Microsoft has now come up with a basic version of their Surface Laptop series, which is priced at $799. The laptop comes with an Intel Core m3 processor. The processor may not be as fast as the Core i5 or Core i7, but with someone whose requirement is at a very basic level, this system fits the need. The laptop also runs Windows S and comes with a capacity of 4 GB RAM or 128 GB of internal storage. Even though the model is not the high-end version, it’s still a premium laptop, and the price seems to be a fair deal.
The model is almost $200 cheaper than the immediate next version, which is priced around $999. It comes with Core i5 processor, which is faster than the Core m3 version. At the moment, this deal is available only in the United States.
In a similar news, Microsoft, has also launched a new version of Surface Book, which comes in at a lower price and has less storage space. The lowest version comes in a price of $1,199, and it comprises of Core i5 processor with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 13.5 inch display. For those who are already aware of other versions of the Surface Book, this model is $300 cheaper than the current lowest model.
There has been a significant drop in prices of other models as well. A Surface Laptop with an i5 processor – 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is now cheaper by $200. This does not look like a permanent offering and is more of a temporary discount.
Though these price reductions are not going to affect the power users, it does form a product roadmap perspective; these changes indicate next steps by the company on their Surface laptop segment—particularly targeting the mass audience.
The company recently posted a growth of 2 percent in the Personal Computing segment, and with these kind of decisions and moves, the numbers will no doubt increase from what was a stagnant figure for quite some time.