Six reasons why Windows 10 S will succeed where Windows RT failed

Microsoft has also unveiled Surface Laptop, which is designed exclusively for Windows 10 S. It's slim, elegant and ideal for apps, photographs, videos, presentations, and reports.

Microsoft announced Windows 10 S today at their Education event, surprising fans with a new take on the Windows 10 operating system.

If you buy a Windows 10 S device you will be able to pay to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro - this will enable you to run your PC like a normal Windows 10 machine. It comes in four colors: platinum, graphite gold, cobalt blue and burgundy.

It features a 13.5-inch touch-screen display, 14.5 hours of battery life, and boasts a quick startup, fast performance, and luxury fit and finish.

Along with restricting users to Windows Store apps and games, the new version of Windows 10 will also not allow you to change your default web browser. But you still want a Surface Laptop, regardless.

The Surface Laptop is 14.5 millimeters thick and weighs 1.25 kilograms. Microsoft claims that, Microsoft Surface Laptop is thinner, lighter than any MacBook Air or Pro in the market.

The device will ship on June 15.

The Surface Laptop breaks from the hybrid laptop-tablet format that dominated previous Surface models in favor of a more conventional clamshell design.

"It's basically a straightforward notebook, albeit one with the Microsoft's slick Surface aesthetic", wrote Engadget in an update. Microsoft's previous effort at a slimmed-down Windows, Windows RT, wasn't popular because it wouldn't run older programs unavailable in the Windows Store.

So will you be using Windows 10 S on a PC soon?

Microsoft said it has also tied up with companies such as Acer, Asus, Dell, Futijsu, Toshiba, HP, and Samsung to offer a range of Windows 10 computers for students priced from $189.

Microsoft's two product launches Tuesday are created to maintain its ground in the education market and grab some share from the likes of Google and Apple.

Windows 10 S (W10S) is not "crippleware" and nor is the Surface Laptop - it will do everything the Home version does, run every Win32 app (in its Windows store) like Office 365, and it can be inexpensively upgraded to the Pro version for network domain use.

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