It was leaked earlier this morning and hinted at in rumours, but now it is finally official.
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop, which is a notebook that has been designed specifically to work alongside Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S operating system (which they also unveiled today) in education environments where security, performance, and ease-of-use are key.
As was rumoured, it is a clamshell device that works just like a laptop, but thanks to its hinge, it can also work just like a tablet.
Meet the new Surface Laptop. Performance made personal. pic.twitter.com/dk9BB0IPwL
— Surface (@surface) May 2, 2017
It will also come with a 13.5-inch PixelSense display that has a 3:2 aspect ratio and is “the thinnest LDC touch model every created and put into a laptop” according to Microsoft. To top that off, it supports Microsoft’s Surface Pen stylus and is capable of pushing out 3.4 million pixels.
To top that off, it uses an Alcantara keyboard that is similar to the Surface Pro 4 keyboard, it weighs just under 3 pounds and comes in four colours that include platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold.
The laptop will be powered by either the latest Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, it will also reportedly have a 14.5-hour battery life according to Microsoft, which is helped by the fact that the laptop will brain no battery when the lid is closed and the laptop is on standby.
The Core i5 version will be available for $999 in the US and is available to pre-order today. It will then ship from June 15th.
We don’t yet know about UK pricing just yet, unfortunately.