Microsoft has reportedly launched cheaper models of its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2. According to a report published by PC Mag, the models are available on the official website of Microsoft for a starting price of $799. There’s a $200 difference when compared to the original price. However, the cheaper version packs lighter processing power as it runs a 1.6GHz Intel Core M3 processor. For those who aren’t aware, the original one is powered by a faster Core i5.
It still goes without saying that the $799 exchange is a good deal. The Microsoft Surface Laptop has managed to achieve good scores in countless reviews. “We liked that it came in a thin and light case; altogether, the product weighs in at 2.76 pounds. The laptop also had an insanely long battery life, coming in at 16 hours, 44 minutes during our rundown tests,” notes PC Mag. As for the specifications, the $799 Surface Laptop model sports 4GB of RAM along with 128GB of SSD storage. Apart from this, it packs a high-resolution display with an original 2,256 x 1,504 pixels resolution. It runs on Windows 10 S operating system that can run apps from the official Microsoft store. Users can even upgrade the operating system to Windows 10 Pro, which runs on non-Microsoft Store apps. However, this will cost roughly $49 extra.
One should consider purchasing the Surface Book 2 as the original one comes for a price for $1,199 and there’s a $300 off on the former. The discount comes at the expense of memory as the cheaper model offers only 128GB of storage. Meanwhile, the original one packs 256GB of ROM. Unlike the new Surface Laptop model, it runs a more powerful Intel Core i5 processor, but the device is a heftier 3.38 pounds.