More Surface Laptop color options coming soon to the Core i7 model

Shortly after the Surface Laptop was revealed in May, some were dismayed to find out that its variety of colors, one of its biggest draws, were only all available on the Core i5 model. Fortunately, if you've been holding out hope that all four colors might make their way to the Core i7 model, it looks like you might not have to wait much longer. Microsoft is now listing the Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gold color options as coming soon (opens in new tab) for the i7 model on the U.S. Microsoft Store.

In particular, the model in question comes packed with an Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The additional colors join the Platinum option, which is currently the only one available in this particular model. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the Core i7 model with 256GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM is set to receive additional color options just yet.

The added color options should still come in at $2,199 — the same price as the Platinum version of the model. That's a bit on the pricey side, but it's good to see that all four colors are coming to an additional configuration. Other than a general "coming soon," it's not clear when the options will arrive, but we'll bring you an update once they do.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Ah yes, soon. Didn't hear that for a while, brings back memories.
  • but aren't people complaining about the scratches? why not go back to the original metal color which makes it scratch proof, at least it's better to have someone complain for a color variant than a quality issue.
  • (A) No, there are not complaints AFAIK, not widespread anyway. (B) Although I did scratch ours, which is what you may be referring to (C) If you think the "original metal color" is scratch proof, you're dead wrong. Granted, the contrast won't be as much, but metal is metal - you can get scuffs, scratches, dents, or dings, just as easily whether it is blue or silver. Shorter version: get a case, and treat your Laptop nicely.
  • Hi Dan. I only want to mention that I owned a Surface RT (that came painted in black) and I've care for it, treated nicely. However, after some months of use, the black paint started chipping and I contacted MICROSOFT, and they recognized that it was a manufacture problem, but other people argued too. So, afterwards they decided to not selling a painted products anymore (I guess its because of that problem). I promess no to buy another "painted" device from Microsoft. After the bad experience, I bought a Surface 3 and now I have a Surface Pro 4 and no problems with the magnesium body at all.
  • These devices aren't going to scratch as visibly as the original black Surfaces.
  • Surface Pro 4 scratches!!!!!!!!!
  • Exactly. The Surface Pro 4 scratches??? So, just take care of ya ****.
  • I will wait for the Certified Refurbished Ones on the Microsoft Site. Tremendous price savings!
  • Now, please also add colors to the Tablet and book, Microsoft, pretty please? That boring grey casing of those is a bummer.
  • Love the SB platinum. Classic. Although a Cobalt blue SBII would be amazing. If they made the SBII lighter and with a better battery I'd most likely get it over the SL. Although I'll definitely get the SL Cobalt blue as it's awwwwesome.
  • Damn,  The blue and burgandy are AMAZING looking...hats off to the desgin team for that one.
  • I agree, although I am intrigued by the graphite gold as it seems to be flying under the radar ;(