Today, Microsoft made its fall Surface announcement. There are two new PCs this year. One of them is the entry-level Surface Laptop Go, which starts at $549 and does for Surface Laptop what Surface Go did for the Surface Pro. The other is a new configuration of the Surface Pro X, which comes in a new Platinum color and has a more powerful Microsoft SQ2 processor.
While you'll be able to pick one up starting on October 13, you can pre-order either one today. In fact, pre-orders are live now, so you don't even have to wait until the usual 10am PT.
There are only a few SKUs of each. Here are your options for the Surface Laptop Go:
|Core i5-1035G1||4GB||64GB eMMC||Platinum||No||$549.99|
|8GB||128GB SSD||Platinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone||Fingerprint||$699.99|
If you want to pre-order it, you can find it on Microsoft's site here. It comes with Windows 10 Home in S mode, although there should be a Windows 10 Pro variant for businesses. That listing doesn't appear to be live just yet. The commercial version also comes with an option for 16GB RAM.
Next up is the Surface Pro X. The Pro X starts at $999.99, but these new configurations start at $1,499.99. Keep in mind that this is not considered to be a product refresh. Here are all Surface Pro X SKUs; keep in mind that only the ones with SQ2 processors are new.
|Microsoft SQ1||Matte Black||8GB||128GB||$999.99|
This may seem a bit confusing, so let's break it down a bit. While the models with the SQ2 start at $1,499.99, this isn't a price increase. These new configurations are the exact same price as the old configurations that had an SQ1 and the same amount of RAM and storage. In fact, those old configurations are still on sale for the same old prices.
The new Platinum color is exclusive to the two SQ2 SKUs, and they're available in Matte Black as well. If you want to pre-order the new Surface Pro X or order the original ones, you can find it here. Like the Surface Laptop Go, the business listing isn't updated yet.