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Microsoft Introduces Cheaper Variants of Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2
Not too much was heard from Microsoft in 2017. But, their surface laptop was a killer.
The surface line of products is on its 5th generation after the first ever surface product came into being on October 26th, 2012.
The Surface laptop and the surface book 2 are two out of six products existing in Microsoft’s line of Surface devices. Others include; The surface, Surface Pro, The Surface Studio, and the Surface Hub. They are known for their touchscreen enabled displays and interactive whiteboards. With the exception of the first generation of surface and surface 2, all other surface PCs use Intel processors and are compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.
The surface laptop and the surface book which was announced on may 2nd 2017 and October 17th, 2017 respectively all have a new upgrade to themselves.
The new upgrades will focus the price points offered by the former versions. Microsoft has released new price points at reduced specs.
Let’s start with the surface laptop, which was announced on May 2017 alongside windows 10S and the amazing Surface ARC mouse that I love so much. Previously, the starting price was $999 but the new and cheaper model will be available for $799 with intel core m3 processor, Intel HD graphic 615, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. When compared with the previous $999 price of last year’s model you will be getting the base model $200 lesser. Of course, the previous model has more processor power; it runs on intel’s kaby lake processors with both Core i5 and Core i7 variants.
On the same feet, 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 compared the previous variant which started at $1499 with 256GB SSD storage.
While Microsoft surface computers basically have their prices on the high side. They are positively rated by industrial experts. Microsoft just took notice of that and provided cheaper variants to capture customers that are tight on budget. But the new variants losing out on some very important specs which if they were present will make using the surface products more enjoyable.
If the specs on the new variants can be able to handle your laptop needs, you can go for them, at least its cheaper and you will be getting everything Microsoft will be offering anyway.