Microsoft goes big in the field of laptops with the launch of Microsoft Surface laptop and it appears to be a tough time rival to Apple.
In the battle for the perfect laptop, Microsoft seems to have put its sight on Apple. The MacBook family has been one of the most satisfying among its consumers in the recent years, and now Microsoft has put its eyes on both the MacBook Air and the MacBook. You may ask how, so it is with the Microsoft Surface Laptop, a laptop that, for just over a thousand euros, aims to eat some of the market pie to both. The Microsoft Surface laptop price could be a bit higher for many Microsoft users.
Has Microsoft gotten close to Apple? The answer is yes, it has got quite close to Apple. The Microsoft Surface Laptop is a device that has a plenty of performance with an excellent battery but it has two major problems i.e. the inclusion of Alcantara fabric on the keyboard and the inclusion of Windows 10 S by default.
Let us begin with this last point, since it is one of the most concerned point of many users. Our test with the Laptop started, as usual, with a download using Google Chrome. Beyond the personal preferences, the Google browser is the most appropriate to work with the online tools and the first surprise came when we checked that there was no trace of Chrome in the Windows Store.
One of the basic points of Windows 10 S is security. Microsoft has restricted the operating system, so that it does not allow the installation of the external applications. Everything has to go through the Windows Store and when you look for it, unfortunately, no relevant results appear. It could be a minor problem and you will have to pull the option to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
Go ahead that the process is fast, simple and in less than ten minutes the Microsoft Surface Laptop is already upgraded to the Windows. The episode with Chrome is the symptom of a major problem for capturing a computer as if it were an iOS device and it is a bad idea when one of the strengths of PC passes the freedom of choice when downloading and installing whatever. The trimmed version of Windows 10 lasted a few minutes until we discovered that Chrome could not be installed on the computer.
Having fixed the problem with the free installation of Windows 10 Pro, let’s move to the look of the laptop. Because you may like more or less the forms of the Surface Laptop, but the inclusion of the Alcantara fabric on the keyboard is a step backwards from any notebook in the competition.