Chris Griffith tests out Microsoft Surface Studio
MICROSOFT’S new Surface laptop was revealed in a New York press conference, but the aftermath has not been what the company expected.
The Sun reports Microsoft confirmed that its bringing out a 13.5 inch laptop in four colours, including platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue and graphite gold.
But there’s one very strange addition to the new luxury laptops – and it’s dividing opinion on the web.
It comes with a furry-looking keyboard, which is made up of a material more typically seen in steering wheels from the 1980s.
The fabric covered keyboard deck of the Surface Laptop seems a little dodgy to me, but I bet it feels nice.
— Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) May 2, 2017
Surface Laptop 1st impressions hands-on: great screen. Keyboard feel is wonderful, though the fabric surround is unusual.
— Avi Greengart (@greengart) May 2, 2017
Anyone use a Surface Pro 4 daily with the Signature type cover (alcantara fabric)? Curious what the wear and tear is like with daily use
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) May 2, 2017
Surface Laptop. My gripes: no USB C, Alcantara gets dirty quick, and a tad overpriced. Love the build and design though. My SP4 is ❤️tho lol
— Thisath (@thisathranawaka) May 2, 2017
Played with it more: Surface Laptop looks great, but material does feel a tad cheap. Maybe I’m just conditioned to prefer polished metal
— Harrison Weber ✏️ (@HarrisonWeber) May 2, 2017
That material keyboard of the Surface Laptop is going to wear badly. Just like the existing Surface Pro keyboards. That’s too bad.
— Robert Brand (@groovepoint) May 2, 2017
Still on the Surface laptop, that fabric arm rest will look absolutely horrible/dirty in no time pic.twitter.com/TVzm4tmYfW
— Afif (@afifplc) May 3, 2017
The inside of the new Surface will be covered in Alcantara suede, which is known to get seriously grubby.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of owning a car with suede interiors will know it’s insanely expensive, near impossible to clean and takes on the appearance of a filthy sandbox.
Aside from the suede feature, the laptop appears quite similar to a Macbook or Chromebook.