Microsoft is rumored to have a spring Surface event with a number of devices rumored to be announced and released like the Surface Go 2 while new info on the Surface Go X points to a delay.
Surface Go 2
The new renderings come via WinFuture, and confirms previous leaked info about the larger 10.5 inch 1920 x 1280 PixelSense display , without any changes to the chassis. Although Surface Go 2 will be compatible with the first-generation Surface Go Type Covers, Microsoft is expected to release a new two new colors (Poppy Red, Ice Blue) to accompany the two existing colors (Black, Platinum). Microsoft appears to be positioning the Surface Go 2 as a direct competitor to Apple’s iPad Air as it also has a 10.5″ display and magnetic keyboard connector.
|OS||Windows 10 Home in S mode|
|Display||10.5-inches (1920 x 1280)|
|Processor||Intel Pentium GOLD 4425Y|
Intel Core m3-8100Y
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615|
Intel UHD Graphics 615
|Security||Windows Hello facial recognition|
|Ports||1x USB-C, 1x audio jack, 1x Surface Connect|
|Price||Starting at $399|
Our source tells us that the Surface Go X may be delayed till the fall but didn’t give any specifics as to why. We have to wonder if this has something to do with the recent announcement that Windows 10X is being reprioritized for single screen devices.
We have been told that the marketing campaign will be centered around remote learning, the broadband gap with the benefit of built-in LTE and Microsoft Teams. Considering that the Surface Go X may now be delayed we could see Microsoft still market the LTE version of the Surface Go 2 around remoted learning, the broadband gap and Microsoft teams.
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