Surface Laptop announced: all you need to know

Windows have made a great announcement a few days ago – the release of their brand new laptop, Surface Laptop.

Here is what they have revealed about it in their official press release:

“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 colour 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 favourite TV show in one sitting, without ever plugging in.

We’ve also worked across Windows and Surface to optimise 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.

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 colour 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 colour:

  • Platinum is the Surface core, our heritage colour. 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 colour inspired by nature and feels bright yet natural.
  • Burgundy’s elegance stands out. The colour shifts from soft rose to deep red as you move from day to night or from inside to out.

The anodised 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 colour, 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.

Availability

Customers can pre-order Surface Laptop starting today in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom where available at Microsoft Store, microsoftstore.com and BestBuy.com. Surface Laptop will come to China later this year and we will announce availability in other markets in coming months.

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