Microsoft Surface Laptop will be offered in total of four variants. Two will come with i5 while the other will have i7 processor. Let us take a look at specifications and price of each Microsoft Surface Laptop variant.
Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620 – $999. This will come in only platinum color.
Core i5 processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 620 – $1299. This will be offered in Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold.
Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 – $1599. This will be offered in only platinum color.
Core i7 processor, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 – $2199. This will be offered in platinum color.
Did you notice something? If you want a color other than platinum, the only way is to get it is by buying the i5 1299 dollar model. It is interesting to see that there is no such option for the higher priced i7 model. Clearly, Microsoft engineers and designing department must have thought of something that we did not.
Common specifications include 13.5” pixel sense display with 201 PPI resolution, 10 point multi touch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1 x USB 3.0, headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, 1 x Surface Connect port, compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction, Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Its dimensions are 12.13” x 8.79” x .57” (308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm). It weighs 2.76 pounds, which is same as some of the best ultrabooks for college students and professionals.
The screen has been given gorilla glass 3 treatment as well. Battery life is upto 14.5 hours of video playback. Microsoft will be offering 1 year limited hardware warranty with each surface.
Interestingly, all Surface Laptops will ship with Windows 10 S operating system which won’t let you install apps outside of those available in store. Fortunately, Microsoft will let you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free until December 31 2017. You will also be getting free 1 year of Office 365 Personal with all Surface Laptop variants.