This is Tom with The Verge and Microsoft has created a real laptop this time. So they’ve obviously created the Surface Book before, but this is a true laptop. It has a clamshell design. You open it up. There are no special tricks.
The screen isn’t going to detach. There’s no kickstand or anything like that that you normally see on one of the Surface devices. This is a real laptop and it’s running on Windows 10 S, which is the company’s new operating system that’s designed to only run apps from the Windows Store. As you can see it’s a premium design. This isn’t a cheap device. It’s $999 as a starting price. And inside Microsoft hasn’t really cut corners with this laptop. There’s an Intel Core i5 processor, the full one, it’s not panelist Core M that we might seen on other laptops and so it’s fully powered. It has 4GB of RAM on the base model and 128GB SSD. And the design, it has an aluminum finish all around the sort of clamshell outside the device. And then interestingly Microsoft has used the Italian fabric Alcantara, which they’ve used on the Surface Pro 4’s limited edition keyboard. And that’s actually the fabric across the keyboard here and right around by the trackpad. In terms of the keyboard and it’s about one and a half mil travel, so it feels pretty good. It doesn’t feel like a MacBook keyboard like the regular 12-inch MacBook and it feels pretty responsive. And you’ve got a touchscreen, like you get on any Surface devices and it works from the Surface Pen as well. Some of the really interesting things that Microsoft has done with this actual device is that they’ve integrated the speakers underneath the keyboard. And you’ll see that there’s no speakers up here, you don’t really see a hinge and there’s no real grilles or any sort of ugliness that you might expect from a Windows laptop. The actual fan vents are just out in the back here.
It’s kind inconspicuous just out of the way. On the side, you’ve got the Surface connector, so the same one that’s on the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book. Also on the other side you’ve got a regular USB, a mini display port, and a headphone jack so there’s no USB Type-C here. I think that’s probably the only disappointing thing from this and holding it in my hand it just feels. It feels great. It feels like the Surface laptop that I’ve kind of always wanted Microsoft to do. So Microsoft reasoning for really introducing this Surface laptop is to boost its Windows 10 S effort, which is its new operating system that’s designed just to run apps that are in the Windows store. That doesn’t mean it’s not gonna run desktop apps, but it’ll need to be packaged as a special way and on the Windows Store for this device to support them. Think of this as a competitor to Google’s Chromebook Pixel. It’s kind of the hero device that’s meant to show off what these devices can do. There’s obviously going to be low-end devices from PC makers, such as Dell and HP and all the rest but this is really the the hero device to show off Windows 10 S. And Microsoft is promising 14 and a half hours of battery life on this new Surface Laptop. We’ll have to see if that holds up in the review but if it does and it’s a pretty good battery life for a device like this. If anything, I’d say they could have maybe made the bezels a little bit smaller on this display. And you’ve also got the 13-inch Pixel sensor display and so you’re getting all that Surface goodness that you would normally get from the other devices. You might notice these odd-looking lines on the side of the Surface Laptop. It’s actually by design it’s the antenna line. So like you would have on an iPhone 7, or some sort of device like that, all the Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth and that sort of stuff is coming out of these on either side the Surface Laptop, so it kind of spoils the design but Microsoft has moved these antennas to the side of the device so they can wedge the keyboard right up against the display so it doesn’t look like it has a hinge. Okay so it’s a real quick look at Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop. It’s going to be available on June 15th for $999. And for that you’re going to get a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 12GB of storage. And basically I think this is the Surface Laptop that pretty much everyone has been looking for, especially myself. And it feels really lightweight. It’s beautifully designed. It’s just, yeah, I can’t wait to review this and sort see exactly how it runs in the course we get. Microsoft is claiming 14 and a half hours of battery life so if that holds up then this is going to be a pretty awesome laptop to use every day.

Microsoft Surface Laptop first look
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100 thoughts on “Microsoft Surface Laptop first look

  • May 7, 2017 at 8:33 am
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    that fabric keyboard is sure to cause problems later on

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  • May 7, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    2:25 How exactly will Windows 10 S run the desktop apps?

