What you need to know
- Surface Go 2 received its first firmware updates today.
- These updates focus on improving connection reliability for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
- Surface Go 2 is available now (opens in new tab) starting at $400.
Microsoft's new Surface Go 2 only just went on sale today, but it's already getting its first firmware updates. These day-one updates aren't large in number, but they hone in on improving both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Here's a look at what's new, according to Microsoft's Surface Update History (opens in new tab):
- Intel - net – 22.214.171.124: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz – Network Adapters - improve connection reliability.
- Intel Corporation –Bluetooth – 126.96.36.199: Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth – Bluetooth - improve connection reliability.
Surface Go 2 is the first big update to Microsoft's tiniest available Surface. It brings a slightly larger display in the same size body as the original Surface go. It also adds new chips to the mix, including an impressive option for a version with Intel's Core m3 processor.
If you get your hands on a Surface Go 2 this week, you can grab today's firmware updates now via Windows Update.
Small and portable
The new Surface Go 2 packs a larger 10.5-inch higher resolution display, thinner bezels, more power and storage for all your on-the-go computing tasks. Compatible with previous and new accessories.
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Buyer beware time...if you order the SG2 with an alcantara cover that is not one of the "new" colors, you may be shipped a version 1 keyboard. The problem with that is v1 covers don't have the magnets to keep the keyboard shut. I'm going to discuss the matter with MS, since I paid top dollar for a unit to be shipped on day one; I shouldn't have to be saddled with stuff they haven't clean out yet...
They are two separate sku's on the website. You must have ordered the wrong one. You want the one that says QWERTY in the description, that is the new model.
I've seen several reviews that have mentioned that the new, Chromium-based Edge was pre-installed on the SG2. I received mine yesterday (m3, LTE model) and it still had the old Edge installed. I had to download and run the installer to upgrade it. Upgrading Edge was the first thing I did on the device and I didn't think to take it out of S-Mode first. Interestingly, the Edge installer does work in S-Mode.
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