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New Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 variant available for $999 with 8GB of RAM
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New Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 variant available for $999 with 8GB of RAM

by AshwinJune 22, 2018

A new Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 variant is available from the company’s store. The model looks like it may be the replacement for the older variant which had 4GB of RAM.

Why? We have two reasons to say that. First is the fact that the Microsoft Surface Laptop model with 4GB RAM is out of stock (except for one color). It was on sale not too long ago, for a discounted price of $799, which was a whopping $200 off of the regular price of $999.

People thought it was a good deal, but we think Microsoft had plans to empty their inventory, to make room for a new model of the laptop.

And secondly, the price of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop with 8GB of memory is exactly the same as the 4GB variant, at $999. So, you get double the amount of memory for the same cost, which is obviously a pretty good deal.

There doesn’t seem to be any other major change in the technical specifications. The new Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 variant also has a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), which is exactly what its predecessor offered.

Incidentally, this is the second time Microsoft has done this to the Surface line-up, with the other one being an exact similar memory upgrade for the Surface Pro devices.  Speaking of which you can get the Surface Pro for $200 cheaper for a limited time from Microsoft’s store.

Do note that the Platinum color variant of the Surface Laptop is still available with 4GB of RAM for $999. Do not buy that, because you can get it in the same color with 8GB of RAM for the same price.

Here’s a recap of the tech specs for those unaware. The laptop has a 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor, and runs Windows 10 S. The device sports a touch enabled 13.5-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixels, at 201 PPI, and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The laptop has Intel HD Graphics 620, 720p HD camera which supports Windows Hello face sign-in, Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, a USB 3.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack, a mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect.

The device is capable of Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n. Microsoft promises that the battery will offer up to 14.5 hours video playback, which is amazing for a portable computer. The new Microsoft Surface Laptop Core i5 variant with 8GB of RAM is available in 4 colors: Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold.

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