Microsoft 13.5" Surface Laptop (Platinum)
Start at around $999 for a base model ( Core i5 CPU 4GB RAM 128GB SSD ) and go up to $2199 for the top of the line ( Core i7 CPU 16GB RAM 512 GB SSD )
A beautiful machine with a unique Surface that looks awesome and feels amazing when you are typing and interacting with it. The Microsoft Surface Laptop is a 2.7lb lightweight 7th Gen. Intel powerhouse for demanding applications offering up to 14.5 hours of video playback for a full day of work or entertainment. The 13.5in touchscreen display sports a 2256 x 1504 resolution powered by Intel HD Graphic & works with the Surface pen (not included). The Alcantara fabric covered keyboard provides a easy clean comfortable typing experience surface unlike anything else.
SSD enables super fast boot up & app load times, while AC Wifi & Bluetooth 4.0 LE pair with a USB 3.0 port for connectivity. A 720P webcam, microphones, premium speakers, mini DisplayPort & combo 3.5mm mic/ headphone jack round out the port features that can be expanded using a SurfaceConnect docking station.
Win 10 S provides a stable safe operating system with blazing fast Edge browsing & buttery smooth multi HD window performance, along with Cortana, Ink, & Hello features with greatly improved cloud OneDrive functionality. Easy OS upgrade to Window 10 Pro enables broad 3rd party software.
A proprietary charging port & sealed internal non-user serviceable fade prone useful life limiting lithium ion battery makes this machine prone to entering an e-waste recycling stream after only a few years. Relatively weak mechanical strength against normal forces means you can easily break this machine. You also have to order the best configuration for your budget since it cannot be upgraded or repaired.
Mainboard soldered RAM, GPU, & CPU & SSD, its all or nothing, if any part fails the whole thing is bricked! Plastic welding + glue & adhesive make the case a nightmare to open. iFixit gave it the worst repair score ever awarded to any product 0 out of 10, where 10 is an easy thing to fix.
It makes sense from the ODM's perspective to make use of sonic welding, glue & adhesive in order to make the machine lighter, thinner and more compact, while also faster to assemble at a lower cost. Sadly this kind of manufacturing makes the Surface Tablets & Surface Laptops emblematic of non-user serviceable, non upgradable, barely repairable e-trash creation that is doomed to fail when any part of the system fails.