Microsoft launched a brand new Surface laptop at an event in the New York city on Tuesday and it’s a beauty. The new 13.5-inch laptop runs on Windows 10 S, which is way faster than Windows 10, and it can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro till December 31, 2017. The sleek new laptop is not only light and portable but it comes with extended battery life to see you through the long hours on the college campus.

Let’s take a look at its specifications:

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Microsoft Surface (Photo: Microsoft)

Design
Microsoft’s new Surface laptop is an artful blend of performance and design and combines Omni-sonic speakers with an interactive touchscreen to give users an immersive experience. It comes with Microsoft’s luxurious Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard, which is comfortable to use and is resistant to spills and stains.

The screen of the Surface laptop comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and is available in four new colours– Burgandy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold.

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Microsoft Surface laptop (Photo: Microsoft)

Features
The Surface laptop has Microsoft Edge as the default browser and features support for Microsoft Cortana, Windows Ink and Windows Hello for password-free sign on. It comes with the company’s cloud storage solution OneDrive, allowing you to save all data in the cloud. The device also comes with a one-year free subscription to Office 365.

Tech specification
The new laptop comes in two processor variants– 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7.

While the laptop with 7th generation Intel core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Intel HD Graphics 620 is available for $999 (Rs 64,000 approx); the variant with 7th generation Intel core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Intel HD Graphics 620 is available for $1,299 (Rs 83,000 approx).

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The Surface laptop with 7th generation Intel core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 is available for $1,599 (Rs 1,00,000 approx); the variant with 7th generation Intel core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 is available for $2,199 (Rs 1,41,000 approx).

InUth opinion
Based on the technical specifications, the laptops are definitely costlier than the rest in the market. While the fresh new colours and Windows 10S are a catch, spending over 1 lakh for a generic laptop is futile, given that it has been targeted to the college going students. Granted that the graphics and storage seem lucrative, but the price is certainly a major issue.