Microsoft unveiled its latest Surface device yesterday, with Panos Panay showing off the Surface Laptop at an education focused event in New York City. Perhaps mostly because the event was focused on education, the Surface Laptop was promoted as a student device, running Windows 10 S out of the box (with a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro until the end of the year, and $49 after that). Still, at just over $2,000, the highest configuration of Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD with 14.5 hrs battery life in a 2.7 pound frame is a compelling device for any number of professionals, especially with a touch screen and a Pixel Sense screen that clearly sets it above anything Apple can currently offer.
So, student, road warrior, professional or just computer aficionado with an eye for design, is this the laptop for you? Take our poll and let us know where you stand:
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