Surface Go 2 Goes Official

May 6, 2020
Surface Go 2

Time to go, already? After almost everything about the Surface Go 2 leaked recently, Microsoft has announced the tablet. The newest model is officially here.

And it’s just as good as you’d expect.

As we previously learned, the biggest change is that the device now has a 10.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 for a pixel density of 220ppi. This half-inch larger screen has been fitted into the exact same chassis, meaning the bezels are a little bit smaller.

We also have a performance uptick, if you want to pony up for the faster processor.

The base model houses an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y, a member of the Amber Lake family, and a minor improvement over the predecessor. But there is also the option for a Core m3-8100Y, which is the next step up from the Pentium processor.

Storage option remain as 64GB eMMC or 128GB SSD, with RAM choices between 4GB and 8GB.

Just like the first model, this is a tablet designed as an entry into the Surface world, and Microsoft has done what it can on the hardware front to keep things on the down low where possible.

You still get a solid selection of ports, though. A lone USB-Type C port, a Surface Connect port, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack complete the deal. And you get a 2W Dolby Audio speaker to go with dual microphones.

Not even the 4G LTE modem has changed, the Snapdragon X16 is here to offer gigabit connectivity. Though Bluetooth has been updated to 5.0.

Surface Go 2

The Surface Go 2 weighs in at 544g and 553g respectively, for the WiFi and LTE models. And you can also choose to get the Type Cover accessory, which is available in Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue.

And it will be available on May 12, with a solid enough starting price of $399. That gets you either Windows 10 Home in S Mode or Windows 10 Pro.

The original Surface Go was a certified success, and there is every chance that this new generation model will perform equally as well.

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