Microsoft today introduced its first legitimate laptop, the Surface Book, a keyboard-equipped premium-priced notebook that can gymnastically twist into a slate or snap apart to serve as a tablet.

“What if you wanted a Surface, but you wanted a laptop Surface? What if we did a laptop?” asked Panos Panay, Microsoft‘s top executive for its Surface portfolio, during a two-hour presentation in New York that also saw the unveiling of the Surface Pro 4, a pair of flagship Lumia smartphones and device accessories.

A fired-up Panay answered his own question. “We made the ultimate laptop. We made Surface Book.”

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