In an interesting turn of events, Microsoft’s Surface Book, the company’s first attempt to announce a Windows 10 powered notebook has somehow received the ‘Laptop of the Year’ award. Let us see what other competitive notebooks were placed in front of the laptop in order to nab the award for themselves.
There Were Several Competitors Out to Take the Award From Surface Book, Including Apple’s 12-Inch MacBook
The nominees for the T3 awards included the following notebooks:
- Dell XPS 12
- Lenovo Yoga 900S
- HP Spectre x360
- Acer Aspire Switch 12 S
- Apple MacBook
Apple’s 12-inch MacBook was the only non-Windows 10 running laptop included in the nominees, but it was Surface Book that took the cake. The judges explained the scenario in which they decided to hand the award to Microsoft’s first ever Windows 10 notebook.
“A lot of eyebrows were raised, and a lot of jaws hit the floor when Microsoft launched its first own-brand laptop, and the Surface Book has impressed us enough since then to earn the Laptop of the Year Award. You can tell that this is Microsoft’s attempt to show its hardware partners how it should be done in the Windows 10 era – that clever hinge, that detachable screen… power and portability together in one complete computer. Yes, there were issues with it, but it was a brave step forward by the Redmond company, and we’re already excited about Surface Book 2.”
Well clearly, the judges were wooed by the clever design of the Surface Book, but I am guessing that they forgot to see the exorbitant price that it is being sold at, even after being nearly a year old. The retail price of Surface Book comes in $1,499 in the United States and the i7 model, with 16 gigs of RAM and 1TB of flash storage can definitely cost you quite a handful. Microsoft has made no plans to announce a Surface Book 2 this year, but you guys should be excited for next year, and its successor is going to be approaching.