After a long string of rumours and speculation, Microsoft has
finally announced the Surface Go 2 as a lower-cost alternative
to the familiar iPads of years past. Starting at $399, this new
10.5-inch Windows tablet draws influence from the original
product and it comes with smaller bezels.
The Surface Go 2 offers a premium appearance for the modestly
priced package and it’s compatible with a lot of the same kinds
of accessories as the other Surface products.
Surface Go 2 comes with low-wattage “Amber Lake” Intel Pentium
Gold 4425Y, as opposed to the Pentium Gold 4415Y used in the
Surface Go. There’s also an option for a Core m3-8100Y now,
which is a next step up from the Pentium Gold and offers better
performance if you’re willing to pay extra for it.
Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 now has a 10.5-inch display with a
1920×1280 resolution and 220ppi pixel density, compared to
217ppi on the original product. The bezels are a little bit
smaller but the appearance of the affordable tablet largely
So, how much will the Surface Go 2 cost? It depends on the
processor. Surface Go 2 with Intel Pentium CPU starts at $399
and that does not include the keyboard, but the device supports
thousands of keyboards, mice, USB devices and accessories from
The Core m3 model of the Surface Go 2 starts at $629.99 with
Windows 10 Home in S Mode and you need to pay another $100 more
for the LTE support.
You can pre-order the Surface Go 2 from the Microsoft Store.