This week Microsoft has unveiled its first real laptop Surface Laptop. According to the company, the device is more productive and easier MacBook and its battery life lasts up to 14.5 hours.
Surface Laptop got 13.5 inch display with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and resolution 2256 x 1504 pixels, the processor Intel Core i5 or i7. The weight of the laptop is around 1.3 kg and a thickness of 9.9–mm. for 14.47 At Microsoft claim that the new product features the thinnest LCD touch screen and will be available in four colors: graphite, gold, cobalt blue, platinum and wine. In the publication Ferra called 5 reasons to abandon the purchase of the MacBook in favor of a new laptop Microsoft.
1. Surface Laptop cheaper MacBook
If the previous laptops Microsoft Surface have a very high price tag, the new Surface Laptop promise at prices ranging from $999. Of course, in the Russian reality it will not be 58 000 and 80 thousand. And even the cheapest Apple computer and will cost 76 000, but it will be a MacBook Air, not the newer MacBook or MacBook Pro.
For a thousand dollars you will get, of course, the base model Surface Laptop: the laptop is in “default” color, but with a modern Intel Core i5 (instead of 2015), 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and 13.5-inch display with a resolution of 2256×1504 pixels. Over double the amount of RAM and storage, as well as one of the trendy colors of the body already have to pay from $1299.
2. More convenient keyboard
New ultrabook Microsoft got a very comfortable keyboard. First, its keys are noticeably deeper than the latest MacBook Pro is 1.5 mm vs 0.5 mm. Yeah, maybe it’s not a huge difference, but when every day you have to deal with typing, you want it to be as comfortable as possible.
In addition, Microsoft went ahead and trimmed the area around the touchpad is a nice soft fabric — “Spanish hair”. This is done ostensibly in order to at low ambient temperatures the cold case didn’t cause inconvenience to the wrists.
3. Touch screen
At that time, as a maximum, which is decided by Apple, is a small touchpad above the keyboard, touch screens among Windows-based laptops — not so rare. And, though your Surface Laptop is not a transformer, it is also a touch screen. It may not be the most necessary thing in the world, but sometimes it’s really convenient. Moreover, the screen supports pen Surface Pen — which touchscreen display without the convenient pen?
4. The face detection function
Unlocking of computer without having to even touch him — it is fast and very convenient. And it is possible to Surface Laptop thanks to the technology called Windows Hello, which is the key to your account using your face. It works with many other laptop with Windows, but in macOS, this technology is not yet available.
If Apple has left the MacBook and MacBook Pro with only one USB-C, Microsoft did the opposite way. The Surface Laptop no USB-C, but there is the good old Type-A and Mini DisplayPort. Since the devices that require to connect a normal USB, is still much more than requiring USB-C, such a decision seems reasonable and more practical in daily use.