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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 In Black - i7-8650U / 512GB SSD / 16GB RAM / 2256x1504 £1,049.99 Using Code @ eBay / laptopoutletdirect
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 In Black - i7-8650U / 512GB SSD / 16GB RAM / 2256x1504 £1,049.99 Using Code @ eBay / laptopoutletdirect

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Posted 19th Nov

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I really like the black models on the Surface laptops, and thought this would be worth a share for those that have been on the lookout for a deal on one, with decent specs and a good amount of storage.

I know the new models are out now, so I have popped a little comparison below, which shows various models and their CPU specs. Just to make it easier if you're perhaps looking at other models.

Base Specs:
  • Screen - 13.5" / 2256 x 1504
  • CPU - i7-8650U (8th Gen)
  • RAM - 16GB
  • SSD - 512GB
  • Operating System - Windows 10
  • Model Number - JKV-00026



CPU Comparison for other CPUs, including the recent Laptop 3 i5 model (10th Gen)
The i7-8650U is the chip included in this deal though (Right column)

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xavierluther19/11/2019 12:01

Nice description OP, took some time



muppetrider19/11/2019 13:27

Excellent of you to provide this data with the deal, very thoughtful.


Ahh, Really glad you like it. I will try and do it more often if everyone is finding it useful.
Trying to save you some leg work and digging. The CPU is going to be one of the main deciding factors, I think.

There are that many models out there and it can be confusing for some.
Edited by: "NeoTrix" 19th Nov
Nice description OP, took some time
Excellent of you to provide this data with the deal, very thoughtful.
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Nice description OP, took some time
Cant decide between this and HP Envy 13 / Asus 14 434FL
Excellent of you to provide this data with the deal, very thoughtful.
I've got the i5 version and it really is an excellent laptop. All day battery life, brilliant screen and very light but solid.
xavierluther19/11/2019 12:01

Nice description OP, took some time



muppetrider19/11/2019 13:27

Excellent of you to provide this data with the deal, very thoughtful.


Ahh, Really glad you like it. I will try and do it more often if everyone is finding it useful.
Trying to save you some leg work and digging. The CPU is going to be one of the main deciding factors, I think.

There are that many models out there and it can be confusing for some.
Edited by: "NeoTrix" 19th Nov
They have also got the original surface (i7 8gb 256gb ssd) which has featured on this site before in the less popular burgundy. It's down to £699.99, 7th gen but decent.
Heat for the OP, good find.
Stuart_ChristiedQE19/11/2019 13:42

https://www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/microsoft-surface-13-5-touchscreen-laptop-intel-core-i7-7660u-16gb-ram-512gb-ssd-backlit-keyboard-cobalt-blue-windows-10-s-dal-00057.html?of_tid=MFRWG5B5GM3DIJTGMVSWISLEHUYSM4DSN5SESZB5GM3DO&adGroupId=79423850059&device=m&gclid=CjwKCAiAws7uBRAkEiwAMlbZjp4Idm7zWPCoedOygl4FnSgU9nnvLZ-5R9iMesT4FDmiQKaXTROFAxoCJCIQAvD_BwE


If you want a dual core option then that one is £849.99 using code PRIZE20 on their ebay store ebay.co.uk/itm…873
SweetJohnny19/11/2019 13:44

They have also got the original surface (i7 8gb 256gb ssd) which has …They have also got the original surface (i7 8gb 256gb ssd) which has featured on this site before in the less popular burgundy. It's down to £699.99, 7th gen but decent.Heat for the OP, good find.


Cheers, I've given that a post and credited you for the spot. I hope you don't mind. It covers a lower budget surface laptop, which does look a fair price, so hopefully it can help someone on their quest for a new machine. Even if it is an older model
NeoTrix19/11/2019 13:38

Ahh, Really glad you like it. I will try and do it more often if everyone …Ahh, Really glad you like it. I will try and do it more often if everyone is finding it useful.Trying to save you some leg work and digging. The CPU is going to be one of the main deciding factors, I think.There are that many models out there and it can be confusing for some.


Great, other things to compare are the better gfx on the 3 (iris or Radeon) and the USB C fwiw to some.. Vs potentially better battery life on the 2 (probably due to gfx tradeoff).

I'd guess for many who don't require to use graphically demanding software this s laptop 2 should seriously be considered given the savings and it has a usable drive
I had the surface 1 before trading for a dell xps, and processor aside, the surface is better. If you can get away with the U processor, go for one of these. Excellent build quality, beautiful form factor. Regret selling mine.
Now these are beautiful.
Plus 300 nectar points.

if you connect your card.
Can it run crysis?

