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Does Surface Go 2 have a microSD memory card slot?

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Surface Go 2 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Does Surface Go 2 have a microSD memory card slot?

Best answer: Yes! The Surface Go 2 comes with a microSD slot, allowing you to expand the device's storage substantially if the need arises.Get yours: Surface Go 2 (opens in new tab) (From $399 at Microsoft)Awesome microSD card: Samsung EVO Select (opens in new tab) (From $8 at Amazon)

The Surface Go 2 and microSD

Because the Surface Go 2's storage capacity is relatively limited (the SSD is only 128GB), it's a device that significantly benefits from the large amount of storage that a microSD card can provide. Thankfully, the Surface Go 2 has a microSD card slot, so you'll have no problems using a microSD card with the device.

If you're looking for a card to pair with the Surface Go 2, we recommend the Samsung EVO Select. It has excellent read and write speeds and can be configured to have anywhere between 32 and 512GB of storage, so it will be perfect for you no matter how much extra storage you want or need.

Why get a Surface Go 2?

Surface Go 2

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In addition to the fact that it supports microSD cards, there are plenty of other reasons to get a Surface Go 2, too. Its Core m3-8100Y CPU offers a substantial step-up in performance compared to the 4415Y found in the original Surface Go; this processor makes the Surface Go 2 feel like an actual laptop and not just a tablet. Also, the Intel UHD 615 GPU is noticeably stronger compared to the original device's graphics hardware as well. Even the SSD speed is increased, which means that you'll be able to transfer data to and from the drive at a quicker pace. Overall, these hardware improvements make the Surface Go 2 incredibly satisfying to use.

On top of this, the Surface Go 2's display is excellent as well. It sports a higher color accuracy rating than the first Surface Go's and also comes with thinner bezels, which is always excellent. The system wake-up speed has been improved too, as has battery life. In terms of connectivity, all variants of the device come with compatibility for Wi-Fi 6, and if you want it, you can pay extra for 4G LTE connectivity. Overall, the Surface Go 2 is simply a beefed-up Surface Go that features a similar price point to the original, making it a fantastic device.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.