Looks like the leak earlier today was on point: the brand-new Microsoft Surface Laptop is now official. Running on the equally new Windows 10 S, the new device is targeted at higher education students. That said, the sleek design and high end hardware should make the device quite alluring for any user.
Even though it might come standard running on the new simplified version of Windows 10 S, users do have the option to upgrade the laptop’s OS to Windows 10 Pro that would allow them to install non-Windows Store applications. Customers will have the option to obtain it with up to 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor with as well as 512GB PCIe-based solid state drive and 16GB of RAM.
Built with 13.5-inch PixelSense touch display that has 3:2 aspect ratio and a native resolution of 2256 x 1504, the 1.25kg Surface Laptop is also said to contain the industry’s thinnest LCD touch module in a laptop. It also has a full-size USB 3.0 port alongside a Mini DisplayPort, a 3.5mm audio jack, and interestingly, the Surface Connect port.
In addition to the laptop’s Alcantara-covered backlit keyboard which has 1.5mm of travel distance, the device also comes with omnisonic speakers that are located inside the keyboard itself and are enhanced by Dolby Audio Premium features. Users are also able to login into their Surface Laptop via Windows Hello biometric security feature that works in hand with the laptop’s 720p front camera.
At the same time, Microsoft also claimed that Surface Laptop has up to 14.5 hours of battery life. It also supports the previously released Surface Pen and Surface Dial although none of these accessories will be bundled together with the new device.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop will be available in US later this June with a starting price of USD 999 (about RM 4,324) for the Intel Core i5 model. Unfortunately, it is not known at the moment whether the laptop will be released in Malaysia anytime soon.