The Following Simply Reflects My Thoughts, and only answers the questions raised by @Konstantinos
To me, this is a product that should not be marketed for education from a price perspective and performance perspective, this should be for the general public. As a student myself, I don’t myself using the pen and the dial in a classroom, that’s just weird. The dial has so much more potential, and for $99 I just expect it to do more than volume adjustment and playing back muscle movement (as per the demo from 3D4Medical). As for the Surface Pen, I imagine it would be extremely fatiguing and hard to use it on the Surface Laptop because of Screen Wobble and Hand Fatigue. Take my word for it since I do use a Surface Book on a daily basis and use the pen very frequently. And the $999 price tag doesn’t really justify putting a shrunk down version of Windows 10 in it. Seriously? I have to pay for Windows 10 Pro so I can download apps from the Internet? You know that the Windows Store is still not that great yet. Right? Get A V. And the omission of USB-C is simply frustration. Just because you’re targeting at the Education Market doesn’t mean you have to ignore future-proofing. Just Disappointing.
What Do I Expect It To Be?
A laptop with great battery life, great display, great keyboard, great trackpad and runs a crappy version of Windows.
Summary: A Windows Chromebook Pixel.
Would you buy it?
Hell naw, V all the way.
Is it a Competitor To The V?
No, and this is for two reasons:
Their form factor is different, therefore comparing it to the V is extremely difficult.
Price. The Surface Laptop starts at $999 for a i5-U Processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage Configuration. The V at $949 (not including shipping) comes with an i5-Y Processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of Storage. Of course, specs aren’t everything but in a pure spec -to-spec comparison, the V wins. Build Quality is similar so I won’t touch on that. Oh, and the V has more points.
This is a good laptop , should be great for students and the general consumer alike, but lacking in terms of software. And not a Competitor to the V.