This is what happens when you buy a brand new Surface laptop.
That’s what happened to the guy who paid $5 for the device and now has to sell his old one.
This guy is still trying to sell it to someone who will buy it for less than $7500.
(That’s the price the Surface 8 Pro is now going for on Amazon.
You’ll have to be patient.)
But he’s not the only one.
There are many others like him, many of them in the same boat.
There’s even a new version of the Surface Book with a slightly improved design, one that is priced $1,000 lower than the $1 and $2 models.
You could say this is a “golden age” of Surface sales.
And if you’re a Surface owner, that is a big “if.”
And if it’s a golden age, you’re probably in for a lot more.
The problem is that, for the most part, this is an “if,” not a “when.”
If you can find a Surface with the latest Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 128GB of RAM for $1/GB more, you can probably get away with it.
But if you can’t find one with the Core i7-6700HQ processor, you might want to reconsider.
If you have an older Surface laptop with an Intel Core M processor and a 128GB SSD for $300 more than the current model, you’d probably be better off buying a cheaper Intel Core-i7-7700HQ model, like the one the Surface 9 Pro sells for $800.
But these laptops aren’t a silver bullet.
If your Surface laptop has a weak processor, a cheap SSD, and no RAM, it won’t make you a buyer of Surface 10.
You might not even be able to get the latest hardware, which is a concern for those who want to buy a Surface 10 for more than $1k.
So it’s not a good time to buy an older laptop.
And it’s definitely not a bad time to start.
You may be in the market for a Surface laptop that has a Core i6-7400HQ CPU and 128Gb SSD for less.
That’ll cost you $1.50 more than it would have done if you bought a Surface 9.
And even if you buy one of those cheaper models, you may end up paying for a bigger, slower laptop in the future.
So if you want to upgrade your Surface with a cheaper processor and SSD, you’ll have more to pay for than you might think.
And there are a few other things you should know about Surface laptops: They have an annoying fan That the Surface 10 Pro isn’t the only $5-plus Surface laptop you’ll be getting This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.
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