Microsoft finally announced the long hauled Surface Laptop Go and new Surface Pro X on Thursday. The affordable Surface Laptop Go targets students, which run on Windows 10 in S mode. It is available for pre-order now, and shipping will start from October 13 in the US. It will be obtainable in India from next year. This time the company announced its new products via a press release rather than their annual hardware event.
The Laptop Go has a 12.4-inch touchscreen LCD which is smaller than the Surface Laptop 3 With 1536 x 1024 resolution it has a 3:2 aspect ratio. The machine part is of plastic but, the top of the laptop is aluminum build, with a polycarbonate keyboard deck. The display has a broad chin at the bottom but has small bezels on the three sides. The basic model of $549 doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor but, higher models have the sensor, but no variant supports the Windows Hello facial recognition sensor.
The model comes with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor (i5-1035G1 Ice Lake), with a base clock speed of 1.2 GHz and 3.6GHz of boost clock and integrated Iris Plus graphics. RAM comes with a choice of 4GB and 8GB. The 8GB RAM variant only comes with the SSD type of storage. The base model has 64GB of eMMC storage, which generally is in mobile devices.
The laptop, as claimed by the company, has a battery life up to 13 hours on a single charge. It
supports USB Type-C charging which, comes with 65W fast charging. It is available in three
colors: Platinum, Ice Blue, and Sandstone. The surface Laptop GO is the lightest Surface ever
and supports the latest wifi-6 along with Bluetooth 5. It comes with one regular USB-A and C
port and a headphone jack.