Surface Laptop Pre-Order Available With Gift Card Deals

Posted: May 4 2017, 8:06am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Surface Laptop Pre-Order Available with Gift Card Deals

Surface Laptop starts at $999.

Microsoft has kicked off pre-orders for the thin and sleek new Surface Laptop. This machine lacks the removable keyboard that made the Surface Book more expensive and held back sales on that machine. The Surface Laptop will start at $999 and will ship on June 15, a little more than a month out at this point. Best Buy offers $50 gift card with pre-order and students can save $100 with coupon at BestBuy.com.

The machine comes in four different tone on tone color combinations and is billed as ultra-thin and light. That svelte design makes the machine easy to fit into your bag and comfortable to carry with you on the go. On thing that Microsoft has done to improve the wow factor of the Surface Laptop is to cover the keyboard with Alcantara fabric.

Alcantara is a fabric most often seen in the interiors of high-end sports cars. The fabric feels like suede but is much more durable than suede and can survive lots of contact with human skin with no ill effects. That should make it idea for covering the keyboard while offering a very luxurious feel.

Microsoft is offering 7th generation Core processors inside the machine and audio was a priority with the Surface Laptop getting Omnisonic speakers supporting Dolby Audio Premium sound. This machine is designed for the new Windows 10 S operating system and comes with a year of Office 365 Personal included.

The display used is a 13.5-inch PixelSense unit with native resolution of 2256 x 1504 boasting 201 ppi. The aspect ratio for the screen is 3:2 and it is Surface Pen enabled. The screen also supports 10-point multi-touch and is covered in Gorilla Glass to prevent scratches and breaks during mobile use. The 7th Gen Core processors include Core i5 or i7 flavors and the machine comes with 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM.

The only storage options are SSDs with 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB options. Graphics are Intel HD 620 on Core i5 machines or Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 on Core i7 machines. Connectivity options include USB 3.0 ports, headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio jack, SurfaceConnect port, and the machine is compatible with the Surface Dial. Wifi and Bluetooth are integrated and Microsoft promises up to 14.5 hours of video playback per charge.

Surface Laptop measures 12.13" x 8.79" x 0.57" and weighs a scant 2.76 pounds. The case is aluminum and comes in burgundy, platinum, cobalt blue, and graphite gold. Pricing starts at $999 for a basic device including a Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Dropping in a Core i7 processor greatly ups the price to a $1,599 starting point, but that price includes 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.

A Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is $1,299 and that is the most highly optioned Core i5 version available. If you opt for the Core i7 with 16GB of RAM, you also get a 512GB SSD and a sale price of $2,199. Oddly, the Surface Laptop is only offered With the Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage in cobalt blue, burgundy, and graphite gold colors. If you want the base or high-end configurations you will have to choose the platinum color. You can pre-order now from Best Buy or the Microsoft Store.

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