Microsoft introduces cheaper Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 variants

Prasad, 02 February 2018

Microsoft has introduced new price points for each of its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 models. Both now start at a lower price, albeit with reduced specs.

Starting with the Surface Laptop, the new base model comes with an Intel Core m3 processor with Intel HD Graphics 615, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage and is priced at $799. Previously, the point of entry for this computer was $999, which has a more powerful Core i5.

Surface Book 2

Similarly, the Surface Book 2 now starts at $1199 for the 13.5-inch model, and has an Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Previously, the cheapest variant was $1499 and had 256GB storage.

While positively rated, Microsoft's Surface computers are often criticized for their high prices. These new variants are cheaper but they also lose out on critical specifications, so the value proposition remains the same. However, if you are on a tight budget and don't mind a slightly slower processor or less storage, then these just might be within your reach now.

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  • unknown

good to hear

  • AnonD-472763

agree with you; its too much for the money. I decided to go to HP Spectre X360 15 inch 8th Gen latest 2017 model; it has HDMI, thunderbolt 3, good screen; 2in1, 3 USB, SD card, excellent keyboard and good trackpad.

Tsk.tsk.tsk.tsk.tsk. Too bad! Since it uses pure intel processors. It has the highest propability of getting the meltdown and spectre virus! Well..... Let's get a laptop instead of these intel shenanigans.

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