Microsoft has created a pink Surface Laptop 2 that will only be sold in China. Surface chief Panos Panay unveiled the new Blush color in Beijing today, noting that the finish was developed exclusively for China. The new color variant follows Microsoft’s original Surface Laptop 2 announcement earlier this month, with a new black finish available worldwide.
Excited to be in Beijing today to share our newest products in China. Especially Surface Laptop 2 in Blush. A finish developed exclusively for China by Quan, an incredibly talented designer on our team, who also happens to be featured in this photo #SurfaceLaptop2 #Blush pic.twitter.com/siCXNwKYpU
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) October 15, 2018
The Surface Laptop 2, which goes on sale tomorrow, includes 8th Gen Intel processors, more RAM in the base models, and is supposed to be 85 percent faster than the original model. Microsoft has largely kept the design identical to the original Surface Laptop, and has controversially opted not to include modern USB-C ports.
It’s not clear why Microsoft is limiting its new Blush variant to China, but pink and gold colored gadgets have become popular in the country. Apple launched rose gold iPhones in China, and CEO Tim Cook said at the time he hoped “Chinese consumers will like it.” Preorders of the new pink Surface Laptop 2 have already begun in China.
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