May 25, 2017 02:11 AM EDT
When Microsoft launched a new set of Surface Laptops recently, the main criticism about the device was a lack of a fully-fledged mainstream operating system that the company failed to implement. Rather than including the standard Windows 10 home OS, the new laptops featured a fully-secure cloud-based Windows 10 'S' that wouldn't let the user run an executable file.
Microsoft's new Surface Laptops mainly accepted apps only from their Windows store due to security concerns. On Tuesday, Microsoft confirmed both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional operating systems would now be offered on their new devices directly. A report from Digital Trends reveals Yusuf Mehdi who is the Vice President of Windows and Devices for Microsoft said Microsoft is currently planning on selling numerous devices like the Surface book with Windows 10 out of the box.
The Surface Laptop from Microsoft is offered at a starting price of $999 and comes with four unique color choices. During their launch event, Microsoft stated that the primary competition of their new products are with the Apple MacBooks that were preferred by students in more numbers than any other devices in the market. The company now feels it is the right time of push Windows 10 into more and more devices beginning with the newly launch portable laptops.
With the introduction of Windows 10 last year, the company even offered their new operating system for free for a period of one year. With the release of their new devices such as the new Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop, the latest hardware from the company would be the perfect choice to showcase their more secure operating system than their predecessors.
Microsoft also said the new optimized Windows 10 S operating system will not be exclusive to their Surface Laptops. Prominent partners like HP, Dell and Lenovo will also be unveiling their own low-end budget laptops that would feature the new operating system from the Redmond-based software giant.
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