The long rumored Surface Laptop has been finally announced by Microsoft at a dedicated event. The laptop won’t work like the normal Surface Books but it’s a non-detachable laptop with touch and stylus support. Sized 13.5-inch the Surface Laptop from Microsoft bears a resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixel resulting in a pixel density of 201ppi.
Despite having a non-detachable chassis, the laptop borrows most of its design from Surface Books — most notably — the backlit keyboard of the laptop is made up of Alcantara, just like the Surface Book’s keyboard. Although the laptop measures 14.5mm in thickness(thicker than the MacBook Air), Microsoft has claimed that the new Surface Laptop is much lighter and faster than the MacBook Airs, which is quite obvious.
The whole laptop boots on newly introduced Windows 10 S, a light OS from the company to rival against the like of Chrome OS. The OS is programmed and engineered to run on less powerful laptops, thus providing a long lasting battery life. In case you’re wondering the laptop is touted to provide 14.5 hours of Netflix browsing. Inside, it’s powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and 512GB of SSD storage. As for the ports, there are USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort, and a Surface port.
As for the pricing, Microsoft has priced the base model of laptop with Core i5(7200U), 4GB RAM, and 128GB of SSD for $999, while the upgraded variant with Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage will go on sale for a mammoth price of $2200. While there’s still some time for Windows 10 S to hit other[inexpensive] devices, for now, the Surface Laptop from Microsoft is definitely not an alternative or replacement to Google’s affordable Chromebooks.