Microsoft unveils a new Surface laptop – Daily Mail

Microsoft has unveiled a new laptop at its event in New York today, aimed at students.

The Surface Laptop, which will retail at $999 (£773), has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, with a 3.4 million pixel high contrast screen. 

With 14.5 hours of battery life, Microsoft wants to ‘change the game’ for students, so they don’t need to rely on chargers.  

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The Surface Laptop, which will retail at $999 (£773), has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, with a 3.4 million pixel high contrast screen 

The Surface Laptop, which will retail at $999 (£773), has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, with a 3.4 million pixel high contrast screen 

The Surface Laptop, which will retail at $999 (£773), has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, with a 3.4 million pixel high contrast screen 

SURFACE LAPTOP

– Weighs 2.76lb 

– 14.5mm thick

– 13.5 inch PixelSense display

– 3:2 ratio screen

– 3.4 million pixel screen

– Thinnest LCD touch module ever created on a laptop

– Four colours – burgandy, blue, grey, gold.

– USB Type-A, mini-DP ports

– Metal body, plastic keys, fabric lining  

– 14.5 hours of battery life

– Near-zero battery usage across long-term standby

– No speaker grills or holes – speakers are under the keyboard  

– Fabric is laser etched, so there’s no light leakage around the keys  

– Costs $999 (£773) 

The Surface Laptop was unveiled at the New York event by Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface. 

Mr Panay said: ‘We know that many students use Surface Pro, and a lot use Book, but they’re asking for more.

‘They want a product that’s going to empower them and remove limits.

‘This product is so meticulously crafted. You won’t find a screw, just a perfect flow of energy.

‘It’s meant to be silent to the eyes. It really is a product that draws you in.’

A short video was played at the event – strangely set to a slowed-down version of Grease classic, ‘You’re The One That I Want’ – showing various parts of the manufacturing process.

The laptop weighs 2.76 pounds, and features a 14.47mm back, and 9.9mm front. 

The display is 1080p, and has a 3:2 ratio between the height and width of the display. 

And with 3.4 million pixels, the device features a high contrast screen. 

It comes in four colours – platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue and graphite gold.  

The laptop also has an Alcantara keyboard which is 60 per cent polyester and feels like suede. 

The laptop was unveiled at the New York event by Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, who said: 'We know that many students use Surface Pro, and a lot use Book, but they're asking for more'

The laptop was unveiled at the New York event by Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, who said: 'We know that many students use Surface Pro, and a lot use Book, but they're asking for more'

The laptop was unveiled at the New York event by Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, who said: ‘We know that many students use Surface Pro, and a lot use Book, but they’re asking for more’

The Surface Laptop comes in four different colours - platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue and graphite gold

The Surface Laptop comes in four different colours - platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue and graphite gold

The Surface Laptop comes in four different colours – platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue and graphite gold

The US education market is currently dominated by low-cost laptops powered by Google's Chrome OS

The US education market is currently dominated by low-cost laptops powered by Google's Chrome OS

Microsoft's device is aimed at the education sector

Microsoft's device is aimed at the education sector

The laptop weighs 2.76 pounds, and features a 14.47mm back, and 9.9mm front. The display is 1080p, and has a 3:2 ratio between the height and width of the display

In terms of battery life, the laptop will run for up to 14.5 hours, and has near-zero battery usage across long-term standby. 

Mr Panay said: ‘The fabric is laser etched, so there’s no light leakage around the keys.’ 

It was also the material used on the Surface Pro 4 keyboard. 

The laptop will retail at $999, although Microsoft has not yet announced how much it will cost in the UK

The laptop will retail at $999, although Microsoft has not yet announced how much it will cost in the UK

The laptop will retail at $999, although Microsoft has not yet announced how much it will cost in the UK

In terms of battery life, the laptop will run for up to 14.5 hours, and has near-zero battery usage across long-term standby. This is longer than all MacBook laptops on the market

In terms of battery life, the laptop will run for up to 14.5 hours, and has near-zero battery usage across long-term standby. This is longer than all MacBook laptops on the market

In terms of battery life, the laptop will run for up to 14.5 hours, and has near-zero battery usage across long-term standby. This is longer than all MacBook laptops on the market

To fit in with the sleek design, the laptop features no speaker grills or holes – speakers are subtly hidden under the keyboard. 

The laptop will retail at $999, although Microsoft has not yet announced how much it will cost in the UK. 

It is available now to pre-order, with delivery beginning on June 15th. 

