The 15-inch version of Microsoft's Surface Book 2 can now be purchased in a lower-end configuration with a Core i5 processor. The bad news? It is a 7th generation Core i5 processor and not a newer model.
This configuration, which also contains 16GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD memory, is still the cheapest 15-inch Surface Book 2 configuration yet. As you may recall, when the Surface Book 2 was first launched back in November 2017, the cheapest 15-inch configuration cost $ 2499. For that price, you have an Intel Core i7 processor, dGPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
When you consider, the new 15-inch configuration sticks to how the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 first launched: At that time, all but the base configuration constituted 8-generation Intel Core processors, but the input-level version used a 7-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor.
Like the old 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 base configuration, the new 15-inch base configuration also lacks a dGPU.
You can buy the new base 15-inch Surface Book 2 from Microsoft Store or Best Buy.
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