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Microsoft Surface laptop with Intel Core m3-7Y30 onboard available for US$799

Microsoft Surface laptop in Cobalt Blue (Source: Microsoft Store)
Microsoft Surface laptop in Cobalt Blue (Source: Microsoft Store)
The new base model of the Microsoft Surface laptop features an Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage. Sadly, this US$799 model can only be acquired in Platinum finish.

Last summer, Microsoft started selling the Surface laptop with Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processors, and the most affordable configuration had a price tag of US$999. For this amount, you would get the Intel Core i5 variant, with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

The introduction of a base model that can be acquired for US$799 is a smart move by Microsoft, although it has two problems: first, it should have happened earlier; second, the US$999 model mentioned earlier was already on sale a few times for this price, so pricing the new one a bit lower would have been a smart move.

The new Microsoft Surface laptop that can be acquired for a full retail price of US$799 only comes in a Platinum finish, and its main specs include the following: Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage. Unlike the Microsoft Surface laptops with Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, this model cannot be customized by adding more memory or a larger SSD drive.

The most expensive Surface laptop setup that can be ordered now from the Microsoft Store has an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, and a 1 TB SSD drive. Its price tag reads US$2,699.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 2 (Update: 2018-02- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.