TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Microsoft Taiwan announced on Friday that the Surface Laptop, one of the Surface family products that Microsoft wishes to leverage to surpass Apple, will become available in Taiwan on August 8, Father's Day in the country.
Microsoft Taiwan general manager Davis Tsai (蔡恩全) said that judging from his observation, the visibility of Surface family devices has exceeded 30% in places such as airport VIP lounges, cinemas or coffee shops.
He said he used to see many business people using Apple products, but now Surface devices have been catching up with their Apple counterparts and will hopefully surpass them in the near future.
The Surface Laptop, Microsoft’s brand new Windows-powered notebook, features i5/i7 Intel Core processor, 13.5” PixelSense Display with 10 point multi-touch, thickness of 14.48 mm, weight of 1,252 grams or 1,283 grams, and a 14.5-hour battery life of up to 14.5 hours of video playback, according to Microsoft.
The Surface Laptop runs Windows 10 S out of the box, but can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free until Dec 31, 2017, according to Microsoft.
The Surface Laptop sells from NT$31,888 in Taiwan, according to media reports.