Surface Laptop's four colors only available on single model in U.S.
One of the bright spots from the Surface Laptop's reveal was that it comes in four different colors, allowing for some small variety. Unfortunately, it turns out that those color choices are going to be fairly limited, which is sure to ruffle some feathers.
In particular, it looks like all four color options will be limited to only one model, and only in the U.S. From the fine print of Microsoft's own Surface Laptop announcement post:
That's a pretty big blow for anyone outside of the U.S, as well as anyone with different spec needs. All other models, from lower-specced Core i5 model up to the maxed out Core i7 model, will only be available in Platinum, which Microsoft calls Surface's "heritage color." If you prefer Burgundy, Graphite Gold, or Cobalt Blue, you'll have to stick with that specific Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
It's entirely possible we could see the other colors make their way to other models or, indeed, more countries in the future. But for right now, options remain pretty limited.
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