What you need to know
- The Surface Go 2 is now available for preorder.
- The device has a larger display, larger battery, and improved internals compared to the original Surface Go.
- The Surface Go 2 launches on May 12 starting at $399.
Microsoft announced the Surface Go 2 earlier today, and the device is now available for preorder. The Surface Go 2 improves on several aspects of the original Surface Go, including having a larger display, a better front-facing camera, and improved internals. There's also an option for an Intel Core m3 version for people who want a more powerful option and more affordable Intel Pentium Gold variant. The Pentium Gold version starts at $399 while the Core m3 version starts at $629.
The Surface Go 2 isn't an overhaul of the original Surface Go. Instead, it features general improvements across the board. It has a larger 10.5-inch display that's made possible by its thinner bezels. Because Microsoft expanded the display by thinning the bezels, the Surface Go 2 comes in the same sized body as the original Surface Go. The Surface Go 2 also has an improved 5MP front-facing camera, a larger battery than the original, and dual Microsoft Studio microphones.
On the inside, the Surface Go 2 comes in two variants. Consumers on a budget or that don't need a lot of power can opt for the Intel Pentium Gold version, while people looking for more power can grab the Intel Core m3 version. The Surface Go 2 also has modern connectivity options, supporting both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
|Category||Surface Go 2|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home in S mode|
|Display||10.5 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1920x1280 (220 ppi) resolution, PixelSense|
|Processor||Intel Pentium GOLD 4425Y|
Intel Core m3-8100Y
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 615|
256GB SSD (commercial)
|Security||Windows Hello face sign-in|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0|
LTE Advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem
|Ports||1x USB-C, 1x Surface Connect, microSDXC card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Audio||2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions||9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)|
|Weight||Wi-Fi: 1.2lbs (544g)|
LTE: 1.22lbs (553g)
You can grab the Surface Go 2 with or without LTE. There are quite a few variants of the Surface Go 2, including different storage options, processor options, and LTE and non-LTE models. The Surface Go 2 also has a staggered launch, with its release date varying by country. The Surface Go 2 will first be available on May 12, starting at $399. We break down all of the variants, price details, and availability dates in our post covering the announcement of the device.
Small and portable
The new Surface Go 2 packs a larger 10.5-inch higher resolution display, thinner bezels, more power, and more storage for all of your on-the-go computing tasks. It's also compatible with previous and new accessories.
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