Microsoft has clearly had it up to here with being the underdog to cooler competitors like Apple and Google. The company has languished in their shadows for years.
Microsoft hasn't helped itself over the years with missteps like its unpopular Windows 8 operating system. It's also had big-time stumbles like its Zune MP3 player, its one-time bulky and too heavy Surface tablet, and its little-used Windows phones.
But Windows and its relatively new and engaging CEO Satya Nadella have recently been reversing course, hard. It's had one successful launch after another. Over the summer, for instance, Microsoft replaced Windows 8 with its widely praised Windows 10 OS, and its new, secure, and feature-rich Web browser Microsoft Edge.
Then, this week it has been rolling out new hardware that's snazzy and sharp looking, like its Surface Pro 4 and its new liquid-cooled Windows 10 phones. Now, Microsoft also has one of the most powerful laptops on the market, with its soon-to-be-released Surface Book, which will give Apple's MacBooks a run for their money.
Surface Book is Microsoft's first-ever laptop, and its powerful and beautiful. It's got a 13.5 display with 267 pixels per inch (PPI). The design is a sleek silver, which Microsoft says is a machined magnesium body.