Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is introduced and we are going to talk about its specs, price and release date in this article. It is more compact and more affordable. These are the main strengths of the new device. It comes with 2 versions to be accessible for everyone. But first, the introduction video…
This is a laptop that stands out for its 12.45-inch PixelSense touch screen and its power button with a fingerprint sensor.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go specs
|Microsoft Surface Laptop Go|
|SCREEN||Touch 12.45″ PixelSense|
1,536 x 1,024 pixels, 3: 2 aspect ratio
|PROCESSOR||10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1|
|GRAPHICS||Intel UHD Graphics|
128 / 256GB SSD
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0|
|PORTS||1 x USB-C, 1 x USB-A, headphone jack, Surface Connect|
|SOUND||Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium|
|DRUMS||Up to 13 hours of autonomy|
39 W adapter
|OTHERS||720p webcam, optional fingerprint reader on power button (Windows Hello)|
|DIMENSIONS||278.18 x 205.67 x 15.69 mm|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Windows 10 Home S|
It is true that the specifications are not particularly very good, but with its affordable price, this device looks very interesting.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go seems to have a nice resolution with that strange screen shortened horizontally by the 3: 2 aspect ratio. Also, Microsoft brings touch-screen for all the new Surface products.
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The hardware configuration however stands out for the 10th generation Core processors: it is true that Intel has just launched its promising Tiger Lake processors, but the Core i5 1035G1 is a notable choice for laptops with this orientation.
You can buy the upgraded version of course with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
Microsoft does not indicate the capacity of the battery and only assures that it will have 13 hours of autonomy and fast charging. But those statistics are generally given for optimal usage. In a real scenario, it is likely to drop significantly, but it is true that the components – including the screen – are not particularly large battery consumers.
There are other interesting features such as the power button with integrated fingerprint sensor, a component that makes its debut in Microsoft products that until now had opted for the IR camera and facial recognition as a biometric element.
The choice of ports is also striking, especially for the USB-C port that seems to be convincing those responsible for this product division. They do not forget the USB-A port, although they maintain the Surface Connect port that is still necessary to charge the equipment.
The last unique detail of these computers is the pre-installation of Windows 10 Home with Mode S activated. This mode of operation forces, for example, to limit ourselves to the Microsoft Store to find applications.
Surface Laptop Go price and release date
The new Surface Laptop Go is available for reservation in various countries from today with a price starting from $550 for the basic model with 4GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC. The model with 8 GB RAM 128GB SSD will cost $699, while the model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be sold for $899.
Microsoft has also announced new accessories for the Surface products. The Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard will cost $69.99, the Microsoft Number Pad integrates Bluetooth and costs $24.99, and we also have a new wireless display adapter that allows us to project our content to a TV and it will cost $69.99. We also have two new mouses, the Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse for $49.99 and the Modern Mobile Mouse, with an unknown price.