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You can pre-order Microsoft’s Surface Laptop in Malaysia next week

UPDATE: Official price and models have been revealed!

UPDATE 2: Lazada has revealed more details for the Surface Laptop pre-order!

After a 2-in-1 tablet, a 2-in-1 convertible, and an all-in-one desktop, Microsoft finally stepped into the realm of bog-standard laptops with the aptly named Surface Laptop. It is a curious device with beautiful but frustrating design choices that was ultimately rather well received.

The most frustrating for us Malaysians though, was the fact that you couldn’t buy one even if you wanted to. Well, that looks like it’s about to change really soon.

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is gorgeous and very powerful

Microsoft just unveiled its latest laptop — aptly named the Surface Laptop — and it sits somewhere between the tablet-like Surface Pro and the 2-in-1 convertible Surface Book. And that’s a sweet spot most will be very happy with because that means it’s just a laptop without the complications of any detachable bits.

In fact, being “without complications” seems to be a recurring theme with this new Windows device.

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This could be Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop

Microsoft is poised to launch a brand new device at their event in New York on the 2nd of May. And, as with almost all device launches, the leaks have begun to trickle out. Well, gush out, actually as two Twitter users (well-known for their tech leaks) share images of Microsoft’s brand new laptop.

It’s called the Surface Laptop and if that name gets you excited, you might want to hold your horses.

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The iPad Pro outsold Microsoft’s entire Surface lineup in Q4 of 2015

Ah, tablets. If a tablet was one of the characters in my sappy rom-com, it’d be the ‘one that got away’. To me, it was a novel idea where you could have your smartphone with you for the serious business stuff while your tablet showed you a good time between working hours — literally, with videos and movies or a good book — but when you actually think about it, the tablet simply isn’t practical.

If you take a look at the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest report on their preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, you’ll find the truth in my words as tablet sales are on a downward trajectory. That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom though as their report also says that detachable tablet sales have reached an all-time high — lead by the sales of none other than the Apple iPad Pro.

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Microsoft’s new case looks good, but only on the surface

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I hate flip cases. They’re horribly old fashioned and often come in colours that resemble different shades of puke. Plus, except for HTC’s Dot View Case, most flip cases never did anything particularly cool. Sure you might have some practical functions, but none that doesn’t scream “ZOMG WHAT A DWEEB”.

Okay, maybe I’m being a little harsh here but the point is, I would never, ever, ever, use a flip cover case…unless they did this.

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