Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop 2 is now on sale at Amazon and the Microsoft Store for between $100 and $300 off, taking the cheapest configuration to a very affordable $898, and making the highest-end version less than $2000.
The device features upgraded internals but still the same form-factor as the popular Surface Laptop, this time however available in midnight black. Other colour options include Cobalt Blue, Burgundy and Platinum.
The device is now available with an 8th gen Intel processor and faster RAM. Microsoft claims the laptop is faster than the MacBook Air 13 inch and was also quieter when typing.
Microsoft said the screen offered 3.4 million pixels, with a best-in-class 1,500:1 contrast ratio, and it was overall 85 percent faster than the original Surface Laptop, while still offering 14.5 hours battery life.