Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S for its Surface laptops

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So far there aren't any more details regarding the specifications, but due to the slim design and the price we believe that the Surface laptop packs an ULV processors (-U). It also runs Windows 10 S. But what's most surprising is it's IO - Microsoft has opted for standard USB ports on this guy rather USB-C which is obviously the future. The latest OS is essentially Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS.

Users can switch to Windows 10 Pro, whenever they wish to download apps from places other than Windows Store.

The move is created to stop students installing malicious software, but will also stop schools from taking advantage of freeware applications such as GIMP, a popular free alternative to Photoshop. Windows 10 S allows app installs only from the Windows Store and therefore millions of programs are not available for the system. The Surface Laptop starts at $999 and is available for preorder as of Tuesday. Windows 10 S will be offered free of cost for all the schools now running Windows 10 Pro PCs.

The company has also made Office 365 free for students and teachers with school accreditation and offering them as a part of Microsoft's plan for the future of education.

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At an event on Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled a glossy new laptop and an updated version of Windows 10 meant to appeal to students and educators.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S as an alternative OS primarily for upcoming budget PCs that are aimed at the education market. Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said Windows 10 S is streamlined for simplicity, and has superior performance, but he claimed the S stands for the "soul" of Windows.

The Surface Laptop is 14.5 millimeters thick and weighs 1.25 kilograms. The new operating system will take around 15 seconds to be ready for a student to log in and use it for the first time, which is a faster process compared to the current Windows 10 Pro. Unlike other Surface models, it does not run the traditional version of Windows.

The Surface Laptop has 3:2, 1080p 13.5 -inch touchscreen and will be available in the market in four different colors.

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