The New Microsoft Surface Laptop(microsoft.com)

3 years ago from Charlie Williams, Digital Designer

  • Norm Sheeran, 3 years ago

    Windows OS 10S just kills this. Good luck selling a top price machine you can only install apps from the windows marketplace on.

    If that's the case, can you even install a good browser on it?

    5 points
    • Matt StuhffMatt Stuhff, 3 years ago

      I guess the upside is that you can pay $49 to upgrade to the full OS.

      Shouldn't even be a concern, but that's the solution.

      1 point
      • Norm Sheeran, 3 years ago

        I read that, I also read Microsoft won't garentee performance or battery life with apps outside their store running the full OS. Which is cool but a little lame for a machine at this price point.

        1 point
    • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, 3 years ago

      That's where 10S will fall apart. When some non-technical user buys a computer, tries to install Chrome and find out that Chrome doesn't work.

      The laptop gets returned, Best Buy demands their money back from the OEM, everyone loses. Same reason why Windows RT failed.

      0 points
    • Josiah TullisJosiah Tullis, 3 years ago

      It's not that difficult to bridge a desktop application over to a Windows Store App. Windows actually offers an entire tool just for this. As a new Windows 10 user, I have to say that I actually really like the Windows Store, and I don't blame Microsoft one bit for pushing developers onto it.

      0 points
    • John PJohn P, 3 years ago

      You can swap it over to Win 10 Pro for free for a certain time, it's a proper computer not a chromebook...

      0 points