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Tesla drops Model 3 price in China as it introduces cheaper batteries

  • Tesla cut prices for its Chinese-market Model 3 sedans by up to 10%, as reported by Reuters.
  • The company will outfit future standard-range Chinese-made Model 3s with cheaper, cobalt-free battery packs, anonymous sources told Reuters recently.
  • Tesla did not confirm which batteries the standard-range car with the updated price currently uses. 
  • The basic Model 3 now costs $249,900 yuan in China, around $36,800 at current exchange rates. 
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Tesla cut the price of its Chinese-market Model 3 sedans by up to 10%, according to pricing listed on the company’s China website. The move came the same week that sources told Reuters Tesla would move to a cheaper battery in certain Chinese-made Model 3s, but it wasn’t clear whether that caused the price drop.

A Shanghai-made Model 3 with standard driving range will now run you 249,900 yuan — roughly $36,800 at current exchange rates

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Surface Laptop Go is a cheaper, smaller Microsoft laptop with a premium style

A truly great budget laptop is a PC holy grail, but also about as hard to find. Laptops around the $500 mark tend to compromise on design, materials, performance or features, doing well in one area, but poorly in others. In 2020, it’s been even more difficult, as remote workers and students quickly snatch up any half-decent budget laptops, leaving many out of stock. 



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Microsoft has introduced a new Surface PC that, on paper at least, looks like a budget laptop that hits a lot of the marks. The Surface Laptop Go starts at $549 (£549, AU$999) and has a 12.4-inch touchscreen display, with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU. RAM and storage go up to 8GB and 256GB, but the entry-level model will have just 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, which is a bit Chromebook-y. 



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