Microsoft will no longer be selling the Surface Book 2 or Surface Book 3 with a Core i5 or i7 processor
A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed to Axios that the company is no longer selling the Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Book Pro with Core i7 processors.
Microsoft has been working to sell Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 with Core m5 and Core m7 processors, which have become more common in recent years.
The Surface Pro 3, which was unveiled in August, and Surface Pros with Core Pro m7 and Core Pro i5 processors have both been available since last fall.
Microsoft’s decision comes as a result of a lawsuit from Apple.
Microsoft filed a class action lawsuit against Apple in August for patent infringement, claiming Apple’s “Apple Core i3 and Core i4” processors are illegal.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Core M processor is also no longer available.
Microsoft’s spokesperson declined to comment further on the company’s decision.
The Core i6 and Core M processors that Microsoft uses to power its Surface Pro series of tablets and notebooks are the most powerful processor in its Surface lineup, according to Intel.
The processor has a base clock speed of 2.8GHz and a turbo clock speed up to 3.6GHz.
Intel also announced last month that it will be bringing the Core M platform to Surface Pro, which is due for a November 2016 launch.
The Surface Pro 5 is Microsoft’s best-selling tablet with Core x5 processor, which has a clock speed range of 2GHz-3GHz.
The device has a 13-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, and a 6GB RAM and 8GB of RAM for its 64GB SSD.
Microsoft also plans to release its Surface Hub tablet, which features a 6-inch screen and 16GB of storage.