Best Surface Laptop 2 Alternatives Windows Central 2021

If you're in the market for a new laptop, but Microsoft's Surface Laptop 2 isn't doing it for you, check out our picks for best Surface Laptop 2 alternatives that you can buy right now. Whether you need more power, a thinner design, or something else, we've got you covered.

Just stunning: Huawei Matebook X Pro

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Huawei's MateBook X Pro has a modern slim design that looks absolutely fantastic. The 3000x2000 resolution touch display has a 3:2 aspect ratio, just like the Surface Laptop, and you get a good selection of standard ports, with an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 discrete graphics card (GPU) option which adds some extra power.

$1,299 at Microsoft (2018 model)

Does it all: Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 is the company's flagship notebook in the 13-inch segment, sporting the latest components and premium design. It has super thin bezels and is available in 1080p or 4K touch, along with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. It's available in a dark carbon fiber finish or in a brighter white and gold.

From $899 at Dell

With Leather: HP Spectre Folio

The HP Spectre Folio is an incredibly unique laptop. It was designed to look and feel like a leather binder — with real leather that looks and feels amazing to hold and use. Featuring an 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage, this is a great device for getting work done and looking classy while doing it.

$1,299 at HP

Lighter than air: LG Gram

If weight is your biggest concern, the LG Gram was built to be the lightest laptop you can buy. Weighing in at just 2.41 pounds, you can maneuver this device with one hand easily, and you definitely won't feel it in your bag. It's also powerful, offering up to Intel Core i7 processors and 16GB RAM.

From $999 at Amazon

More power!: Razer Blade Stealth 13

The Razer Blade Stealth 13 is a streamlined Ultrabook made by gamers. It's not a powerful gaming laptop out of the box, but adding an external GPU is easy (but not cheap). Featuring the latest Intel 8th Gen processors, up to 16GB RAM, and a high-resolution QHD+ screen, this is a premium laptop with an excellent modern design.

From $1,399 at Razer

Business galore: Lenovo X1 Carbon

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is the laptop designed for those in business. If you need a laptop that gets out of the way, but features all the ports and security functions you'd expect from a business laptop, the X1 Carbon is your best bet. It features the latest Intel 8th Gen processors, either 8GB or 16GB RAM, and up to 1440p resolution display.

$1,139 at Lenovo

A less expensive Ultrabook: Huawei MateBook 13

The Huawei Matebook 13 is the cheaper version of the excellent Huawei Matebook X Pro, but it doesn't cut too many corners. It still features a beautiful design, with high-end 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It has a 2K 3:2 display, thin bezels, and an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics card.

From $999 at Amazon

Whether you're looking for a super light laptop like the LG Gram, or a device that looks beautiful like the Huawei Matebook X Pro, our Surface Laptop 2 alternatives are the best you can buy on the market right now. My personal favorite is the Dell XPS 13, as it offers the most for the least amount. It was also the first to pioneer the edge-to-edge design on a laptop, and it still looks good to this day.

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