An older Surface Book 2 is available again despite reports that a new one will be announced soon.
What you need to know
- The Surface Book 2 with a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 is available again through the Microsoft Store.
- Several reports indicate that a new Surface Book is on the way.
- The Surface Book 2 with the older 7th Gen chip is available starting at $1,150.
An older variant of the Surface Book 2 recently reappeared on Microsoft’s website. You can now order a Surface Book 2 with a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor starting at $1,150. The reappearance of the older Surface Book 2 comes at a time when a Surface Book 3 is reportedly on the way. Several leaks indicate that a Surface Book 3 is imminent.
As pointed out by Neowin, the 7th Gen chip in the Surface Book 2 is a dual-core chip rather than the quad-core processors in the Surface Book 2 with an 8th Gen Intel processor. That’s a significant change and makes the reappearance of the older Surface Book 2 a bit odd.
It’s not uncommon for companies to sell older hardware, but having the Surface Book with a 7th Gen chip appear amidst reports of a next-gen replacement is a tad curious. The Surface Book 2 with a 7th Gen chip starts at $1,150 for a 13.5-inch model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Several variants of the Surface Book 2 with 8th Gen chips are sold out, so the reappearance of the older model gives people some options. That being said, with the Surface Book 3 reportedly passing through the FCC recently, it’s probably best to wait and see what Microsoft announces before ordering any new pieces of hardware.