The launch of the Surface Go 2 is imminent and from WinFuture we get the first images and the sale price in Europe.
Microsoft is preparing several launches this May to renew its own-brand hardware catalog. One of them will be the second generation of the tablet with keyboard, as we have been anticipating it will be bigger, more powerful and better connected.
Surface Go 2 is based on a multi-touch screen of 10.5 inch. Slightly larger than the original while maintaining its overall size thanks to reduced bevels. More important is increasing the native resolution to 1920 x 1280 pixels.
Supports styluses and it keeps the tab at the back, allowing it to be placed on the desk and to be able to vary its viewing angle and improve handling. To enhance your productivity and complying with the detachable design, we see a new keyboard-cover in various color finishes. Since the general dimensions do not change on the original, we assume that the accessories of the original can be used.
Microsoft will use higher performance processors than the original, with a Core m3, although they will continue to be low-end as befits a basic tablet that does not need the most powerful CPUs. It will also improve storage capacity and for the first time offer 256 Gbytes. Microsoft is updating the wireless capabilities of the Surface Go 2 by adding Wi-Fi 6 compatibility and optional support for 4G LTE broadband.
Surface Go 2, versions and price
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y CPU with 4 Gb of RAM and 64 GB of storage: 469 euros ($ 399 in the international market)
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y CPU with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage: 629 euros.
Pricing for models with the Core m3-8100Y CPU, 256GB variants, and LTE broadband options is unknown.
It will cost to sell this tablet taking into account the basic configuration and its price, to which we will have to add the keyboard and the stylus. If Microsoft maintains the operating system Windows 10 S, limited And with no ability to run Win32 applications, we believe there are better options starting with Surface Pro.