Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop, new version of Windows 10
September 20 2017, 08:01 | Alonzo Simpson
The Surface Laptop, though, will perhaps be the most powerful laptop based on Windows 10 S, which was also launched on Tuesday. Now that it has released a version of Windows that necessitates Windows Store installations, it has refocused on optimizing Office for its hundreds of millions of notebook and desktop PCs running Windows 10 S, Pro, Home and Enterprise.
If you try to install a piece of software that isn't in the Microsoft Store, Windows will suggest an alternative that can be installed, Myerson said. While that's still much cheaper than Apple's entry-level MacBook Pro, it's a far cry from the affordable Chromebooks that Microsoft is setting its sights firmly on. That's enough muscle to run Adobe Photoshop and demanding applications, unlike Chromebooks.
According to Microsoft, it'll boot in just 15 seconds, and offer far more battery life than Windows 10 now chews.
Microsoft unveiled a simpler and stripped-out version of Windows 10 at an event in NY yesterday. The latest 13.5-inch addition to the company's Surface lineup is created to work with the company's new Windows 10 S operating system that was also unveiled alongside the device. It's no secret that college students require long-lasting battery life as such users are constantly on the go so that the Surface Laptop could represent as the ideal purchase.
The Office Apps are available from the Store which are specifically for Education and would need school credentials to get them downloaded. So what does Windows 10 S have to offer users on a budget?
It features a 13.5-inch touch-screen display, 14.5 hours of battery life, and boasts a quick startup, fast performance, and luxury fit and finish. There will be a number of different configurations of built-in RAM and on-board storage, ranging from a 124GB SSD to a whole terabyte SSD and 4GBs of 16GBs.
Panos Panay, the Microsoft executive in charge of its Surface products, was clear about the target audience: students who would otherwise buy Apple's MacBooks.
Microsoft's partners, including Acer Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and HP Inc., also rolled out new low-priced laptops for students and teachers starting at $189.