Teardown

Surface Laptop: a look at the hardware inside (gallery)

Here's a closer look inside the Surface Laptop. See the motherboard, integrated PCIe SSD, CPU, RAM, speakers, touchpad, and other components.

Microsoft has a new Surface, and rather than a hybrid device or a tablet with a clip-in keyboard, it’s a traditional clamshell laptop. It’s called “Surface Laptop”, and it’s also a flagship for Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S.

The Surface Laptop is a gorgeous 13.5-inch device that has the productivity of a 14-inch laptop, and it has an aluminum finish all around the clamshell body. Interesting enough, Microsoft is using the same Alcantara fabric for the keyboard, which is the same material used for the limited-edition Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft designed the new Surface to be a personal product that makes the technology disappear. As a result, you won’t find any reference on how the laptop comes together, any screws, or anything that leaves party-lines across the device.

The new device was unveiled during the Microsoft education event in New York City, and along with the demos, the company also teardown a Surface Laptop to showcase the hardware engineering.

In the gallery, you’ll see how Microsoft thought out this product. You’ll see the PCIe SSD storage that comes integrated into the motherboard, which helps to improve performance and lowers the power consumption. You will also notice that the main board includes the memory and processor (Intel Core i5 or Core i7) soldered in.

You can also take a look at the cooling system, the speaker design, the huge battery that the company claims up to 14.5 hours, keyboard, the larger precision touchpad and more.

Getting a Surface Laptop

You’ll be able to buy a Surface Laptop in June 15, 2017, but pre-orders are open now at the Microsoft Store (see link below).

Surface Laptop pricing starts at $999 for the base model sporting a Core i5 with 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. However, you can also pick the Core i7 model with up to 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage for $2200. Microsoft says that there will be a 1TB storage option, but it’s not currently available.