Every year Microsoft holds an event called Microsoft EDU, which is aimed at education and students. So this year Microsoft released a laptop for students called the Surface Laptop. This laptop is Microsoft’s take on how the students will take on education.
First of all this laptop looks amazing. Slim and sleek design, all-metal finish, light weight and stylish colors. Microsoft has really made this laptop almost perfectly i.e. great looks, great keyboard, and great trackpad. The insides of this device aren’t weak either, it’s rocking an i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD on the base model; on the higher part of the spectrum, it’s rocking an i7 processor with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. This laptop comes in four colors, cobalt blue, platinum, graphite gold, and burgundy. What’s unique about this laptop is that the entire keyboard and hand rest area is covered in a fabric called Alcantara, which gives this laptop a unique look and feel.
As with every gadget comes the shortcomings, so with the Surface Laptop comes the lack of USB Type-C port (and other ports), a locked version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S (which is upgradable to Windows 10 Pro) and you can’t change or upgrade any hardware. Also, as it is such a high-end device, it comes with a matching price point, with the base model for $999 and the highest specced model for $2199. With such a price point, it is hard to believe that this device is aimed at students.
Overall, the Surface Laptop is a really good solution for all the students’ problems, but with the lack of USB Type-C port and a high price point, this laptop could be hard to buy for many students.
More details on the Surface Laptop can be found here.
Here is the official release video.