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From CNN Money

Microsoft stunned the world on Tuesday by launching its first ever laptop, the Microsoft Surface Book.

Over the past few years, Microsoft has said that its Surface tablets would replace traditional laptops, but now the company has a backup product — just in case.

The Microsoft Surface Book looks like a MacBook at a glance. How it works is much more interesting — and intuitive.

Just like the Surface, the new Surface Book can be used as a full-powered laptop or as a tablet. You can also snap the display screen to the back of the keyboard so it acts like a clipboard.

Lenovo has a similar product — its Yoga series — but Microsoft’s Surface Book is thinner, lighter and easier to use. Microsoft also said it can run for 12 hours on a single charge.

At an event in New York Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company’s goal is to “reinvent” products. The 13.5-inch Surface Book will go on sale on October 26 (preorders start Tuesday) and will cost $1,499.