The new Microsoft Surface Laptop was recently revealed and it looks amazing. Out of the box, it is running Windows 10 S and has a 13.5-inch screen making it 1.5inches bigger than the new MacBook.
The laptop is said to be made for students who are entering college, Microsoft’s devices chief said they asked the students what they wanted on a laptop and as a result, they made the Surface Laptop.
What makes the Surface Laptop so great? The design is sharp and clean. They went out of their way to remove the ugly grills on the laptop by putting the speakers below the keyboards. The laptop uses the same alcantara fabric for the keyboard as the Surface Pro 4 did, and has a 1.5mm travel keys that are backlit. The only downside you might have with the laptop is that it runs Windows S and unless you want to pay an extra $50 to upgrade it to Windows 10 Pro it will stay like that.
Recently it seems like the new trend is to provide more color options than just black or white, so the new laptop comes in platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold. It weighs less than three pounds. It also comes with an amazing PixelSense display that has a 3:2 aspect ratio making it the “..thinnest LCD touch model ever created and put into a laptop,” according to Panay. The screen supports 3.4 million pixels and also supports the Pen if you like to use the drawing feature.
The Surface laptop is almost perfect but its not perfect. I’d like to point out the flaws that we have noticed. The biggest problem is the lack of the USB Type-C port. Many people claim having one port can solve many problems. The second issue is the bezels, it is 2017 and we should not have bezels that big on our laptops. The last problem is that you are stuck with Bing as your search engine and you can not change the default browser to chrome due to the new 10 S update.
The Surface Laptop is supposed to be very quick with its i5 or i7 processor (optional) and claims to run for a long 14.5 hours on a single charge. Those results may vary, so for patient people, it is better to wait for real life reviews.
Preorders start today, and it will be available on June 15. A Core i5 model with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD will start at $999, it’s only available in the silver “Platinum” finish. A Core i5 model with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM also comes in “Graphite Gold,” “Cobalt Blue,” and burgundy, and it will cost $1,299. The i7 core and an Iris Plus 640 GPU will cost you $1,599, while the high-end $2,199 model comes with the Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB of RAM, both of these systems only come in Platinum.
What do you think of the new Surface Laptop? Is this the perfect laptop for students?