Hot on the heels of introducing a new, entry-level Surface Laptop model with a lower price tag today, Microsoft is doing the same for the Surface Book 2. A new version of the base 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 is now available at a starting price of $1,199 (via The Verge).
For your money, this new option comes with the same Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM that the previous base model sported. The differentiating factor is that the new model comes with half the storage, coming in at 128GB. That may turn out to be a little too restrictive for some – unless you're okay with making liberal use of external or cloud storage options.
While storage may be lacking, the benefit is that it shaves $300 off of the starting price for a Surface Book 2, potentially drawing in those looking for something slightly more affordable. It does introduce some interesting decisions for people trying to decide between Surface models, however. For example, a Surface Laptop with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage normally fetches $1,299 – though it's currently on sale for $1,099.
In any case, if you're looking into picking up a Surface Book 2, you can find the new, cheaper model at Microsoft now.
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