Microsoft Unveil Their New Surface Laptop

The most popular third-party browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, neither of which are available in the Windows Store anyway. The company from Redmond claims a maximum battery life of 14.5 hours, although that will most likely be in optimal usage circumstances.

Microsoft's hardware partners are now selling hybrid tablet-laptop devices based on the Surface design starting at $189. The company's latest offering, the Microsoft Surface Laptop, is actually its first ever laptop and it is seen as a direct competitor of Apple's MacBook and Google Chromebook. The first Surface entry which is not a convertible two-in-one tablet-cum-laptop, the imaginatively named Surface Laptop is - entirely unsurprisingly - a plain old laptop created to compete, the company claims, with Apple's MacBook Pro. "So it seems Microsoft is trying to steal some of the glitter of the old rival", she added.

Users can bump up their Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro for $49 (~R652) and if they're a student Microsoft will upgrade the OS for free. The laptop uses a rather unusual 3:2 aspect ratio and according to Microsoft, the display will feature 3.4 million pixels, which should translate to an effective resolution of 2250 x 1500 pixels. With 4GB of RAM and the latest Kaby Lake Intel processors, Microsoft assures students that the Surface Laptop will last them from the day they step on a college campus to the day they graduate. The inside of the Microsoft Surface Laptop, including the keyboard, is covered with Alcantara fabric.

Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of its popular operating system, geared toward low-priced laptops for students, as it tries to take share from Google's Chrome OS-run computers. But he said the Surface laptop is lighter and thinner with a longer battery life than any MacBook Air or MacBook Pro on the market today.

Microsoft should be unveiling a new version for the Windows 10 OS, that would represent their answer to the Chromebooks.

On the inside is an Intel Core i5 with 4 GB random-access memory (RAM)/128 GB solid state drive (SSD) storage and 8 GB/256 GB configurations.

Notably, the company has built Windows 10 S from the Windows 10 Pro core and not the one on Windows 10 Home, which is a big plus.

Microsoft has released a restricted version of its flagship client operating system that prevents users from running apps from untrusted sources. You can choose between four different colors: Platinum, Graphite Gold, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue.

It's due to start shipping out from June 15th.

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