Microsoft today announced a couple of new and refreshed notebook products, one of which is designed to go toe-to-toe with Chromebooks.

That’s the new Surface Laptop Go, a notebook that will sell for just $549, comes with a 12.4-inch display and a 1536 x 1024 resolution. That’s less than great.

Inside you’ll find the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 chip as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Connectivity comes in the form of a single USB-C port and a USB-A port for those who need one. The machine also comes with a fingerprint reader built-in for biometric security.

WiFi is built in, of course, and pre-orders begin today. Choice of colors? You gave Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum.

You can, of course, upgrade to something with a little more power, however.

  • Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage: $549.99
  • Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage: $699.99
  • Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GBGB of SSD storage: $899.99

The Surface Pro X has had a refresh. with the $1500 notebook getting an updated SQ2 processor and a new platinum color that looks pretty stunning. That new chip will get you up to 15 hours of battery life, we’re told.

The same 13-inch display remains from last year’s model with options of up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. There are two SUB-C ports and a nano SIM slot for those who want to have the ultimate in portability. There isn’t all that new compared to last year’s model, but the new color is s winner for us.

There are now four models to choose from, although you’ll probably still want to spend at least $1500 to get the good one. Pre-orders are open now with shipping to begin starting October 13. The Surface Pro X will be available in Blue, Red, Platinum, and Black colors.

  • Surface Pro X – SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage: $999
  • Surface Pro X – SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage: $1,299
  • Surface Pro X – SQ2 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage: $1,499
  • Surface Pro X – SQ2 processor, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage: $1,799

Still, more choice is always a good thing, right?

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