Microsoft announced earlier this year its plan to roll out both the 13-inch and 15-inch variants of the Surface Book 2 to international markets, which included India. Today, the Redmond-based giant has officially announced the launch of the 2-in-1 Windows 10 PC in the South Asian country along with the Surface Laptop, but at prices quite a bit higher than those in the U.S. will be expected to pay.
The 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 is retailing at ₹137,999 (~$2,011) for the base model, which ships with the Core i5 processor, 256GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 620. The same model costs $700 less in the United States, though Microsoft is currently slashing up to $300 off all models. The complete price list for the Surface Book 2 as sold in India is as follows:
- 13.5-inch/Core i7/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - ₹185,999 (~$2,710)
- 13.5-inch/Core i7/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - ₹222,999 (~$3,249)
- 13.5-inch/Core i7/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - ₹257,999 (~$3,759)
- 15-inch/Core i7/256GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - ₹222,999 (~$3,249)
- 15-inch/Core i7/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - ₹258,999 (~$3,774)
- 15-inch/Core i7/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - ₹295,999 (~$4,313)
The base model for the Surface Laptop, which includes the Intel Core i5, 128GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 620, costs ₹86,999 (~$1,268) in India. Here's the full price list:
- Core i5/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Intel HD Graphics 620 - ₹114,999 (~$1,675)
- Core i7/256GB SSD/8GB RAM/Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 - ₹144,999 (~$2,113)
- Core i7/512GB SSD/16GB RAM/Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 - ₹196,999 (~$2,870)
- Core i7/1TB SSD/16GB RAM/Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 - ₹233,999 (~$3,409)
The Surface devices will be available to purchase in the country via online stores such as the Microsoft Store, Amazon, and Flipkart as well as at brick-and-mortar retail stores which include Croma, Reliance, and Vijay Sales.