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  • May 7, 2017 at 9:15 am
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    RIP : MACBOOK, MACBOOK AIR AND MACBOOK PRO RETINA.

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  • May 7, 2017 at 10:06 am
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    You guys in the comment section seem to be knowledgeable in computers as to me which I know nothing. Is there a laptop you guys recommend that is for design based use? And is prefably lightweight? Reasonable storage space and screen size. Reliable and worth it's money?

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  • May 7, 2017 at 11:17 am
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    I wonder why the push to only have the device run windows store apps? Many windows users love the flexibility to install any kind of desktop software with ease. I hardly ever use the app store. My only guess is that they are trying to give their developers, esp third party devs a more active medium to share their products. "MAKE WINDOWS STORE APPS GREAT AGAIN!"

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  • May 7, 2017 at 3:07 pm
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    Can I run Fedora Linux on this?

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  • May 7, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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    4 Gig of ram, 128 SSD, crippled OS for $999. I'd say they cut a lot of corners.

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  • May 7, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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    Should I get this or the MacBook ?!?!

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  • May 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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    buy the surface pro 3. still a better device.

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  • May 7, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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    Only runs Windows Store apps? So now Adobe software? I didn't get that part very well

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  • May 8, 2017 at 2:16 am
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    How do people clean it up regularly if "surface" made of fabric?? kind of weird…

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  • May 8, 2017 at 11:13 am
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    i just wait surface laptop gaming

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  • May 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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    i think this is one of the first step of microsoft in concering all the mobile devices… if windows 10 S will be a success… windows store will have an opportunity to grow dramatically all the apps and games in windows store.. and if that happens.. probably microsoft will release its surface phone.. and their line up of product will be complete from desktop, laptops, tablets and phones.

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  • May 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm
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    Specs are totally last gen. 4GB Ram and 128GB SSD? that's like my Macbook Air from 2011.

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  • May 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm
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    Why did I get a push notification to watch this video? Not paying $15/mo to still be advertised to

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  • May 9, 2017 at 2:53 am
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    "Speakers under the keyboard" not new.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 5:52 am
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    999 for an i5 processor? Wow

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  • May 9, 2017 at 6:02 am
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    that fabric is gonna be a bad idea

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  • May 10, 2017 at 2:16 am
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    Alcantara? Nice if your hands don't sweat… AT ALL. How are you going to clean that? With car interior detergents? Basically same price as a Macbook Pro (i wonder what the design was inspired by hmm…) only with a smudgescreen that has a worse resolution and no new input ports.

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  • May 10, 2017 at 7:10 am
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    Plagiarism?

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  • May 11, 2017 at 2:38 pm
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    woah woah woah, 12gb of storage on a laptop? 12gb?! What is this, 5 years ago?

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  • May 12, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    ugly and cheap looking

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  • May 12, 2017 at 11:24 am
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    sound preserve recipient asian yield steep press production variety grave

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  • May 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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    This is giving the MacBook some serious heat, had I not owned a Mac I'd most def consider buying this

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  • May 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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    I'm not sure about the fabric base surrounding the keyboard. Isn't that a magnet for dirt and is it even possible to clean?

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  • May 13, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    2:13 – she is hot 🙂

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  • May 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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    I was excited until I heard no HDMI and the use of only MS store apps.

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  • May 14, 2017 at 3:48 am
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    People still buy Windows? What a joke.

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  • May 14, 2017 at 4:18 am
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    amazing – i need it

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  • May 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    I dont want a surface connect port, just give us usb-c or its a dealbreaker.

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  • May 14, 2017 at 8:41 pm
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    Pen? What about the pen?

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  • May 15, 2017 at 7:24 am
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    Windows S? That's the only part which sucks..

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  • May 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm
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    After the Surface Studio I thought Microsoft was really starting to innovate again, sadly this is a step in the wrong direction. The specs are pretty bog standard, even lacking, the design is nice sure but nothing incredible. Its just very boring.

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  • May 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    Anything that comes with 4gb of ram in 2017 is an instant pass. This whole product is a pass actually. Overpriced, not full windows, and 4gb ram? Yeah, no thanks, Microsoft.

