Microsoft is set to announce an updated version of its compact Surface Laptop Go, if an early retailer listing from Korea is to be believed…
The main difference between the Surface Laptop Go 2 and the original 2020 laptop appears to be the newer 11th-gen Intel CPU (an i5-1135G7), which replaces the 10th-gen model.
This time around, the Go 2 will come with Windows 11, and its webcam will have “improved HD camera performance,” according to a Google Translate of the retailer page.
Aside from that, the new laptop appears to be identical to its predecessor. It still has a 12.4-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, the same ports (USB-A, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a port for Microsoft’s proprietary charger), and on select models, a fingerprint sensor built into the power button. There’s no mention of a backlit keyboard, which was an oversight on the original Laptop Go.
Source: The Verge
It’ll be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, just like last time, according to the retailer listing, but it’s unclear what the specs of its entry-level model will be. The original Surface Laptop Go came with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but according to a previous report from WinFuture, this version could come with 128GB of storage out of the box. The Laptop Go 2 is rated to provide 13.5 hours of use per charge, according to the retailer listing.
The Surface Laptop Go is designed to compete with Chromebooks, which are popular among students, and is marketed as the most affordable entry in Microsoft’s Surface laptop lineup. However, we were disappointed by the original model, which had limited specifications and features at an uncompetitive price.
Preorders will begin on June 2nd, so an official announcement should be coming soon. According to WinFuture, the laptop’s starting price could be as low as $650.