Microsoft’s first laptop Surface Book is without a doubt a gadget that tops everyone’s must-buy list.
People don’t seem to be getting enough of this device ever since it was launched. It has been in the news for all the right reasons. Why? Because of its price. It was going to be a costly laptop anyways. There’s no surprise here. The $3,199 price tag is difficult to digest.
Surface Books with different storage capabilities have been made available for pre-order on Microsoft’s online store. Given below is the list of prices:
128GB / Intel Core i5 (8 GB) : $1,499
256GB / Core Intel i5 (8 GB) : $1,699
256GB / Core Intel i5 (8 GB/dGPU) : $1,899
256GB / Core Intel i7 (8GB/dGPU) : $2,099
512GB / Core Intel i7 (16GB/dGPU) : $2,699
1TB / Core Intel i7 (16GB/dGPU) : $3,199
It looks like Microsoft is here to make up for the losses of the past. It has manufactured some of the best devices that can beat even its own products, but is $3,199 worth it?
If you are in need of extra space, there are hard drives available at a much cheaper rate. Similarly, there are also systems available in the market to meet the needs of the enterprise audience. Why would anyone burn such a big hole in their own pockets? Chances are, Microsoft is aiming to compete with Apple in every sense. “Lumia 950” and “Lumia 950 XL” are also competing with iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus when it comes to price. Sticking a price tag of $3199 on the “Surface Book” is a clear sign that the brand wants to target a particular audience and establish itself as a product that boosts one’s status in society, just like what Apple does.
Smart move or not? Only sales figures will be able to tell us.