Microsoft Temporarily Drops Entry-Level Surface Book To $1,250

Last month, Microsoft unveiled updated Surface Books with Intel Core i7 processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with twice the graphics performance of its predecessor. However, the Surface Book i7 definitely isn’t for everyone, as it starts at a hefty $2,399.

For those of you that don’t want to drop over two grand on a new notebook/convertible, Microsoft has you covered. The company has slashed $250 off the price of its entry-level Surface Book, taking it from $1,499 to a more palatable $1,249. Microsoft says that this pricing is available “while supplies last” through November 28th.

Surface Book i7

So what exactly do you get for your $1,249 outlay? Well, the entry-level Surface Book is equipped with a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 (Skylake) processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and integrated Intel graphics.

The 3.34-pound magnesium-bodied convertible of course includes a 13.5-inch 3000x2000 (267 DPI) display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and support for 10-point multi-touch. And in case you were wondering, the Surface Book in this configuration can run for up to 12 hours per charge (compared to 16 hours for the Surface Book i7) and includes a Surface Pen, which will come in handy when drawing in Paint 3D with the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

If the entry-level Surface Book is too limited for your needs, Microsoft has another enticing deal coming on Black Friday. It will offer the Surface Book with Core i5 processor, 256GB storage and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GPU for $1,499 — this represents a $400 discount off the regular list price.