The Surface line ventured close to laptop territory with the Surface Book, but now Microsoft made a true laptop. The Surface Laptop promises a non-detachable 13.5 1080p PixelSense display with touch and stylus support.
Curiously, the backlit keyboard is covered in Alcantara, a suede-like material. It will be available in Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold. The whole thing should weigh just 1.25kg (2.76lbs) and measure 14.5mm at its thickest point (and 9.9mm at its thinnest).
Despite these highly portable dimensions, the Laptop promises 14.5 hours of Netflix binging before its battery runs out. Surface chief Panos Panay says the new portable computer is 50% faster than a comparable MacBook Air but also lighter.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop will run Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s education-oriented OS. Configurations start at $999 and you get a choice of Intel Core i5 (7200U) or i7 processors and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
Microsoft managed to fit one full size USB Port and what looks like mini DisplayPort, though theres no USB-C to be seen. Theres an SD card reader on the right and nothing on the back.
Meet the new Surface Laptop. Performance made personal. pic.twitter.com/dk9BB0IPwL
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