylan Thompson

    Dylan Thompson

    Acum lună

    Dave 2d did a surface review and found it had best in class battery life for a windows laptop.

  • Arthur Astor-Perrin

    Arthur Astor-Perrin

    Acum lună

    Plot twist, both are terrible

  • phillz91


    Acum lună

    I run a Laptop 2 for work and absolutely love it. The keyboard, touch pad, alcantara and the 3:2 is what sold it to me over every other option. Even without USBC is was well ahead of anything else for productivity.
    However, I use the Mini DP port pretty regularly when I work from home and the USB needed to be Thunderbolt. So looks like I will skip this generation as well

  • AFK Binding

    AFK Binding

    Acum lună

    What about coil whining?

  • Captain Gurko

    Captain Gurko

    Acum lună


  • Yasin Hasan

    Yasin Hasan

    Acum lună

    battery life on this is amazing, MS improved it a lot

  • Declan Cunningham

    Declan Cunningham

    Acum lună

    Ah yes. Kilograms and freedom units.

  • Boat House

    Boat House

    Acum lună

    lmaoooooooo was that the first time you guys referenced LBS as freedom weights, Im ded!!!! xD

  • Naxster


    Acum lună

    screen is less color accurate, less bright, has enormous bezels and is smaller and also has shine form reflections
    keyboard has enormous flex
    touchpad is much smaller
    there is very poor a/o and weird power delivery
    battery is small
    speakers are worse
    how is it better than xps 15?

  • Vessi


    Acum lună

    Should we make a waterproof laptop?

  • Frank T.

    Frank T.

    Acum lună

    "Microsoft rates ist for 17hours, id reather give it 10...ish" "has a Not Great Battery Life"... dude my HP is advertised at 8 and i can never get over 3,5...

    • Jyotsha Kumar

      Jyotsha Kumar

      Acum lună

      It's because of the price and the competition. A generic laptop would be considered good if it had 8 hour battery life but a premium ultrabook? Not so much, especially with 5th gen ryzen and apple m1 around 15 or so hours on thin and light laptops.

  • Lala Khalida

    Lala Khalida

    Acum lună

    Don't do it. Trading in trash for shiny trash that will stop working in 2-3 years

  • reviewfor thetube

    reviewfor thetube

    Acum lună

    That Alcantara will wear and leave nasty looks on it just wait and dirt lol it will get worn I get why some wouldn't want it lol my Sim racing wheel has it and yes it doesn't last to long without wearing a bit

  • Shashank


    Acum lună

    I'm leaving XPS for Surface.
    *Proceeds to shit on surface for 10 mins*

  • Kirth Gersen

    Kirth Gersen

    Acum lună

    Switched off at the mask.

  • King Kneip

    King Kneip

    Acum lună

    Yeah Ill be sure to buy the surface because the feel

  • Mark O'Reilly

    Mark O'Reilly

    Acum lună

    Those bezels though ...bigger than my 55inch TV

  • Minatsukiyo


    Acum lună

    Thanks Vesssi Foootwear for sponsering todays viseo? XD

  • Charlie Spaulding

    Charlie Spaulding

    Acum lună

    No reason for any new laptop to not have Thunderbolt in 2021!

  • Senthilvasan Muthan

    Senthilvasan Muthan

    Acum lună

    Reason to like the laptop is not for its performance but for alcantara keyboard…🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  • James Telfer

    James Telfer

    Acum lună

    WHY would you release a premium laptop with a previous gen CPU architecture?!?!?!?! 🤔🤯 Just get a Dell XPS or something instead...

  • Kelvin Lau

    Kelvin Lau

    Acum lună

    surface pro, surface laptops have common problem, the screen is yellowish

  • Marcus Malmberg

    Marcus Malmberg

    Acum lună

    9:53 - Well, the XPS 15 had really thin bezels already in 2017... and thunderbolt 3 (kind of). I put a new battery in mine yesterday and it is an amazing machine.

  • MROKJIA [Mike]

    MROKJIA [Mike]

    Acum lună

    Still rocking the first gen, it’s so good

  • Arief Rakhman

    Arief Rakhman

    Acum lună

    Damn Alex clearly have type.. 😅
    This feels like 10 minutes rationalization..

  • Tabula Gyoza

    Tabula Gyoza

    Acum lună

    1700USD for a device which is not fast but just "nice to use", and has a less than durable finish that is ok for 2 years. How out of touch with reality are you guys at LTT honestly ? If it's a digital workplace productivity laptop you are after, get a lenovo from 4 years ago and it'll do the same job.

  • 한현준


    Acum lună

    Can Microsoft improve this laptop in the next generation while maintaining the form factor?? Thinner bezel, more battery, less keyboard flex, more thunderbolt 4 ports? If they can't do these, I'm going to be very disappointed.

  • John Michael Cariaga

    John Michael Cariaga

    Acum lună

    I thought surface are tablets

  • 1PaPaD1


    Acum lună

    If I had a dollar for everytime people call notebooks a ;laptop; I'd be a billionaire.