The display is 1080p, and has a 3:2 ratio between the height and width of the display. Mr Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, is pictured unveiling the device

The display is 1080p, and has a 3:2 ratio between the height and width of the display. Mr Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, is pictured unveiling the device

The display is 1080p, and has a 3:2 ratio between the height and width of the display. Mr Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, is pictured unveiling the device

The laptop also has an Alcantara keyboard which is 60 per cent polyester and feels like suede. Pictured is the burgundy version of the laptop 

The laptop also has an Alcantara keyboard which is 60 per cent polyester and feels like suede. Pictured is the burgundy version of the laptop 

The laptop also has an Alcantara keyboard which is 60 per cent polyester and feels like suede. Pictured is the burgundy version of the laptop 

Mr Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, said during the launch event: 'This product is so meticulously crafted. You won't find a screw, just a perfect flow of energy'

Mr Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, said during the launch event: 'This product is so meticulously crafted. You won't find a screw, just a perfect flow of energy'

Mr Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface, said during the launch event: ‘This product is so meticulously crafted. You won’t find a screw, just a perfect flow of energy’

WINDOWS 10S 

– Inspired by students and teachers 

– New default desktop image

– Everything is downloaded from Windows store, which means programmes are verified for security and performance

– Quicker login time than Windows 10 Pro

– Free for all schools using existing Windows Pro PCs 

As well as new hardware, Microsoft has also announced the launch of a new operating system – Windows 10S. 

The system is inspired by students and teachers. 

Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, said: ‘We’ve taken everything that teachers need and created a new Windows experience that’s ideal for all our creative endeavours inside and outside the classroom.’

Windows 10S features a much quicker login time than Windows 10 Pro, allowing students to quickly access their devices. 

All programmes in the system must be downloaded through the Windows store, which means programmes are verified for security and performance.

As well as new hardware, Microsoft has also announced the launch of a new operating system - Windows 10S. The system is inspired by students and teachers

As well as new hardware, Microsoft has also announced the launch of a new operating system - Windows 10S. The system is inspired by students and teachers

As well as new hardware, Microsoft has also announced the launch of a new operating system – Windows 10S. The system is inspired by students and teachers

If a student tries to download a programme that isn’t verified on the store, they will be met by a pop-up message explaining that they can’t download it. 

Windows 10 will then suggest a similar programme they can download. 

The system will be free for all schools using existing Windows Pro PCs. 

VIEW MIXED REALITY 

During the presentation, Microsoft also looked at the future of education, and suggests that students could soon be using mixed reality. 

The firm unveiled ‘View Mixed Reality’ – a way for any Windows 10 device to overlay digital images over the real world. 

While most augmented reality systems require users to wear headsets, Microsoft’s View Mixed Reality allows users to simply use their laptop’s camera and display. 

During the presentation, Microsoft showed how this could be used to compare the size of the Mars Rover with a person in real life.  

The feature will automatically be included into any PC running Windows 10 S. 

Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, said: 'We've taken everything that teachers need and created a new Windows experience that's ideal for all our creative endeavours inside and outside the classroom'

Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, said: 'We've taken everything that teachers need and created a new Windows experience that's ideal for all our creative endeavours inside and outside the classroom'

Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, said: ‘We’ve taken everything that teachers need and created a new Windows experience that’s ideal for all our creative endeavours inside and outside the classroom’

The firm also unveiled 'View Mixed Reality' - a way for any Windows 10 device to overlay digital images over the real world

The firm also unveiled 'View Mixed Reality' - a way for any Windows 10 device to overlay digital images over the real world

The firm also unveiled ‘View Mixed Reality’ – a way for any Windows 10 device to overlay digital images over the real world

Microsoft also looked at the future of education, and suggests that students could soon be using mixed reality. 

The firm unveiled ‘View Mixed Reality’ – a way for any Windows 10 device to overlay digital images over the real world. 

While most augmented reality systems require users to wear headsets, Microsoft’s View Mixed Reality allows users to simply use their laptop’s camera and display. 

The feature will automatically be included into any PC running Windows 10 S.   

Most augmented reality systems require users to wear headsets, but Microsoft's View Mixed Reality allows users to simply use their laptop or tablet's camera and display

Most augmented reality systems require users to wear headsets, but Microsoft's View Mixed Reality allows users to simply use their laptop or tablet's camera and display

Most augmented reality systems require users to wear headsets, but Microsoft’s View Mixed Reality allows users to simply use their laptop or tablet’s camera and display

While the Surface Laptop is aimed at the education sector, Microsoft executives said the long battery life will make it appealing to a range of users 

While the Surface Laptop is aimed at the education sector, Microsoft executives said the long battery life will make it appealing to a range of users 

While the Surface Laptop is aimed at the education sector, Microsoft executives said the long battery life will make it appealing to a range of users 

 

 

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