bottom line: Microsoft is currently accepting pre-orders for the Surface Laptop Go 2, an updated version of the original Surface Laptop Go introduced in 2020. Prices start at $599, which is $50 more than the previous model, but Microsoft is hoping the upgrades will suffice. look beyond the price bump.

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Microsoft’s latest designs feature a 12.4-inch 3:2 PixelSense touch display (1536 x 1024 resolution, 148 ppi) with a maximum brightness of 330 nits. Under the notorious hood is an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, a choice of 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of removable SSD storage.

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Surface Go 2 laptop optional packages a 720p HD webcam with an f/2.0 lens and two microphones, a fingerprint scanner built into the power button, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, a keyboard with 30% more key travel than the MacBook Air, and battery that lasts all day. service life” is rated at 15.5 hours with normal use.

I/O ports include one USB-C port, a USB-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Surface Connect port. In addition to the SSD, the keyboard and keypad can also be replaced, as well as the display and battery. The entire kit, including cable, weighs only 2.48 pounds and comes with a one-year warranty.

Microsoft offers Surface Laptop Go 2 in your choice of sage, ice blue, sandstone or platinum. Prices start at $599.99 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD model and go up to $799.99 if you want to double the memory and storage. Orders will start shipping next week.