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Microsoft announces cheaper Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 models
Microsoft's new Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 models come at a lower price but more significantly these will also feature toned down specs.
Microsoft, in order to make its Surface Laptops more accessible to the consumers, has now announced much cheaper variants of its Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2. While the laptops will be coming at a lower price they will more significantly also feature toned down specs.
Microsoft's Surface PCs do come with top features but they are often reviewed negatively for their high prices. So Microsoft may have taken this aspect into consideration and has now come with new cheaper variants. However, these new variants are expected to offer same value proposition as the standard ones. While the new device does come with a slightly slower processor and less storage space, but if you are on a limited budget then these new laptops could be a good deal.
Talking about the new additions, Microsoft Surface Laptop new variant is priced at $799 (roughly Rs. 51,249) and is almost $200 less in comparison to the $999 (roughly Rs. 64,078) Surface Laptop that was launched last year.
As for the specs, the new model comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Core m3 processor and Intel HD Graphics 620. The device offers 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is available only in Platinum color option. However, Surface Laptop prices can also go up to $2199 (roughly Rs. 1,41,049) depending on your requirements.
Talking about the Microsoft Surface Book 2 it will now come in a 13.5-inch version and will be available at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 76,906). This also seems to be a lower priced version compared to the Surface Book 2 (256GB storage base model) that was unveiled by the company last year at $1,499 (roughly Rs. 96,149). The new Surface Book 2 base model is powered by Intel Core i5 processor which is coupled with 8GB RAM. It offers 128GB of storage.
However, Microsoft also has other older variants of Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 that come at different prices as well as different configurations dedicated for certain type of functionality. For instance, Surface Laptop has been designed for those that want everyday performance and ultimate beauty in a laptop that fits their personal style.
Surface Book 2 has been designed to deliver powerhouse performance and it is for those that want ultimate performance, versatility, and design on the go. Besides, Microsoft has claimed that the Surface Book 2 is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro.