If you’re in need of a new laptop, Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop 2 discounts might be worth considering. Microsoft’s current Surface Laptop 2 deals may vary depending on which combination of features you choose, but there’s one specific discounted configuration that we think is worth a second look: a nearly 14-inch Surface Laptop 2 with 256GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage.
That’s right: Surface Laptop fans can now grab a Surface Laptop 2 with 256GB of storage at a $300 discount. The discount itself knocks the price of this laptop down from $1,300 to just $1,000.
It is worth highlighting that in order to take advantage of this deal, you have to pick a specific configuration. Microsoft’s online store allows you to customize a few of your features like storage size, RAM size, and color. In order to get this deal you’ll need to choose the following configuration: It will be a Platinum-colored Surface Laptop 2 with 8GB of memory, and Intel Core i5 processor, and 256GB of SSD storage.
This Surface Laptop 2 comes with a 13.5-inch PixelSense display, an Intel Core Eighth Generation i5 processor, a 720p front-facing HD camera, and Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. While the PixelSense display can support the use of a Surface Pen, this deal does not include one. The display also features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a 2,256 x 1,504 pixel resolution.
Digital Trends did review the Surface Laptop 2 (albeit a version with an i7 processor), and while it didn’t exactly receive a rave review from us, we did note a number of positive aspects the laptop had going for it, including a decent battery life, an “excellent typing experience,” and a “gorgeous” screen. According to Microsoft, the battery life should last up to 14.5 hours with “local video playback.” There were a few drawbacks; the processor’s performance is a bit slower than we’d like and we didn’t care for the “outdated port selection.” Our review also noted that since Microsoft chose to use a processor that “was already a year behind,” the Surface Laptop 2 may not feel as powerful and fast for as long.
According to Microsoft’s main product listing for the Surface Laptop 2, the discount should be valid until May 18, 2019, “while supplies last.”
Looking for more great stuff? Find more on our best tech deals page.
Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
- From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for May 2019
- HP’s flash sale includes a $350 discount on this 2018 HP Spectre x360 laptop
- HP flash sale drops price cuts on Spectre x360 and Envy laptops
- Dell’s latest sale knocks $200 off the price of the touchscreen XPS 13 laptop
- HP Days Sale takes $300 off Spectre X360, Omen 15 gaming laptop, more
- The best laptops for Fortnite
- Microsoft locks down Wi-Fi geolocation service after privacy concerns
- Microsoft’s new Office app arrives on iOS and Android with mobile-friendly features
- PS4 Pro Gets Huge Discount On Amazon
- Nvidia GeForce Now in-depth review: The green team puts Google on notice
- The Ambassador who worked from a Nairobi bathroom to avoid State Dept. IT
- Best Animal Crossing: New Horizons Merch: Switch Console Skins, Pre-Order Bonuses, And More
- PS4 owners will need PlayStation Plus subscription for online multiplayer
- Geneva 2019: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Unveiled
- New Square Enix real-time DirectX 12 demo crosses the uncanny valley [Updated]