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Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop Go 2

After it’s launch in 2020, Microsoft has announced the successor to their affordable laptop with the new Surface Laptop Go 2.

Like the first model, the new version retains the 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 1536 x 1024 resolution.

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The body of the laptop is made from a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate.

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Powering the Surface Laptop Go 2 is the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor with either 4 or 8GB of RAM.

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The laptop will be running Windows 11 Home.

For storage, you have the option of 128 or 256GB SSD. There’s also Windows Hello support via the fingerprint reader in the power button along with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.

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While the webcam doesn’t have Windows Hello, it is a 720p HD f.2.0 camera along with dual far-field Studio Mic and Omnisonic speakers.

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Microsoft says the laptop will get up to 13.5 hours of typical device usage and there’s fast charging to get you 80% in one hour.

For ports, you get the Surface Connect, USB-C, USB-A and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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There will also be four colour options to choose from, Platnium, Sandstone, Ice Blue and Sage.

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The Surface Laptop Go 2 is set to launch on June 7th starting at $739 CAD ($599 USD).

Configurations for the Surface Laptop Go 2 include:

  • Intel Core i5 – 4GB RAM/128GB – $739 CAD (Only available for the Platnium colour)
  • Intel Core i5 – 8GB RAM/128GB – $869 CAD
  • Intel Core i5 – 4GB RAM/256GB – $999 CAD

The laptop is available for pre-order today from the Microsoft Store.

Source: Microsoft

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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