I work at a university and only noticed 1 Surface laptop last year on campus. Classes have started up again and have already seen 6 different students using a Surface laptop this semester. This is nothing compared to the number of MacBooks I typically see but was still more than I expected.
I asked one of them why they choose the Surface laptop and she told me “I like the tall screen and thought it was pretty” . I know, not much of a story but thought I’d share. Also thought I might as well add that I still haven’t seen a Chromebook.