Microsoft’s New Surface Laptop Is Something Special

Microsoft’s New Surface Laptop Is Something Special

Microsoft has been churning out an impressive line of hardware for a while now. In particular, the Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid has been a hit with the buying public. This week, Microsoft unveiled another Surface device. The new Surface Laptop is fast, extremely slim and powered by a brand new flavor of Windows.

– The new Surface Laptop is aimed at college students.

– It has a 13.5-inch screen and the same premium fabric keyboard as the Surface Pro 4

– The device runs Windows S, an operating system to challenge Chromebooks

New Surface Laptop

Many laptops look like tablets nowadays, and many tablets pretend to be laptops. The new Surface Laptop is somewhere on the laptop side of this gray area. The 13.5-inch device is made for busy students who need something powerful and portable.

New Surface Laptop

Unlike the Surface Pro, the Surface Laptop has a true clamshell design. The premium fabric keyboard is firmly attached to the screen, although it can be removed. You can prop open the hinge at the ideal angle and type on your lap.

The Laptop has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, packed with 3.4 million pixels. Furthermore, Microsoft says this is the thinnest LCD touch display ever to be used in a laptop. Under the hood, the latest Intel i5 and i7 processors balance power and battery life. According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop can keep going for 14.5 hours straight. That is better than any Macbook Air.

New Surface Laptop

[tweet_box]The new Surface Laptop is fast, extremely slim and also powered by a brand new flavor of Windows.[/tweet_box]

In addition, Microsoft has released a brand new operating system for this device. Windows 10 S is much lighter than the Pro version, and it is aimed at education. You can only download software from the Windows Store, but login is much swifter. Alternatively, users can pay to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

New Surface Laptop

”Surface Laptop provides the perfect blend of texture, subtle details, and clean, elegant lines — plus the luxurious touch of our Signature Alcantara material-covered keyboard.” – Microsoft.com

What we ❤️

A hybrid laptop that truly delivers the best of both worlds. It also has a monstrous battery life.

New Surface Laptop Review

Room for improvement

The fabric-covered keyboard still divides opinion, and the $999 price tag is scary for most students.

Availability

The Surface Laptop is arriving on June 15, with prices starting at $999. There are four colors to choose from, and the most expensive model is $2,199.

Would you rather invest in the new Microsoft Surface Laptop or the Surface Pro? Let us know in the comments!

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
Join the Discussion

You Might Also Like

10 essential gadgets for pet parents to pamper their furbabies with

10 essential gadgets for pet parents to pamper their furbabies with

Your pet bestows you with unconditional love every day. While they’re happy with an extra belly rub or a new toy, check out today’s digest about gadgets for pet parents to give them the appreciation they deserve. These high-tech gadgets..
Play games, practice STEM concepts, and more with this innovative digital gaming cube

Play games, practice STEM concepts, and more with this innovative digital gaming cube

Shake up your game collection with the WOWCube® system. This digital gaming cube takes the old Rubik’s Cube to the digital age, connecting you to games like Pipes, 2048, and Butterflies, as well as puzzles and arcade favorites. It’s even..
Which car gadgets should you buy this year?

Which car gadgets should you buy this year?

You like keeping your car up to date with the latest tech and safety features. So, of course, you’re wondering which car gadgets you should buy this year. Well, from MagSafe phone chargers to devices that alert you about your..
Check out the most lightweight headphones you can buy for your EDC

Check out the most lightweight headphones you can buy for your EDC

If you work or study in a city, chances are you want a pair of lightweight headphones. After all, you’ll wear them during your subway commutes and stow them in your backpack once you get to class or the office...
Top board games of the week: Cheese Factory, Globetrotting, and Tsuro: Luxury Limited Edition

Top board games of the week: Cheese Factory, Globetrotting, and Tsuro: Luxury Limited Edition

Immersive board games always amaze us with their attention to detail. Whether it’s through intricate game pieces, an engaging storyline, or intense play, these components create depth. It’s what draws players in and keeps them playing for hours. In this..
These useful sleep gadgets and accessories can help you rest better during summer

These useful sleep gadgets and accessories can help you rest better during summer

If you wake up sweaty every morning now that it’s summer, you’re reading the right blog. Because when your bedroom feels like a swamp, getting the right amount of rest isn’t easy. But these cooling sleep gadgets actually lower your..