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  1. Panos Athanasiou's Avatar
    Well its still cheaper than a mac :P
    05-12-2017 09:24 AM
  2. Art Gerald Ranque's Avatar
    I think they're just timing it to the release of Windows 10 S. Imagine the reaction if Microsoft introduced 10 S with the Surface Pro 5. People would go even crazier. I think they really want more people to use 10 S so they targeted university students who use Macbook Pro/Air because they're the ones who won't mind the price that much (and preferably want a great-looking laptop), something that isn't too intimidating (like the Pro or Book), not needing to fiddle around with, and that's okay. And, you know, sometimes, people just want a regular laptop.

    Honestly, I think they couldn't introduce another jaw-dropping-form-factor of a device because I think they've reached the pinnacle. They wouldn't even confirm a Surface Pro 5 because there just isn't much to innovate anymore. And that's okay because the Surface Pro, Surface Studio, and Surface Book are already great devices. And you know, when Windows 10 S matures, they might be using it for the next version of the Pros and Studios and Books. Who knows?

    I'm also glad they introduced it to a new Surface line. Imagine if it flops, the whole tech media would go even crazier on Microsoft.
    05-12-2017 09:26 AM
  3. Kravina's Avatar
    Software wise it is worse than a Chromebook. What are those specs good for, if the only thing you can run is Edge, mobile office and some games? The Store isn't ready for Windows S. And it won't be till productivity programs aren't there. How hard would it be for Microsoft to make Visual Studio for Store?
    05-12-2017 09:36 AM
  4. AndreAC_920's Avatar
    Its sad but I'll have to agree.
    Sure its a beautiful product but on SPECS, specially on the Entry-Level its almost disappoint that Microsoft is charging for 999$ for a 4GB RAM, 128 SSD with ONLY one USB A port
    05-12-2017 09:39 AM
  5. NCaffo's Avatar
    I don't know, I think it's good value. I'd attach a $100 premium to any device with the "solidity" of the surface line, just knowing that there's never going to be driver issues or the like with it is amazing, and worth that extra.

    I picked out a Dell for my parents a year back, low to mid range stuff, man, was that an epic mistake. It's got all the hardware, but it just doesn't fit together with the software right. Issues with the touchpad, issues with hibernation, issues with turning it on (seriously). I'd probably never go with a product outside of surface again.
    05-12-2017 09:44 AM
  6. Nick the Fox's Avatar
    Yeah, pricing was always a problem for Surface line up (except maybe Studio, here i can see that price tag)

    If they wanna do that kind of W10S devices they shouldn't be priced then 500 at least. And i kinda interested in package it comes with, Pen and Dial should be included for that price
    05-12-2017 09:44 AM
  7. JohnnyRedLight's Avatar
    As most others have already points out, ALL the Surface products are "overpriced". Or are they? As long as people are forking out the cash for it, doesnt it mean it's priced correctly? Free market and all that?

    Spec wise? Of course it's expensive. Exactly the same as Mackbook, people are buying the complete package. And design is a huge factor in that decision. I've also found Microsoft support on hardware to be excellent.
    05-12-2017 09:51 AM
  8. mikeneri's Avatar
    It's pretty obvious to me that they've got their eyes on the Apple crowd. Not that they'll convert hardcore users, but they could probably steal some sales.
    05-12-2017 09:59 AM
  9. faisalbaba's Avatar
    Quality matters

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    05-12-2017 10:07 AM
  10. Deepak Minhas's Avatar
    Plenty of people whose needs aren't quite met by the Surface Pro or Surface Book have been calling for a "Surface Laptop." And this is what Microsoft has delivered. It doesn't have that Surface twist. It's the Surface Laptop, yes, but it's the Surface, just a Laptop.
    05-12-2017 10:08 AM
  11. Philip Belosa's Avatar
    I think every Surface Bundle you will find right now, is a better deal for students.

    Its odd, that they gave surface pen support to the Surface Laptop. Of Course yeah... "Surface" and pens belong together, but the Surface category doesnt fit on this device.
    No special killer feature.
    Not even a dedicated graphic. :(

    A Yoga-Style flip screen would have been great on this device in combination with the pen.

    700 bucks for the i5 version would be the sweet sport for this device.
    05-12-2017 10:12 AM
  12. pischk's Avatar
    Pure and simple, Microsoft likes to share with their Surface line what a top-of-the-line device looks like. They leave the more affordable device market to their partner OEMs, who will make the less expensive devices that compete or beat the current Chromebook market.

    Here's a link to site that list a few featured ones, but at the bottom, you can link to a huge database of Windows 10 S devices aimed at different age groups. So far, the cheapest model I saw was $159.
    05-12-2017 10:14 AM
  13. meattray's Avatar
    I think there's a bit of give and take with the Surface Lineup. Yes, they're not the 'cheapest' product on the market but I think there's a pretty good quality to the product that provides pretty consistent experience. They're also the innovators when it comes to this and that's not a bad thing.

    There's a premium put on portability and they're making products that fit in this space. I'm excited to potentially check one out.
    05-12-2017 10:16 AM
  14. Sosinondodrore's Avatar
    I thought they tried the USB type C, but came to the conclusion that it still were too early for the mainstream user..
    05-12-2017 12:13 PM
  15. Jeffery Holderness's Avatar
    Just take my money already microsoft!
    05-12-2017 12:19 PM
  16. tonghao1992's Avatar
    I personally don't think it's overpriced. Compared to Surface Pros, the laptop has a true keyboard. Also It's finely finished. If you compare it to Dell XPS laptop, the price is actually quite reasonable at this setting.
    05-12-2017 12:24 PM
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    05-12-2017 09:11 PM
  18. TheFlyingDutchBros's Avatar
    -2017 still hasn't seen USB-C overtake USB-A. Honestly, it's struggling to get mainstream support and the standard needs to be tightened so that consumers can expect any USB-C cable to be just as good as another, right now they can't and that's exactly why Microsoft didn't include it.

    -The touch screen isn't the focal point of this device, it's simply a bonus. That being said, the form factor is not ideal for touch screen use, I agree.

    -Windows 10 S is not at all Windows RT all over again. For one, it works on x86 architecture, not ARM, meaning Win32 apps packaged as UWP using the Desktop Converter and distributed through the store can still be utilized. Windows RT could not do this. RT also could be upgraded to Pro, S can.

    -No expandable storage may be a downer for some, but as this is aimed at students, not professionals, average number of documents and documents sizes are going to be smaller and will likely be held in the cloud to a significant extent for the sake of mobility.

    -720p is unfortunate for some, but bad connections have made every video call I've ever made less than 720p regardless of hardware on either end so it means little to me. Also, it supports Windows Hello which is awesome.

    -I would argue that plenty of students have no need for a notepad like interface. Sure, it'd be nice to have, but it's not a deal-breaker by any means.

    As with any Surface device, the price is high and the point is not for Microsoft to sell a ton of them, it's to inspire OEMs to go make their own devices that will sell tons of units. In this case that means low-cost notebooks aimed at elementary schools, not Macbook rivals, we already have plenty of those.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
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