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Do you see a Surface Laptop in your future?

Do you see a Surface Laptop in your future?

But he stressed that Microsoft's new laptop is thinner than these Apple devices and has a longer battery life.

Microsoft has reportedly announced a new version of Windows 10 operating system dubbed as Windows 10 S. Notably, Windows 10 S has been specially designed focusing on the education sector. While many, us included, scoffed at the price-tag, it's a whole lot worse for punters in the UK. The less expensive one will offer a 128GB SSD and 4GB of RAM, while the more expensive of the two bumps up internal SSD storage to 256GB and RAM to 8GB.

Windows 10 S will serve as a direct competitor to the Google Chrome OS, which is found on the Chromebook.

Microsoft's (MSFT) newest laptop appears to be taking on not just Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google Chromebooks, as expected, but Apple's (AAPL) laptops as well.

Microsoft probably realizes this and that is why it has announced that a whole bunch of OEMs will be manufacturing and shipping devices with the 10 S software inside, starting this summer. Office 365 for Education will be free for students and teachers, and Windows 10 S will be available for all schools with Windows 10 Pro PCs.

Because of this restriction, users of the new OS won't be able to install things like Google's Chrome browser, meaning that you'll pretty much be stuck with Edge unless you want to pay the $49 fee to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday unveiled Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of its popular operating system, geared toward low-priced laptops for students, as it tries to take share from Google's Chrome OS-run computers.

Windows S will be available in a number of affordable laptops from major computer manufacturers including Dell, HP, and Acer starting at just $189. This isn't the type of choice Windows users are typically used to, and it will be interesting to see if Microsoft is willing to alter this based on feedback from Windows 10 S users.

Microsoft at Education Event unveiled Surface Laptop Windows 10 which is cheaper than any MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in the market.

The laptop does not have any speaker grills and pumps sound up through the keyboard. It will be available in four colors, Platinum, Graphite Gold, Cobalt Blue and Burgundy.


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