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Christmas Gift Guide

No more 2-in-1

Fabric

Screen

Plastic keys

Burgundy

Connectors

Hinge

Input

Edgy

Left side, redux

Graphite

Matching mouse

Side view

Metal

Power button

Keyboard

Keyboard cross section

Power

Power connector

This is what your friends see

Touchscreen

More fabric

Keyboard in use

Side view

Keyboard, redux

Navigation keys

Windows 10 S

Fabric array

The whole family

For its college-focused laptop, Microsoft went with a traditional clamshell design rather than the tear-off-keyboard of the Surface Pro series. But it's still wedge-shaped, because that's the current trend.

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The most novel aspect of the Surface Laptop is the fabric overlay on the keyboard and wrist rest sections.

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Bucking the trend of 16:9 displays, Microsoft went with a 13.5-inch 3:2 aspect ratio touchscreen display with a nonstandard 2,256x1,504-pixel resolution that works out to a pixel density of about 201ppi. The aspect ratio lets you fit more on it than a 16:9 display, but streaming movies will have to be letterboxed. It also covers 100 percent of the sRGB colors space.

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The keyboard keys are still made out of plastic, with the fabric inset around them. I hope the fabric is spill resistant.

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It comes in burgundy, cobalt, platinum and graphite (aka red, blue, silver and gray).

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Matching mouse!

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On the left, there's a USB Type-A, USB-C and headphone jack.

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Unlike the Surface Book, it doesn't have a 360-degree hinge.

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There's a touchpad, but the Surface Laptop also works with the Microsoft Dial -- not on the screen, though -- and a stylus, as well as a mouse.

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Yes, it's thin.

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The display section is metal, like a traditional laptop.

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That power button is in a terrible location. I'd hit it accidentally every time I go for delete or backspace.

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Because the keys are recessed, the rim acts as a bumper for the display when you close it. And while they look pretty flat from the side, peeking over the rim, they actually seem to have a fair bit of travel.

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The only connector on the right side is power, which uses a connector similar to that of the other Surfaces.

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The keys look reasonably full-size.

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It looks like Windows 10 S also comes with Microsoft do-not-want-ware.

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