Microsoft will release the Surface Go 2 next week. The tablet has a 10.5 “screen with a resolution of 1920×1280 pixels and therefore the screen edges are thinner than those of the predecessor. There will also be a variant with an Intel Core m3 processor.
The Surface Go 2 has the same design as the first model, but the screen has been upgraded. It is a 10.5″ LCD with a resolution of 1920×1280 pixels. The first Surface Go, which came out two years ago, has a 10″ screen with a resolution of 1800×1200 pixels.
There will also be a variant with an eighth-generation Core m3 processor. The first Surface Go was only available with a Pentium Y processor. The Core m3 is the m3-8100Y, a 5W dual-core processor with HyperThreading and a turbo speed of up to 3.4GHz. In cheaper versions, Microsoft continues to use a Pentium; that is now the Pentium Gold 4425Y. This dual-core has a clock speed of 1.7GHz and no turbo. There is 4GB or 8GB of ram in the Surface Go 2 and the emmc flash memory has a capacity of 64GB or 128GB.
The tablet is now equipped with more microphones. This should lead to a better voice with less background noise. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera, just like the current version. Microsoft provides the tablet with a new app to scan documents or whiteboards with the rear camera. Microsoft also promises an improved battery life.
The Surface Go 2 runs on Windows 10 Home in S mode and can also be used with the Surface Pen. As with the first model, it must be purchased separately. This also applies to other accessories such as covers and a keyboard. Since the Surface Go 2 has the same dimensions, accessories from the first model are compatible. Microsoft will release the Surface Go 2 on May 12. The base model costs 459 euros.