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Microsoft Surface Laptop: Everything You Need To Know on the Chromebook Killer

May 07, 2017 06:12 AM EDT

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Microsoft launched its Surface Laptop last May 2 at the price starting from $999. Here's every detail on Microsoft's new device.

Microsoft fans are waiting for the Surface Pro 5 tablet, but, instead, the company surprised them with the unpredicted release of the Surface Laptop. The 13.5-inch PixelSense Display Surface Laptop was announced by Microsoft Hardware chief Panos Panay last May 2 at Microsoft's event in New York City, The Verge reported.

Unlike the 2-in-1 hybrid tablet, the Surface Laptop is a true laptop at the price of $999. There are four color variants to choose from: burgundy, cobalt blue, platinum and graphite gold and measures three pounds.

According to PCMag, the new Microsoft Surface Laptop is expected to be a Chromebook killer for it is designed for educational purposes. Furthermore, the Surface Laptop will run with a Windows 10 S Operating System. It is even slim, ultra-light and comes with an elegant design with great battery life and memory.

Specifically, the Microsoft Surface Laptop comes with four variants of specs that can be pre-ordered. It has two Intel Core i5 variants: one with 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 620 in Platinum color at the price of $999. While the other Core i5 comes with 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620 in four colors to choose from at the price of $1299.

More so, the remaining two variants comes with Intel Core i7. The first one has a 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 in a single Platinum color at the price of $1599. While the last Surface Laptop variant in Core i7 comes with 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 in Platinum color at the price of $2199.

The Surface Laptop in Intel Core i5 is a perfect option for office and educational use and perfect with Surface Dial. On the other hand, the Surface Laptop in core i7 is best for making the video and 3D applications, and games due to its high specs.

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