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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Any color) 13.5in: i5-8250U, 8GB, 256GB SSD + ($100 GC for students B&M only) for $999 + tax + free ship $899

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My wife really wanted the Burgundy Red version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2. Any color besides platinum (Black, Burgundy Red, Cobalt Blue) is only available in the more expensive 256GB SSD version and higher configurations which begin at MSRP $1299.

Currently onsale at the microsoft.com, amazon.com, and bestbuy.com websites and their B&M stores for $999 + tax ($300 off)
However the Microsoft B&M stores have an additional $100 GC for students or anyone with a .EDU email address. So effectively $899 + tax. I paid $1073.93 today at my local Microsoft B&M and a physical $100 GC.

Also, the cheaper 128GB SSD version which comes only in plain Platinum color (MSRP $999) is also on sale + $100 GC for students for $799 + tax + free shipping. So effectively $699 + tax.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p...verviewtab

I personally have had very good technical support at the B&M Microsoft store and prefer that over Best Buy. They will bend over backwards if you purchased the laptop at the store.


I cross shopped this with the Dell XPS 13 and LG Gram 13.
I read about some quality control issues with the most recent XPS 13 so decided against that. I had a few issues with older XPS 13s.
I really wanted the LG Gram 13 but couldn't find a B&M store to play with it in person.
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Waited for months for the black i5 256gb to go back down to $999. I couldn't wait and got it on Amazon instead since it's been on there at that price steadily, free prime shipping. If this does come with $100 GC for students then great deal, I'd use that to get the Arc Mouse. The laptop is great.
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Add to cart and don't see 100 gift card ?
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Add to cart and don't see 100 gift card ?
You are right. My error. Fixed post that it is B&M only.
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Waited for months for the black i5 256gb to go back down to $999. I couldn't wait and got it on Amazon instead since it's been on there at that price steadily, free prime shipping. If this does come with $100 GC for students then great deal, I'd use that to get the Arc Mouse. The laptop is great.
I have had the Arc Mouse for several years with my Surface Pro. Works great. Stores slim. Very durable. One of the best purchases I've ever made. May have to use my GC on that esp since they make it in matching burgundy red.
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Hows the keyboard compare to the surface book? I have a surface book and love it and was about to recommend it to a family member but this is a great price if you don't need tablet functionality. Best part of the Surface line is the screen. Great resolution and its 3:2 aspect ratio makes it more functional compared to the competition which is usually 16:9 or 16:10.
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Hows the keyboard compare to the surface book? I have a surface book and love it and was about to recommend it to a family member but this is a great price if you don't need tablet functionality. Best part of the Surface line is the screen. Great resolution and its 3:2 aspect ratio makes it more functional compared to the competition which is usually 16:9 or 16:10.
My wife's surface book was stolen unfortunately.
So this surface laptop 2 replaces it.
The keyboard is just as good.
And the laptop is much lighter but still has the same great screen that is touchscreen.
My wife rarely used her surface book in tablet mode
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Is it refurb?
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Is it refurb?
No. Not refurb
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Not a good deal. Bestbuy had her for 699 with the student $100 coupon
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Not a good deal. Bestbuy had her for 699 with the student $100 coupon
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Anyone confused by the naming convention of the Surface lineup? Hard to tell a deal unless you see the specs.
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Not a good deal. Bestbuy had her for 699 with the student $100 coupon
It is the same price with the student coupon.
699 was the smaller 128gb ssd version in platinum.
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The difference is now the nicer 256gb ssd version is on sale too with a bigger discount
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