Microsoft unveiled its first laptop Surface Book priced at $1,499 (about Rs 97,700) on Tuesday in New York. The company also launched three new Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band. All devices will run on Windows 10, its latest operating system.
Microsoft Corp said Surface Book laptop, which will be available from October 26, is twice as fast as Apple’s MacBook Pro. Pre-orders for Surface Book laptop starts today.
The laptop has a 13.5-inch display with 267 pixels per inch and features a track pad made of glass.
“We’re moving people from needing to choosing to loving Windows, and these devices promise to fuel even more enthusiasm and opportunity for the entire Windows ecosystem,” Chief Executive Satya Nadella said at the event.
Microsoft, whose shares were up 0.6 percent at $46.89 at midday, said 110 million devices were now running Windows 10.
The company suffered its biggest-ever quarterly net loss in the three months ended June 30 after taking a $7.6 billion writedown on its Nokia handset business and is counting on Windows 10 to help it win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones, now dominated by Apple Inc and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
(With inputs from Agencies)