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Best Review: Microsoft Surface Go 2 is here

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There is no need to wait any longer for the Microsoft Surface Go 2. The company’s new affordable 2-in-1 laptop has already arrived and has done so with a quite significant renovation 21 months after the original model did.

The second generation includes several major improvements, which should make the entry model of Surface devices even more attractive to the public. Don’t miss all the information about the Surface Go 2.

Launch: When does the Microsoft Surface Go 2 go on sale?

Despite the rumors, Microsoft officially announced the Surface Go 2 on Wednesday, May 6. In addition to the second-generation 2-in-1 laptop, the Surface Book 3, Surface Headphones 2, and Surface Earbuds were also introduced.

It is possible that the US company decided to advance the release date due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has made it impossible to hold an on-site event. The Surface Go 2 will not go on sale until May 12, but it can be reserved .

Price: How much does the Surface Go 2 cost?

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 goes on sale for a price that starts at € 459. At this cost you will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space, but you can pay € 170 more for 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM.

Below we list all available Surface Go 2 models:

 
ProcessorRAMSpacePrice
Intel Pentium 4425Y4GB64GB (eMMC)€ 459
Intel Pentium 4425Y8 GB128GB (SSD)€ 629
Intel Core M3 (wifi)8 GB128GB (SSD)€ 719
Intel Core M3 (LTE)8 GB128GB (SSD)€ 829

Again, Microsoft chooses to sell the Surface Go Type Cover (€ 129.99) separately, but it is essential to buy it to be able to use the Surface Go 2 also as a laptop. The Surface Pen is also sold separately (€ 109.99), but the models of the previous model are still compatible.

The Surface Go 2 has quite a few similarities to the original model, but that’s not necessarily a negative thing. Nor does that mean that the update is insignificant, because it also presents relevant news. 

Among them, the new screen size stands out. The Surface Go 2 bezels are slimmer, which means a 10.5 ”panel now fits in the same body. The resolution is 1920 x 1280 and the aspect ratio is 2: 1.

The Surface Go 2 has also improved considerably in performance. Its input models have the Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor, but the most premium models come with the Core M3, which improves performance by 64% and also its battery life.

The front camera is 5 MP and can record video in 1080p (Full HD). The laptop is still compatible with Windows Hello to unlock it with your face. It also has new microphones that should enhance the sound experience. 

Although the company has decided to continue using Surface Connect as a charging port, it has added a USB C port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack port . It is now also microSD compatible to expand your storage.

There is no doubt that the Surface Go series is the most fun of all the Microsoft Surface , and this is reflected in the diversity of colors in which the Go 2 is available: platinum, black, poppy red and ice blue.


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