Surface for Business Expands With New Device Configurations

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft, Microsoft Surface with 6 Comments

Microsoft is expanding its Surface for Business program today. The company is bringing its latest Surface devices to more countries as part of the latest expansion, and it’s also making some new configurations available.

In Europe, the company is now authorizing its commercial partners to sell select configs of the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 in 11 new markets, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia. Both the devices are tailored for business use, and they are available with the international English keyboard.

Over in the United States and Canada, Microsoft is making new configurations of the devices available. Microsoft is now offering an Intel Core i5 model of both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is a pretty awesome change. Considering that you had to get the Core i7 variant in order to get 16GB of RAM in the past, being able to get it with the Core i5 should give you some more power at a lower cost. And for businesses, that’s a lot of money.

Microsoft is only making the new configuration available in the United States and Canada this month, though it says it will look into making the new configuration available in more countries later on.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Surface for Business Expands With New Device Configurations”

  1. dstrauss

    Any LTE SKU's?

  2. NoFlames

    That is my ideal configuration for cost, i5 16gb/256GB. I just bought the 8GB version, wished I had the 16GB version before I Purchased.

  3. silversee

    Presumably the business configurations also come with Windows 10 Pro. Could be worth going out of your way to get one (usually Microsoft only adds a $50 premium for this, about half of the retail upgrade cost).

  4. William Clark

    At $1,500 it's a bit of a hard pill to swallow. I've said this many times, MS needs to get their pricing down a bit. If this were a $1000 machine, with the keyboard, I'd go for it in a heartbeat.

    • NoFlames

      In reply to waclark57: I paid 1000 for the i5/8GB/256GB version with the black keyboard included. Got it on sale. Microsoft will always have premium pricing, because they need to leave room for the OEM's to compete on price.