When it comes to any sort of personal technology, there are a few major players that stick out among the rest. Companies like Apple and Google have found great ways for us to be connected to the world through many different mediums – smart phones, tablets, wearables, etc. In a slight twist of fate, while they were busy thinking of new gadgets and gizmos, Microsoft is looking to take back the lead in PCs with the new Surface Laptop.
In the past few years, Microsoft has been a leader in gaming technology, but lately has turned their sights back to their first love – the personal computer.
The Surface Laptop has everyone talking
Let me start by saying I am not a PC user. I love my MacBook and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else, but even I’m intrigued by this new fascinating laptop from Microsoft.
Since releasing the Surface product line, we’ve been expecting something big like this to come from the tech giant, but this still caught us off guard.
With so many companies building laptops that run Microsoft’s Windows OS, it’s actually quite a relief to see something come straight from the source.
You know what they say: If you want something done right, you’ve gotta do it yourself. That’s what Microsoft has done with the Surface Laptop.
Specs that we’ve only ever dreamed of
Microsoft definitely went back to the drawing board with this one, and I’m giving mad props for that. The company seems to be taking notes from other manufacturers like Apple and Google by taking its time on developing the new PC.
Some of the specs on the Surface Laptop are great upgrades that have been needed in a PC for a while now, and others are just out of this world – and we love it. Starting at only $999, this is sure to cause a wave in the PC market.
The color choices on the new laptop are amazing. The Burgundy (my personal favorite), Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold, and Platinum coatings are sleek, beautiful, and eye-catching. They’re perfect for making the Surface Laptop stand out in the crowd.
The design of the laptop is phenomenal. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to open a laptop computer with one hand.
While this doesn’t sound like a huge achievement, it’s one of the little things that you can appreciate in the Surface Laptop. Speaking of the little things, the Alcantara fabric that covers the keyboard is made to feel soft and warm under your fingers as you type. It’s like typing on top of a small cloud.
Microsoft hasn’t added a USB-C port to the Surface Laptop, which is a bit disappointing considering the amount of smartphones and other laptops that have them and their increasing popularity.
It does include a USB-A port, headphone jack, and a miniDisplay port on one side and a Surface connector on the other – all of which allow you to complete any kind of everyday task with ease.
The battery life on the Surface Laptop is no joke. Microsoft claims that the laptop will last a whopping 14.5 hours on a single charge, and you’ll be able to close it and resume work later without losing any power while the device is idle.
Did I mention the Surface Laptop is touchscreen as well? Talk about optimal functionality. This makes that long battery life even more impressive.
The base model includes Intel’s Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD – all of which scream top of the line. It’s even more surprising that these all come on the least expensive option.
The laptop also runs the Windows 10 S operating system, which is designed to only work with applications from the Windows Store.
That means no Chrome for those of us who love to use the Google-powered web browser, but there are still plenty of apps to choose from to help with productivity, provide entertainment, and much more.
Microsoft is making its comeback in the PC game, and the company is not messing around either. With a growing line of Surface products and the desire to perfect both hardware and software before releasing either to the public (which we can’t say is the case for every company), perhaps the Surface Laptop is just the tip of the iceberg.
You can pre-order your own customized laptop here.