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  • May 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm
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    I'm really feeling sad for Dell, HP, ASUS, Samsung and other laptop makers, the competition is too much for them😣😣
    Well after all Business is survival of the Fittest, Kill or Be Killed.

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  • May 17, 2017 at 3:12 am
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    "designed only to run apps from the Windows store"
    https://youtu.be/U6OVpPnhysQ?t=23s

    No way, Jose.

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  • May 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm
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    0:53 You're English. Say Aluminium fgs.

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  • May 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    Windows 10S won't allow 3rd party browsers. gfys

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  • May 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm
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    Another great design by Jony Ive.

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  • May 18, 2017 at 7:23 am
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    Is this supposed to compete with the macbooks if it only runs apps from app store? I'm not even gonna bother, windows app store is just horrible.

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  • May 19, 2017 at 7:48 am
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    oh GOD ITS WINDOWS RT ALL OVER AGAIN WHEN WILL THEY LEARN

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  • May 20, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    The screen is too thick whereas the bottom is too thin

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  • May 20, 2017 at 10:28 am
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    only run windows store apps? who comes up with this nonsense??

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  • May 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm
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    I would rather pay for WinRAR then pay for this new version of windows.

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  • May 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm
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    What a flop, no usb c or usb c charging. Wauw, I diden't expect such poor connectivity in a premium potatotop.

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  • May 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm
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    long live the macbook photocopies

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  • May 23, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    The "S" in "Windows 10 S" stands for "Stupid." The stupid thing can only run apps from the (failed) Windows Store. How about no Microsoft? Just no.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 6:07 pm
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    Windows RT was such a great success that Microsoft have decided to finally bring us the new OS we've all been clamouring for.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 11:04 pm
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    I just want Debian on it, otherwise, in the trash it goes

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  • May 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm
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    Hi guys where is here?

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  • May 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm
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    "Designed to only run apps from the windows store"

    HAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH no.

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  • May 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm
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    I was like: Hey maybe I should buy it. But then I heard, runs only apps from the appstore. And I was like: Hell No.

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  • May 24, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    XPS blows this thing away. i5 with 4GB of RAM? LOL

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  • May 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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    999$ for student? you mean for those rich ones. I may choose a lenovo y520 for lower price higher performance, more storage instead of luxury ssd, more ram, and capacity for playing video games with decent settings.

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  • May 26, 2017 at 10:26 am
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    Fan vents at the back is a bad idea… If you're resting the laptop on a soft suface (cushion, quilt) the vents will be completely blocked up. Not an Apple fanboy by any means, but on MacBook Airs, the fan vents are at the top of the keyboard, expelling the heat just in front of the screen, so you can put the laptop on any surface and not have to worry about blocking the vents.

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  • May 27, 2017 at 6:28 am
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    No USB-C? Most of the Windows Apps from the Store I've tried are shitty, as in they crash quietly after being launched or they just redirect to dead links due to being outdated. who would pay $999 for this thing instead of buying a Chromebook?

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  • May 27, 2017 at 9:15 am
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    4GB of RAM and Windows S – NO !

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  • May 30, 2017 at 3:59 am
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    OMG a wannabe Mac Book Pro with touch screen – how original – YAWN!

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  • May 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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    Obviously overpriced, no matter what apple haters can say

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  • June 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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    0:22 "This is a real laptop. It's running on windows 10 S which only runs apps from the Windows app store" stopped watching right there. This is windows RT all over again.

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  • June 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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    only run windows store apps…

    ONLY RUN WINDOWS STORE APPS ? pls

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  • June 2, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    $1,000 for 4gb of ram in a laptop ? I can get a chromebook with that much ram… Hell I can get a phone with that much ram… anything less than 8 is a joke

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  • June 3, 2017 at 11:47 am
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    Only the noobs will buy it 😌

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  • June 3, 2017 at 11:49 am
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    Greatest thing Microsoft invented was the Copy n Paste option … except here .

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  • June 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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    4 gb of ram eh? so about enough to run about 3 chrome tabs at once. I feel sorry for any poor mug who gets bought the 4gb version.

