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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 arrives!



Microsoft has officially launched its Surface Laptop Go 2. As the name indicates, it is a refreshed version of the original model that was launched a couple of years ago with a starting price of $599, which is $50 more than the previous generation model. It is now available for pre-order and the shipments are set to start from 7th June.


For the specifications, it is quite similar to the original model. It still features a 12.4-inch display with the company’s signature 3:2 aspect ratio that offers a screen resolution of 1536 x 1024 pixels. It comes powered by the 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, and also has a fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the power button.


The company has revealed that the Surface Laptop Go 2 comes with more replaceable components, including the keyboard and trackpad, display, and battery. However, they are designed to be replaced by one of Microsoft’s authorized repair providers.


In the software department, the laptop is running the latest Windows 11 operating system, unlike the previous model which came with Windows 10 in S mode that limited applications to only those that are available in the Microsoft Store.


The ports on the device also remain the same as the predecessor — one USB-A, one USB-C, a headphone jack, and a proprietary Surface port for charging. For connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 6 and there are still dual microphones. As for the battery, the company is claiming that the laptop offers 13.5 hours of usage on a single charge.


The base model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at $599.99 while the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model costs $699.99. There’s also a model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage which is priced at $799.99. There are also commercial models with the same configurations, costing $100 more. The commercial side also gets a 16GB RAM and 256GB storage model for the price of $1,099.99.