Microsoft unveiled its Surface Laptop back in May 2017, with a starting price of $999. The device came with a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and Windows 10 S - upgradable to Windows 10 Pro - out of the box. Over time, Microsoft has offered other variants of the device with a Core i7 processor, a 1TB SSD, and even Windows 10 Pro out of the box.
Now, the company has introduced yet another flavor of the Surface Laptop, with the latest one aimed at more budget-conscious customers.
As Windows Central reports, the latest Core m3 Surface Laptop SKU is priced at $799, which is exactly $200 cheaper than the original Core i5 variant. Apart from the downgraded processor, this model also comes with Intel HD Graphics 615, instead of the 620 found on the Core i5. The primary specifications for the device can be seen below:
- Display: 13.5-inch PixelSense, 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
- Processor: 7th-gen Intel Core m3
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 615
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 128GB SSD
- Camera: 720p front-facing with Windows Hello
- Ports: USB 3.0, 3.5mm Headset jack, mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect
- Operating System: Windows 10 S
Currently, the Core m3 variant of the Surface Laptop is only listed in Platinum color, and doesn't appear to be available outside of the United States either. While it remains to be seen if a more affordable, but less powerful, Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S will be able to entice customers, it certainly presents an interesting option for those interested in the machine.