Surface Laptop is getting a new configuration that makes the device a lot cheaper. The new model will only cost you $799, but to bring the price down from $999, Microsoft had to adjust its hardware, which means that you’ll be still getting a premium laptop, but with a slower Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor, 4GB of memory, and 128GB of storage.
According to Windows Central, Microsoft is positioning the new variant to compete with the base model of its cousin Surface Pro, which also packs a Core m3 processor, but it requires you to spend another $129.99 to get the Surface Type Cover.
In addition, the new entry-level Surface Laptop will target students and those people who require light computing power, such as those who simply are using a web browser, social media apps, and checking emails.
Of course, the $999 configuration with a Core i5 processor and 4GB of memory will continue to be available, but it’ll no longer be the base model for this line.