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Surface Laptop Go 2 is Microsoft’s New Affordable Windows 11 PC

Rabia Noureen

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Microsoft has officially announced its new Surface Laptop Go 2 following a series of leaks. The new 12.4-inch laptop is an iterative update over the previous Surface Laptop Go model that launched back in 2020, and it features a more powerful Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor for customers who need a performance boost.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 comes pre-installed with Windows 11, and Microsoft is adding a new “Sage” finish in addition to the original Ice Blue, Platinum, and Sandstone colors. Under the hood, the software giant has included up to 8GB of faster LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage, but commercial customers can also configure it with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

“Surface Laptop Go 2 is the first Intel-based secured-core PC from Surface. With innovation from chip to cloud, customers at home or work can enjoy new levels of security. Whether deploying for a large-scale enterprise or your home business, Surface Laptop Go 2 offers a lightweight, manageable, and functional device for any employee,” explained Pete Kyriacou, CVP, Microsoft Devices.

The affordable laptop features USB-C, USB-A, and Surface Connect ports for charging, as well as a headphone jack. The Surface Laptop Go 2 also comes with a 720p HD f2.0 front-facing camera, dual far-field studio mics, and omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium support. Finally, it includes the latest wireless technologies with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

Microsoft announced that the Surface Laptop Go 2 should deliver up to 13.5 hours of battery life. The company is also promising that a new fast-charging experience will allow users to charge their devices to up to 80 percent in just about an hour.

Additionally, it ships with Windows Hello fingerprint recognition support integrated into the power button, though it is not available on the Surface Laptop Go 2 4GB/128GB model. There is also an “Instant On” capability that lets users pick up where they left off.

Surface Laptop Go 2 is Microsoft's New Affordable Windows 11 PC

Surface Laptop Go 2 will start shipping on June 13

The base Surface Laptop Go 2 model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will start at $599. However, the commercial variant comes with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of removable SSD storage.

The new Surface Laptop Go 2 with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor is available for pre-order today in select markets at the Microsoft Store and Best Buy, and it will start shipping on June 13. Meanwhile, enterprise customers can buy the Surface Laptop Go 2 via authorized resellers.

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