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In a surprising move, Microsoft MSFT announced Tuesday that it will be adding to its Surface line with the company's first ever laptop. Named the "Surface Book", the new device will feature a 13.5-inch display and a removable keyboard.

Don't let the name fool you, the Surface Book looks and functions completely differently than the rival Apple AAPL MacBook. The silver metal exterior gives the device a sleek look, and its unique hinge allows the keyboard to swivel around to the back, propping it up when used as a tablet. A button on the top can then release the keyboard for even more portable use.

Here is a video Microsoft published showcasing some of the Surface Book's features:

Microsoft described the device as a "digital clipboard." In the end, it's basically just an extension of what the Surface Line already is: a powerful tablet that runs a full version of Windows. However, the new keyboard seems to be a vast improvement over the accessory versions compatible with prior Surface tablets. Microsoft went as far as to say the new keyboard was "perfect."

The Surface Book will start at $1,499 and will go on sale October 29. Customers can begin preordering the device tomorrow.

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