Microsoft Store is selling a new Surface Book Core i5 / 512GB model

If you followed the news about Microsoft’s Windows 10 event last week, you may know that the company introduced new Surface hardware including a Surface Book i7 with Performance Base featuring a bigger battery, an updated NVIDIA GPU and more. Starting at $2399 though, this new configuration is definitely a premium option and considering that no successor to the Surface Pro 4 was unveiled during the event, we were wondering if the company would release more affordable versions of the updated Surface Book in the future.

But for now, the company is only releasing a new SKU of the old Surface Book model (without Performance Base) featuring an Intel Core i5 processor, 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM (via Neowin). For $1,999, this new configuration doesn’t include the dedicated GPU that you can find on the $1,899 model with a similar Core i5 processor but only 256GB of storage.

The new Surface Book SKU on the US Microsoft Store.

The new Surface Book SKU on the US Microsoft Store.

This new Surface Book is now available to pre-order on the US Microsoft Store and will start shipping on November 10 along the new Surface Book i7 models with Performance base. Do you think this new model will be an attractive option for consumers who care about storage capacity, or do you think the company should have also introduced a similar model featuring the dedicated NVIDIA GPU? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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