Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

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Microsoft unveiled a $999 computer called the Surface Laptop today at an education-focused event in NY. However, Google has increasingly muscled in on its turf as the Chrome OS became more powerful and schools started buying boatloads of super-cheap Chromebooks instead of Windows laptops. CNET noted that the 13.5-inch Surface Pro is a thin machine that weighs 2.76 lbs., making it lighter than a 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The new device represents Microsoft's first classic clamshell computer -previous versions were either a tablet or a hybrid tablet/notebook.

While the Surface range struggled to get everyone to agree, Microsoft launched the Surface Laptop, a laptop that wants to make you zap the MacBook Air.

It will run the latest Windows 10 S, with apps supported only on Windows Store.

While its $999-and-up Surface Laptop targets college students, Microsoft has also partnered with other manufacturers, such as Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba to produce a variety of lower-price Windows 10 S devices for schools that start at $189.

According to The Verge, the Windows 10 S is essentially Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS, which is meant to simplify Windows for low-end hardware, particularly in the education market.

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With a few seriously awesome announcements, Microsoft also checked off a laundry list of stuff it now has in the field against Google's offerings.

Also unusual is the fact that we can't pre-order from Microsoft's online store just yet.

Microsoft has already made its Office apps available in the Windows Store, but they are all touch-friendly, mobile optimized versions designed for Windows 10 Mobile and the Surface Hub. It will be available on June 15, though it is possible to order it ahead of time.

The pre-installed new operating system, known as Windows 10 S, is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar experience that's streamlined for security and performance. This particular laptop comes with Windows 10 S by default.

If users try to install an app from outside the Windows Store, they will be directed to the same app in the Windows Store, or if one isn't available, an equivalent program will be suggested.

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