Microsoft is holding an event on October 2nd, where they’re expected to debut the new Surface Laptop, perhaps also a Surface Pro and a Surface Studio. The clearest hint about a new Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is the fact that the product is very hard to find, since inventory is running low.
If you go to the Microsoft Store today and want to order a first gen Surface Laptop, the config options are limited. Microsoft is moving some remaining inventory in order to make room for the newer models. For example there’s no trace of an option to buy an entry level Surface Laptop with an Intel Core m3 processor and 4 GB of RAM. You can still pick up a Core i5 unit, with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, priced at $799.
This is $200 off the list price, so that’s good. Amazon sells a Core i5 laptop with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, for $697. The Surface Laptop is a 2.8 pound notebook, it measures 0.6 inches in thickness and packs a 13.5 inch 2256 x 1503 pixel touchscreen, plus an optional Surface Pen and 7th gen Intel Core i7. Up to 16 GB of RAM are here, plus up to 1 TB of SSD storage.
The future model will have extra RAM, newer CPUs, the same design and connectivity, plus Windows 10 of course. Expect a bump in battery life as well. One still hopes for a Thunderbolt 3/ USB Type-C, but odds are pretty slim.