The new MacBook competitor from Microsoft has one big disadvantage
03.05.2017 apleapplekot 0 Comments
Yesterday, Microsoft introduced the notebook Surface Laptop. The device could be a serious competitor to the MacBook, if not for one serious flaw news.
Announced laptop look pretty attractive. The keyboard is pleasant to touch cover of Alcantara (faux suede), Type Cover Surface Pro 4. On the surface of the body there are no holes or lattices. Microsoft uses the cooler on the base technology of the vaporization chamber so that the device is less heated during use. Speakers located beneath the keyboard.
The laptop is equipped with 13.5-inch display with a resolution of 2256×1504 pixels. According to the manufacturer, it is “the thinnest model LCD touch-screen ever created for laptops”.
For $999 (about 57 000), the user gets a device with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a built-in hard drive 128 GB. It is alleged that the battery can provide up to 14.5 hours of battery life. A more advanced version costing $2200 (almost 125 000) equipped with Intel Core i7 and 16 GB. In Microsoft claim that Surface Laptop faster MacBook Pro, but lighter than the MacBook Air.
One of the key features of laptop is the new operating system Windows 10’s — Microsoft’s response to Chrome OS from Google. This software platform was developed specifically for low-cost laptops. Although the price of the novelty is quite high in the near future should appear in other models from third-party manufacturers running Windows 10’s, which will cost only $189.
Windows 10’s has one feature — it launches only those applications that are in the Windows store. This means that the user cannot install on laptop third-party software downloaded from the Internet and other sources. And this greatly restricts the use of Surface Laptop. Windows 10 S is positioned as OS for education and home use, while apparently aiming for a niche of devices running on Chrome OS.
Another limitation of Windows 10 S is due to the use of the Internet browser. In the OS you can’t replace the default browser: Microsoft Edge will always remain the default, although you can download an alternative program to use. Similar situation with search: users will be forced to work with Bing, which replaced the Google search is impossible (like any other that is not associated with Microsoft)