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Surface Laptop Go
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DeveloperMicrosoft
Product familyMicrosoft Surface
TypeLaptop
GenerationFirst
Release date1 October 2020;
19 months ago
 (2020-10-01)
Introductory priceUSD 550 to 1100
Operating systemWindows 10 S
(upgradeable to Windows 11)
CPUIntel Core i5-1035G1
Memory16 GB or 8 GB or 4 GB RAM
StorageeMMC: 64 GB
SSD: 128 GB, 256 GB
Removable storagenone
Display12.4 inch Touchscreen
PixelSense Display
1536 x 1024, 148 PPI
3:2 Aspect Ratio
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics
SoundOmnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Dual far-field Studio Mics
InputBuilt in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, keyboard, touchpad, fingerprint reader
Sold Separately: mouse, stylus pen
Camera720p HD camera
TouchpadBuilt-in
ConnectivityWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 3
Online servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDrive
Dimensions278.18 mm x 205.67 mm x 15.69 mm
(10.95 in x 8.10 in x 0.62 in)
Mass1,110 grams (2.45 lb)
Related articlesSurface Laptop SE
Websitewww.surface.com

The Surface Laptop Go is a portable computer introduced by Microsoft in October 2020. Marketed as a more affordable alternative to the brand's premium laptops, it is part of the company's Surface line of personal computing devices and the first of its generation.[1]

The laptop was announced alongside updated Surface Pro X models and several Surface accessories on 1 October 2020. Retail availability began on 13 October 2020.[2]

Configuration

Surface Laptop Go Configuration Options[3][4]
Price Tier in USD CPU GPU RAM Internal Storage Color Fingerprint
Consumer Business
550 Does not appear Intel Core i5-1035G1 Intel UHD Graphics 4GB 64 GB eMMC  P  No
700 800 8GB 128GB NVMe SSD  P   B   S  Yes
900 1000 256GB NVMe SSD  P   B   S 
Does not appear 1100 16 GB

 Platinum   Ice Blue   Sandstone 


Features

Hardware

The Surface Laptop Go is a new addition to Microsoft's "Surface" lineup. With a claimed 13-hour battery life (when running Windows 10 S). Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone colors.[7]

It has a 12.4-inch "PixelSense" Display at 1536 × 1024 using a 3:2 aspect ratio with 10-point touch but without Surface Pen support unlike prior Surface devices.[8][9]

The Surface Laptop Go uses a tenth-generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel UHD Graphics. The base model of the device has 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage.[10]

The device has 1 USB-C and 1 USB-A port, alongside a headphone jack and a Surface Connect port for charging. The laptop also has Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.[11]

Select models have a fingerprint power button with Windows Hello.

Software

Surface Laptop Go models ship with a pre-installed 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home in S Mode and a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 365. Users may install software only from the Windows Store. Users can opt out of the S Mode of the OS and upgrade to the Home edition for free or Pro edition for a fee and be able to install apps from outside the Windows Store. Business models come pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro.[12][13]

Timeline

Surface Duo 2Surface DuoSurface Hub 2SSurface HubSurface Studio 2Surface StudioSurface Laptop SESurface Laptop GoSurface Laptop 4Surface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2Surface LaptopSurface Laptop StudioSurface Book 3Surface Book 2Surface BookSurface Pro XSurface Pro 8Surface Pro 7 PlusSurface Pro 7Surface Pro 6Surface Pro (2017)Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface Pro 2Surface ProSurface Go 3Surface Go 2Surface GoSurface 3Surface 2Surface (2012 tablet)
Sources: Microsoft Devices Blog Microsoft Store


References

  1. ^ Gibbs, Samuel (1 October 2020). "Microsoft launches cheaper Surface Laptop Go". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Introducing Surface Laptop Go, new updates to Surface Pro X and new accessories". Microsoft Blog. 1 October 2020.
  3. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop tech specs
  4. ^ Commercial Microsoft Surface Laptop tech specs
  5. ^ "Surface Laptop Go: Our Lightest Business Laptop". Surface for Business. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Surface Laptop Go: Our Lightest Business Laptop". Surface for Business. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Microsoft's new $549 Surface Laptop Go aims to compete with Chromebooks". The Verge. 1 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Surface Pen". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Microsoft Surface Laptop Go – Technical Speficications – Microsoft Surface". www.microsoft.com. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  10. ^ "New Surface Laptop to be called the Surface Laptop Go; 12.45-inch PixelSense Display, up to 13 hours of battery life and Windows 10 in S mode for US$699.99 laptop". Notebook Check. 1 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Surface Laptop Go could be Microsoft's newest laptop — and it may launch this week". LaptopMag. 1 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Microsoft Surface Laptop Go – Technical Speficications – Microsoft Surface". www.microsoft.com. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Surface Laptop Go: Our Lightest Business Laptop". Surface for Business. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
Preceded byNone Surface Laptop Go 1st generation With: Surface Pro X Succeeded byTBA