New Surface Laptop will start at US$699.99 with an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage
Roland Quandt has revealed the pricing structure of the next Surface Laptop, which Microsoft will supposedly market as a budget alternative to the regular Surface Laptop series. According to Quandt, there will be six SKUs that go up in US$100 increments. Accordingly, Microsoft will apparently offer the device at the following prices:
All SKUs are thought to have 12.5-inch displays, emphasising the budget nature of the device. A starting price of US$699.99 is not cheap by any means, but it is US$300 less than Microsoft originally charged for the 13.5-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3. Equally, the Surface Laptop 3 then jumps to US$1,299.99 and tops out at US$2,159.99.
Based on past rumours, the US$699.99 edition will come with a Core i5-1035G1 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. However, Quandt claims that Microsoft will also sell 256 GB editions, while 8 GB and 16 GB of RAM SKUs have been seen on Geekbench, too. All SKUs will apparently come with the same Core it processor, though. If that is the case, then the prices above may relate to the following configurations:
- US$699.99 - 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage
- US$799.99 - 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage
- US$899.99 - 8 GB RAM/128 GB storage
- US$999.99 - 8 GB RAM/256 GB storage
- US$1,099.99 - 16 GB RAM/128 GB storage
- US$1,199.99 - 16 GB RAM/256 GB storage
Microsoft is expected to unveil this new Surface Laptop in October. Exactly when remains up for debate, though.