The new machine was leaked earlier today and is aimed at students running on Microsoft's new Windows 10 S operating system.
MSFT has incorporated its new Surface Laptop with its latest Windows 10 S, which happens to be a more efficient and secure version of the previous Windows 10 OS. Microsoft says the new laptop will have up to 14.5 hours of battery life, compared with 12 hours for the MacBook Air. The Surface Laptop will come out on June 15.
"We know a lot of students use MacBook Airs and MacBook pros and those are awesome", Panos Panay, vice president for Surface Computing, said at the event. Instead of choosing to simplify the Windows OS and to launch devices that would resemble them, Microsoft chose the other way: they started to become offensive and initiated an aggressive Scroogled campaign, targeting Google. The entry level model of the Surface Laptop will cost $999. If you want to use an EXE application as a Windows 10 S user, you will have the option to upgrade to a full version of Windows.
Myerson demonstrated onstage the ability of the new Windows to support peripherals and devices just like the standard Windows 10. With this new Surface Laptop, Microsoft is eyeing to compete against Apple and Google in the education space. "This is a one-way switch, as when a user is running Windows 10 Pro they can install anything - but this is the magic of the open Windows platform, which we plan to always continue to make available alongside Windows 10 S". However, it's possible that Windows 10 S is simpler and lighter than regular Windows 10, making the amount of RAM more palatable. The company is offering one-year free subscription to "Minecraft: Education Edition" for its Windows 10 educations PCs. Also every app in the Windows Store is verified for security by Microsoft. In addition to that, Microsoft is also going to let users subscribe to Office 365 right from the Windows Store which is pretty neat. Nevertheless, the device is already on pre-order from the Microsoft Store. It's no secret that college students require long-lasting battery life as such users are constantly on the go so that the Surface Laptop could represent as the ideal purchase.