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Surface Go 2 preorders now available

Surface Go 2
Surface Go 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

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 (opens in new tab).

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.

CategorySurface Go 2
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home in S mode
Display10.5 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1920x1280 (220 ppi) resolution, PixelSense
ProcessorIntel Pentium GOLD 4425Y
Intel Core m3-8100Y
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 615
Memory4GB
8GB
Storage64GB eMMC
128GB SSD
256GB SSD (commercial)
Expandable StoragemicroSD
Rear Camera8MP
Front Camera5MP
SecurityWindows Hello face sign-in
ConnectivityWi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0
LTE Advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem
Ports1x USB-C, 1x Surface Connect, microSDXC card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
BatteryUp to 10 hours
Dimensions9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)
WeightWi-Fi: 1.2lbs (544g)
LTE: 1.22lbs (553g)
ColorsPlatinum

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.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.