Last month, we have noticed that Microsoft Malaysia highlighted Surface Laptop 5 on its website immediately after its global unveiling. Fast forward to just a few days ago, authorized Surface retailers throughout the country have since begun taking pre-orders for the new laptop.
For those who missed the original announcement, the Surface Laptop 5 is essentially a specs refresh as the physical design is still identical to last year’s Surface Laptop 4. Just like the Surface Pro 9, the new clamshell-style Surface model also features the 12th Gen Intel Core processors.
Aside from that, the USB-C port of Surface Laptop 5 is now able to support Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4.0 while the device continues to feature a USB-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Surface Connect port. Microsoft claimed that Surface Laptop 5 with a 13.5-inch display has a battery life of 18 hours while the 15-inch version can go up to 17 hours
As for the pricing, this is how much the Surface Laptop 5 costs in our market:
- Surface Laptop 5 13.5 / Intel Core i5-1235U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD: RM5,299
- Surface Laptop 5 13.5 / Intel Core i5-1235U / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD: RM7,899
- Surface Laptop 5 13.5 / Intel Core i7-1255U / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD: RM8,899
- Surface Laptop 5 15 / Intel Core i7-1255U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD: RM6,899
- Surface Laptop 5 15 / Intel Core i7-1255U / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD: RM9,399
Under the pre-order program which will last until the end of this month, each customer will be provided with a free Microsoft Arc Mouse. They will also receive additional gifts although the actual freebies are different from one retailer to another.
For example, SNS Network’s Gloo is giving away a 27-inch Samsung LED monitor while Senheng and senQ are also providing a free monitor to their pre-order customers although its brand and size were not mentioned on their websites. On the other hand, PC Image pre-order customers will receive a 23.5-inch Samsung monitor, an HP Deskjet all-in-one printer, a Moxom wireless speaker, and 1-year subscription to McAfee LifeSafe Antivirus Security.
With that, you may want to check out all authorized Surface retailers that Microsoft Malaysia has listed on its website to find out which freebie set that has the best value for you.