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What is Microsoft's Windows 10 S and should I upgrade to Pro?

What is Microsoft's Windows 10 S and should I upgrade to Pro?

If you are a student, Surface Laptop, this new competitor of MacBook Air will surely please you if you are looking for a compromise between high-end and pragmatic.

That battery bump has been achieved by the introduction of Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors, with options ranging through Core m3, i5 and up to i7.

Microsoft has promoted the Surface Pro as a "tablet that can replace your laptop" since it first launched, so Surface Laptop - the company's recently launched $999 (£979) laptop - could look like a redundant product as well as an admission that Surface Pro can't actually replace a more traditional laptop for many customers. For me, the realization of this has grown stronger when I began using the new Surface Pro from Microsoft.

The Surface has also been supported by the opening and expansion of Microsoft Stores, where Surface products own the prime real estate.

Panos Panay, Microsoft's Windows device lead, is not just the face of the Surface brand. Visit the Windows Store to get started exploring all the content available to download.

Laptop's editor in chief Mark Spoonauer gave the Surface Laptop a try and found much of value in it's minimalistic and compact design.

Now, I've read plenty of other reviews of the Surface and they all say the keyboard is really good, considering it's incredibly slim and essentially made of a kind of plasticky fabric. It seems silly but I love the kickstand. Yet it has never been the true take-anywhere device Microsoft has tried to sell it as.

Still, the spec changes alone mean the New Surface Pro is an improvement over the older model, and that should make it the best hybrid you can buy right now. Although the Surface Laptop is compatible with other accessories like the Surface Pen and Surface Dial, it does not fold back 360 degrees or detach, which makes for an awkward drawing interface.

It's not restricted in any noticeable day-to-day way (you can even mess with drivers, disks and group policy, just not the registry), apart from where you can install apps. Even when you check out the input options on this product, you still don't even have a USB-C port.

Surface Laptop is a controversial device: It runs Windows 10 S, the stripped-down version of Windows 10 that can not install or use traditional desktop applications.

Office 365 and Windows 10 S are Better Together. In short, it is very well tuned to both the average user's needs and to the hardware. This also means the default browser is Edge and search is Bing - I can live with that.

Remember that once you upgrade, you will not be allowed to go back. And that has all lead up to the day when the desktop versions of Office become available on the UWP-only store.

If Windows 10 S is to be known by only one thing, that thing would be speed. There is also increased integration with the cloud to enable a work from any device, anywhere, anytime, philosophy. TechCrunch echoed the thoughts of most other reviewers, writing that "I'm sure there are still people out there for whom the Pro still makes sense". After that the cost is $79. About half the apps I use on Windows come from the Store, which is great and makes setting up machines easier and faster.

Of course, those prices I just quoted don't include a Type Cover or the new Surface Pen. From all indications, this hard-wearing material is used in premium automotive use as a durable, longer lasting alternative to leather.

While large productions are the standard for the type of photography I do (advertising), portable equipment like the Surface Pro and the X1D are the key to reminding me why I fell in love with photography in the first place.

Depending on processor choice, you get either an Intel HD 620 or Iris Plus 640 GPU, which is again an upgrade from the Surface Pro 4's graphics. Additionally, the lack of a 180-degree fold-back hinge makes it hard to use the Surface Pen.

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