Microsoft Surface Laptop announced with 13,5 inch display and Windows 10S

Microsoft launched another surface product today, one that will surely manage to impress all those of you out there who prefer something easy to use, and highly portable – yet powerful.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop comes with a 13.5-inch PixelSense display and is the first Microsoft device to run Windows 10 S, a special version of Windows 10, aimed to take on Google’s Chrome OS. This version runs Windows apps that can be downloaded from the Windows Store and not other desktop applications, so it is aimed primarily at students who plan to go to college etc.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop – Technical specifications

The Surface laptop is powered by Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and Microsoft claims that its battery life can last up to 14,5 hours (!) – while being faster than the i7 Macbook Pro model. The Core i5 variant of the device packs 4GB/8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB SSD and Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, while the Core i7 version comes with 8GB/16GB of RAM, 256GB/512GB SSD, and an Intel Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 GPU.

The Surface Laptop has 1xUSB 3.0 port, 1xMini-DisplayPort, audio jack and a Surface Connect Port on the right. It measures 308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm and weighs 1.25kg so it’s thin and easy to hold for quite some time.

The device is scheduled to begin its pre orders today starting with a 999$ price tag for the Core i5 version (with 4GB RAM/128GB SSD) and you can expect to have it in your hands by mid June.

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  1. NextHype
    May 3, 2017

    $1000 for a device which can only execute apps from windows store ?
    Chrome OS is used on budget laptop, not mid-high segment devices for a reason…

    This can’t compete with the chinese laptops based on i5 or Core M with full W10 version.

    • Ibrahim Bahakim
      May 3, 2017

      Actually Microsoft said that you can upgrade to the Pro edition for free.

      • May 3, 2017

        Only this year. But I suspect the internet will find a way to crack the upgrade process pretty quickly.

        • Ibrahim Bahakim
          May 3, 2017

          By the end of this year, you will see newer models and hopefully some of them will have an actual Windows OS.

          • May 4, 2017

            Isn’t Windows 10S just full windows that has locked out EXE functionality? So its just a matter of bypassing it right?

  2. Nicolas Marshall
    May 3, 2017

    “We heard that chrome OS was popular. So we’re going to start offering something similar: a laptop with equally reduced functionality, and yet still the same high price tag” (The Microsoft Market Research Department)