Performance Made Personal
Go beyond the traditional laptop. Backed by the best of Microsoft, including Windows1 and Office2, Surface Laptop complements your style with rich colors3 and a natural typing experience enhanced by the Signature Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard. Thin, light, and powerful, it fits easily in your bag.
The Best of Windows
Surface Laptop is designed for Windows 10 S1 — streamlined for security and superior performance. By exclusively using Microsoft-verified apps from the Windows Store, Windows 10 S keeps you running fast and secure day in and day out. Plus, enjoy the speed and convenience of the cloud.
Clean and elegant, Surface Laptop complements your style with a choice of four rich tone-on-tone color combinations.3
The Perfect Balance of Portability and Performance
You don’t have to choose between computing power and traveling light with Surface Laptop — it gives you an ideal balance of both.
A Stunning Screen that Responds to Your Touch
Experience faster, easier, more natural navigation on the vibrant 13.5" PixelSense Display with touch screen. Enjoy more space for your ideas with an edge-to-edge display and ultrathin bezel.
Complete Your Experience with Surface Accessories
Introducing Surface Arc Mouse
The travel companion for your Surface.Shop Surface Arc Mouse
Microsoft Surface Dock
All the ports you need.Shop Surface Dock
Discover the Power of Surface Pen
Write and draw directly on your screen.Shop Surface Pen
A completely new way to interact with technology.Shop Surface Dial
Windows 10 S is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar, productive Windows experience that's streamlined for security and performance. By exclusively using apps in the Windows Store and ensuring that you browse safely with Microsoft Edge, Windows 10 S keeps you running fast and secure day in and day out.
Windows 10 S has many of the features of Windows 10 Pro, but for security and performance it exclusively runs apps from the Windows Store and uses Microsoft Edge as its default browser. For more details on the differences, see the feature comparison chart.
Configuration and Features*
Windows 10 S
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
|Non-Windows Store Applications|
|Domain Join on Premise|
|Azure AD Domain Join|
|Windows Store Apps|
|Default Browser Hardened to Microsoft Edge||Configurable||Configurable|
|Windows Update for Business|
|Windows Store for Business|
|Mobile Device Management (MDM)||Limited|
|Enterprise State Roaming with Azure AD|
|Shared PC Configuration|
|Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer Search Default: Bing and Designated Regional Search Providers||Configurable||Configurable|
|Switch to Windows 10 Pro (through Windows Store)|
*This feature list is not exhaustive but intended to be illustrative to outline configuration differences.
Windows 10 S was inspired by students and teachers and it's the best Windows ever for schools. It's also a great choice for any Windows customer looking for consistent performance and advanced security. By limiting apps to those in the Windows Store, Windows 10 S is ideal for people who have everything they need in the Windows Store and prefer the peace of mind that comes with removing the risk of downloading apps from other places.
Windows 10 S works exclusively with compatible apps from the Windows Store. Since Windows 10 S has just been recently announced, we are working with our partners on app compatibility and to provide more detailed information. Please check with your app publisher or back on this page in June for the latest information. Many hardware peripherals (such as printers) that work with Windows 10 today will work with Windows 10 S, but may have limited functionality. Since Windows 10 S has just been recently announced, we are working with our partners to provide more detailed information. Please check with your hardware manufacturer or back on this page in June for the latest information.
Apps purchased from the Windows Store are linked to your Microsoft account. In most cases, if you install an app from the Windows Store on another Windows 10 PC, you should be able to install it on your Windows 10 S PC as long as you sign in with the same Microsoft account.
Yes, Microsoft Edge is the default web browser on Microsoft 10 S. You are able to download another browser that might be available from the Windows Store, but Microsoft Edge will remain the default if, for example, you open an .htm file. Additionally, the default search provider in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer cannot be changed.
If you try to use an app that is not available in the Windows Store, you will see a reminder that apps used with Windows 10 S must come from the Windows Store. In some instances, you may also see a suggestion for a category of similar apps or a specific app that is already available in the Windows Store. Since Windows 10 S has just been recently announced, we are working with our partners to provide more detailed information. Please check with your app publisher or back on this page in June for the latest information.
Compatible apps and devices will continue to grow over time. For the most up-to-date information, you can always check back at this website, in the Windows Store or with the hardware or software manufacturer. If you absolutely need to use an app or device that's not compatible, it is easy to switch to Windows 10 Pro. See the next question for more info.
You can switch to Windows 10 Pro easily at any time through the Windows Store for an affordable price; payment is collected through the Windows Store.
To learn more or switch to Windows 10 Pro, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation. Under Upgrade your edition of Windows, select Go to Store.
NOTE: Switching to Pro is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to Windows 10 S.
Windows provides a number of built-in accessibility features to help you do more and there are great apps available today through the Windows Store such as the KNFB Reader and the Read & Write for Microsoft Edge extension. Learn more at: microsoft.com/en-us/Accessibility/windows. Some customers, however, use assistive technology apps that are not available through the Windows Store nor downloadable to a Windows 10 S device. Customers who use these accessible technologies will need to take additional steps to configure their operating system to Windows 10 Pro to use them on a Windows 10 S device. We will have additional details when Windows 10 S devices are available for purchase.
- Streamlined for security and superior performance. Windows 10 S works exclusively with apps from the Windows Store. Some accessories and apps compatible with Windows 10 may not work, and performance may vary. Certain default settings, features, and apps cannot be changed. Easily and affordably switch to Windows 10 Pro at any time. Learn more at Microsoft.com/Windows10S.
- Office sold separately.
- Colors available on i5-7200U 8GB/256GB model only; available colors may vary by store.