Microsoft launched a cheaper version of its gorgeous Surface Laptop. This new version will retail for $800—a full $200 less than the previously cheapest Surface Laptop.QB as spotted by Windows Central
It is the cheapest Surface computer you can currently get ,there’s also an $800 Surface Pro tablet—but it doesn’t include a keyboard or stylus. Both devices have 7th-generation Intel Core m3 processors inside, a measly 4GB of RAM, and a virtually anemic 128GB hard drive.
To stand in market holding shoulders, Lenovo 720 is all up with a 7th-Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GB hard drive, and a touch screen for the same price, and an 8th-Gen version is just $50 more.
Microsoft isn’t the first company to charge this amount for an underpowered computer with last generation’s hardware inside. Apple currently charges $1,300 for a Macbook with a 7th-Gen m3 processor. That laptop at least includes 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage—but it’s still an outrageous price for a 7th-Gen m3 machine.
The device is lacking a self as Windows 10 S could help it make the most out of lackluster hardware.
twhe education-focused version of the operating system was launched along side the Surface Laptop, it’s really designed to run on low-priced hardware, like the $189 systems its hardware partners have been producing for the classroom.
There’s also a cheaper version of the Surface Book 2 on the site now. That one’s $1,199 for an i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage.
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