Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft's answer to the MacBook Air

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#2 Product of the DayMay 02, 2017


  • Alex SopinkaCoder. Taco Lover.

    Horsepower, sexyness, .NET development


    Not better in price than the Macbooks

    Great Macbook alternative for when you want to run a .NET development environment at full speed. Yes you can run Windows on OSX and yes you can run Visual Studio on OSX, but it's not the same as the full featured native version.


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Jeroen Corthout ☕@jeroen_corthout · Co-Founder Salesflare
Considered buying it, until I read this: "The tradeoff for those perks is that Windows 10 S doesn't let you install any software that's not from the Windows Store app market — which means that, at the very least, you won't be able to install the Google Chrome web browser."
Noah Kim@wuss · in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ 95%
@jeroen_corthout Can't say for sure, but there's nothing indicating that you couldn't just install Windows 10 (home/pro) on this and be perfectly fine. It has the horsepower. Battery life might suffer a little.
Jeroen Corthout ☕@jeroen_corthout · Co-Founder Salesflare
@wuss Just read that for $49 you can get to the Home/Pro version. Other than that they should give this for free, I feel very relieved.
Kesava Mandiga@k3sava · Curious cat. Writer. Explorer.
@jeroen_corthout @wuss TechCrunch says that the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro will be free until the end of the year. So, some good news for early adopters.
Noah Kim@wuss · in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ 95%
@k3sava @jeroen_corthout really trying to find a reason why I shouldn't buy this. MacOS runs inside a VM pretty well afaik....
Jeroen Corthout ☕@jeroen_corthout · Co-Founder Salesflare
@wuss @k3sava Anyone found more info on the more advanced versions? 4GB RAM is not going to cut it.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Microsoft has really stepped up their hardware design in the recent year, but my favorite feature: 14 HOUR BATTERY LIFE. 🔋
Jim Canto@jimcanto · Freedom hunter. Citizen dev. Solopreneur
@rrhoover I've never owned a MacBook ** gasp ** .. but this thing is beautiful. And, hell yeh, 14 hour battery?!? FINALLY!!
Sean Murphy@sean_murphy · Lightning "Get any service fast!"
@rrhoover hardware is nothing compared to software. Where's their game there Ryan?
Mark Zajac@zajacm · Peek my curiosity and be rewarded!
@sean_murphy @rrhoover If I can easily put linux on it,I'll be a happy camper.
Sean Murphy@sean_murphy · Lightning "Get any service fast!"
@zajacm I think my friend did that and likes it a lot.
Ben TossellHunter@bentossell · newCo
After Apple killed the MacBook Air, this is Microsoft's response You can read more on The Verge
Kat Nguyen@katnguyen · Tech & Product Marketing at UC Berkeley
@bentossell Such a huge opportunity for them, and they nailed it.
Abdou Tahiri@abdou_tahiri · Software Engineer @WebPick
Too bad, it can't runs macOs :p
Noah Kim@wuss · in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ 95%
@abdou_tahiri You don't actually know that yet ;). You can technically install MacOS on most machines provided they have a UEFI based BIOS. As far as how usable it will be is a different story....
Daniel Citrin@deadlinegrind · Getting ready ..
@wuss @abdou_tahiri Tell that to my legacy AMD machine running El Capitan. :P
Noah Kim@wuss · in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ 95%
@deadlinegrind @abdou_tahiri forgot, intel CPU's only ;P
Daniel Citrin@deadlinegrind · Getting ready ..
@wuss Nae, us AMD hackintoshers get buy pretty well even though we have to fiddle with our installs significantly more.
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Microsoft just released a touchscreen MacBook Air!