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Microsoft Surface Book now available in the U.K., starting at £1,299

Microsoft’s new ultraportable Surface Book is now available in the U.K., four months after it first went on sale in the U.S. The device starts at £1,299 (approx. $1,866) with an Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM.

Microsoft calls Surface Book “the future of laptop computing,” with “the full punch of a high performance laptop with unprecedented versatility in a tablet.” We reviewed it back in January and thought it was great — if a little bit too hyped up.

Now Windows fans in the U.K. can finally get their own. The Surface Book is available to order from the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Currys PC World, and John Lewis, priced at £1,299 for the base model with the specifications listed above.

You can get the same model with 256GB of storage and a dedicated GPU for £1,599 (approx. $2,297). There are also Core i7 models available with dedicated GPUs in two flavours: 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM for £1,799 (approx. $2,584), and 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM for £2,249 (approx. $3,240).

All four models offer a 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen with 3000×2000 resolution, a bundled Surface Pen, Windows 10 pre-installed, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...