Microsoft has officially announced its new laptop as the Surface Laptop Go. This is a shortened version of the Surface Laptop 3 with a cheaper price, starting from only 549 USD.
To cut costs, Microsoft was forced to cut some details on the Surface Laptop Go. For example, in terms of design, instead of being made of monolithic aluminum like the Surface Laptop 3, the Surface Laptop Go has only the shell on the screen surface is made of aluminum, the rest of the base (contains the keyboard and components. ) will be made of plastic.
The screen of the Surface Laptop Go is 12.5 inches smaller, the resolution of 1536×1024 is also lower than the Surface Laptop 3. One detail that is not left out is touch: the screen of the Laptop Go supports multi-touch 10 finger.
Surface Laptop Go is equipped with Intel Core i5-1035G1 (4-core, 8-thread) chip. With Intel just announcing its 11th generation of chips, this is clearly a pity for the Surface Laptop Go. However, because it is a cheap product, plus the Core i5-1035G1 is still a very good chip, perhaps users do not need to be too concerned.
What users need to care more about is the amount of RAM and internal memory. The $ 549 version has just 4GB of RAM and the standard 64GB of storage eMMC is sluggish. Luckily, users will have the option to upgrade to 8 / 16GB RAM and 128GB / 256GB SSD.
Another detail omitted on the Surface Laptop Go is the infrared camera, so users will not be able to sign in with their face like previous Surface devices. Fortunately, Microsoft still integrates the Surface Laptop Go fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button.
In terms of connectivity, Surface Laptop Go includes 1 USB-C port, 1 USB-A port, 1 Surface Connect port and headphone jack. The machine supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.
As noted above, the Surface Laptop Go starts at $ 549 for the 4GB RAM variant and 64GB internal storage. The machine will be officially sold from October 13.