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Forget the MacBook Air: Surface Laptop 2 Now $300 Off

The school year has arrived, which means it's time to go shopping for supplies. If you don't already own one, then your biggest expense will likely be a new laptop. Fortunately, Microsoft is selling the Surface Laptop 2, one of the best laptops for college students, at a steep discount. 

You can now buy the Surface Laptop 2 for just $799 with savings reaching as high as $300.

The base model (in Platinum) comes with a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD and now goes for $799 after a $200 discount. If you need more storage, you can upgrade to 256GB and pay just $999, or $300 off the retail price.

Fortunately, that $300 discount will remain no matter how you configure the Surface Laptop 2 from there. So a model with a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB will run you $1,299 (down from $1,599) while a model with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD now costs $1,899 instead of $2,199. 

There are plenty of reasons to love the Surface Laptop 2 but our favorite thing about the laptop is its sleek design. Thin, lightweight and coated in Alcantara fabric, the Surface Laptop 2 is among the most unique clamshell laptops on the market. Combine those svelte looks with a gorgeous screen, solid performance and long battery life, and it's no wonder we consider this system such a good choice for students.

Microsoft didn't specify how long the sale would last, but we wouldn't wait for a better deal.

Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer.