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The Microsoft Surface Laptop is Surprisingly, Traditional

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 13-inch MacBook Pro. 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)

Zayne Seah
A tech geek going beyond specs.

2 thoughts on “The Microsoft Surface Laptop is Surprisingly, Traditional

  1. Hey, This is a great article. I was searching for the same and I found the best content here. Thanks for sharing the info. keep on doing the great work.

  2. From the look and feel perspective it was great but it still didn’t go very popular.

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