After several last-minute leaks and spoilers, Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop Go 2, a sequel to the original 2020 Surface Laptop Go. The new model is priced at $599 and will be available on June 7th with pre-orders starting. now .
The Surface Laptop Go 2 is now slightly more expensive than its predecessor. It’s up $50, but Microsoft makes up for it with better storage. The company now offers 128GB of storage instead of the measly 64GB in the original Surface Laptop Go base configuration. Microsoft also replaced the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with the newer 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 and introduced a new version with 16GB of RAM.
Another change is that the Surface Laptop Go 2 offers four color options: Ice Blue, Sandstone, Platinum, and the new Sage. Microsoft is promising up to 13.5 hours of battery life, an improved HD camera (still 720p), and better thermals that make the laptop quieter. Other aspects of the computer remain unchanged, meaning users only have to deal with 4GB of RAM in the base configuration and no backlit keyboard.
On the other hand, Microsoft says the Surface Laptop Go 2 is better in terms of stability. Replaceable components now include not only the SSD, but also the keyboard, trackpad, display, battery, and Surflink cable. Memory, unfortunately, is not replaceable.
|12.4″ touchscreen, 3:2 aspect ratio, PixelSense, 1536 x 1024 resolution||Intel Core i5-1135G7||4GB||128 GB||Not||1x USB-A 1x USB-C 3.5mm Surface Connect||$599|
|8 GB||128 GB||Yes||$699|
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