If you've been eyeing up a Surface Book 2 but couldn't justify spending a minimum of £1,499 for an Intel Core i5 model, and live outside the US, you might be in luck. Microsoft is now selling the new entry-level Surface Book 2 that was recently introduced in the US in more markets, for £1,149 for a limited time, which is a fair bit cheaper than the original £1499 price tag.

So, for £350 less, what are you sacrificing? As it turns out, not a lot. The only difference between the new £1,149 model and the slightly better £1499 model is storage. The new entry-level Surface Book 2 comes with just 128GB of internal storage compared to the £1,499 model's 256GB storage. That's not a bad trade-off for a £350 price cut.

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This should make the Surface Book 2 a much more approachable and accessible device for potential customers. When the Surface Book 2 first launched, it was incredibly expensive compared to the prices of the original Surface Book when it launched, and indeed alongside the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro.

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Of course, whether or not any Intel Core i5 model of the Surface Book 2 is worth it is up for debate. With no dedicated GPU, and only dual-core offerings, many might be better suited getting a Surface Pro or Surface Laptop for cheaper instead. It all comes down to what you need out of your device.

The new entry-level model is now on sale in the UK, France, and Germany. Is the new, entry-level Surface Book 2 price enough for you to finally consider one? Or would you rather spend a little less on a Surface Laptop or Surface Pro for the same specs instead? Let us know in the comments!

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