Microsoft launches Surface laptop, streamlined Windows 10

For college students and creatives, the company has something else in mind. Surface Laptop's design is obviously derived from the other members of the Surface family.

The Surface Laptop's name describes exactly what it is.

The Surface Laptop is powerful than the Apple i7 MacBook Pro.

Microsoft's decision not to use a USB-C connector is a little surprising, especially because most of the newest laptops and smartphones have already embraced the universal connector. Underneath, Microsoft has included its regular array of high-performance hardware. And it's approaching things from two different directions.

However, a new report from CNBC suggests Microsoft is taking aim at Apple's MacBook with this new laptop. There are new tricks or hidden productivity modes to speak of. We'll have more on that in the future.

The Surface Laptop also has an unusual keyboard, featuring the same Alcantara coating as the Surface hybrid's Type Cover. There's a new hue too, Gold.

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Bad: The expansion ports are straight out of 2015: One USB 3, one miniDisplayPort, and-ugh-Surface Connect. Surface Dial and Surface Pen work with the Surface Laptop out-of-the-box. How much power you get depends on how much you're willing to pay. But he stressed that Microsoft's new laptop is thinner than these Apple devices and has a longer battery life. It also marks the next major evolution from Microsoft's Surface product, which has grown from being primarily a mobile device to a hybrid and now a traditional notebook.

The Surface Laptop starts at $999 for the Core i5 version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. It runs on Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. The 512GB variant with 16GB RAM is priced at $2199 (approximately Rs 1,41,000). Both only come in the Platinum color that Microsoft showed off today. The Surface Laptop, though, will start at $999, the same as the MacBook Air. With a 13.5 inched PixelSense Touchscreen display, the Surface Laptop boasts of 3.2 million pixels.

Read: Surface Book vs MacBook Pro: Which is the Best?

Shortly after Microsoft's event, Acer and HP revealed the first of them, which are cheaper versions of current products, only with the new, locked down Windows 10 S operating system. That includes Spotify, Facebook, Netflix, and soon, Microsoft Office. It is nice enough that they are preventing the installation of viruses and malware through curated Windows Store apps, but Minecraft access is an additional cherry on top.

Along those same lines, you're limited to the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 S, at least until other companies like Google choose to list their browsers in the Windows Store.

It will run the latest Windows 10 S, with apps supported only on Windows Store. It goes up for pre-order today. The laptop will boot up quickly and can be placed in sleep mode without battery life being lost.

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