Surface Laptop - 128 GB / Intel Core i5 / 4GB RAM - Platinum (Student price) - £783.20 @ Microsoft Store
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Surface Laptop - 128 GB / Intel Core i5 / 4GB RAM - Platinum (Student price) - £783.20 @ Microsoft Store

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Found 8th May
Students can get 20% off the base model of the Microsoft Surface Laptop (128 GB SSD / Intel Core i5 / 4GB RAM - Platinum). Other colours and specifications don't get this discount.

Some may feel this device is a little underpowered, but others say it's fine if you're just using it for day to day browsing or using Office. I haven't tried it so can't comment, but my own laptop is no more powerful and I get by just fine on that.

Click on the link to see if you are eligible for the discounted pricing using your Microsoft account (I guess if your education institution uses Office 365 that might help). It's worth checking if you are interested in this device, even if you think you might not be eligible.
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Terrible value. Here is a short list of reasons why:

- only 4GB of RAM
- only 128GB of storage
- Windows 10 S (you might be able to change this I'm not sure - doesn't look like you can from the product page)
- 7th Gen dual core processor (newer laptops have 8th Gen quad core processors)
- 1 year warranty

You can do much, much better for this price.
£800 for a laptop with 4gb ram and only a 128gb SSD?? Doesn't seem justifiable to me, you don't even get office included, which is probably the only thing this laptop can handle!
But if you try this laptop you will find that you love it (sure, get the 16GB i7 version if you have the money)
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sofaclass44 m ago

Terrible value. Here is a short list of reasons why:- only 4GB of RAM- …Terrible value. Here is a short list of reasons why:- only 4GB of RAM- only 128GB of storage- Windows 10 S (you might be able to change this I'm not sure - doesn't look like you can from the product page)- 7th Gen dual core processor (newer laptops have 8th Gen quad core processors)- 1 year warrantyYou can do much, much better for this price.


If you're buying on specification, it doesn't seem good value for money. However, if you appreciate using something everyday that is well crafted, then this is at a better price than it's normally available for. This has a great keyboard, a beautiful screen and fantastic battery life. Using modern software with a solid Wi-Fi connection (like students will e.g. in college or university), this device will likely give you a full day of usage on a single charge.

I can see that the 4GB RAM might not seem great on paper but Windows 10 does OK on that; 128GB is quite sizeable - especially as most people nowadays use cloud storage; a dual core i5 again is plenty powerful enough for most people; Windows 10 S can be switched to Windows 10 Pro for free.

I'm in the market for a well made laptop - so I'd be keen to hear what you think is better for the money.
sofaclass1 h, 24 m ago

Terrible value. Here is a short list of reasons why:- only 4GB of RAM- …Terrible value. Here is a short list of reasons why:- only 4GB of RAM- only 128GB of storage- Windows 10 S (you might be able to change this I'm not sure - doesn't look like you can from the product page)- 7th Gen dual core processor (newer laptops have 8th Gen quad core processors)- 1 year warrantyYou can do much, much better for this price.


Don't forget the Alcantara finish which will look crap within a year and is not replaceable. Why?!

This is a good looking device, super thin with touch screen, the right screen ratio, great keyboard and touch pad but it's a showroom product. At least you have options with the surface pro keyboard and this can be swapped out when it is heavily worn or stained. Perhaps Microsoft are hoping people will upgrade their laptops more regularly like mobile phones?

This should have come with the option to not have Alcantara and 8GB RAM minimum. It's just Microsoft apeing Apple to reach a price point for people to enter or be priced up. I for one was dispointed enough to want this but would not buy with the limitations and strange design decisions just for aesthetics.

But the student discount is decent enough to warrant some heat for those considering this device.
Edited by: "daBluone" 8th May
rd3d22 h, 16 m ago

But if you try this laptop you will find that you love it (sure, get the …But if you try this laptop you will find that you love it (sure, get the 16GB i7 version if you have the money)


Tried it, didn’t like it, bought a macbook, now i love that
Noobster1013 h, 16 m ago

Tried it, didn’t like it, bought a macbook, now i love that


You can't touch a MacBook alright. One day they will update MacOS to support it - then I will maybe take a look.
If you're comparing to other devices on price, it needs to compare like with like (touchscreen, weight, battery life). If you don't care about these, of course there are better or cheaper options. If you're complaining simply about specs, there are versions with more RAM and storage. (Seems like we have to have this conversation in every single Surface thread - why bother reading if the devices aren't of interest to you?) I tried an apple laptop, didn't like it. I love my Clevo and Surface Pro. Doesn't mean I go voting down everything apple.

I'd say this isn't much of a deal as it's only 10% off the usual 10% discount, plus I bet most people voting down aren't students to take advantage of the offer anyway. It also doesn't look as good compared to much bigger (and for everyone) recent deals on the Surface Pro.
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