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News: Microsoft Unveils New Surface Laptop

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the latest offering from their Surface lineup of hardware, the Surface Laptop. The 13.5-inch device is designed to work the Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system.

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop uses a fabric alcantara keyboard just like its premium Surface Pro 4 keyboard, with a 1.5mm travel for the backlit keys. The new machine is clearly designed to be a high-end device to promote this new Windows 10 S operating system. As it runs Windows 10 S, the only apps available will be from the Windows Store unless you opt to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

The Surface Laptop is a clamshell device, a true laptop unlike the Surface Book 2-in-1. The Surface Laptop will ship in four colors: platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold, and it’s under three pounds in weight.

Microsoft is using a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. It is the thinnest LCD touch model ever created and put into a laptop, complete with 3.4 million pixels. The screen even supports Microsoft’s Surface Pen, so you can draw on the display just like other Surface devices.

Microsoft is using the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, and claims the battery life will last for 14.5 hours as a result. Microsoft also claims the Surface Laptop is faster than the i7 MacBook Pro, and it has “more battery life than any MacBook Air on the market today.”

Microsoft has integrated vapor chambers into the aluminum finish on the rear of the device to help keep the Surface Laptop cool. There are no speaker grilles or holes, and Microsoft has integrated the speakers underneath the keyboard so the sound comes from under your fingers.

Microsoft has already started preorders for the Surface Laptop, priced starting at $999 for the Core i5 version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. The Surface Laptop will start shipping on June 15th.

You can learn more about the Microsoft Surface Laptop by clicking here.