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Microsoft plans smaller sub-$600 Surface Laptop for students

Channel Asia | 09/09/2020 08:58 AM | Click to read full article

Microsoft apparently is going back to its roots with a new 'Surface for students'—a smaller, cheaper Surface Laptop that it reportedly plans to announce soon.

The new laptop, code-named Sparti, will start with a Core i5, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, for somewhere between $500 and $600. That’s underpowered relative to other student-targeted laptops, although Microsoft may view this as another challenge to the Chromebooks that dominate American classrooms.