Surface Book Release Date & Price is Outrageous! $3,199 for 1TB?

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Right from its surprise entry at a Windows event, to its specs and its price tag, the Surface Book continues to create headlines. This time around its pricing has come under scrutiny.

The models are up for pre-order now at the Microsoft Store. The site notes that the models will ship in 5 to 6 weeks, so fans placing their orders now will have to wait for some time before they can lay their hands on the new Surface Book.

However, those wanting to opt for the 1TB storage variant of the Surface Book should know that the device doesn’t come cheap, as noted by Windows Central. The model is priced at a whopping $3,199.

Along with a 1TB SSD, this version will hide a sixth gen Core i7 processor and a dedicated Nvidia GPU, under its hood.

The Surface Book sports a 13.5-inch display with a 3000 x 2000 resolution. It boasts of a neat 201mm x 292mm x 8.5mm magnesium chassis and comes with a “dynamic fulcrum hinge,” which makes the device convertible.

The memory options for this laptop read out to be an 8GB or a 16GB RAM. Fans can opt for 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB storage.

As for the 128GB variant, the price tag is at $1,499 with a Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM oboard. The price of other models with the dedicated Nvidia GPU comes at $1,899 and $2,099 for the 256GB storage option with a Core i5 processor and Core i7 processor, respectively.

The 512GB option is priced at $2,699 and it features the Nvidia GPU along with Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM.

While the 1TB model wasn’t expected to arrive at a bargain price anyways, it will still be interesting to see the number of units Microsoft will be selling off with the hefty tag.

Keep coming back for more updates on the Windows Surface Book.

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