Microsoft announced Surface Laptop laptop running Windows 10 S
During last May 2, 2017 in the presentation of the New York EDU, Microsoft announced not only the previously already considered new, designed for education, Windows 10 S, but Surface and laptop operating system. Windows-based computers for years dominated the field of education, but then Apple has changed the situation in favor of its products - iPod, iMac and iPhone features. With the advent of Google Chrome OS and Chromebook in schools appeared inexpensive and relatively safe way to navigate the web.
and Microsoft decided to give teachers an easy way to manage the settings of computers in the classroom. After a Chromebook, we achieved a certain scale in the field of education. As reported by Google, more than 20 million students use these laptops in the world.
New Surface Laptop running the operating system Windows 10 S, limiting the application sources alone Windows Store, and thus providing a more secure web navigation. And its hardware and software innovation is very different from known users of Surface devices. In the United States, its price, which depends on the configuration, will start from 999 USD.
Surface Laptop very thin laptop 13, a 5-inch display - its thickness is only 14, 5 millimeters. 1 weighs 25 kilograms, and thus, it was lighter 13-inch MacBook Pro. Size Surface Laptop (in mm) - 308, 1 x 223, 27 x 14, 48. The aspect ratio of a protected glass Gorilla Glass 3 screen - 3: 2. Display Resolution - 2256 x 1504 pixels. The display is touch-sensitive, and it is used to apply the thinnest laptops in the sensor module. Laptop screen supported Surface Pen, but he is not able to turn 360 degrees. Possibility to remove the keyboard and use your computer as well as the tablet is missing, which is very unusual for devices with touch screen.
The space around the keyboard is covered with a cloth. Laptop with a full USB 3.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort. Microsoft is still avoids using the USB Type-C ports. Instead, it is present proprietary Surface Connect, which can be used with the Surface Dock from Microsoft, whose price - $ 200.
Microsoft notes that the stored energy in the battery of its new laptop suffice for 14, 5 hours of video playback. The notebook is equipped with a sensor of ambient light.
Surface Laptop minimum configuration based on Intel Core i5 processor. Its volume memory is 4GB. The capacity of its SSD-drive - 128 GB.
In various configurations, the laptop will be used by Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. RAM - 4, 8 or 16 gigabytes. In different versions Surface Laptop provides storage capacity of 128, 256 or 512 gigabytes.
There are also supporting the resolution of 720p HD-camera, stereo microphones, speakers, and 3, 5-mm jack for headphones. Security is provided by a TPM chip with Windows Hello, providing input for recognizing the user's face. Operating notebook system - Windows 10 S - is free to migrate from Windows 10 to Pro 31 December 2017.
Windows 10 S is designed for students and those users who are looking for a simple and safe way to work with a laptop. The closest comparison may be called Google Chromebook Pixel, in which the operating system Google Chrome OS is combined with premium hardware and corresponding price. At first glance, Surface Laptop could become more attractive with a full version of Windows 10 (and this upgrade option according to Microsoft reportedly will also).
Windows 10 S could be more interesting software product in the event that a few computer manufacturers, including HP, Dell, and the Acer, have offered their hybrid device or a notebook with touch screens at below 200 or even $ 300.
Do I need a premium laptop users running an operating system which allows to install applications only from the Windows Store?
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