Microsoft Surface Laptop Latest News: Price, Specs, Features & More

3 May 2017, 4:14 pm EDT By Keisuke Akio Mobile & Apps
Microsoft launched during the #MicrosoftEDU event the new Surface Laptop that is built to beat Apple Macbooks.
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The Microsoft Surface Laptop was also revealed during the company’s May 2 event in New York. Considered to be the Windows 10 S’s flagship device, it is said to beat the Apple’s MacBooks.

The 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop has a fabric-Alcantara keyboard as what the premium Surface 4 Pro had and is covered with an aluminum case, beneficial for cooling the laptop’s system and vapor chambers were also integrated on the rear. This would also provide a thin look to the device. It comes with an instant on feature and sleeps when the lid is being closed. according to ZDNet.
When the laptop is on sleep it does not consume battery life and reported will last up to 14.5 hours of use. It is a claim but proving this to be a fact in an actual usage is different. Inside the hood is an Intel Core i5 and i7 processor, a 512 GB storage and up to 1 TB hard drive. It weighs 2.76 pounds and an aspect ratio of 3:2, says Engadget.

According to Panos Panay, Microsoft’s devices chief, it is the laptop with the thinnest LCD touch ever created and completed with 3.4 million pixels. It also comes with a Surface Pen and just life Surface devices ahead of it, users can draw on the display.

Panay, who presented the Microsoft Surface Laptop during the press event said that this device is really intended for kids and claimed to be useful from the time they come to school until they graduate. Microsoft Surface Laptop is actually a clamshell device. Unlike the Surface Book 2-in-1, it is a true laptop, The Verge reported.

It will come with five color variants: platinum, burgundy, blue, cobalt and graphite gold. Panay also said that speaker grilles or holes are unseen because it is embedded under the keyboard, giving the illusion that the sounds are coming the under the user’s fingers. Pre orders for Microsoft Surface Laptop has started along with its launch.

The Core i5 version will cost $999 and it comes with a 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD Storage. Its shipment will officially start on June 15

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