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Surface Laptop Core i7 in burgundy, cobalt blue now available in the U.S.

We heard rumors back in June and then Microsoft confirmed in July that the Surface Laptop Core i7 variant will be getting more color options besides platinum.

Today is that day for those in the U.S. at least. The Core i7 Surface Laptop is now available to order in cobalt blue and burgundy. Graphite gold, however, is still listed as "coming soon."

Featuring 512GB of internal storage, which we found to be slightly faster than other models, along with a zippier Intel Core i7-7660U processor, 16GB of RAM, and boosted Iris Plus graphics instead of Intel HD 620 the high-end Surface Laptop is a great machine – at a price.

Costing $2,199 versus the more affordable $1,299 Core i5 version with half the RAM and storage, the Core i7 Surface Laptop is the crown jewel of the line.

Surface Laptop Core i5 vs. Core i7: Comparing performance, battery life and more

It's not clear why the Core i7 version wasn't announced in other colors initially. Presumably, Microsoft was conservative to see if there was interest in both the i7 model and other colors before committing to production. The cobalt blue version with a Core i5 has been particularly tricky to find in stock even at Microsoft stores.

So far, just the Microsoft Store is listing the i7 model with assorted colors and not Best Buy or Amazon just yet.

Review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop

Meanwhile, other colors for the rest of the world – at least in the Core i5 model – is tentatively slated for August 23 in the UK and 16 other markets.

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Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

17 Comments
  • I don't know...I'll wait for Consumer Reports on this. :P Good looking laptop though.
  • They look and feel differently great! But, but, $2,000. I wish I could LOL
  • Haha yep, I wish that I could too. lol.
  • Come on, buy one for a middle schooler....
  • If you can,  why not?  Im getting my 11 year old a new maxed surface pro for shool work this year....goes great with his 128gb ipad pro....
  • Sweet!
  • Damn, that cobolt blue machine is beautiful.
  • I have a Cobalt Blue i5. Tremendous machine. Wish I could justify swapping it in for this -- but that'd about an extra $1,000!
    And yes, Cobalt Blue is gorgeous. There's something incredibly satisfying about this color.  
  • I understand you are paying for the Surface brand when you are buying these, but you can get a way better laptop from other OEMs for nearly half the price. Example: An HP Onyx Blizzard Ci7 with a 15.6" full HD touch display, a Kaby Lake Core i7, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, and 12GB of RAM for $901.58 at Walmart.com. If I wasn't saving for other things, I would buy it immediately.
  • "a way better laptop from other OEMs for nearly half the price"
    The problem here is the definition of "way better laptop" is mostly just about specs; I have some laptops packed with amazing specs and hardware, and they're still kinda garbage or not fun to use. This has always been the issue with PCs, fans talk about specs endlessly, but for the crowd that went Apple it was about experience too. Of course, some very good laptops from Dell, HP, and Razer stand out as good alternatives, but the price difference is not nearly as wide. TL;DR There's more to computer life than just rattling off specifications
  • I fully understand, I was just informing people who couldn't afford a Surface that you could still get a great laptop for an affordable price.
  • I don't mind paying a lot for Surface products because I like their design, usability, and overall experience. The thing that gets me about the pricing is how big the price gap is between models. Is the upgrade from the i5 to the i7 really worth $300? Why is an additional 8GB of ram and 256GB of storage a $600 upgrade? I remember back when all Dells were fully customizable and a similar CPU upgrade cost $50-$75, doubling the ram typically cost $100, and doubling the storage was similar. I know these are high-end devices, but the gap makes bang for your buck comparisons really wacky. While the $1,300 model is arguably a good deal, the $2,200 model is nearly impossible to justify paying 70% more for the same machine with marginally better specs.   Also, are there any plans to update the Windows App? It is significantly worse than it was even a couple weeks ago. It hangs frequently on my Surface Book, I wasn't able to post this comment till I came to your website (which pegged my CPU at 100% for nearly 10 seconds), and I haven't been able to use the app on my 950XL for over two months. I understand not fixing the windows mobile app, but I'd sure like the desktop app to work since everytime I click on one of your articles in edge it automatically launches the app. If it doesn't get better I guess I'll just have to uninstall the app from my computers.
  • Cannot agree more. In the past 2 years, I've had the XPS 13, Spectre x360 and couple of months ago bought the Graphite Gold Surface Laptop. You can look at specs you want, but there is no comparison when it comes to feel, fit, finsh and most importantly experience.
  • Now Surface Plus Program has to add the i7 devices to the list and I can finally order my Cobalt Surface Laptop!
  • @Daniel Rubino Hey I just tried to order a cobalt blue core i7 and I can't since it's also "coming soon", any idea when they might release them?
  • Sexy color! I need a better paying job to get one! 
  • I'll wait for the possibility of Surface Book 2 come fall.