Microsoft, yesterday at an event in New York, announced its newest Surface product: the Surface Laptop. A stunning piece of hardware meant to compete with the Chromebook, the Surface Laptop is powered by 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

Compatible with the Surface Pen, the new device is unlike its older siblings and is a traditional laptop. There is no flipping mechanism involved neither any detaching screen. The device is meant to be a beautiful but simple showcase for the company new lightweight operating system, Windows 10 S.

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Microsoft Surface

The Specifications

◘ 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 ‘PixelSense’ Display (201 PPI)
◘ USB-A port
◘ MiniDisplayPort
◘ 2.76 lb
◘ 3:2 aspect ratio
◘ Core i5 – Core i7 Kaby Lake processor options
◘ Intel HD 620 – i5 or Iris Plus 640 – i7 graphics
◘ 4 – 8 – 16 GB RAM
◘ 128 – 256 – 512 GB SSD
◘ 14.5 hours battery life of video playback
◘ Dolby Premium audio

Laptop comes in 4 different colors: Cobalt Blue, Burgundy, Platinum, and Graphite Gold.

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Featuring gorgeous colors and soft-touch wrist-rest, Microsoft has used the same Alcantara material it used on the Surface Pro 4 keyboard, which helps give the laptop a warm feeling rather than the hard metal.

As far as the performance goes, Microsoft promises the laptop is faster than a 13-inch MacBook Pro, while packing more battery life – 14.5 hours in total.

The new Surface laptop starts at $999 for the Core i5 model. It’s available for pre-order, and arrives June 15.

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