Leaked images show new Microsoft Surface Laptop with 'Windows 10 S'

Claudine Rigal
Mai 2, 2017

In terms of hardware, the tech world is still waiting for Microsoft to present its new generation tablet, the Surface Pro 5. Microsoft is ready to show how it will compete with Google's Chromebooks.

What to expect from Microsoft May 2nd event?

The event kicks off Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:30AM ET / 6:30AM PT. We'll have to wait and see if the new Microsoft Windows 10 S laptop does look like this, or will it sport a completely different look. While the OS is expected to be identical to a regular copy of Windows 10, Microsoft wants to improve battery life by limiting the software to Windows Store apps.

Apart from security updates, the Edge browser receives major updates only twice a year which are timed with new feature builds of Windows 10. This would, in theory, remove many malware threats, making it a safer platform - similar to the benefit of Chrome OS.

The new My People feature will make it easy for Windows 10 users to tap or click a contact and start a Skype chat, video call or voice call.

When the invites for this event went out a couple of weeks ago, we knew immediately that it was an education related event because they used the #MicrosoftEDU hashtag on the invite we received.

Microsoft has openly conceded defeat in the smartphone market as they don't see much potential for success against Apple and Google. During this event Microsoft will focus on on education sector.

With the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184 Microsoft bring My People feature. It will focus specifically on the company's efforts in the education market, with new software and hardware offerings primarily targeting those users.

There have also been previous reports about several prototypes of the Surface Phone being tested late past year. Some analyst said that Microsoft Azure is just a part of that big equation and that Microsoft Office 365 is actually the main revenue driver for Microsoft Azure's cloud revenue. Microsoft has also communicated more directly with customers via Twitter, social media, blogs and its own message boards. This will be required for these Chromebook-like devices that only run Windows Store apps.

Rumours are also rife that Microsoft is expected to unveil an affordable mixed-reality head gear, which might be introduced in schools to offer more impressive tutorial to children to understand science and other topics better. There might be a more premium version as well. Microsoft also announced that it will share an overview of how the users can use Red Hat Products on Microsoft Azure using the two known options: Cloud Access or On-Demand.

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