The new Microsoft Surface Laptop has already been leaked earlier today but has now been officially announced by Panos Panay at the Microsoft EDU Event in New York City.
The Surface Laptop is just a laptop and not a convertible or a 2-in-1. It is for the people who want a MacBook from Microsoft.
The new device is powered by an Intel Core i5 or an i7 processor, will come in 4 colors ( Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold), and will have an Alcantara-covered keyboard. The screen is quite similar to the one of the Surface Book with its 13.5 inches and the 3:2 aspect ratio. Nevertheless, the entire device is thinner and lighter than the Surface Book (9.9mm at the front tapering to 14.47mm at the rear, 2.76 pounds). The screen has a resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixels and is touch and pen enabled.
People who love ports will be disappointed. The Surface laptop only comes with one USB 3.0 port, a headset jack, a mini display port and the Surface Connect to charge the device.
The Surface Laptop starts at 999$ for the i5, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM version and will be available for preorder later today. It will ship on June 15.