Microsoft today announced the launch of Windows 10 S, a new version of its operating system that takes the fight to Google’s Chrome OS. It’s particularly aimed at the education sector where the Chromebooks reign supreme. Microsoft confirmed that many hardware partners will be developing laptops running Windows 10 S and since it’s also in the business of making hardware now, Microsoft today introduced the Surface Laptop, it’s very own Windows 10 S machine.
It built the Surface Laptop with two things in mind: To refresh the classic laptop form factor and make a surface that showcases the best of Windows 10 S. Microsoft says that this is the most personal and balanced Surface that it has ever made.
It blends form, function, power, and portability in a neat package without compromising on things like display quality, battery life, and storage.
Measuring just 14.47mm at its thickest point and weighing 2.76lbs, the Surface Laptop is a bonafide thin and lightweight notebook.
It features a 13.5 inch PixelSense display that’s made with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Microsoft says that it’s the thinnest LCD touchscreen display on any laptop.
It hasn’t compromised on quality either. The Surface Laptop is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core processor and boasts four more hours of battery power than a 13 inch MacBook Pro, according to Microsoft.
It promises up to 14.5 hours of battery life. Comfort is enhanced by the Alcantara-covered keyboard and soft palm rest.
The Surface Laptop is going to be sold in Platinum, Graphite Gold, Cobalt Blue, and Burgundy colors. It comes with a one-year subscription to Office 365 personal and 1TB of free storage on OneDrive.
Customers get full access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Microsoft is going to start selling the Surface Laptop on June 15th with prices starting at $999.