New $999 Surface Laptop configuration now available from Microsoft

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The Microsoft Store is now selling a new $999 configuration (opens in new tab) of the Surface Laptop, offering a little more bang for your buck. As first spotted by Neowin, the new configuration sports a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

The highlight here is that this represents a new entry point for the Core i5 variant. Previously, only the Core i5 configuration with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage was available for $999. That version is now listed as out of stock. Essentially, Microsoft is doubling the RAM capacity for the same price.

Last month, Microsoft made a similar move with the Surface Pro, doubling the RAM for the $999 model while seemingly retiring the previous Core i5 entry point.

If you're interested, the $999 Core i5 configuration is now available to purchase from the Microsoft Store.

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  • This 100% means they are getting rid of what they have left. Awesome. Excited for the Laptop 2.
  • Waiting till it goes down to $399.
  • 😂😂😐
  • That's excellent. I just wish they would use some of the AMD Ryzen APUs...they offer MUCH better GPUs and pretty decent CPU performance for a lower price than the Intel integrated graphics.
  • How's the power consumption on those?
  • My HP Envy x360 with a Ryzen 2500U lasts about a good 4 hours on it (5 hours if I enable battery saver mode but it gets noticeably slower). Granted, it can vary per device and stuff and I do multitask on it as's not going to have ARM-like battery life but it's fine for my needs, don't know about yours.
  • For a laptop like this battery life is way more important than GPU performance. For students and office workers the integrated Intel graphics are more than enough. The Surface Laptop just needs 8th gen Intel chipsets and a USB-C port to be competitive again. A removable bottom plate for servicing would be ideal, but I'm not expecting that this year for an easy spec refresh.
  • nice 1
  • We have an m3 version in Australia for A$1,099