Microsoft’s Surface Go comes as a surprise release in the summer of 2018. The small tablet has updates in it that go a long way toward addressing the problems with the original Surface Go, but not entirely, The Screen is bigger, and there’s an option for a faster processor, both of which make this a better PC. This Year, the Surface Go 2 gets a huge more complicated thanks to two processor options and unlike other laptops, the choice is dramatically different.
SPECIFICATIONS & PRICE:
The screen is a major change here: It now 10.5 inches diagonally and still at a 3.2 aspect ratio. It has a 1920*1280 resolution, and although it doesn’t get super bright, I think It looks amazing. The base model comes with a pokey Pentium Gold Processor, even pokier eMMC storage 64GB and a mere 4GB of RAM. The upgraded version comes with a dual-core Intel Core m3 Processor, a faster SSD 128GB, and 8GB RAM.
If starts at $399.99 but that price isn’t really what you’ll pay. It would be silly to get a Surface Go 2 without a Keyboard, so add $100 for that and there are 4 configurations of the Surface Go 2, ranging in price from $399 to $729. On the low end, you can expect to spend $399 for 4GB of Memory AMD 64 GB of eMMC storage and $549 for 8GB of memory and a 128GB SSD.
DESIGN AND SOFTWARE:
With the expectation of a slightly larger display, the two devices are identical in design. In fact, they’re even the same perfect size, meaning if you’re upgrading from the original Go and you already have a Type Cover and a case.
Surface Go 2 runs Windows 10 in S mode. Essentially, S mode is a streamlined version of Windows 10 that limits the installation of Applications to those from the Microsoft Store and limits you to using only for Edge Browser. For some people, Edge and Applications from the Microsoft Store will be more than sufficient.