Microsoft starts selling a $799 Surface Laptop with an Intel Core m3 processor

Laurent Giret

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, the company’s MacBook Air competitor that ships with Windows 10 S is now slightly more affordable. As spotted by Windows Central, the Microsoft Store is now selling a $799 version of the Surface Laptop with an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. These are the same specs found on the baseline Surface Pro, which also costs $799 (without a keyboard.)

Intel originally introduced its Core m3 processors as the perfect chips for fanless designs, and these processors won’t be as fast as the Core i5 and Core i7 chips found on the more premium Surface Laptop models. Moreover, a laptop with only 4GB of RAM isn’t exactly future-proof in 2018 (the same could be said about the baseline Surface Pro,) but this should be more than enough for running the streamlined Windows 10 S.

It’s also worth noting that the Core m3 Surface Laptop is only available in Platinum color: if you prefer one of the three other colors (Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gold,) you’ll have to choose the Intel Core i5 version with 8GB of RAM which starts at $1,099.