New technologies to empower education on Tuesday, including a new Windows experience called 'Windows 10 S,' modern classroom collaboration in Microsoft Teams, creativity features in Minecraft and mixed reality, and Surface Laptop, a perfect Windows 10 S device for college students —launhced worldwide.
"We believe technology can inspire creativity in today's classrooms, where the makers of tomorrow reside. This next generation of creators embrace technology as their first language; learn by collaborating and communicating with anyone in the world; and create with touch, command with voice, and conceptualize in 3D," writes Terry Myerson, Microsoft executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group.
Available for pre-order today, Surface Laptop brings the superior performance and security of Windows 10 S to a laptop that college students will love. It is at 2.76lbs and 14,47mm thinner, quieter, more powerful, and more personal because of every hard won lesson of the last five years.
Microsoft Surface Laptop shown in side view in Burgundy color with hand touching the trackpad
The new Surface Laptop can be open with just one finger, and comes with a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, a 13.5" PixelSense Display with 3.4M pixels, made with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It has up to 14.5 hours of battery life, and anodized metal on the outside, Alcantara-covered keyboard and soft palm rest. It comes in four colors, Platinum, Graphite Gold, Cobalt Blue and Burgundy.
Surface Laptop is powered by Windows 10 S. If you need to use an app that isn't in Windows Store, you can go to Windows Store, and in just a few clicks switch to Windows 10 Pro. "For EDU customers the switch is free of charge. For others, it will cost $49 or less to switch," says Microsoft.
For a limited time, Microsoft is also offering Surface Laptop, with an offer for one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of free storage on OneDrive.
Surface Laptop starts at $999 USD and will be available beginning on June 15th.
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