Microsoft discounts the Surface Book 2 by up to $300, including the 15-inch model

Ever since Microsoft announced the Surface Book 2 last October, the new 15-inch model has sort of stood on its own. It only comes with a Core i7 and a dedicated GPU, giving it a much higher barrier of entry than its 13.5-inch sibling, which is offered with a seventh-gen Core i5 and no dedicated GPU for just $1,199.

One might have expected for Microsoft to lower the barrier of entry by releasing a Core i5 model of the 15-inch variant, or at least discounting it once in a while. But these things really haven't happened, until today, as you can currently get up to $300 off of a Surface Book 2, including both the 13.5- and 15-inch models.

Here are the deals for the Surface Book 2:

Size CPU RAM Storage Old price New price Discount
13.5-inch 7th-gen Core i5 8GB 128GB $1,199 $1,199 -
13.5-inch 7th-gen Core i5 8GB 256GB $1,499 $1,299 $200
13.5-inch 8th-gen Core i7 8GB 256GB $1,999 $1,699 $300
13.5-inch 8th-gen Core i7 16GB 512GB $2,499 $2,199 $300
13.5-inch 8th-gen Core i7 16GB 1TB $2,999 $2,699 $300
15-inch 8th-gen Core i7 16GB 256GB $2,499 $2,199 $300
15-inch 8th-gen Core i7 16GB 512GB $2,899 $2,599 $300
15-inch 8th-gen Core i7 16GB 1TB $3,299 $2,999 $300

There are some big differences in power between the lowest end model and the highest end one. For one thing, there's a big performance jump between the seventh-gen Core processors and the eighth-gen chips. The new generation is quad-core, whereas the last gen was dual-core, so you're getting a lot more out of the Core i7 model.

Also, all Core i7 models come with a dedicated GPU in the base, while the i5 models do not. The 13.5-inch Book 2 comes with a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, while the 15-inch comes with a substantially more powerful 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060.

If you want to check out the Surface Book 2, you can find it here.

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