Microsoft’s first laptop, the Surface Book, starts at $1,499. Credit: Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft, the company that brought you Windows and Office software, has also been making hardware for decades, from mice to keyboards to, in recent years, tablets and smartphones. So it’s hard to believe that the company has never released its own laptop. Until now.

Earlier this month, the new Surface Book laptop, running Windows 10, was announced and last week very positive reviews of the starting-at-$1,499 device began rolling out. The Book features a 13.5-inch high-contrast screen that can fold back over the keyboard to work more like a tablet or detach completely from its keyboard dock. It also comes with a Surface Pen, a stylus accessory that can be used on the Book’s touch screen. As with most sleek debut laptops from companies such as Apple, the first generation isn’t cheap. A maxed-out Surface Book with 1 TB of solid-state storage will run you $3,199.

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