But seriously are the graphics onboard the processor for this one?
Edited by: "volc25" 19th Nov
Amazing price. Sadly I’ve already got a 2nd gen one.
cooldude0119/11/2019 12:54

Cant decide between this and HP Envy 13 / Asus 14 434FL


Go for this all day long. I bought the HP Envy intially but it ran too warm for liking and the fan noise for basic tasks was annoying - The surface laptop looks and feels better to use in every day use and the touchscreen is excellent. Much smoother and polished machine than the HP
I realise 8 and 16 gb ram is between a rock and a hard place, 8 being maybe a bit too little in some cases - but 16 is really a spec i only use when getting into running VM instances of operating systems - or very demanding games, with onboard graphics this is out - which for the money shouldn't be the case

Add the lack of adequate storage into it and i'm like ..
This is over priced - and not a practical spec, sorry !

With the code it is just about acceptable if you really like surface laptops
Edited by: "DellB0y" 19th Nov
Have the original Surface laptop. Fantastic display, lovely keyboard, great battery life - absolutely love it.
Can you run OS X on these
I bought a 17.3” laptop like a dumb dumb, it’s pretty good spec wise but it’s impractical for day to day use. And now I’m going to have to buy a more portable laptop for work.

This laptop doesn’t have a dedicated GPU right? I need one that works with a software called Enscape which is basically a cut down game engine.

Which stores have models of these laptops because I would like to check how they feel in real life.
Can an external screen be plugged in to this?

Wonder whether to swap from MBP
Avasaralla19/11/2019 18:23

I bought a 17.3” laptop like a dumb dumb, it’s pretty good spec wise but it …I bought a 17.3” laptop like a dumb dumb, it’s pretty good spec wise but it’s impractical for day to day use. And now I’m going to have to buy a more portable laptop for work. This laptop doesn’t have a dedicated GPU right? I need one that works with a software called Enscape which is basically a cut down game engine. Which stores have models of these laptops because I would like to check how they feel in real life.


Have a look at msi prestige 15 or Xps 15
mr_bargain19/11/2019 18:43

Can an external screen be plugged in to this?Wonder whether to swap from …Can an external screen be plugged in to this?Wonder whether to swap from MBP


An external display can be plugged into just about any laptop ever.
Seems like a great deal compared to price on official Microsoft website....question is....wait to Black Friday or not? Want to invest in a good quality laptop with good storage (eg MacBook or Microsoft) mainly for longevity which I find you don’t get with brands like dell and hp even if the spec seems similar for half the price
DellB0y19/11/2019 17:12

I realise 8 and 16 gb ram is between a rock and a hard place, 8 being …I realise 8 and 16 gb ram is between a rock and a hard place, 8 being maybe a bit too little in some cases - but 16 is really a spec i only use when getting into running VM instances of operating systems - or very demanding games, with onboard graphics this is out - which for the money shouldn't be the caseAdd the lack of adequate storage into it and i'm like .. This is over priced - and not a practical spec, sorry !With the code it is just about acceptable if you really like surface laptops


It's an ultra book, not a gaming laptop.
GDawes19/11/2019 17:40

Can you run OS X on these


Doubt it. But but why would anyone want to?
39034338-gFiF9.jpgLooking at the writing of the comparison image posted, it looks like recommended customer price is $409.00, which seems really good, but this deal is double that. Can you post the deal where that image is from OP ?
Is it me, or is 1.9ghz processor speed quite poor for the money
CoeK19/11/2019 19:39

It's an ultra book, not a gaming laptop.


CoeK19/11/2019 19:40

Doubt it. But but why would anyone want to?


CoeK19/11/2019 19:40

Doubt it. But but why would anyone want to?


iOS app developer on a budget.
Much cheaper than buying an Apple laptop.
Googling I Found a few people have done it .
Hmmm this or a new 16 inch macbook pro :/
Avasaralla19/11/2019 18:23

I bought a 17.3” laptop like a dumb dumb, it’s pretty good spec wise but it …I bought a 17.3” laptop like a dumb dumb, it’s pretty good spec wise but it’s impractical for day to day use. And now I’m going to have to buy a more portable laptop for work. This laptop doesn’t have a dedicated GPU right? I need one that works with a software called Enscape which is basically a cut down game engine. Which stores have models of these laptops because I would like to check how they feel in real life.


currys pc world and John Lewis all have these. Im sure there are plenty of other stores that sell these.

