Today, Microsoft introduced a refresh of some of its Surface devices. The announcement includes a refresh to the Surface Go, Surface Book, Surface Headphone and Surface Earbuds. Microsoft says the new Surface Go 2 device comes with a larger 10.5-inch display, improved battery life and a model with up to 64% faster performance. Surface Go 2 however still maintains its signature portability and thinness in spite of the changes. The lowest configuration of the device also sets the price at $399.
Panos Panay, Microsoft Chief Product Officer, Windows and Devices made the announcement sharing a candid work from home video situation on twitter.
Today, we introduce the newest members of the @Surface family. Each one of these products made to adapt to you so you can stay in your flow, work, learn, and have fun, from anywhere. Check out the blog to learn more: https://t.co/IEuOOnWiRp pic.twitter.com/fziyTusNJl— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 6, 2020
Here is the new Surface Go 2
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home S, Windows 10 Pro|
|Exterior||Dimensions: 9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm) |
Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with
Physical buttons: volume, power
Wi-Fi: Starting at 1.2 lbs (544 g), not including Type Cover LTE Advanced3: Starting at 1.22 lbs (553g), not including Type Cover
|Display||Screen: 10.5-inch PixelSense Display |
Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Contrast Ratio 1500:1
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Corning®Gorilla® Glass 3
|Processor||Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4425Y |
8th Gen Intel® Core m3 Processor
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics 615|
|Storage||64GB eMMC / 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Security||Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in Firmware TPM 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology LTE Advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE Modem|
|Battery||WiFi: Up to 10 hours of typical device usage LTE Advanced:3 Up to 10 hours of typical device usage|
|Cameras, Video and Audio||Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing) 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD Skype HD video 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video Dual Studio Mics 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium|
|Ports||1 x USB-C 1 x Surface Connect Surface Type Cover Port MicroSDXC card reader 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer|
|Power supply||24 W power supply|
The company announced it will bring Surface devices later in the year to South Africa.
Unfortunately, the Surface Go Type Cover and Surface Pen are sold separately increasing the total bundled cost to about 600$.
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