When it comes to producing top of the range tech Microsoft have really earned their stripes. In the last few years, we’ve seen competitor beating devices coming out across a range of areas but none garnered more praise than the laptop/tablet hybrids the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. This year we’ll see two more products enter the fray in the shape of the upgraded Surface Pro and a brand-new Surface Laptop. They’ll be available on Techscheme soon, but for the time being, let us take you through what’s new.
First up, the Surface Laptop. It’s a thin and elegant looking machine with choices of several classy two-tone colour combinations, the keyboard keys have a satisfying amount travel and are covered in a plush yet light fabric for supreme comfort. It also pumps out some pretty good sound for a laptop, with a new speaker design that pushes out sound from underneath the keyboard, leading to a nice, full tone.
Aside from looking and feeling great, the laptop has some excellent hardware. They may change depending on which spec configurations you go for, but the Surface Laptop will come with an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 512GB of SSD (solid-state drive) storage and up to a whopping 16GB of RAM. It’s frankly incredible spec-wise and thanks to a new vapour chamber cooling system, shouldn’t be hampered by fitting it all into one super light casing.
Battery Life sits at around 14.5-hours, which is fantastic. We’re honestly not sure what can match it at the same performance levels. If you can’t wait for the Surface Laptop, though, you might consider the Surface Book at Techscheme with up to £365 savings. It offers fantastic performance with a striking design, as well as being able to separate the screen to use as a tablet.
The new Surface Pro shrugs of the old numbering system as if to stake a claim as the one and only. From what we’ve seen, that’s fair enough. The Surface Pro is a tablet that can become a laptop with the addition of a type cover keyboard case, and with that means there’s a lot more variety in its configuration than you might expect from other tablet manufacturers.
The spec range from functional laptop all the way up to cutting-edge Intel Core i7 processors, 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Frankly, that’s insane for a tablet, and you can see why more and more people are switching to ultra-high-end tablets as replacements for their home computing. Add that to a 13.5-hour battery life and you’ve got yourself a beast of a tablet.
Of Course, you may not fancy completely upgrading just yet, so there’s always the Surface Pro 4. Like the upcoming Surface Pro, there are a number of configurations that take it from around the level of an iPad Pro all the way up to full blown PC specs. At the top end, Techscheme can save you up to £227.
|Surface Book 1TB||£3049.00||£365.88||£2683.12|
|Surface Pro 4 512GB||£1899.00||£227.88||£1671.12|
Whether they’re new or old the Surface range packs some serious punch, and in many respects, are your best options for serious power matched with versatility, especially if you’d rather the Windows OS. Either way, at Techscheme we can offer you up to 12% of savings from RRP on our entire range of tech products from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and many more. You will need to make sure your employer is signed up to the benefits scheme before you can take advantage; it’s free for them, so you may as well ask them to take a look.