Microsoft's new Surface Go 2 launches with a slightly slimmer bezel

The budget-friendly Microsoft Surface Go 2 arrives with a minor upgrade, starting from USD399.

Microsoft Surface Go was released with considerable success. There was a glimpse of the Surface Go 2 renders, along with the key specifications. Microsoft officially uncovered the 2nd-gen Surface Go wraps with minor upgrades alongside Surface Book 3 and Surface Headphone 2.

Surface Go 2

Surface Go 2 conveys the original design, keeping the same thin and lightweight design of the first-gen tablet. The dimensions and location of the port are the same. The biggest noticeable change is the slightly larger 10.5-inch display compared to the original 10-inch display panel. A larger display in the same body means narrower bezels. The display still has the 3:2 aspect ratio but enhanced 1920 x 1280 resolution.

Jump to the inside, Surface Go 2 now lets you choose from two options – one is the Intel Pentium Gold processor, while the other is the 8th-Gen Intel Core m3 processor. With these chipsets, Microsoft officially claimed that the new Surface Go will be up to 64% faster than the previous-gen.
The Pentium Gold processor is paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage on the base model. It can go up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SDD storage. The Core-m3 variant, on the other hand, is coupled with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. Besides, the same to the first-gen, Surface Go 2 will come with LTE connectivity with the configuration of the Core-m3 processor.

Speaking of ports, you have a single USB-C port, a microSDXC card reader, and a Surface Connect port for charging and docking. Dual microphones are on board for improved audio recording and team meetings, along with a 5MP camera on the back. A new camera app has also been baked into this new tablet.

Surface Go 2's color variants

For the new Surface Go 2, Microsoft has brought you a new Type Cover, starting at USD99, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue as color variants. However, the existing Type Cover is also compatible as an option if you don’t want to spend more. Microsoft claims that it will also give you up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Surface Go 2 will be available from May 12, 2020, starting at USD399 for its base model and up to USD879 for the highest configuration.