Microsoft has today launched the Windows 10 S-powered Surface Laptop in India and it is available starting today from Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance and authorized retail stores across the country for Rs. 86,999 onwards.
Microsoft has launched a total of five SKUs in India which come in different CPU, RAM, storage and GPU configurations, but disappointingly, all the variants are powered by 7th Gen Intel processors.
The Surface Laptop features a 13.5-inch PixelSense display having a resolution of 2256 x 1504, which gives it a pixel density of 201 PPI and has a 3:2 aspect ratio with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
The device is powered by a 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U processor, while the higher-end version of the Surface Laptop comes equipped with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7660U CPU, with up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. In the graphics department, there is a choice between an integrated Intel HD 620 and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 GPU, however, considering the Surface Laptop’s pricing in India, a discrete NVIDIA GPU would have been a much better option for buyers.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Key Specs:
|Dimensions||308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm|
|Display||13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI) PixelSense|
|Processor||7th Generation Intel Core i5|
|Graphics||Intel HD 620|
|Storage||128G PCIe SSD|
|OS||Windows 10 S|
|Connectivity||1 x USB 3.0, 3.5 mm Headset Jack, 1 x Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect|
|Wireless||Dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
|Price||Starts at Rs. 86,999|
The Surface Laptop packs a single USB 3.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect port and a 3.5mm headset jack. The Surface Laptop runs on Windows 10 S, which is a stripped down version of the regular Windows 10, so, users won’t be able to run the traditional apps that they would usually install on their desktop and will have to rely solely on Microsoft’s suite of applications. However, you can always upgrade to the normal Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro. Following is the pricing structure of the Surface Laptop in India:
- Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD 620: Rs. 86,999
- Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel HD 620: Rs. 114,999
- Intel Core i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus 640: Rs. 144,999
- Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus 640: Rs. 196,999
- Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD,16GB RAM, Intel Iris Plus 640: Rs.233,999
You do realize that it was launched for the first time in June 2017 and so it still uses the last generation’s Intel processor.