Microsoft working on a budget 12.5-inch Surface laptop with 10th gen Intel CPU

09 September 2020
A bigger and more capable Surface Go alternative.

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Andreidinutu, 09 Sep 2020And acer? And what about asus? These are great as well. The... moreAnd LG gram, msi, hp spectre? Even Huawei.

"The system will run on Windows 10 in S Mode, which means only Microsoft Store apps and Edge for safe browsing. It's a notebook for education after all and aims to appeal to the crowd with advanced security and performance on the cheap."

That looks like the reason why there is just 4GB of RAM.

  • Meee

Nice Guy, 09 Sep 2020Where some lot of things could done in even budget laptops ... moreMost don’t do engineering or coding or video editing etc. all we need is just a simple machine for typing and watching stuff.

  • Meee

I’m predicting the death of Windows and Intel. I mean with devices like the Samsung Galaxy s7+ and iPad Pro (hopefully iPadOS gets better), why does an average person like myself need Windows? In addition, Apple and Microsoft are already working on ARM based computing. Intel is in deep ish.

  • CS

Thanks but no thanks especially for Intel CPU.

Anonymous, 09 Sep 2020Only Dell is worth. All other laptops are very bad. Mai... moreAnd acer? And what about asus? These are great as well. The big 3 I'd say

I found a refurbished Dell Latitude with the same screen size that sells at around $450. But the specifications are not that bad.

Intel SkyLake i5-6200u, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
2x USB 3.0, HDMI port, USB C, RJ45 and micro sd card slot for IO

It also comes with a 2 year supplier warranty.

Should I wait for this surface or just get this one instead since they are around $50 difference.

  • Anonymous

I really appreciate Surface laptops but their comptitors, Dell and Lenovo match more my expectations than them, even if for tablets, Surface is indisputable the top.

It's a question of taste indeed, but after received a Dell XPS 13, I can't hardly give a chance to something else.

  • AnonD-920478

Probably a crappy i5-10210y with a miserable 7w tdp and low clock speeds. My surface laptop 1 i got for the equivalent of 500 usd destroys this anyday

  • Anonymous

For many people Windows is a thing of the past.

  • The Artist

Intel processors are junk. I'm getting an iPad Pro.

10th gen i5 for 500 bucks? Not bad at all
Would have loved an i7 tho, but it wouldn't fit the budget

  • Hello

No problems just install Linux then instead of that crippled S Mode.

  • J.

600 buck for those specs, omg what and insult. And people still licking bill gates shoes

  • Nice Guy

OwnFix3, 09 Sep 2020Low powered PC should never be a thing. PC should always be... moreWhere some lot of things could done in even budget laptops not on any usual table like ipad or android.. Like in the price of iPad air a laptop could be get a laptop where I can work my basic engineering softwares and tools..

there are better options for lower price.
pass.

  • Anonymous

Only Dell is worth.
All other laptops are very bad.
Mainly Apple , Lenovo and Samsung ..

Low powered PC should never be a thing. PC should always be about raw power. If you're just browsing, checking mails, watching movies, then get yourself an iPad.

When an iPad Pro could easily surpass these low powered PCs, we expect something more from a potential PC wrt raw power.

Also i5 is the new i3.