Microsoft is set to unveil some new products at an event in New York on Tuesday, and it isn’t clear if the company will show off a new Surface Laptop. But if it does, I sure hope tipster WalkingCat’s leak is on the money as they’ve just shared pictures and specifications for a handsome new computer.
It’s expected to feature a 13.5-inch PixelSense display that outputs 3.4 million pixels, an Alcantara-covered keyboard similar to the one on the 2015 Surface Pro 4, and run Windows 10 S, a rumored lighter version of the OS that will compete with Google’s Chrome OS.
Surface Laptop: 13.5-in PixelSense display, 4 colors (Platinum/Burgundy/Cobalt Blue/Graphite Gold), Alcantara-covered keyboard, Windows 10 S pic.twitter.com/AEAAhYPgQN
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) May 2, 2017
The package is said to come in at 2.76 lbs, and measure 14.47mm at its thickest point (making it a hair thinner than the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro).
Microsoft Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S pic.twitter.com/h42uQfZfT8
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 2, 2017
A snazzy, compact new device could be a great way to showcase Microsoft’s new OS, but its success will either hinge on sensible pricing or the new Surface Laptop will merely serve as a namesake flagship like Google’s pricey Chromebook Pixel. I’d certainly consider a cheap computer like the Surface Laptop to lug around for work, provided it’s tuned for extended battery life and portability.