We know for a fact that whatever Microsoft releases, it’s pretty legit (excluding Vista, of course). Now, Microsoft’s Windows 10 S has been creating buzz throughout the tech industry for the past few days. But the new Windows isn’t the only big thing the company has launched recently. The Windows 10 S can take a back seat for a while because now, it’s the Microsoft Surface laptop’s turn to be in spotlight.
The Microsoft Surface laptop has been likened to Apple’s Macbook Pro with its ultra slim design and incredible specifications. The company plans to release its new product on June 15th this year and is up for pre-booking. Before you put the Microsoft Surface laptop in your cart, let’s learns about the features and specifications of this device.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Specs
What sets the Microsoft Surface laptop a level apart is its long-lasting battery life of up to 14.5 hours, and a powerful Intel Core i7 processor. Although the i5 processor version will also be available, it’s the i7 one that is competing with Macbook Air.
The laptop is speculated to be light in weight with a weight of only 2.8 pounds. In addition, it has a smart sleek design with a minimum thickness of 9.9 mm. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, the Microsoft Surface laptop has a 13.5 inches display with 1080p, full HD resolution. The Core i7 processor has an internal memory of 8GB and 16GB, with a 256 GB SSD card. On the other hand, the Core i5 processor version has a 4GB RAM with an additional storage of a 128 GB SSD card.
The Microsoft Surface laptop has several ports in its design including a 3.5 mm audio jack, multiple USB ports, the Surface charger port, and a slot for an external SD card. An interesting feature of the Microsoft Surface laptop is that it has no vents that connect the hard drive inside to the exterior. Normally, a proper ventilation system is required so the device doesn’t heat up. Microsoft keeps the laptop cool by vapor chambers installed at the back of the laptop.
Other specifications worth noticing in the Microsoft Surface Laptop are that it has a touch screen display that is claimed to be the sleekest of any laptop available in the market currently. Furthermore, the speakers of the laptop are installed behind the keyboard – how cool is that? We still don’t know how the sound system will be affected by this unique design but we have high expectations from Microsoft.
The laptop comes with its own mouse too – the Microsoft Surface Arc. The mouse connects with the laptop via Bluetooth and has an interesting architecture unlike any other mouse that has ever been invented. The mouse itself has a whooping price tag of US $80 on it so it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. However, the mouse is optional so you don’t absolutely have to spend extra cash purchasing it.
In a nutshell, the Microsoft Surface laptop has a sophisticated design with a powerful Intel Core i5 and i7 processor, but perhaps the best feature of this laptop is its incredible battery life that escalates it to the top of the list of the best laptops of 2017.
The Microsoft Surface laptop costs start at US $1599 (Intel Core i7 processor), and US $999 (Intel Core i5 processor). It is available for pre-booking and is available in four different colors and the official date of shipment is 15th June, 2017.