Microsoft To Launch Students’ Dream Laptops.
Recently at MicrosoftEdu, the tech giant unveiled its plans on launching a new Windows 10 S version, called the Microsoft Surface; especially designed for students, thus being attractive for every generation. These student laptops are designed to offer low cost prices to its students, without compromising on the quality.
The laptop will enter the market by 15th June this year, which is currently available for pre-order. Students are the target customers for the product, however, Surface Laptop cannot be considered cheap, as it will cost your around $999 to work on this masterpiece. It will be available in four variants, which will cost as follows:
Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage – $999
Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage – $1,299
Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage – $1,599
Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage – $2,199
The Surface Laptop is designed similar to a Chromebook Pixel, which was discontinued by Google a few months ago. It comprises of a 13.5 inch screen with 3:2 aspect ratio, with 3.4 million pixel resolution. It is only 3.5 mm thick, which makes it one of the thinnest touch screens to be used on any laptop. It weighs around 1.25kg, and comes with seventh generation Core processors. It is available in four color options Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold and Burgundy.
Microsoft Surface Programming System
It comes with a Windows 10 S operating system with a graphic card Intel HD 620 and Iris Plus of Graphics 640 in Core i7. It comes with a solid battery life of over 14.5 hour’s video playback time. It offers connectivity features of Bluetooth 4.0 LE and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It also has 720p HD front camera, for high quality video calling.
The device is a student’s fantasy packed with all the latest technologies that can be required by a campus student. It has an Omnisonic Speakers with stereo mics and 3.5mm headphone jack, so go on with your TV series and movie marathons.
How Microsoft Surface Can Be A Major Competition Apple Macbook
Apple MacBook Air, has been dominating the campuses for year now, which might change soon, with the launch of Microsoft Surface. MacBook Air hasn’t been updated ever since its launch in 2015, which has students looking for other alternatives like Microsoft Surface.
Microsoft is going after the educational market, offering low price alternative. Their aim is pretty evident, to supplant Chromebooks in all schools.
Surface starts at $999 offering all the latest updates and feature, whereas Apple’s MacBook Air, still uses 2015 technology, which costs around $1,299. MacBook Air was criticized for its single USB-C port, which came with an 8GB RAM variant with only 256 GB internal storage, with an i5 Core processor. Microsoft Surface is also designed in a better, sleeker look, which gives it a trendier and newer finish compared to the latter.
It is fair to say, that Microsoft might take the throne from Apple, unless it come backs with a better replacement for its MacBook. We might be seeing lots of shiny Microsoft logos in the class halls in the near future.