Microsoft Corporation has made another daring step into the world of laptops with the announcement of a new addition to their Surface line, on Tuesday. According to the Microsoft’s Surface head- Panos Panay, the device is taking direct aim against the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, as it is claimed to be faster than them.
We’ve got our hands on several images, covering the new comer in various angle, revealing the design and the specification details as well. The surprising fact is, the new Surface laptop appears to be actually a traditional laptop, unlike the previous launches in its series, which were more of a hybrid.
Accordingly, the new laptop comes with a non-detachable 13.5-inch Pixel-sense display, with 3:2 aspect ratio and renders a resolution of 2256 x 1504px. It sports an Alcantra covered backlit keyboard (a suede-like material), which was also previously used for Microsoft’s Surface Pro.
The device is coming in a slanted design, with the 14.5 mm in thickness that thins down to 9.9mm at the front, and weighs just 1.25kg. Microsoft has endeavored to bring out the new Surface laptop in numerous colors like Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold.
Beside all this, it is said that the device will hold charge for 14.5 hours of usage. On the software front, the device runs on a new platform called Windows 10 S. Microsoft is really aiming this at the educational sector, which will run apps only from the Windows Store.
Meet the new Surface Laptop. Performance made personal. pic.twitter.com/dk9BB0IPwL
— Microsoft Surface (@surface) May 2, 2017
The price tag depends on the choice of the processor (i5 or i7). To get your hands on the i5 processor variant, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage, you need to pay $999. In the same way, the i7 variant is set for a massive $2200, which comes with 16GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD storage.
Interestingly, the laptop sports a USB 3.0 port, mini Display-Port and the Surface power connector on the right side of the device, however there is no USB Type-C port.