Along with the flagship product that will run the new Windows 10 S (or Windows The full 10, if you will), Microsoft will soon introduce us another product from the popular brand - but it will not be theSurface Pro 5
We have been waiting for a long time to launch the next generation of the advanced Surface Pro tablet, which within a few years and within four incarnations has managed to transform the Microsoft Office To a major manufacturer,PC - And even though it has not happened yet, the giant company still has new products that are impossible and not worth ignoring.
Mobile in profile (almost) like a tablet
The new Surface Laptop Microsoft Office Is the cheapest product in its flagship family since theSurface Pro 4, and it manages to stand out in the field with a look that is about as unusual as any one product in the series - even if it is not without problems, and includes a number of almost scandalous choices for a computing product in 2017.
The new laptop will be offered with a Core i5-7200U dual-core processor in its base versions, or with a dual-core Core i7-7660U processor with an improved graphics core (with 64 megabytes of L4-level built-in cache) model Iris Plus 640 in its advanced versions, combined With an advanced 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen and a resolution of 2,256 × 1,504 pixels that will provide 100 percent coverage of the entire sRGB standard as well as individual professional color calibration for each unit that exits the factory gates, as well as LPDDR3 memory in volumes between 4 GB and 16 GB XNUMXGB, drive-based storage SSD supporter NVMe The 2 interface and 128 gigabytes per terabyte, and a 45-watts-hour battery that is supposed to be sufficient for 14 hours between one (fast) charging and the next.
The Surface Laptop will also feature a pair of stereo speakers that support Dolby's Premium Audio standard, a dedicated infrared camera to support Windows Hello's face recognition capability, and a webcam that captures Video The 720p and the card Network Which provides connectivity support Wi-Fi In the 802.11ac standard with a pair of transmission channels and a pair of reception channels and connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 - and all of these are packed in a unique metal shell with a thin thickness of between 14.5 millimeters to a little less than 10 millimeters, a weight of about 1.25 kilograms and a body (the area where you will find the keyboard and touchpad) which is coated with a unique fabric-like material called Alcantara. A more pleasant touch than any metal or plastic you are used to encountering in devices of this type.
With the possibility of purchasing the mobile in four relatively non-standard shades of silver, gray, blue and purple (some of which will be available first in the United States, which is not surprising given the limited official marketing history of the family of the "Surface All until now), are undoubtedly the most prominent characteristics of the unit.
At the same time, the surface of the laptop has a really ridiculous connection system consisting of a single Mini DisplayPort port, an integrated audio connection and a single 3.0 USB connection, dynamic memory volumes and relatively primitive storage on the base model and price tags that quickly rise to the ultra-premium segment of the market, With processor Core i7, MEMORY RAM Of 8 gigabytes and volume storage Built-in 256 gigabyte will be priced, for example, no less than 1,600 dollars. Not pleasant at all.
The Microsoft laptop will run by default the new Windows 10 S system, which, as you know, will only run applications from the official store Windows 10 and nowhere else, but it seems that Microsoft is well aware of the limited appeal potential of this choice, and made sure that consumers can choose to request an upgrade to the full version of Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro, at no cost at all) compared to the price of 50 dollars that consumers will be required to pay Windows 10 S others) during the first year of use.
So the bottom line is whether this is another fancy product worthy of the name Surface, or a striped gimmick that turns pale against a mobile phone Windows Others that can be purchased in price tags between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars? We really find it hard to come to a conclusion, and we will have to wait for the reviews to understand whether the whole is larger than the total of the parts in this case as well.
What happens in two weeks?
Those who were disappointed that Microsoft did not take advantage of the announcement status Windows 10 S to introduce a new generation of its tablet family received another reason for hope with the distribution of invitations to another launch event at the 23 in May, when many were convinced that this was the right time for Surface Pro 5 - But even that hope was quickly shattered. About.
An official representative of Microsoft Office Make sure that the upcoming media event will not be for theSurface The Pro 5 in question, unfortunately, and that this model is not exactly on the cards for the near future - but at the same time stated that updated versions of the productsSurface Under other names they are quite possible, and now the Internet is busy wondering what his precise intention was.
Does this mean that the upcoming launch event will provide us with an updated model of the Surface Pro 4, with the same look and structure and updated internal specification? Or maybe we're going to launch Surface 4, which will be a cheap and reduced version of the tablet, and perhaps also updated versions of the Hybrid Surface Book that will offer Core Graphic SectionPascal The new NVIDIA? For now we can only offer speculation, and wait patiently.