Microsoft has officially launched the Surface Laptop Go 2. American company renews its lowest-priced mass-market notebook using an 11th generation Intel Core chip and introduces a new color variant. These are the prices and dates. Officially, the Surface laptop Go 2 launch in Germany will be June 7, 2022. The entry price for the lowest variant with inexpensive memory equipment is 669 euros. You will need to spend 100 euros more if you want a device that makes sense. The price range for the end-user version is 869 euros.
The platform is technically different with the Surface Laptop Go2 because the Intel Core i5-1135G7, which has two cores, can now achieve a turbo clock speed of up to 4.2 gigahertz. In the business version, there are 16 gigabytes or eight of this chip. Microsoft now has a 128GB SSD installed instead of the 64GB eMMC memory in the old model. This is despite the fact that the base model still has four GB of RAM. An optional SSD of up to 256GB can be ordered. Expert personnel can replace the SSD.
Microsoft launches parts program
The device is otherwise virtually unchanged. It still has a 12.4-inch PixelSense screen with 1536×1024 pixels and 3:2 format with multitouch support. Unfortunately, the keyboard is not backlit. This will be a problem for many customers. As before, the Surface Connect port is available, along with a 720p webcam and a USB Type A and Type-C ports.
Although the battery’s capacity has not been reduced, the battery lasts slightly longer than 13.5 hours. Microsoft has announced that it will launch a spare parts program to replace the Surface Laptop Go 2’s display, top and bottom, as well as the keyboard and SSD. Microsoft intends to allow its components to drive themselves in the future. It is not yet clear when sales will begin and what the cost will be.
The Surface Laptop Go 2’s Battery should also be replaced. Microsoft will either do this for you or refer you to an authorized partner. The Surface Laptop Go 2 is available for pre-order starting today. Shipments will begin June 7, 2022. Individual dealers might have the devices in stock, and they may be delivered earlier. Microsoft calls the new color version in green “sage”, as Microsoft puts it.
Variants available for residential customers using Windows 11 Home:
4GB RAM / 128GB – EUR669
8GB RAM / 128GB SD: EUR769
8GB RAM/256GB SSD EUR869
Variants available for business customers using Windows 11 Pro:
4GB RAM / 128GB – EUR769 EUR
8GB RAM/128GB SSD: EUR869 EUR
8 GB RAM/256 GB SSD: EUR969 EUR
16GB RAM/256GB SSD/Windows 10 Pro: EUR1,169