Microsoft did unveil a new Surface device during today’s education event, but it’s not your average tablet or laptop. It’s a newcomer dubbed Surface Laptop and it’s priced at $999, offering Windows 10 S in the mix.
The machine is slim and light and just like the rumors said, it uses a 13.5 inch PixelSense Display. There are some nifty details to notice, like the Alcantara fabric that covers the palm rest and the keyboard area, as well as the ease of opening it up with a single finger. Specs include an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.
The product is already up for preorder and it’ll be available from June 15th. There will also be higher end models, with up to a Core i7 processor, with Iris Plus graphics and up to 16 GB of RAM. Up to 1 TB of PCIe storage is also here, but it’s not the upgradable kind. I should also mention that this machine brings a touch display, with an LCD panel and it’s compatible with the Surface Dial.
It all measures 14.5 mm in thickness and weighs 2.76 pounds. This is a fanless notebook with “vapor chambers shaped like heatpipes”. The body is made of aluminum and the speakers are integrated into the keyboard.