Save $200 on Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go 2 with a 256GB SSD for the price of 128GB

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (2022).
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (2022). (Image credit: Daniel Rubino)

Microsoft impressed in our Surface Laptop Go 2 review, proving the ultra-compact portable machine to be a capable budget machine with a premium feel. Usually available as an affordable 128GB model and a 256GB upgrade, the latter has been temporarily discounted by a whopping $200 at Best Buy for its platinum-colored offering. It's the same spec as the sample we tested at launch, praising its fantastic keyboard and capable 11th Gen Intel Core processor.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 256GB (Platinum) $799.99 $599.99 at Best Buy

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 256GB (Platinum) $799.99 $599.99 at Best Buy

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go 2 enjoyed a modest upgrade, but we loved the lower top-tier price. Plus, it's cheaper than ever for a limited time.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 is what I use for work here at Windows Central, handling my day-to-day duties at my desk or on the move. I typed up this article with its comfortable keyboard, lacking only a backlight. If you're regularly working in a dim environment, it's likely the only downside to this otherwise sleek and capable machine. Weighing a touch over a kilogram means it's easy enough to slip into a bag and take out of the house with me whenever I need to write up huge deals like this, plus onboard Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 keep me wirelessly connected.

At $600, this lightweight beauty is an absolute steal and the best Microsoft Surface for any students or remote workers looking for casual use on the go. Naturally, you get a touch screen built into its 12.5-inch panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio capable of a 1536x1024p resolution, another bargain for a laptop in this price bracket. It's not intended to be a gaming machine or designed for intense video editing, but some lighter, casual flings in creative tasks are still possible; I edit photos daily on this thing for articles.

Don't skip this opportunity to grab the improved version of this budget laptop from Microsoft, especially since it launched with an $800 MSRP. A 256GB PCIe solid-state drive for the same price as its entry and mid-range models offering only 128GB is not to be missed!

Ben Wilson
Channel Editor

Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon to ask questions or share opinions.