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Microsoft is finally selling a Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft is finally selling a Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro


But only in the commercial store

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is one of the best laptops on the market, but until now, customers have only been able to pick it up with the more limited Windows 10 S operating system. Now, though, Microsoft is selling the Surface Laptop through its commercial store, and for the first time the company is giving users the option to buy a device with Windows 10 Pro already installed, via Neowin.

Despite being sold through the commercial portal, much like the LTE-equipped Surface Pro, anyone can actually buy one. But unless you really want to avoid the upgrade process, it’s probably not worth actually taking Microsoft up on the offer, given that the company is charging an extra $100 for choosing Windows 10 Pro over 10 S, and Microsoft still currently offers a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, at least until March 31st.

Aside from the option for Windows 10 Pro, the rest of the Commercial Surface Laptop offering is basically identical to the consumer options: Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and storage ranging from 128GB to 1TB (there’s no 4GB RAM option available here, though). The Commercial Surface Laptop starts at $1,099 for the base model, but you can spec it out all the way to $2,699, if that’s your preference.