Microsoft Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S gets official

Posted on Tuesday, May 02 2017 @ 18:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
At a live event in New York, Microsoft officially revealed its new Surface Laptop. This is a 13.5" laptop with an Intel 7th gen Core processor and the new Windows 10 S operating system. The Surface Laptop is just 14.47mm thick, weighs 1.25kg and promises a battery life of up to 14.5 hours.

The enclosure of the laptop is made from anodized metal while the inside is made from a soft and warm Alcantara material. The 13.5" PixelSense touchscreen offers a 2256 x 1504 pixels resolution but one disappointment is the lack of USB Type-C support.

Surface Laptop is a premium device aimed at students and is the first product to ship with the new Windows 10 S. This is a cut-down version of Windows 10 that exclusively runs "trusted" apps. This basically means you can only install software that is offered via the Windows Store, so you can also run converted Win32 apps. Should you need to run software that isn't offered via the Windows Store, you can upgrade the system to Windows 10 Pro. This upgrade will be free until the end of the year, after that it will remain free for educational institutions but other users will have to pay $50.

It starts shipping on June 15, 2017 with pricing starting at $999. For that price you get a model with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Color options include Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold, and Platinum.
Surface Laptop is made for and powered by Windows 10 S. The hardware and software are blended so flawlessly you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. And for a limited time, Surface Laptop comes with an offer for one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of free storage on OneDrive****, giving you full access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

All your documents will be protected, secure, and stable. You won’t have to worry about losing a paper again because everything will automatically save to the cloud, and Windows 10 S means your Surface is always up to date providing superior performance and streamlined security.
More at The Windows Blog.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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