October 6, 2015 12:21 PM EDT

Microsoft today unveiled its first laptop, dubbed the Surface Book. An extension of the company’s Surface computing lineup, the device converts between tablet and laptop modes. The Surface Book also packs a 13.5-inch display with a high pixel density. The Redmond, Washington-based company introduced a raft of new products Oct. 6 during a presentation in New York City, many aimed at rival Apple. The Surface Book is Microsoft’s first laptop.

During the presentation, Microsoft executives said the Surface Book is intended for users who want “the perfect typing experience” of a laptop as well as a bigger touch-screen. The device, which will start at $1,499 in the U.S., includes a backlit keyboard and deeper keys than a traditional tablet keyboard cover. The Surface Book, which will go on sale in late-October, features Intel Core i5 and i7 processors from the chipmaker’s Skylake line. Battery life is expected to be around 12 hours. Here’s a closer look at the new hardware.

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