Microsoft Surface Laptop now available in more countries, in more colors
Microsoft has taken to its Windows blog to announce the expanded rollout of its Surface Laptop. First introduced in June, the Surface Laptop is now available in all the launch colors in 20 countries after initially only being available in the Platinum color. Customers in US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherland, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Taiwan, HK, China, Norway, Australia, and NZ can now also purchase or pre-order Surface Laptop’s in Cobalt Blue, Burgandy or Graphite Gold. The Platinum i7 Surface Laptop is now also available in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The Surface Laptop is currently powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake U chips and is available in either Core i5 or Core i7 iterations with Intel HD Graphics 620. These can be matched with 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB RAM options, while storage is available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities. Connections are limited, but include a single USB 3.0/3.1 Gen1 port and a DisplayPort along with a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Surface Laptop ships with Microsoft’s Windows 10 S that Microsoft has targeted at students, educators and businesses and runs only apps that have been verified by Microsoft solely available through the Windows Store. However, Microsoft has indicated that customers purchasing the Surface Laptop will be able to remove this limitation with a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. This offer is now good until March, 2018.