If an early shop listing from Korea is believed, Microsoft appears to be preparing to unveil an improved version of its small Surface Laptop Go. The faster 11th-generation Intel CPU (an i5-1135G7) replaces the 10th-generation one featured in the original 2020 notebook, which looks to be the greatest difference in the Surface Laptop Go 2. According to a retailer’s page, Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, will be pre-installed on the Go 2 when it goes on sale. Preorders will commence on the 2nd of June; thus, an official announcement may not be too far off. WinFuture predicted that the laptop would start at $650 when first announced.
Although the retail listing says that it would be available with up to eight Gigabytes of RAM and 256 Gigabytes of storage, it’s unclear what the base-level model will include. According to an earlier claim from WinFuture, this new Surface Laptop Go might start with 128GB of storage instead of the 4GB/64GB of the original. The Laptop Go 2’s battery life is listed at 13.5 hours on the retailer’s website.
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go is positioned as an entry-level Surface laptop that competes with Chromebooks, popular among college students. On the other hand, the original model left something to be desired in terms of specs and features, and it was priced uncompetitively.
There are no major differences between the new laptop and its predecessor. As far as connectors go, the 12.4-inch display has a 3:2 aspect ratio with a USB-A port and a socket for Microsoft’s proprietary charger, which is still embedded into the power button on some versions. The fingerprint sensor is also included in the power button on some models. The initial Laptop Go lacked an illuminated keyboard, a regrettable oversight.