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.
|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.
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 email@example.com.
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