Microsoft will launch the Surface Laptop Go with 12.4 “screen on October 27 for a suggested retail price starting at EUR 629. A version of the Surface Pro X will be released with a more powerful Arm-soc, the SQ2 processor.
Microsoft officially announced the Surface Laptop Go on Thursday afternoon, after the specifications came online earlier in the day . The Surface Laptop Go is, according to the company, “the most affordable Surface laptop ever.” The starting price is 649 euros and for that money buyers will get a laptop with a 12.4 “touchscreen with a 3: 2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels.
Microsoft equips the device with an unspecified 10th generation Core i5 quad-core. This is probably the Core i5-1130G7. Three configurations will appear. For the starting price, users get 4GB of ram and 64GB of eMMC flash storage. The laptop has a Precision trackpad and a full-size keyboard. The two more expensive models have a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button that allows logging in via Windows Hello. The 720p webcam does not support Windows Hello. Furthermore, the device has two USB ports: one Type A and one Type C.
|Surface Laptop Go models|
|Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC storage: € 649|
|Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage: € 799|
|Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GBGB SSD storage: € 999|
Surface Pro X
Microsoft has also upgraded its Surface Pro X with an SQ2 processor, which the company developed together with Qualcomm. In fact, it is a modified Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G , which Qualcomm announced last month. The SQ2 is combined with a Gigabit LTE modem. The other specifications are identical to those of the existing Pro X: there is a 13 “screen with 2880×1920 pixels, 16GB ram and a maximum of 512GB SSD storage and that SSD is relatively easy to replace. The Surface Pro X with SQ2-soc is available from 27 October for a suggested retail price starting at 1699 euros.
|Surface Pro X 2020 models|
|Surface Pro X – SQ1 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage: € 1149|
|Surface Pro X – SQ1 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage: € 1,449|
|Surface Pro X – SQ2 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage: € 1699|
|Surface Pro X – SQ2 processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage: € 2049|
Five new accessories
Microsoft is also introducing five accessories, including the Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard, which can switch between three Bluetooth devices and goes on sale from December 8 for a suggested retail price of 80 euros. The numerical Number Pad will also be available from October 1 for 30 euros and the 4K Wireless Display Adapter will be released for 80 euros from that date. Two new mice will also be available from 1 October: the Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse for EUR 60 and the lightweight Modern Mobile Mouse for EUR 35.