Microsoft Surface Go 2 was leaked aplenty earlier this year, with at least one leak pointing towards a debut in this Spring. After all Microsoft should have had a BUILD event last month, if it weren’t for the pandemic. Now the Surface Go 2 affordable tablet leaks again, with specs, thanks to a new listing.
I’ll remind you that this is the successor of the Microsoft Surface Go from 2018, the cheapest and smallest tablet that Microsoft has put out. Surface Go 2 has received its certification from Energy Star and part of its major specs have been revealed. It confirms the above mentioned name, as well as the processor, an Intel Core m3-8100Y, built on a 14 nm process. It’s an 8th gen CPU introduced back in 2018, but it’s better than a Celeron and Pentium for sure.
It has 2 cores and 4 threads, plus it works at a base frequency of 1.1 GHz, but with the Max Turbo on it can reach as high as 3.4 GHz. The chipset should arrive together with 8 GB of RAM, although I have a feeling a 6 GB RAM version will also happen. We expect a 10.5 inch screen, which is actually bigger than the predecessor’s, but this time bezels have been cut to make room for it. There should be Windows 10 Home here (S Mode), Windows Hello, a microSD card slot and USB-C port, as well as an audio jack and Surface Connect port.
Surface Go came with a $399 price tag and the same amount is in the cards here, too. 256 GB of SSD storage will be available and we’ll have both LTE and WiFi (on separate versions), according to a FCC certification.