Along with Microsoft Surface Book 3, Microsoft launched the latest Surface Go 2, which comes after a long while. The laptop boasts the latest gen hardware and not just that, the company claims a 64% faster performance than the previous model.
Microsoft Surface Go 2
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 packs in a larger 10.5-inch PixelSense display with 10-point multi-touch, 3:2 aspect ratio, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The base model is still powered by the Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y, but now, the Surface Go 2 can be configured with the 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor as well.
It is paired with (up to) 8GB RAM and (up to) 128GB SSD storage. In addition to that, it now also features Studio Mics (dual-microphone) for increased voice clarity and reduce background noise. Coming to the optics, it sports an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1080p, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Microsoft has added 2W stereo speakers with support for Dolby Audio Premium.
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The Surface Go 2 comes with the Surface Pen and users can also customize the Surface Go 2 with Type Covers, Sleeves and accessories in a variety of colors, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue, and the existing Surface Go Type Covers will work fine with the new model as well.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Specifications
- Display: 10.5-inch (1920 x 1280) PixelSense Display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multi-touch and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- SoC: Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y / 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor
- GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 615
- RAM: 4GB / 8GB
- ROM: 64GB eMMC / 128GB SSD
- Cameras: Rear – 8MP autofocus camera with 1080p video recording; Front – 5MP camera with 1080p Skype HD video recording and Windows Hello
- OS: Windows 10 Home in S mode (consumer channel) / Windows 10 Pro (commercial channels)
- Speakers: 2W stereo with Dolby Audio Premium support; dual-microphones
- Ports: 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x Surface Connect, Surface Type Cover Port, MicroSDXC card reader, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem
- Power supply: 24W power supply
- Dimensions: 245 x 175 x 8.3 mm; Weight: 533 g (LTE model) / 544g (WiFi model)
Microsoft Surface Go 2: Pricing and Availability
It will be available starting May 12th, 2020. There is no word on India launch yet, however, we will keep you posted. It is priced at;
- Surface Go 2 base model – Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC storage: US$ 399 (~Rs. 30,341)
- Surface Go 2 – Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage: US$ 549 (~Rs. 41,747)
- Surface Go 2 – 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage: US$ 629 (~Rs. 47,831)
- Surface Go 2 LTE (consumer model) – 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage: US$ 729 (~Rs. 55,435)
- Surface Go 2 LTE (business model) – 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage: US$ 879 (~Rs. 66,841)
- Surface Go 2 Type Covers: Starting at US$ 99 (~Rs. 7528)