The addition of the $uses Intel’s latest-generation 8th generation Core i5-8350U clocked at 3.6Ghz.
Other specs are unchanged, with 256GB of storage and 8GB of memory. While you can get away with less, we tend to recommend 256GB/8GB.
It’s not yet possible to specify the new model in the UK Microsoft Store, but it must be imminent as the option is displayed, but greyed out.
We’re not sure why Microsoft chose to do this quietly, especially as the new addition pushes the old version using Intel’s dual-core 7th generation chip down to a much more palatable price point.The 128GB model using the older generation processor.
The move w at the start of last month.
We’re expecting Microsoft’s top-line convertible laptop to get a full refresh in October – that’s when Microsoft has held a Surface launch event for the last couple of years.
However, with I set to debut at the end of the year, we could see the street date delayed a little.