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Microsoft is now selling a more affordable, lower-specced Surface Laptop




Microsoft’s latest generation Surface was released June of last year. It packs respectable specs in a thin and light 13.5-inch frame. The notebook started out with a base price of $999 (~Php 51,421) for the i5 variant and a much higher price tag for the i7 one. Now, the company has released a new variant, with lower specs and, of course, lower asking price.

The new Surface variant is now powered by a weaker Intel Core M3 mobile processor. and only comes in Platinum. Other specs like RAM and storage are still configurable. So, the only main changes are the processor and color. Microsoft is currently selling this unit, with base specs, at $799 (~Php 41,126). For now, the new Surface variant is only available in the US. No official word yet from authorized retailers on whether it’ll reach local shores. You can also check out our first impressions of the laptop here.

Microsoft Surface Laptop key specs:
13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display @ 2256 × 1504 px
7th generation Intel Core i5, i7, or M3 processor
Intel HD Graphics 620
4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM
128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe SSD
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.0
HD 720p webcam
Support for Surface Pen
Dolby Premium Audio
1 x USB-A
1 x Mini DisplayPort
14.5mm thin (dimensions)
2.76lbs (weight)
Up to 14.5h battery life

source: Microsoft Store



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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1 Response

  1. Freeje says:

    Cheaper to get a Lenovo Miix 520. For the same price you get a pen and a keyboard too.

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