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CEO Satya Nadella launched the event. In the background, there was an illustrator working on a Microsoft Surface Studio drawing a background that was projected behind the speakers.

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You can run any browser on Windows 10 S -- as long as you can download it from the app store -- but Microsoft claims Edge is optimized for education because you can annotate and share Web pages.

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There's a wizard to create a Windows 10 S thumb drive; you stick it into a USB port and it automatically copies the relevant packages and begins setup. Microsoft claims that you can pull the stick out after 30 seconds and move on to the next system while the software does its job.

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The usual suspects will have hardware for Windows 10 S.

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Devices will start at as low as $190; Chromebooks tend to be more expensive.

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The MEE is a Codebuilder extension for Minecraft.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

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Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

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Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

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Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

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Speakers

Dial

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

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Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

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The future of education is 3D interactions with the environment.

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One of these things is not like the other

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Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

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Deja vu

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If this is true, it would be great

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Paint 3D is intended for building models.

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If this is true, it would be great

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They used AR to drop a model in for size comparison.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

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Dial

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Acer is one of Microsoft's partners for mixed-reality hardware/software development. It's paired here with a gaming laptop; at the moment, most low-cost education systems aren't powerful enough for VR.

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One of these things is not like the other

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Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

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I can see inside you.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

Unsurprising combination

Deja vu

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One of these things is not like the other

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Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

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Dial

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Paint 3D, mixed reality and headsets are all cool.

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One of these things is not like the other

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Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

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When it was time to talk hardware, he came out to wax poetic about how the new Surface Laptop offers "the perfect flow of energy" and more.

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One of these things is not like the other

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If this is true, it would be great

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The seamless fabric overlays on the keyboard section.

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One of these things is not like the other

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If this is true, it would be great

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A show of hands: who'd want a slightly thicker screen for a substantially lower price?

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

Unsurprising combination

Deja vu

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

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Microsoft does its battery tests via local video playback; you'll get longer life with local playback than streaming, since the Wi-Fi in operation also stresses the battery.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

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It really doesn't take much to claim this.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

Unsurprising combination

Deja vu

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One of these things is not like the other

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Surface Laptop

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Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

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This is cool: The speakers are under the keyboard.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

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Deja vu

To demonstrate its compatibility with the Microsoft Dial input device, he used it for navigating Spotify. The Dial doesn't work on the scree of the Surface Laptop, though.

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One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

Unsurprising combination

Deja vu

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Building a solar system

Augmented Reality

Acer's headset

More AR

More AR

One of these things is not like the other

Panos Panay, VP for Surface Computing

Surface Laptop

Touchscreen

Artsy

If this is true, it would be great

The inevitable comparisons

Ooookay

Speakers

Dial

Unsurprising combination

Deja vu

They trotted out a demo that Apple used to demo the iPad Pro in September 2015, but this time to show how wunnerful the Dial is for manipulating stuff.

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