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Alcantara is the reason why surface laptop not have 360° hinge?


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Jun 21, 2017
I like the alcantara, it gives the laptop a very luxurious look. Also a laptop form is what they were looking for in this model, a 360 hinge was not really in mind
May 15, 2017
msft didnt need a 360 hinge. they got surface pro and surface book models to address tablet usage. im guessing they just wanted to make a really good pure laptop.