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  • June 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    I see Agent47 there

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  • June 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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    I do NOT agree that everyone wanted a surface 'laptop'. I have a surface pro 4 and a surface book. I like the pro for the mobility and idle tasks but I don't use it for artwork. I use my surface book full time at work, for school, and for personal use. I bought it specifically because the base model packed 8gb ram, came with a pen, and has the versatility to use it(The hinge). the "Surface" line of products has been built on using the pen on the surface screen just like the surface studio.

    What is the point of of beautiful almost 4k pen screen if you can't set the thing up flat to be used that way.

    Honestly they should have worked with Porsche designs. Their surface will probably be my next purchase.

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  • June 4, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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    not actually a "Real i5". the u series of processors from intel are actually dual core four thread. so the i5 and i7 7500u and 7600u, respectively, are both dual core and four thread parts. i always have hated this branding as its very misleading.

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  • June 5, 2017 at 5:55 am
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    Now the people that rip on macs being over priced under spec should realise it's expensive to make a good solid product

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  • June 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    What's the background music?

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  • June 5, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    Thinkpad FTW! 😀

    All laptops with glare screen should burn in hell. If i would like to see myself, or view of mine room, on a screen, i would buy mirror 😉

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  • June 6, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    Absolute garbage. Can only run apps from the windows app store , yep garbage. Waste of money no thanks

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  • June 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    windows sucks!!!!!!!

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  • June 10, 2017 at 10:36 am
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    The copycat Mcirosoft was so busy imitating the Apple iPad tablet but ended up with a laptop just like anybody else (the usual laptop manufacturers). Nothing new. Hahaha!

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  • June 11, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    Not gonna buy it. I use apps that is most probably not gonna be available in their app store.

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  • June 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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    Any Apple haters here?

    If you are,I feel bad for you.

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  • June 13, 2017 at 10:42 am
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    core i5, that's all i wanted to know

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  • June 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm
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    Congratulations, you idiots, you just took 10 steps backwards.

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  • June 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    I would never pay for only having to use Windows 10 apps. They're worthless.

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  • June 24, 2017 at 9:47 am
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    can u send me one

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  • July 7, 2017 at 10:57 pm
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    Dude it's a giant windows phone without the ability to call people….

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  • July 17, 2017 at 3:32 am
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    Can u use Chrome on Surface Laptop??

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  • July 25, 2017 at 2:57 am
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    Windows S?… Only runs apps from the Windows store. Okay, next

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  • August 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm
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    I love watching videos like this, it reminds me how poor I am and how I'll never be able to afford expensive things like this 😭😭😂

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  • August 20, 2017 at 6:52 am
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    Beautiful

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  • September 2, 2017 at 8:33 am
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    Take a gander down at your keyboard, and your mousepad. Ask yourself how black and nasty that Italian Cloth douchebag keyboard is gonna get.

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    One ☝️ thing to copy from Apple boot camp

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  • November 12, 2017 at 7:46 am
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    what is the app he is using ?

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  • February 14, 2018 at 6:19 pm
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    No USB type

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  • March 31, 2018 at 11:09 am
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    So people are willing to pay a little extra for Apple products but not for this? People underestimate the price you have to pay for quality. Shame.

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  • May 3, 2018 at 7:03 am
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    I got a question guys, I'm ordering a sack backpack that's 13 – 16 itch would this fit in my sack backpack??

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  • May 3, 2018 at 7:07 am
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    This laptop is good for studies and international business

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  • July 23, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    I love the design but the storage and speakers are just ridiculous.

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  • September 3, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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    Great idea but horrible pricing though it's forgiven because it's the first gen..really hope they will cut the price as the next gen will come

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  • November 23, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    Uh does the mouse come with the laptop

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  • March 19, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Beautiful machine. Such a tragedy it runs Windows,

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  • April 26, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Too best 🙂💖💖👌

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  • June 29, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    I'm excited to get this laptop!!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I am watching this video on Surface Laptop 1 its fantastic amazing fast performance and DISPLAY wowwwwww

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