Both portable powerhouses combine 7th Gen Intel Core i5 dual-core processors with 8GB RAM, which Microsoft describes as "perfect for editing photos, watching videos, and creating reports and presentations". The new variant is priced at $799, cheaper than the $999 Surface Laptop that was launched by the company past year. You still get the Surface Book 2's trick 2-in-1 design, with its removable touchscreen display that turns into a standalone tablet.
Now, if you can survive with a little less onboard storage, you don't have to burn so much of it.
The $300 markdown comes with a significant compromise, as the entry-level Surface Book 2 configuration now accommodates a maximum of 128GB data internally instead of 256 gigs. Spotted by The Verge, Microsoft is also selling a cheaper base model of the Surface Book 2, now with less storage for $1,199. If you'd prefer a full version of the OS, Microsoft is offering free Windows 10 Pro upgrades to Surface Laptop owners until March 31.
He concluded: "The Surface Book 2 is a great convertible for power users with cash to burn". The laptop runs Intel Core i7 processor, coupled with 16GB memory and 256GB/512GB/1TB storage. The company is now offering its Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S at an affordable price of $799.
If the new Surface Laptop sounds like your ideal device, you can pick it up now via the Microsoft Store, though your color options will be limited to 'platinum'. As for the battery, the Surface Book 2 is claimed to last up to 17 hours on a single charge.
The version with a 256GB SSD is obviously still available in exchange for $1,499, and you don't get anything else extra compared to the $1,199 128 gig model.