Microsoft has announced the new Surface Go 2, a new addition to the company’s smallest tablet lineup with a bigger display with reduced bezels but not as slim as the Microsoft Surface Pro X launched last year and a faster Intel processor.
The new Surface Go 2 has a 10.5-inch display with 1920 x 1280 resolution (220 PPI) and a 3:2 aspect ratio that is well known for Surface products. The base model of the Surface Go 2 includes an Intel Pentium Gold processor available for $399 while the top model comes in with the new 8th Gen Core m3 model priced at $629, which the company says will offer 64 percent faster performance on the Surface Go 2.
The base model comes in with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage and the top model has 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD internal storage.
The company also offers a model with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD internal storage including the Intel Pentium Gold processor priced at $549.
The Surface Go 2 has the same dimensions and design as the Surface Go which allow all existing Surface Go Type covers and accessories to fit properly, which includes a single USB-C port, the Surface Connect port for charging and docking, and the microSDXC card reader.
The company says it has added studio mics to the Surface Go 2, which will improve videoconferencing and audio calls.
In an interview, Robin Seiler, corporate vice president of program management for devices at Microsoft said that “Surface Go 2 has a larger physical battery and reduced power consumption so you have up to 10 hours of battery life.”
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Pricing and availability:
The Surface Go 2 will be available on May 12th, priced from $399 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.