Surface Laptop Go 2 Is Microsoft’s New Budget Windows 11 PC

The unique Floor Laptop computer Go was among the finest laptops for college kids and anybody else not excited about dropping $1,000 or extra on a PC. Now the laptop computer has acquired a much-needed improve.

The Floor Laptop computer Go 2 isn’t radically completely different than the unique mannequin, with the identical 12.4-inch touchscreen and {hardware} design. It’s not a convertible laptop computer (you may’t flip the display screen round and use it like a pill), however the design acquired loads of reward the primary time round. Microsoft says the highest is made from aluminum, with the bottom utilizing a “polycarbonate composite resin system with glass fiber.”

The principle improve is that the CPU is now an Eleventh-generation Intel Core i5-1135G7, which ought to present slight enhance to efficiency and battery life, together with an improved webcam. Microsoft has additionally upgraded the most affordable configuration with 128GB of storage (up from 64GB), and elevated the worth from $550 to $599. A number of the dearer configurations may even have fingerprint scanners on the keyboard.

It’s not all excellent news, although. The bottom mannequin nonetheless solely has 4GB RAM, which isn’t practically sufficient for many duties in 2022, and the display screen has the identical relatively-low decision of 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI). Microsoft additionally hasn’t added a backlit keyboard.

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Floor Laptop computer Go 2 in ‘Sage’ Microsoft

Fortunately, Microsoft is preserving the enjoyable colours round. You’ll be capable of purchase a Floor Laptop computer Go in the identical Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum colours as earlier than, together with a brand new Sage (muted inexperienced) possibility.

Regardless that the interior {hardware} nonetheless isn’t unbelievable, the bottom mannequin continues to be a good possibility for college kids or anybody else who can’t spend just a few hundred extra {dollars} on a MacBook Air or common Floor Laptop computer. There aren’t many different laptops on this worth vary with a Core i5 processor (the Dell Inspiron 3511 is one), and the Floor Laptop computer Go 2 nonetheless has a extra premium design than most of its rivals.

The brand new laptops can be found to pre-order at Finest Purchase and Microsoft’s on-line retailer, and so they’ll begin delivery on June 7.

Supply: Microsoft, TechCrunch

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