Surface Laptop: Microsoft introduces classic low price notebook
It serves Microsoft as a reference product for Windows 10 S. In Germany, the Surface Laptop is available in summer at prices starting at 1149 euros. Microsoft promises a recharge time of 14.5 hours and points to the built, particularly thin touch screen.
Microsoft, together with the Windows 10 S, has also presented a laptop with a surface design in a classic design. In contrast to the Surface Pro or SurfaceBook, the surface laptop can neither take the display nor fold it through 360 degrees, it can only be tilted and folded back.
Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Surface Laptop a regular notebook in conventional construction. This makes the hardware different from the previous surface models, such as the Hybrid Surface Pro, which wanted both tablet and notebook at the same time. In addition, the new notebook will be delivered as the first device with the new operating system version Windows 10 S, which represents something like a closed platform.In Germany, the Surface Laptop will be available from 15 June or 15 August at prices starting at 1149 Euro, depending on the model variant. In the 13.5 inch, at least one Core i5 processor from Intel’s current kaby-lake generation, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD memory are installed. The variant with Core i7 CPU, 8 GB RAM and 256 GByte large SSD costs 1799 euro, this is buy laptop option with low price laptop. The version with 16 and 512 GB costs 2499 euros.
The surface laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms and is 14.5 millimeters thick. The low thickness reaches Microsoft also by its own specifications, thinnest, in a notebook installed touch screen. The area around the keyboard and touchpad is provided with an Alcantara cover, which can be held in plating, gold, burgundy and cobalt blue.
USB 3.0 and mini-DisplayPort are available on the connectors, while USB Type-C is not. The connection with Microsofts Surface Dock takes over the proprietary SurfaceConnect. Microsoft promises a battery life of 14.5 hours during video playback. The surface laptop is clearly located in the upper area.
The display in the format 3: 2 represents 2256 by 1504 pixels. It is protected on Gorilla Glass 3 and can also be operated with the Surface Pen. Wirelessly communicates with WLAN (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. An ambient light sensor, a webcam (720p), headphone jack, loudspeaker as well as a TPM chip, which allows the registration with the face recognition Windows Hello, are also included.
How is Surface Laptop ?
The surface laptop is “optimized for Windows 10 S” according to Microsoft. This underlines the company’s claim that this newly introduced version of the operating system is intended not only for use in low-priced notebooks for schools.
In response to the success of Chrome OS in the US. Rather, Microsoft Windows 10 S is a suitable solution for consumers with the highest security and performance requirements. As well Microsoft is interested in portable computer. However, they can also only work with applications from the Windows Store. In addition, the support for peripherals is limited and some standard configurations, functions and apps can not be changed.
By the end of the year, users of the SurfaceLaptop can make a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. This also makes it possible to use applications that are not available in the Windows Store. Later the upgrade costs 49 dollars.