Microsoft Surface Laptop Running Windows 10 S Leaks Ahead Of Education Event Unveil

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Microsoft has an event scheduled for tomorrow in New York City where it is expected to announce some new initiatives based around the education sector. The company was also widely expected to announced a Chromebook fighter running a cut-down version of Windows 10. Well, thanks to a happy little leaker, we’ve got an early look at what’s in Microsoft’s goodie bag.

Feast your eyes on the Surface Laptop. Microsoft’s latest hardware was unearthed by Twitter user WalkingCat, and we’ve been given quite a few details on the product. For starters, it has a 13.5-inch PixelSense display with 3.4 million pixels, which appears to retain the 3:2 screen ratio that we’ve seen with previous Surface-branded products. Given that this is a laptop, there’s no detachable screen here — instead, the display is permanently attached to the base which features an Alcantara-covered keyboard deck (the same material used on the Surface Pro 4’s optional Signature Type Cover).

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We’re also being told that the Surface Laptop will be available in four colors: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold. Other images of the laptop show an SD slot, a single USB 3.0 port, mini DisplayPort and a headphone jack. Microsoft still for some reason hasn’t equipped this brand-new product with Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C, which has us scratching our heads. And unfortunately, we have no idea what kind of processor is powering the device.

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As for physical specs, the wedge-shaped notebook is said to measure 9.9mm at the front, and grows to 14.47mm thick at the rear. The laptop weighs in at a respectable 2.76 pounds

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Finally, the Surface Laptop is said to be running Windows 10 S, which we have previously referred to as Windows 10 Cloud. Windows 10 S will only be able to run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that are available from the Windows Store. Attempting to install or run Win32 apps will simply result in error messages. Of course, this is all inferred based on our experience with early builds of Windows 10 S, but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from Microsoft tomorrow.