The Surface Laptop is a new generation laptop running the Windows 10 S operating system. The device is simply called Surface Laptop, not Surface CloudBook as originally rumored.
The new Windows 10 S operating system it runs is limited to specially packaged Windows Store apps.
Surface Laptop specs
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
- Alcantara keyboard cover
- 14.5 hours of video playback
- Screen issues
The Surface Laptop features a 13.5-inch PixelSense display and is available in four colors: platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold. It’s also super portable, weighing only 2.76 pounds (1.2kg) with a thickness of 14.47mm towards the back and 9.9mm upfront. Microsoft focused its efforts on making the display look amazing, resulting in a screen with 3.4 million pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio.
The Surface Laptop is powered by an i5/i7 CPU, has up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB SSD. While there is, unfortunately, no USB Type-C port, it does finally put an end to the rumor that Microsoft would give up on its signature Surface port for this connector.
One of the more interesting design choices found in the Surface Book is its Alcantara-covered keyboard, a fabric that Microsoft has also used on other Surface accessories such as the Surface Pro 4 keyboard that was sold separately.
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FAQ: Learn more about Microsoft Surface laptops
- Why is Microsoft Surface so expensive?
Microsoft Surface line is expensive mainly because of the elegant design. But here are some good deals for Surface laptops.
- What is the advantage of a 2-in-1 laptop?
As the name says, 2-in-1 laptops have a double mode – a laptop mode for working or studying, and a tablet mode for gaming or video streaming.
- What is the difference between Microsoft Surface and a laptop?
The Microsoft Surface line is designed to stand somewhere between a tablet and a laptop, that’s why you’ll see the devices listed in the 2-in-1 category.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.