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Surface Laptop Go 2: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Surface Laptop Go Surface Logo
Surface Laptop Go Surface Logo (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Microsoft has officially announced the next version of the Surface Laptop Go, fittingly titled "Surface Laptop Go 2" which features a better processor, faster graphics, and kills off the 64GB eMMC base model in favor of one with 128GB SSD storage.

It's also available in a new Sage color, which mixes hints of green, silver, and blue together for a unique looking design.

The Surface Laptop Go line is Microsoft's budget-friendly Surface Laptop, and we think it's one of the best Surface PCs for students thanks to its premium design and small overall form factor.

Surface Laptop Go 2: Availability

Surface Laptop Go 2 is available to order now (opens in new tab), with shipments expected to begin starting June 7. 

Surface Laptop Go 2: Price and specs

Surface Laptop Go Hero

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Surface Laptop Go 2 features a starting price of $599, up from $549 on the first Surface Laptop Go. This is because the Laptop Go 2 has more storage, and a better processor on the inside in the base model. 

Surface Laptop Go 2 specifications
CategorySpec
OSWindows 11 Home
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1135G7
RAM4GB or 8GB LPDDR4x
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics
Storage128GB or 256GB SSD
Display12.4-inch 1536 x 1024 (148 ppi) 3:2 PixelSense Touch display
Ports1x USB-A, 1x USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Surface Connect port
AudioOmnisonic Speakers with Dolby-Audio Premium
WirelessWi-Fi 6: 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1
Camera720p HD f2.0 camera
SecurityWindows Hello fingerprint
BatteryUp to 13.5 hours
Dimensions10.95 x 8.12 x 0.62 inches
Weight2.48 lbs (1,127g)
ColorPlatinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone, Sage
AvailabilityJune 7
Price$599, $699, $799

Price list
PriceSKU
$599Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
$699Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
$799Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Surface Laptop Go 2: Design and features

Surface Laptop Go 2 is a relatively minor refresh, meaning there are no significant design changes to the product. This means it features the same 12.4-inch screen size, same ports, thickness, chassis, and materials as the first generation device.

There is a new Sage color option, but that's the only external difference you'll notice. The bigger changes are on the inside, with improved thermal cooling, and more replacable parts including the keyboard, trackpad, display, battery, and Surflink cable.

Unfortunately, the Laptop Go 2 still misses out on a backlit keyboard, and its display resolution is still quite low compared to other Surface devices on the market.

Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.