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Microsoft announces cheaper Surface Go 2, larger display, improved battery life, faster performance

Surface Go 2 Microsoft device
Surface Go 2 Microsoft

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.

Here is the new Surface Go 2

Technical Specifications

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 full-friction multi-position hinge to 165 degrees, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
Color: Silver
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
Memory 4GB/8GB RAM
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

Unfortunately, the Surface Go Type Cover and Surface Pen are sold separately increasing the total bundled cost to about 600$.

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