Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 was announced yesterday, as a big of a surprise from Microsoft, who didn’t seem to teaser the product enough. It’s a light and slim Surface laptop priced starting at $599. Since it has the “Go” particle in the name, it’s supposed to be a more affordable option for students and corporate people.
Surface Laptop Go 2 uses a compact 12.4 inch PixelSense display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and also a resolution of 1536 x 1024 pixels. Its maximum brightness reaches 330 nits. Inside we find an 11th gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor and the product comes in 3 tiers. The base model provides 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage, then there’s the 8 GB RAM plus 128 GB of storage for $699 and also there’s an 8 GB RAM version plus 256 GB of storage for $799.
The latter two models have integrated fingerprint scanners in the Power Key, while the base model does not. Available in 4 color options, these devices will be sold in hues like Platinum, Sage, Ice Blue and Sandstone. Connectivity-wise, we get a full size USB-A, an USB-C, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a Surface Connect port for the Microsoft magnetic charger and docking accessories. It comes with a large full size keyboard and a large, precision trackpad, that can be used to navigate, scroll and select easily. The fingerprint Power button can be used with Windows Hello and One Touch sign in.
The battery integrated here promises up to 13.5 hours of functioning and delivers fast charging. Specs include a 720p webcam, Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, Dual far field microphones, Windows 11 Home and an ambient light sensor.
The device is now up for preorder via Microsoft’s site and it will be released starting June 7th.