Microsoft’s New Surface Laptop Launches May 2 with “Windows 10 S”

New Surface laptop launches for students, runs Windows 10 S

Later today, Microsoft will be launching the new Surface laptop that we’ve been talking about for a while. Word is just out that several photos of the device were leaked online, and we’ve brought the whole bunch right here for you to ogle at. Yes, the device looks gorgeous, which is surprising when you think that it’s actually probably going to release at a very reasonable price point – one that’s suitable to the education market that it targets.

Windows 10 S is what Microsoft is calling the lightweight version of Windows 10 that comes on the new Surface laptop, which is basically expected to be the Windows 10 Cloud OS that they’ve been planning for OEMs in a bid to crush the Chromebook market.

If these photos of the new Surface laptop are anything to go by, Chromebook is in big trouble.

Windows 10 S is quite possibly a variant of Windows 10 Cloud for students. It will only run verified apps from Windows Store (most likely UWP apps), but the Surface laptop will allow several devices to be hooked up without the need for additional software. There does appear to be an option to install apps from outside the Store, but we don’t know if that will actually be functional on these machines.

Connectivity is only via one USB 3.0 port, and the Surface laptop weighs 2.76 lbs, and has a thickness of 14.47 mm at the back and a slim 9.9 mm in front. It comes with a 13.5-inch PixelSense display and an Alcantara-covered keyboard. It will be available in Graphite Gold, Cobalt Blue, Burgundy and Platinum.

The price is something Microsoft is keep close to its chest right now, but we’ll know in a matter of hours when they finally launch the device at their hardware event today.

We’ll keep you posted.

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