The wait is over, call in-store to your local Harvey Norman to see the new Microsoft Surface Laptop.
The Surface Laptop features a 13.5-inch screen and a fabric alcantara keyboard, the same type of keyboard as the popular Surface Pro 4 keyboard.
Perhaps the most notable thing about the Surface Laptop is its weight: the super-thin design has resulted in a laptop that weighs less than three pounds, which is remarkable when you consider how powerful this device is.
Indeed, the Surface Laptop comes with the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, which provide incredible CPU performance and a battery life of 14.5 hours.
Panay claims the Surface Laptop is faster than rival Apple’s i7 MacBook Pro and possesses a longer battery life than any MacBook Air currently on the market.
So far so good, but who exactly is the Surface Laptop aimed at? Panay said the company specifically focused on developing a laptop for students preparing to attend college:
‘We talk to a lot of them… they’re asking for a laptop, they’re asking for a Surface laptop. So we built a laptop, and it’s beautiful.’
It’s a smart move and one that could really pay off for Microsoft if the Surface Laptop does prove to be popular among students: 119,798 students enrolled in Irish Universities during 2015/2016, and the annual influx of new students could provide Microsoft with a steady stream of year-on-year revenue.