Well, sign me up! It looks like Microsoft is silently working on a small Surface Laptop, one that is not just more compact, but also more affordable. What’s not to like here?
The current climate of the world has created a lot of uncertainty for consumers, and adding in a new model in the family makes a lot of sense.
And if we go by this report, this is exactly what Redmond seems to be in on about.
This new Surface Laptop is reportedly codenamed Sparti, and sports a 12.5-inch screen. The base model, it is being said, will be priced between $500 and $600, and will house a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.
Microsoft plans to ship this machine with Windows 10 in S mode, inviting users to get their apps and games from the Microsoft Store.
This midrange Surface model will feature a conventional clamshell form factor, making it distinct from the Surface Go 2.
That 10.5-inch detachable machine is certainly not for everyone, which is why Microsoft is readying this new one.
In fact, the target right now appears to be the classroom, as Microsoft wants this particular Surface branded laptop to be specifically aimed at students. To that end, most of its specs and features will be specifically built to respond to the typical needs of a student.
As for release date, a holiday season launch is expected.