Surface Go is seeing its biggest revamp this year. Microsoft is pushing new hardware in the Surface Go, with name Surface Go 2. This time, you will see a slightly bigger display, and better processors. Although bezels are still bigger, they are not as thin as Pro X or as big as Surface Go.
The larger display here is a 10.5-inch 1920x1080p display in comparison to a 10-inch 1800×1200 display. Surface Go 2 still maintains the 3:2 aspect ratio that is iconic to Go lineup. Microsoft is also pushing new processors here. Although you will find Pentium Gold processor, but there is another option for 8th gen Core m3 processor.
The Base model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC Memory cost you $399.99. On the other hand, the Core m3 processor model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, priced at $629, whereas the Pentium Gold comes for $549 for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
The type cover is sold for $99, separately.
If you own a Surface Go, and you have its accessories, then they are compatible with Surface Go 2 already. The hardware ports are placed on the same place, just like microSDXC card reader, Surface Connect charging and docking port etc. In addition, Microsoft have also added Studio mics for better conference audio.
This year, Microsoft is also adding a larger battery, in comparison to the previous generation, will last longer on a single charge.
Other than that, you also get LTE models as well. But they cost a bit more than the Wi-Fi variants. The Surface Go 2 LTE with Core m3, 8GB, 128GB for $729 for consumers. In case of business users, there is another version, which comes with 256GB storage and LTE with same processor for $879 only.
Surface Go 2 – Pricing and availability.
The Surface Go 2 will be available on May 12th starting from $399 for the base model. This will be available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, and Japan.
Source: The Verge
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