Microsoft outs budget Surface Laptop Go 2 for Students

Microsoft just launched the Surface Laptop Go 2 with an affordable price tag for Students or Professionals.
Microsoft outs budget Surface Laptop Go 2 for Students
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

Surface laptops, but affordable!

The company did this for users who prefer to save money but still want the Surface experience. 

The laptop appears in the traditional modern design you can see around. It has a silver metallic-like on top while the base uses polycarbonate composite resin with glass fiber and 30 percent post-consumer recycled content.

The 12.4-inch PixelSense screen has a 1536 x 1024 resolution, a 3:2 aspect ratio, and 330 nits max brightness. The display also has 10-point multi-touch support. 

Powering the unit will be an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics. It is paired with up to three RAM and SSD configurations—4GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.

You can watch the trailer below:


For the battery, it has a size of 41WHr and charges using 39W power brick. As per the brand's claim, it can last up to 13.5 hours of typical usage.

The base version however does not have a fingerprint reader while the two other higher models have it. The laptop also features Dolby Audio Premium, a 720p HD camera, and dual far-field studio microphones.

Moving to connectivity, it has WiFi 6 with dual-band and Bluetooth 5.1. As for the ports it has 1x USB-C, USB-A, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 1x Surface Connect port.

The device will also run Windows 11 OS as its software.

Surface Laptop Go 2 Specs

Display: 12.4-inch PixelSense screen w/ 1536 x 1024 at 148 ppi
CPU: 4.2GHz 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor
GPU: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
RAM: 4GB/8GB 
ROM: 128GB/256GB SSD 
Selfie Camera: 720p HD Camera
Battery: 41WHr LiPo w/ 39W fast charging
OS: Windows 11
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1, 1x, USB-C, 1x USB-A, 1x Surface Connect port, 3.5mm headphone jack
Sensors: Ambient light sensor
Others: Stereo speakers
Dimensions: 278.2 x 206.2 x 15.7 mm
Weight: 1.12 kg
Price: TBC

International price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 4GB/128GB - USD 599 (around PHP 31.5K)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 8GB/128GB - USD 699 (around PHP 36.8K)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 8GB/256GB - USD 799 (around PHP 42.1K)

The new budget machine is now available for pre-order on Microsoft's website the release date will be on June 7. No word yet though if it will reach the Philippines so just stay tuned to keep updated.

Source: Microsoft
Microsoft outs budget Surface Laptop Go 2 for Students Microsoft outs budget Surface Laptop Go 2 for Students Reviewed by Telenor Editorial on June 02, 2022 Rating: 5

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