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Microsoft Surface 2017 Release Date, News & Update: Low-Cost Laptop Runs Windows 10 Cloud Software With Quick Boot; Beats Google Chromebook?

by Guenee Simmons / May 01, 2017 02:45 AM EDT
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Microsoft Surface 2017 is scheduled for launch to make up for the delayed release of Surface Pro 5. The new laptop is believed to compete with Google Chromebook that is currently making some noise in the market.

Microsoft Surface 2017 Is Geared Up To Be A Low-Cost Laptop

Based on reports, the Microsoft Surface 2017 laptop is being geared up as a budget-friendly device that can compete with the Google Chromebook platform. Incidentally, the Redmond-based company is reported to focus on its software, which may also run on a new Windows 10 variant.

Microsoft Surface 2017, meantime, will be run by a Windows 10 Cloud software, which focuses in providing cloud services on a budget-friendly technology. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Windows 10 Cloud is set to limit apps to the Windows Store in order to prevent the use of non-Store apps such as Google Chrome. Moreover, a leaked Microsoft file reportedly mentions the new laptop as an "Edu Cloud" device. Also, it revealed some features of the said device like an all-day battery life, a resume cycle and a quick boot.

As for the specs, the new Microsoft Surface 2017 will have a quad-core processor such as the Celeron or higher, 32GB internal memory, 4GB of RAM and  an eMMC or SSD. The touch-enabled screen, meantime, has been noted as well to be optional, Patently Apple reported.

The Next May Event May Focus On The New Microsoft Surface Laptop

The new range of Microsoft Surface 2017 laptops that come with average hardware is expected to be the highlight of the next event happening in May, alongside the Windows 10 Cloud OS. It should be noted that the tech giant has been looking at the role of the education, which seems evident from its different deals it offers to schools kids, including the entire education industry, Top Examiner reported.


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