At last night’s Microsoft event, the company revealed its new Surface Book – the first laptop Microsoft has ever built.

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What you’ll immediately notice from the sleek Surface Book is that the you can fully detach the screen from the keyboard, making it double as a tablet. We’ve seen many companies attempting this kind of laptop/tablet hybrid, but this new laptop from Microsoft may just have gotten it right. The backlit keyboard can be used to type just like you would on a laptop and can even be flipped all the way around to be used as a stand when using it as a tablet. Microsoft claims that typing is an amazing experience on the device, going on to claim that:

The Surface Book is for someone who wants a bigger screen and the perfect typing experience of a laptop and is almost completely silent.

This Surface Book has a 13.5″ display with a five-point touch sensitive track pad and has a magnesium encasing. The keyboard is also encased in magnesium and has two USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. Inside it packs Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and a Nvidia GeForce GPU with GDDR5 memory, with Microsoft claiming that:

Ounce-for-ounce, pound-for-pound his is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made anywhere on any planet, twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.

If all of this tickles your tech fancy then you can get yours from $1 499 (about R20 179.91), starting later in October 2015.