Updated June 30, 2017: We posted our Surface Laptop review today—get the highlights below. We’ve also updated this piece with the pushed-out ship date for the highest-end SKU, and details about how to get Microsoft Office while running Windows 10 S.
The Surface Laptop stole the show at Microsoft’s May 2 event. The focus may have been on education, Windows 10 S, and affordable laptops for classroom use, but the oohs and ahhs went to the Surface Laptop for its beautiful display and Alcantara-clad keyboard, not to mention its light weight and long battery life. College kids are the Surface Laptop’s purported target user, but a lot of regular folks are intrigued by this new addition to Microsoft’s premium Surface family—and, frankly, many students won’t be able to afford it anyway.