One day before its official announcement the new Surface laptop with Windows 10 S leaked and we know everything about it. The leak doesn’t include just photos, but also the device’s specs and other information.
It appears the upcoming Surface laptop has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display and is not detachable, working like any classic laptop. Furthermore, it runs Windows 10 S, which is a new Windows 10 edition that’s locked to the Windows Store. However, chances are users will have the option to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro so they can also install and use desktop applications from outside the Windows Store.
The Surface laptop appears to have just one USB 3.0 port, a headphone jack, a DisplayPort and might also be equipped with an SD card slot judging from the leaked images. If you’re considering buying the new device you will have four color options: Blue, Platinum, Burgundy, Graphite Gold, and Cobalt.
As expected, the device will be lightweight and thin as it will be just 9.9 mm thick at the front and 14.47 mm at the back and have a 2.76 lbs weight.
So what should we make of all this? Well, the new Surface Laptop seems to be more like a device aimed at the masses a
nd not a high-end laptop-tablet hybrid designed for business environments. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Surface series has sold very well for Microsoft these past few years, and while past models were quite expensive, the company should cover all the market sectors.
The U.S. education market is powered by laptops running Chrome OS at the moment and Microsoft seems eager to up the competition game with these new Surface laptops. Nevertheless, it’s not clear yet if the Redmond-based tech giant is releasing a high-end business-oriented device or a cheaper one, more suitable for education and personal use. The wait shouldn’t be long though, as we’re going to find out all the details at Microsoft’s press event scheduled for tomorrow in New York.