Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface laptop today at its education event in New York, coming on June 15 and starting at $999.
Right now, just dubbed Surface Laptop, comes with a Kaby Lake Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and a 13.5" PixelSense display, with 3.4 million pixel screen. It supports 14.5 hours of battery life. It has up to 1TB PCIe SSD on the motherboard, although older tech ports USB Type-A and mini-DP. It will have an Alcantara fabric-lined keyboard and come installed with Windows 10S, the newly unveiled OS designed primarily for students. It will also support a stylus.
It is all packed into a compact frame, weighing in at 2.76 pounds and 14.5mm thick. "Surface laptop is lighter and thinner than any MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. Faster than many Airs and Pros. More battery life than any MacBook," said Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate VP of Surface Computing. "It is the thinnest LCD touch module ever created on a laptop."
The Surface laptop will come in four colors: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold. Pre-orders have already started, although it isn't readily accessible yet on the Microsoft site.