Microsoft adds new, cheaper versions of the Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2

Enlarge / Surface Laptop (credit: Justin Wolfson)

Perhaps in response to the lower volume of Surface systems sold, Microsoft today introduced two cut-price Surface models.

For $799, there’s a new Surface Laptop with a Kaby Lake Core m3 processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage. The previous cheapest model had the same RAM and storage with a Core i5 processor, and it sells for $999. This new system is a lot cheaper, and we’d suspect that most people, most of the time, won’t notice the reduction in processor performance relative to the $999 version, making it much better value.

The big sticking point is the RAM; 4GB isn’t much, and there is, of course, no provision to add any more later. If you can live with that amount of memory, the new cheap model is very compelling.

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Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets