You Can Now Buy A $4500 Surface Book, If That's Something You Actually Want

You Can Now Buy a $US3,200 ($4,568) Surface Book, If That's Something You Actually Want

Microsoft's looking to shrug off some of this week's bad Surface Pro PR by finally releasing its promised crazy-powerful Surface configs, including a $US3,200 ($4,568) Surface Book with 1TB of storage, 16GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7, and a discrete GPU.

Yeesh, that's a lot of cash. But if you want the best of the best of the best of the best, then look no further, I guess. You can also get the same configuration, minus the discreet GPU, for $US2,700 ($3,854) on a regular old Surface Pro 4. We're checking to see whether either of these configs is coming to Australia, where we're content for the time being with 512GB storage variants.

If you're still channeling that inner Daddy Warbucks, Microsoft's also has a new $US60 ($86) gold Surface Pen, complete with a Pen Tip kit. Do they even make a gold Surface? Nope, but it exists for you to buy anyway.

[Microsoft Devices]


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    Haha no

    Last edited 02/02/16 7:33 am

    What bad PR ? They pro-actively recalled a power lead just in case it overheated which is very very hard to do. It is sites like this that take anything from anyone that isn't Apple and make it bad PR. If Apple did this you would be singing their praises. bloody hipsters.

      In fact, Apple recalled a power adapter and we pointed it out just as quickly :)

        The difference, Campbell, is in how many times you will hold it against Microsoft in completely unrelated articles and not do the same when it comes to Apple. Time will tell but I know where the smart money would be going.

          I dunno, man, I think we sledge Apple pretty hard on Gizmodo sometimes, they're the tallest poppy in the field.

      My gripe is "Microsoft’s looking to shrug off some of this week’s bad Surface Pro PR". Product recall was announced almost 2 weeks ago

    $4500 is not a lot of money to pay for a high-end laptop now that our dollar is in the toilet. When I priced a Dell M3800 a few months ago, it was $6400, even though when I bought mine in 2014 it was only $4400. It is the new reality, we have to get used to it.

    That said, I'd also point out that the top-spec Surface Pro 4 mentioned in the article may not have discrete graphics but it does have Iris Pro, which offers considerably more grunt than your average HD on-board graphics. I went with a Surface Book for the larger screen, not the discrete graphics.

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