Microsoft’s Surface devices have always been known as sleek powerful convertibles that never fail to wow the market. However, the brand new Surface Laptop doesn’t even pack on a fluid touchscreen, but just a boring old conventional one.
The new Surface Laptop will be armed with the new Windows 10S operating system, which is known as a walled garden, promising safer web access and security.
The difference between the Surface Laptop and its predecessors is stark, but they do share one similarity, a pretty high and premium price tag. The lowest end of the Surface Laptop will be starting off at US$999.
The Surface Laptop moves all the way to laptop territory. It’s a thin for 13.5-inch laptop at 14.5mm, and 1.25kg, it’s lighter than a. The components inside are about what you’d expect from a premium laptop in this price range. The standard variant holds an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage whereas the upgraded Core i7, 8GB/256GB upgrade is $1,599.
You also get a backlit keyboard with 1.5mm of travel with a surrounding deck, and guess what, it’s covered in fabric.
Your laptop will come in 4 colour options, platinum, gold, burgundy and cobalt blue. Each of the design actually has a rather subtle tone variations.
|Display||13.5-inch 2,256×1,504 pixels (201 ppi); 3:2 aspect ratio; Surface Pen enabled; Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen|
|Processor||7th generation Intel Core i5 or i7|
|Memory||4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM|
|Graphics||Intel HD 620 (i5) or Intel Iris Plus 640 (i7)|
|Connections||USB 3.0, headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect port|
|Camera, video and audio||720p HD camera with stereo mics, omnisonic speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Wireless||802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
|Security||TPM chip with Windows Hello face sign-in|
|Software||Windows 10 S (free switch to Windows 10 Pro through December 31, 2017)|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB or 512GB SSD|
|What’s in the box||Surface Laptop, power supply, quick start guide, safety and warranty documents|
|Weight||2.76 lbs (1.25 kg)|
|Dimensions||12.13 x 8.79 x 0.57 in (308 x 223 x 14.5 mm)|