Pink Surface Laptop 2 debuts exclusively in China

Microsoft recently unveiled the Surface Laptop 2, its latest revision of the slimline PC Ultrabook. Equipped with 8th Gen Intel processors and other general hardware refinements, the low-key refresh keeps the device relevant going into 2019. And while the Surface Laptop 2 was announced in four color options, Chinese buyers have another finish on the way.

Chief Product Officer at Microsoft, Panos Panay, has taken to Twitter to detail a new "Blush" finish for Surface Laptop 2, putting a pink spin on its all-aluminum body. But sadly for those in the west, the new finish appears to be a regional exclusive.

Preorders for the Surface Laptop 2 in Blush are now live for China at (opens in new tab) (via The Verge). Store listings indicate this finish is limited to the midrange Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB model, retailing for ¥9988 (around $1,450). You won't be able to buy it, but there are some pretty photos to look at.

For those in the U.S., the Surface Laptop 2 is set to release on October 16, starting at $1000 (opens in new tab).

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  • Thank goodness only in China. My girlfriend would want to trade in her cobalt model! Saved me some money.
  • she might ask you to fly there or import... Christmas is coming.
  • This is cute - most often I see people making snarky jokes about how their partners are liabilities. Refreshing to see someone actually have a good relationship with them. :)
  • Odd when it's considered breast cancer month here in the states.
  • True, but I don't think it'd make much sense and would just seem contrived unless they went all out and made a version with pink ribbons and all.
  • That is a great looking device.
  • I'm pretty sure that would sell well here in the US. What the what???
  • This color is not pink but blush.
  • Really!? Exclusively in in China?!
    Microsoft are you trying not sell product?
  • China can have something. Maybe they're responding to a specific demand. Pink/Rose Gold devices likely sell a lot more in China, so I don't see how they're "trying not to sell product."
  • "Pink/Rose Gold devices likely sell a lot more in China"
    Tell that to Apple - How many Rose Gold iPhones have you seen? Why restrict it to one region - they would sell a lot in the US, Europe and other places
  • What!!!!!!