After being focused for a long time on the high end, Surface Laptop is that laptop that finally students can afford. The education market has had a great importance since the democratization of the PC, but lately it is a tendency that goes more, thanks to the strong commitment of Google with the Chromebooks, and Microsoft was losing it. In order to avoid passing the train, in its event #MicrosoftEDU has presented the Surface Laptop in the hands with a very specific focus on creativity for university environments.
It is a notebook that, as it could not be otherwise in the Surface family, has a 13.5-inch PixelSense touch panel and 3: 2 ratio that can be used with stylus. It arrives clearly to compete with Apple Macbook Air (50% faster), although for students it can be even better than a Pro considering its battery of 14.5 hours according to the Redmond company. In front of them, it presents dual core processors (15W) i5 and i7 of seventh generation, without dedicated graphics.
Available in four colors (planito, cobalt blue, gold graphite and burgundy), it features a keyboard with touchpad similar to the previous ones, coated in Alcantara synthetic fibers leather to offer a pleasant touch. All this comes in a body that weighs only 2.76 lbs and in its thickest part measures 14.47 millimeters.
As for connections, there is a standard USB port, a Mini DisplayPort, the Surface power and the 3.5 mm audio jack. If other manufacturers have been criticized for getting rid of the USB very soon in favor of USB-C, Microsoft complains with this move not to embrace the trend of the coming years and its advantages.
Price And Availability
The best is its starting price: $999 in the model with 128 GB of storage SSD, i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM and starts shipping on June 15. Its acceptance in other sectors more demanding than the university will depend on the cost of the expansions in storage and RAM, based on that its operating system is Windows 10 S and that to install applications from outside the store will require an extra money Which makes it possible to use full Windows 10.