Introducing Surface Laptop, powered by Windows 10 S Surface

    Introducing Surface Laptop, powered by Windows 10 S

    Introducing Surface Laptop, powered by Windows 10 S

    Category: Surface
    Posted: 02 May 2017

    Surface Laptop brings the superior performance and security of Windows 10 S to a laptop that college students will love.

    Earlier today, we shared our vision for empowering today’s students and teachers to create the world of tomorrow. This is a vision that resonates deeply with us on the Surface team because it taps directly into why we created Surface – to empower people to bring their ideas to life. To bring hardware and software together to transform the way people learn and create. This is what Surface has always been about. We built Surface Laptop to do two things: refresh the classic laptop form factor that our customers, especially college students, have been asking for; and make a Surface that works seamlessly to showcase the best of Windows 10 S.

    The result is the most personal and balanced Surface we’ve ever made. This Surface perfectly blends fabric and function, power and portability, beauty and performance. It does all of this without compromising on the things we know are important to higher education students: battery life, display quality, storage, and portability.

    The best of Surface

    When you look at Surface Laptop you see will see how it brings together the best innovations from across the Surface family. People love the Surface Pro because we removed the need to carry two devices by putting a kickstand on it, to make them even more productive. It’s simple, but it’s also the most versatile and mobile laptop we’ve ever made. With Surface Book, we made a performance beast, with an incredible trackpad and typing experience. We built Surface Studio to remove the barriers to creating, to give people the ability to immerse themselves in their ideas: we engineered a floating sheet of pixels. And with Surface Dial we designed a new tool for creators that with integration across Windows apps, brings new experiences to life.

    We took all of these innovations from Surface and brought them together to make a meticulously crafted laptop that is tailored for Windows 10 S. It is thinner, quieter, more powerful, and more personal because of every hard won lesson of the last five years.

    Thinner, lighter, faster.

    At 2.76lbs and 14.47mm at its thickest point, no other laptop this light and thin* can match the sleek design, power, performance, and battery life of Surface Laptop.

    You can open this Surface with just one finger and see the brilliant 13.5” PixelSense™ Display, made with edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3. It’s the thinnest LCD touch screen display on any laptop.

    This screen has 3.4M pixels with every pixel color calibrated to give you a vibrant and immersive canvas that draws you in and keeps you focused and engaged.

    We haven’t compromised on performance to bring you this display quality. Surface Laptop comes with a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and even as light and thin as it is, up to four more hours of battery power than a 13” MacBook Pro**.

    You don’t always need to bring a charger with you to class, or discussion, or study group because Surface Laptop has up to 14.5 hours of battery life**. And the Alcantara®-covered keyboard and soft palm rest give you a new level of typing comfort during those long days. When the work is done and it’s time to relax, you can watch 14 episodes of your favorite TV show in one sitting, without ever plugging in.

    We’ve also worked across Windows and Surface to optimize battery life when you’re not using your laptop. So you can you can go away for vacation and pick up right where you left off when you return.

    Beautifully crafted

    We know that in addition to performance and battery life, students want something they are proud to carry. This is why Surface Laptop’s approach to material and color is personal, it reflects you. With Surface Laptop, we created a warm and human experience, moving the technology into the background.

    Some of this personal feel comes from our investment in color***:

    • Platinum is the Surface core, our heritage color. Anodization gives it new depths and life. It continues to make a timeless and bright statement.
    • Graphite Gold is the ultimate neutral. The shimmer in the metal and material bring a comforting glow.
    • Cobalt Blue has the depth you see in the sea or sky. It’s a color inspired by nature and feels bright yet natural.
    • Burgundy’s elegance stands out. The color shifts from soft rose to deep red as you move from day to night or from inside to out.

    The anodized metal on the outside feels smooth and cool while the inside Alcantara® material feels soft and warm. The appearance of these together creates a harmony of color, showcasing a unique richness and depth. We’ve taken great care to make the materials not only functional but also provide tactile familiarity, and by design, Alcantara resists spills and absorption and is easy to clean.

    The Best of Windows and Office

    Surface Laptop is made for and powered by Windows 10 S. The hardware and software are blended so flawlessly you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins. And for a limited time, Surface Laptop comes with an offer for one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of free storage on OneDrive****, giving you full access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

    All your documents will be protected, secure, and stable. You won’t have to worry about losing a paper again because everything will automatically save to the cloud, and Windows 10 S means your Surface is always up to date providing superior performance and streamlined security.

    Every app in the Windows Store is verified for security by Microsoft so you get an experience you can trust. And we’re adding new apps every day. Spotify will come to the store early this summer with new experiences that will light up on Surface including using the Surface Dial***** to run your Spotify playlist.

    If you need to use an app that isn’t in the Windows Store, in just a few clicks can go to the Windows Store and switch to Windows 10 Pro. But you shouldn’t. This device, this OS, they’re made for each other, and together they offer so much. It’s everything you love about Windows, Office, and Surface, made pure and elegant in an unbelievably thin and light package.


    Surface Laptop starts at $999 USD and will be available beginning on June 15th.

    *Lightest and longest battery life in its class. Research by Principled Technologies of 13” devices running Intel U processor with DPI greater than 200, April 2017.
    **Up to 14.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
    ***Four colors available in U.S. only on i5-7200U 8GB/256GB model.
    ****Limited-time offer for a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal with 1TB OneDrive storage; must activate within 180 days. Offer ends 10/15/2017.

    *****Surface Dial and Surface Pen sold separately.

    Source: Introducing Surface Laptop, powered by Windows 10 S - Microsoft Devices Blog
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    02 May 2017

  1. Posts : 10,545
    Windows 10 Workstation x64

    I'm really disappointed that here in the UK we only get one colour that you can pre-order while the US has several.

    I was going to pre-order one, but I think I'll wait now to see if we get any colours after launch.
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  2. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    From the reviews that I have seen thus far, I'm pretty impressed with the ability to go to sleep and wake back up from sleep. This is one thing my mac has done much better over the years than any WIndows based laptop that I have ever used.

    For $999, it really seems it should come with more than 4GB of RAM.

    The cost to upgrade from Windows 10s to Windows 10 Pro is $49 if you are not a student or educator. Students and teachers can upgrade for free until Dec 31, 2017.

    Obviously this device is non-upgradeable, so unlike many other laptops which have come before it, you have to buy it with the amount of RAM and Hard Drive. So you cannot buy in cheaper and upgrade later.

    And I'm slightly skeptical about this cloth based keyboard cover. Will it stain, will it hold up to daily use, etc.

    An 8GB, Core i7 with 256GB SSD is $1600.
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  3. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2

    I'm still hoping this isn't the replacement for the Surface Book Pro. Was going to get a Surface Book Pro with the Performance base till I heard Microsoft was going to replace/upgrade it. If this is the replacement for the SB2, I'm a bit disappointed. Hopefully there's more to come.
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