It’s Surface day everyone and a number of new and refreshed devices have broken cover officially. This article focuses on Surface Go 2. Stay tuned for additional Surface coverage.
Surface Go 2
The headline features are a larger 10.5 inch 1920 x 1280 PixelSense display , without any changes to the chassis. It now features a more powerful Intel Core m3 processor and retains the option for LTE.
Surface Go 2 is compatible with the first-generation Surface Go Type Covers, Microsoft released 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 and iPad Air as it also has a 10.5″ display, magnetic keyboard connector, stylus support, iPad $329 starting price and iPad Air $499 starting price puts Surface Go 2 right in the middle at $399 for the Pentium, $629 for the Core m3 and $729 for the m3 with LTE.
iPad iPad Air Surface Go 2 Wi-Fi $329 Wi-Fi $499 Wi-Fi Pentium $399
WiFi Core m3 $629
LTE $459 LTE $629 LTE Core m3 $729 OS Windows 10 Home in S mode Display 10.5-inches (1920 x 1280) Processor Intel Pentium GOLD 4425Y
8th Gen Intel Intel Core m3-8100Y
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 615 Memory 4GB
Storage 64GB eMMC
Security Windows Hello facial recognition Ports 1 x USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover Port
MicroSDXC Card Reader
Networking WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
Nano SIM Tray 4G LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66) GPS/GLONASS: Standalone and assisted GNSS, accuracy up to 3 meters
Weight Wii-Fi 1.2 lb, LTE 1.22 lb Colors Platinum Price Starting at $399 (LTE option is $729)
We were told that the marketing campaign will be centered around remote learning, the broadband gap with the benefit of built-in LTE and Microsoft Teams, it looks like from the video that our source was correct.
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