The Redmond giant has presented the new Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3, two teams with which Microsoft renews its device catalog while maintaining its classic commitment to functionality, design and versatility.
Along with these two new teams, the company that manages Satya Nadella has also presented new accessories, the Surface Headphones 2, Surface Earbuds and Surface Dock 2.
Panos Panay, director of Product, Windows and Devices of Microsoft, has commented the launch saying that:
“With each Surface we create, we focus on two user needs: giving it the versatility to work where, how and when you want; and harness the power of a perfect software and hardware experience, which allows the user to focus on what they want to achieve ».
Surface Go 2: few changes, higher performance
The Surface Go 2 holds all the keys to the first-generation model, including from design to quality finishes, and a good part of its specifications. It is a fact, Microsoft has introduced minor changes, but as we will see below they are more than enough to justify the launch of a new model.
As we have said there are no changes inside, but yes there are inside:
10.5-inch screen with PixelSense technology and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,280 pixels, an increase compared to the 10-inch and 1,800 x 1,200 pixels of the first-generation model.
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor with two cores and four threads at 1.7 GHz or Core M3 8100Y with two cores and four threads at 1.1 GHz-3.4 GHz, normal mode and turbo.
GPU Intel UHD 615.
4 GB of RAM in its base configuration or 8 GB (optional) of 1,866 MHz LPDDR3, as in the first generation model.
64GB (eMMC), 128GB, or 256GB (both SSDs) of storage capacity.
Configuration of rear and front cameras of 8 MP and 5 MP, respectively.
Surface Connect, USB Type-C connector, microSD slot and 3.5mm jack connector.
Measurements: 245 x 175.2 x 8.3 millimeters.
Weight: 544 grams the standard version and 553 grams the version with LTE 4G.
The version with Core M3 8100Y processor improves performance by up to 64% of the previous generation, thanks to its turbo mode that significantly increases the working frequencies. The price of the Surface Go 2 with its base configuration will be 459 euros, and will be available from May 12 in Spain.
Keep in mind that this price does not include anything more than the Surface Go 2, that is, Both the removable keyboard and stylus are purchased separately.
Surface Book 3: more power and professional focus
The Surface Book 3 has received more marked changes than the Surface Go 2, although as in the previous case these focus, mainly, on the hardware. Microsoft has maintained the classic design of the previous model, as well as the hinge and removable keyboard.
Externally there are no changes, and in regards to the quality of finishes either. However, at the hardware level we have important news. These are the full specifications the Surface Book 3:
13.5-inch PixelSense screen with a touch interface and a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000 pixels.
15-inch PixelSense screen with a touch interface and a resolution of 3,240 x .2160 pixels.
Intel Core i5-1035G7 processor with quad core and eight threads at 1.2 GHz-3.7 GHz, normal and turbo mode (Ice Lake) or Core i7-1065G7 with quad core and eight threads at 1.3 GHz-3, 9 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
Iris Plus G7 integrated GPU in the base configuration.
Optional configuration: GTX 1650 Max-Q with 4 GB, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q with 6 GB or RTX Quadro 3000 with 6 GB.
Up to 32 GB of 3,733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM.
Up to 2TB of PCIE SSD storage.
Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
Improved autonomy: up to 15 and a half hours of use on the 13.5-inch model and up to 17 and a half hours on the 15-inch model.
Surface Connect, USB Type-C connector, two USB 3.0, microSD slot and 3.5mm jack connector.
Dolby sound speakers and dual microphones.
Configuration of 8 MP and 5 MP cameras, rear and front, respectively, and infrared sensor for facial recognition.
Measurements: 312 x 232 x 13-23 mm for the 13.5-inch model and 343 x 251 x 15-23 mm for the 15-inch model.
Weight: 1.53-1.64 kg for the 13.5-inch model, depending on configuration, and 1.9 kg for the 15-inch model.
We know that the new Surface Book 3 will arrive after the Surface Go 2, specifically from June 5. In Spain the base configuration will be priced at 1,799 euros.
New accessories to accompany the Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3
The Surface Headphones 2 have an ergonomic design that Perfectly fits the ear and offer high quality sound which is also accompanied by a system with 13 levels of environmental noise cancellation.
Microsoft has improved the battery to offer up to 20 hours of autonomy and has adjusted the design of the headband to make them easier to use. They will be available in Spain from June 5 with a price of 279.99 euros.
We now turn to see the Surface Earbuds, some compact headphones that will allow us to enjoy our favorite music without completely isolating ourselves from the world. They have intuitive touch controls that allow you to control interesting aspects such as phone calls, music and volume.
They come in a case with wireless charging, offer high-quality Omnisonic sound and are priced at 219.99 euros. They will be available in Spain from May 12.
Finally we have the Surface Dock 2, which allows expanding the set of connections in a simple and fast way thanks to its magnetic system, and the Microsoft USB-C Travel Hub, a small-sized port hub that integrates USB-C connections, USB Type-A, Ethernet, HDMI and VGA. They will be available from May 26 with a price of 299.99 euros and 109.99 euros, respectively.