Microsoft’s smallest Surface tablet is getting some vital upgrades as we speak within the type of the Surface Go 2. Essentially the most important change is a much bigger show: now 10.5 inches, up from the 10-inch panel on the unique. That doesn’t alter the general measurement of the Surface Go 2, but it surely does scale back the bezels barely. They’re not as skinny as those discovered on the Surface Pro X; however they’re definitely nowhere close to as massive as the unique Surface Go from almost two years in the past.
The larger show additionally means a much bigger 1920 x 1280 decision (220 ppi), whereas nonetheless sustaining the 3:2 aspect ratio Surface products are identified for. Inside, Microsoft has additionally switched up the processor choices on the Surface Go 2. The bottom model, which begins at $399.99, nonetheless consists of an Intel Pentium Gold processor; however there’s additionally a new 8th Gen Core m3 model. Microsoft promises 64% sooner efficiency on the Surface Go 2 with the Core m3 processor choice.
Whereas the bottom Surface Go 2 consists of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage, the Core m3 mannequin, priced at $629, has 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. There’s additionally an 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD model with the Pentium Gold processor priced at $549. As all the time, Surface Go Type Covers are bought individually, beginning at $99.
Existing Surface Go Type Covers and equipment will nonetheless work simply positive on the Surface Go 2 because the has the identical dimensions and port placements. That features a single USB-C port, the Surface Join port for charging and docking, and the microSDXC card, reader. Microsoft has additionally added studio mics to the Surface Go 2, which is able to enhance video conferencing and audio calls. There can even be LTE fashions of the Surface Go 2 at launch, with a shopper model priced at $729, with the Core m3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage.