New Surface Book configuration with Core i5 and 512GB of storage up for pre-order

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While the Microsoft paid plenty of attention to the new high-end Surface Book with Performance Base introduced at its recent Windows 10 October event, the company has also introduced a new configuration for the original Surface Book. Available for pre-order now (via Neowin), the new configuration sports an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

Previously, models with the Intel Core i5 processor were only available with 128GB or 256GB of storage. This new configuration with 512GB of storage goes for $1,999 and does not include a dedicated GPU. For that, you'll have to move up to a Core i7 model. Still, more options are never a bad thing, particularly if you don't need the most powerful Surface Book on the market, but still want plenty of built-in storage.

The Core i5 512GB configuration is set to start shipping on November 10, and you can pre-order at the Microsoft Store now.

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