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Surface Laptop
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Surface Laptop in Platinum
DeveloperMicrosoft
Product familyMicrosoft Surface
TypeLaptop
GenerationFirst
Release dateMay 2, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-05-02)
Retail availabilityJune 15, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-06-15)
Introductory priceUSD 799 to 2,699
Operating systemWindows 10 S
(upgradeable to Home or Pro)
CPUIntel Core m3-7Y30
Intel Core i5-7200U
Intel Core i7-7660U
Memory16 GB, 8 GB or 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB SSD
Removable storagenone
Display13.5 inch Touchscreen
PixelSense Display
2256 x 1504, 201 PPI
3:2 Aspect Ratio
Graphicsm3: Intel HD Graphics 615
i5: Intel HD Graphics 620
i7: Intel Iris Plus 640
SoundOmnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Stereo microphones
InputBuilt in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, keyboard, trackpad
Sold Separately: mouse, stylus pen
Camera720p HD camera
TouchpadBuilt-in
ConnectivityWiFi 4, Bluetooth 5, USB 3, Mini DisplayPort
Online servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDrive
Dimensions308 mm × 223 mm × 14 mm
(12.13 in x 8.79 in x 0.57 in)
Mass1,250 grams (2.76 lb)
SuccessorSurface Laptop 2
Related articlesSurface
Websitewww.surface.com

The Surface Laptop is a laptop designed by Microsoft as part of the company's Surface line of personal computing devices.

The laptop was announced at the #MicrosoftEDU event by Microsoft on May 2, 2017,[1] alongside Windows 10 S and an updated version of Surface Arc Mouse that includes a large capacitive surface.[2][3] It available for a pre-order on the same day and began shipping on June 15, 2017.

Configuration[edit]

Surface Laptop Configuration Options[4][5]
Price Tier in USD CPU Integrated GPU RAM Internal Storage Color
799 Intel Core m3-7Y30 (1.0 to 2.6 GHz) HD 615 4 GB 128 GB  P 
999 Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 to 3.1 GHz) HD 620  P 
1099 8 GB  P 
1299 256 GB  P   B   C   G 
1599 Intel Core i7-7660U (2.5 to 4.0 GHz) Iris 640  P   B   C   G 
2199 16 GB 512 GB  P   B   C   G 
2699 1TB  P 

 Platinum   Burgundy   Cobalt Blue   Graphite Gold 

Features[edit]

  • 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake CPU.
  • Intel HD and Iris Graphics GPU
  • Alcantara fabric keyboard with a 1.5mm travel backlit keys
  • Windows 10 S operating system
  • 13.5-inch PixelSense display with a 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 14.5 hour battery life
  • 110.6 MBps SSD
  • Integrated vapor chambers into the aluminum finish

Hardware[edit]

Burgundy version of the Surface Laptop

The Surface Laptop is the 5th addition to Surface lineup, following the Surface Pro, Surface Hub, Surface Book, and the Surface Studio. Unlike the other products, the Surface Laptop is aimed toward students. Microsoft claims a 14.5-hour battery life when running Windows 10 S, but testing suggests that the battery can be depleted to 50% in just 2.5 hours.[6] It comes in four colors: Platinum, Graphite Gold, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue as advertised.

It has a 13.5-inch "PixelSense" Display at 2256 × 1504 using a 3:2 aspect ratio. It features a 10-point touch screen along with Surface Pen support. Unlike other ultra-portables by Microsoft, this does not feature any sort of detachment mechanism from the keyboard.

The Surface Laptop uses seventh-generation "Kaby Lake" processors, with both Intel Core i5 and i7 variants. It uses Intel HD Graphics 620 on the Core i5 version, while the Core i7 model uses Intel Iris Plus 640.

Three system memory options are available at purchase: 4, 8, and 16 GB and three SSD options: 128, 256, and 512 GB. These cannot be upgraded in the future. The SSD has a transfer speed of 110.6 Mbit/s, which is quite slow when compared to its competitors.[7]

The Surface Laptop cannot be opened without destroying it, making it impossible to repair or upgrade by anyone except Microsoft. It has an unremovable battery with a capacity of 45.2 Wh. All other parts are either glued or soldered.[8][9]

Software[edit]

Surface Laptop models used to ship with Windows 10 S, a feature-limited edition of Windows 10 with restrictions on software usage which has now been replaced with Windows 10 in S Mode; users may only install software from Windows Store, and system settings are locked to only allow Microsoft Edge as the default web browser with Bing as its search engine, since third-party web browsers using custom layout engines are banned from Windows Store.[10][11][12]

The device may be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free, which removes these restrictions.[13]

Timeline[edit]

Microsoft SurfaceMicrosoft SurfaceSurface Hub 2XSurface Hub 2SSurface HubSurface Studio 2Surface StudioSurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2Surface LaptopSurface Book 3Surface Book 2Surface BookMicrosoft SurfaceSurface Pro 7Surface Pro 6Surface Pro (2017)Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface Pro 2Surface ProSurface Go 2Surface GoSurface 3Surface 2Surface (2012 tablet)
Sources: Microsoft Devices Blog Microsoft Store


References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, news (2 May 2017). "Microsoft introduces new Surface Laptop, system upgrades at EDU event". Fox News. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Microsoft's lie-flat Surface Arc mouse is a new take on an old design". Engadget. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ Mitchel, Broussard (2 May 2017). "Microsoft Debuts $999 Surface Laptop, 'Streamlined' Windows 10 S, and More at Education Event". Mac Rumors. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop tech specs
  5. ^ Commercial Microsoft Surface Laptop tech specs
  6. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop: First impressions, details, release date - Business Insider
  7. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: A Real Stunner, But Get Windows Pro
  8. ^ You Can’t Open the Microsoft Surface Laptop Without Literally Destroying It - Motherboard
  9. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop Teardown
  10. ^ Bott, Ed (10 March 2017). "Google Chrome won't be allowed on Windows 10 S". ZDNet. CBS Interactive.
  11. ^ Warren, Tom. "Windows 10 S won't let you change the default browser or switch to Google search". The Verge. Vox Media.
  12. ^ Tom, Warren (2 May 2017). "Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S". The Verge. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Microsoft admits Windows 10 S was confusing, new 'S Mode' upgrades will be free". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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