Microsoft's Surface Laptop arrives on June 15th for $999

Elizabeth Williams
May 3, 2017

Terry Myerson demoed the OS, and showed that the software will log-in for the first time in less than 15 seconds, more than twice as fast as Windows 10 Pro. It can also be seen as a successor of Windows RT, which ran apps only from Windows store. Administrators also have full access to student devices and can control hardware like webcams, remotely. The new Windows variant, which many commentators had expected to be named "Windows 10 Cloud", has been designed so that it can only install and run applications downloaded from the Windows Store. What do you guys think of the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S announcements? This is something that will be like the Chrome OS.

Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface Laptop - just a day after the first images of the new device were leaked online. Four color options include Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gold.

Windows 10 S licenses will be free for schools that already use PCs running Windows 10 Pro. Likewise, Windows-based PCs have also been undercut in pricing, although Microsoft has a new counterattack lying in wait: Windows 10 S. This is the device Microsoft is hoping students and schools alike will purchase over a Chromebook, albeit at a steeper cost - the Surface Laptop starts at $999 Dollars.

Microsoft is partnering with OEMS like Acer, Samsung, HP, Fujitsu, etc to launch laptops for the education sector, which will be starting at $189.

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The US technology firm is expected to announce a new version of Windows 10 created to appeal to the education marketplace.

These devices are slated to start shipping in the Summer, and to me they appeared as the only silver lining in Microsoft's plan to conquer the K-12 market that has Chromebooks and iPads as their favorite products. Microsoft ensures that the app ecosystem in Windows 10 S is extremely safe and secure, which won't expose children to potentially risky apps.

"The Surface Laptop comes with a 13.5" PixelSense screen and a signature keyboard covered in Alcantara material and feautures a responsive keyset, large trackpad, and a soft palm rest for a new level of typing comfort.

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