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Microsoft postpones Black Surface Go 2 at last moment

Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Laptop Go and updated Surface Pro X models today along with a slew of new accessories, but what didn’t get officially unveiled is Surface Go 2 in Matte Black.

Surface Go 2 in Matte Black

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Now on its 2nd-generation Surface Go 2 is Microsoft’s most affordable Surface and is only available in Platinum. Twitter user ProtoVisionBob tweet two images of a Matte Black Surface Go 2. The first image is a Surface Go 2 in Matte Black alongside the Surface Pro & and newly updated Platinum Surface Pro X. The second photo shows what looks to be a press photo that we would have seen on Microsoft’s website of the Surface Go 2 in Matte Black being put into a black leather bag.

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Is it possible that Microsoft will simply add the color option without a press release at a later date? Sure, the addition of Matte Black really isn’t a big deal and not worthy of a lot of fanfare. Another outcome could be that Microsoft decided not to release a Matte Black version until the Surface Pro 8 is ready.

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 AirSurface Go 2
Wi-Fi $329Wi-Fi $499Wi-Fi Pentium $399
WiFi Core m3 $629
LTE $459LTE $629LTE Core m3 $729
OSWindows 10 Home in S mode
Display10.5-inches (1920 x 1280)
ProcessorIntel Pentium GOLD 4425Y
8th Gen Intel Intel Core m3-8100Y
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 615
Memory4GB
8GB
Storage64GB eMMC
128GB SSD
SecurityWindows Hello facial recognition
Ports1 x USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover Port
MicroSDXC Card Reader
NetworkingWiFi: 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
WeightWii-Fi 1.2 lb, LTE 1.22 lb
ColorsPlatinum
PriceStarting 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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