most small and thin laptops (esp the 13/14in) ones are very light and thin - some even just over 1kg but rarely have a GPU dedicated. You need to consider the minimum level of functionality that you need for your program and then find the nearest thing. I suspect for your kind of work you'll need a 15in with a 1650TI or similar. The really nice thin and light ones have a MX150 or MX250 which may not be enough.
Danhornet119/11/2019 19:26

Seems like a great deal compared to price on official Microsoft …Seems like a great deal compared to price on official Microsoft website....question is....wait to Black Friday or not? Want to invest in a good quality laptop with good storage (eg MacBook or Microsoft) mainly for longevity which I find you don’t get with brands like dell and hp even if the spec seems similar for half the price


they are very unlikely to drop further in price. These things dont go down in price a lot even on black friday. Try looking at something like camelcamelcamel during the last black friday at some of these premium spec laptops
charltonator19/11/2019 20:17

Is it me, or is 1.9ghz processor speed quite poor for the money


these things turboboost to a much higher frequency. - 3.9 I think for this processor.
But of course they wont have the same cooling or ability as a full desktop. But then again, this just over half an inch thick.
DellB0y19/11/2019 17:12

I realise 8 and 16 gb ram is between a rock and a hard place, 8 being …I realise 8 and 16 gb ram is between a rock and a hard place, 8 being maybe a bit too little in some cases - but 16 is really a spec i only use when getting into running VM instances of operating systems - or very demanding games, with onboard graphics this is out - which for the money shouldn't be the caseAdd the lack of adequate storage into it and i'm like .. This is over priced - and not a practical spec, sorry !With the code it is just about acceptable if you really like surface laptops

Agree, it's a pretty good deal if you really need a Surface laptop, otherwise, I think it's overpriced for something you can never upgrade or fix. iFixIt has given Surface 2 the worst possible repairability rating of: 0.
Apparently the machine has to be pretty much destroyed in order to fix any component inside, or even to replace he "severely glued" battery.



GDawes19/11/2019 17:40

Can you run OS X on these


No; you may instead be interested in researching "hackintosh" compatible laptops/pcs.

charltonator19/11/2019 20:17

Is it me, or is 1.9ghz processor speed quite poor for the money


Gigahertz is not the defining factor in speed, and hasn't been so for the last 15 year or so, since AMD destroyed that myth with their Athlons. The only way to compare is to listen to reviews, or perhaps to compare the CPU using a synthetic benchmark like Passmark - but a big caution as it's a generic benchmark which needs to compromise between productivity and gamers. UserBenchmark is the worst of all synthetic benchmarks, since it only measures arithmetic ability.

CoeK19/11/2019 19:40

Doubt it. But but why would anyone want to?


Err, because OSX is pretty much superior to any Windows, ever. Microsoft is unfortunately not learning from the good parts of OSX usability experience, and hell-bent on not listening to customers, and well, destroying Windows.

Listen to what one of the most critical technicians of Apple hardware had to say not only about the Surface - but quite shocking that he had something positive to say about Apple (OSX)...

OperateOnMe19/11/2019 20:08

[Image] Looking at the writing of the comparison image posted, it looks …[Image] Looking at the writing of the comparison image posted, it looks like recommended customer price is $409.00, which seems really good, but this deal is double that. Can you post the deal where that image is from OP ?


That's not the recommended price for the laptop, its the recommended price of the CPU part only so ignore that.
Stupid question alert... would this run something like Two Point Hospital and Civilization (latest titles)? I don’t play AAA games (FPS, etc) so don’t need a gaming laptop but would like to casually play this type of strategy game. Is this up to it? Stuck between paying £2k for a MacBook Pro 15” and this. I don’t really need the MBP but maybe specs future proof over this in terms of dedicated graphics?

Main uses are Plex, browsing, office, few games as above so nothing major.
This the fabric keyboard?
danstewart19/11/2019 21:55

Stupid question alert... would this run something like Two Point Hospital …Stupid question alert... would this run something like Two Point Hospital and Civilization (latest titles)? I don’t play AAA games (FPS, etc) so don’t need a gaming laptop but would like to casually play this type of strategy game. Is this up to it? Stuck between paying £2k for a MacBook Pro 15” and this. I don’t really need the MBP but maybe specs future proof over this in terms of dedicated graphics?Main uses are Plex, browsing, office, few games as above so nothing major.


hospital will run but civ 6 is quite intensive, you might find poor frame rates even at very low settings.

you might be better off with an AMD 3xxxu type laptop if you want to do some mild gaming without having to shell out for a dedicated GPU ultrabook (which tends to be very expensive) or wait for the 10th gen intel ice lake chips to come out, eg the S740 lenovo or similar which have comparable integrated GPUs
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