Microsoft’s new entry-level Surface Book 2 is now available in the United Kingdom, making the premium 2-in-1 notebook far more affordable.
The 13.5-inch model, which runs the Intel Core i5 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, can be snapped-up for £1,149 in the UK.
That’s a full £350 cheaper than the original entry-level model, which had a 256GB SSD and the same processor/RAM combo for £1,499.
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Until now the Surface Book and its successor have been prohibitively priced tech fans considering new laptop purchases.
Now it’s a far more attractive proposition and much more competitive with other top Windows 10 laptops on the market.
Brits have had to wait a while for this release, as have French and Germans who’re also getting the release today. The new entry-level model arrived in the United States in January.
You can see it on the Microsoft Store here.
No longer ‘money no object’
The Surface Book 2 received an 8/10 score from TrustedReviews during our test drive last year. It would doubtless have been higher, but for the price tag.
We praised its excellent performance, great laptop battery life and better keyboard hinge.
In his review Alastair Stevenson wrote: “If you’re a power user for whom money is no object, you’ll struggle to do better than the Surface Book. Featuring a super-swish design, cutting-edge hardware and a pleasingly bloatware-free Windows install, it’s hard to fault the Surface Book 2 for most tasks.”
He concluded: “The Surface Book 2 is a great convertible for power users with cash to burn.”
Will this price cut push you towards a Surface Book 2 purchase? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.