Just like expected, Microsoft announced the brand-new Surface Laptop today, a brand new device that’s supposed to bring the signature Surface features for less money range.
The Surface Laptop Go, which is obtainable in Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum, starts from $549.99, which is designed to provide individuals with a far more premium device that doesn’t cost a small fortune.
“Our goal is to design a Surface for every person, work style and location. To provide every person inside your household or organization a laptop that’s not only something you require to use, but something desire to use. A virtual office you need to maintain, a virtual classroom that engages you to definitely learn, a place you can play your favorite game or watch a film – with a bright vibrant screen, a fluid and comfy keyboard, high quality cameras and mics, and also the versatility of touch screens,” Pete Kyriacou, VP, Microsoft Devices, explains.
The Surface Laptop Go looks exactly like a Microsoft Surface device, only that it arrives with a 12.4-inch PixelSense display having a resolution of 1536×1024 and 32 aspect ratio.
Just as rumored, power comes from the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor that is combined with either 4GB or 8GB RAM. Interestingly, Microsoft says a 16GB version would also be offered, though no specifics are available at this point, so there’s an opportunity this would be available through the company’s business channels.
For storage, the Surface Laptop Go includes 64GB eMMC around the base model, but the upgraded versions can be designed with 128GB or 256GB SSD storage. The graphics card is an Intel UHD Graphics board.
Surface Laptop Go doesn’t have a facial recognition camera to power Windows Hello, but instead it features a fingerprint sensor for any new feature called One Touch register. However, worth knowing would be that the 4GB RAM version with 64GB storage doesn’t come with this fingerprint sensor.
“For a quick and secure sign-in, select models of Surface Laptop Go have a Fingerprint Power Button with One Touch sign-in through Windows Hello. One Touch sign-in also provides fast, secured access to OneDrive Personal Vault files and much more so that you can begin quickly and be productive,” Microsoft explains.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go comes with Windows 10 Home in S mode enabled by default, but users can also upgrade to Windows 10 Pro as needed. Furthermore, the top Laptop Go for businesses includes Windows 10 Pro pre-loaded.
“Surface Laptop Choose consumers comes with Windows 10 Home in S mode to create you the powerful Windows features you use most at exceptional value. If you want additional enterprise management and security tools for that workplace, you can switch to Windows 10 Pro or purchase Surface Laptop Choose Business. Windows 10 Home in S mode works exclusively with apps and programs from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories which are suitable for Windows 10 Home in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode can be obtained,” Microsoft says.
When it comes to life of the battery, the Surface Laptop Go provides to 13 hours of typical device usage, which is pretty good given the specs of the device. However, it’d be interesting to find if the same autonomy is offered with Windows 10 Pro too.
And last but not least, in terms of connectivity you get one USB-C port, one USB-A, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and one Surface Connect port.
The brand new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is available for pre-order today in the United States, with shipping to kick off on October 13.