After a few days of constant leaks and rumors, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 went live today. The device was unveiled by Microsoft and it’s basically an upgrade from its predecessor, that offers a bigger screen and improved CPU. We have a debut date and price below.
Surface Go 2 is Microsoft’s entry level tablet right now and “gateway drug” into the Surface ecosystem. The good news is that it works with the first gen model accessories, having the same physical size. In spite of that it has both a larger screen and battery. Also, it provides dual microphones (Microsoft Studio Mics), for improved voice quality. The new tablet uses a 10.5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a small but welcome upgrade from the Surface Go’s 10 inch 1800 x 1200 pixel screen.
Microsoft also swapped the 7th gen Intel Pentium Kaby Lake CPU with a 8th gen Pentium 4425Y or Core m3-8100Y Amber Lake processor, with up to 64% performance boost. The entry level version provides a Pentium CPU, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Those looking for more will get a Core m3 CPU, 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage, as well as 4G LTE versions. Surface Go 2 also plays nicely with accessories like Type Covers and Surface Pen.
The 4G version provides a Snapdragon X16 modem for gigabit connectivity. Then there’s Bluetooth 5.0, an USB-C port, Surface Connect, microSD card slot and audio jack. It all weighs 544 grams.
Prices start $399 and the product will be available to purchase from May 12th 2020.