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|
|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
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|
|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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