Surface Go 2 leaks in benchmark: how powerful is next-gen?

Surface Go
Image Courtesy: Wired

We’ve been anticipating the Surface Go 2 for some time now and
there’s palpable excitement for the second-generation
Microsoft’s tablet. In 2019, there were reports that Microsoft
will release a new Surface Go but unfortunately, it didn’t

Surface Go was launched in 2018 and 2020 seems like a good bet
for the next iteration. In the second half of 2020, Microsoft
is expected to launch next-gen Surface Go and it looks like the
device could ship with another low-end Intel processor.

The 3DMarks benchmark listing suggests Microsoft is working on
Surface Go 2 with Intel’s Core m3-8100Y CPU. There are two
variants of the Surface device, one with the standard WiFi and
another with LTE. Both Surface Go 2 models have 8GB of RAM and
128GB of SSD from Toshiba.

Surface Go 2 benchmark

According to Brad
Sams, the ageing Pentium Gold 4415Y CPU found in the
Surface Go will be replaced with a newer version and Surface Go
2 could be offered with Intel’s low-end Pentium Gold processor
as well. However, the benchmark for Pentium Gold variant is not
yet listed on Geekbench and 3DMark.

The low-powered Core m3-8100Y is an efficient CPU that would
offer both performance and battery backup improvements over the
original Surface Go.

In terms of design, Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 will keep the
silver magnesium-alloy finish and it would still come with
thick bezels around the 10-inch, 1800 x 1200-pixel display, but
there could be minor design tweaks.

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