After leading the charge to Skylake with Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 to disastrous results, Microsoft is now much more timid about adopting leading edge technologies. That's not just unfortunate. It's a mistake.
It should also be a wake-up call for anyone who is excited by Microsoft's Surface Laptop, as I (still) am. This device has some interesting innovations, for sure: That Alcantara fabric on the keyboard deck is unlike anything on any other laptop.