The company kicked off its May education event at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, May 2, making exciting announcements aiming to go up against Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks on the education front.
The Surface Laptop will be available in four colours - burgundy, graphite gold, platinum, and cobalt blue.
The Surface Laptop can be had with Core i7 processors as well, with the top of the line model costing US$2199 for 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage.
Panos Panay, VP of Microsoft Surface said: "We know that many students use Surface Pro, and a lot use Book, but they're asking for more". In the more secure Windows 10 S all apps are managed and installed through "containers" on the store.
Microsoft said the switch from Windows 10 S to Pro is one-way only; users can not revert back to Windows 10 S.
The display uses PixelSense technology and is a touch screen, which Microsoft says is the thinnest LCD touch module on a laptop to date.
With the new Surface laptop, Microsoft is hoping to attract college-age buyers who want both a reliable machine and premium design and materials.
Unfortunately, Microsoft will no longer guarantee your machine has the same battery life or speed performance as it once did on Windows 10 S.
The operating system is also integrated with OneDrive, allowing users to use a Windows 10 S-powered device as a Chromebook alternative.
Microsoft's partners, including Acer Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and HP Inc., also rolled out new low-priced laptops for students and teachers starting at $189.
Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The operating system version is a lightweight edition of Windows 10 that will be limited to Windows Store.
Devices running the latest OS will start shipping at $189 this summer. The company from Redmond claims a maximum battery life of 14.5 hours, although that will most likely be in optimal usage circumstances.
Panay said the Surface Laptop was created to provide college-age users with important features, such as long battery life, storage capabilities, display quality, and portability. It will be available on June 15, though it is possible to order it ahead of time.style="text-align: center;"