Microsoft looks set to announce an updated version of its compact Surface Laptop Go, according to an early listing of retailers from Korea.
The biggest change with the Surface Laptop Go 2 seems to be its new 11th Gen Intel processor (an i5-1135G7), which replaces the 10th Gen model found in the original 2020 laptop. The Go 2 will ship with Windows 11 this time around, and a Google Translate of the retailer’s page says its webcam will have “enhanced HD camera performance.” Pre-orders are set to open on June 2, so an official announcement might not be far away. WinFuture previously reported that the laptop could have a starting price of $650.
Otherwise, the new laptop appears to be very similar to its predecessor. It still has a 12.4-inch screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, the same selection of ports (USB-A, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a port for the proprietary charger from Microsoft) and a fingerprint sensor that is still integrated into the power button on some models. There’s no sign of a backlit keyboard, which was an unfortunate omission on the first Laptop Go.
The retailer listing suggests it will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, like last time, but the specs for its base model are less clear. The original Surface Laptop Go started out with 4GB/64GB, but a previous report of WinFuture suggests that this build might start with 128GB of storage. According to the retailer’s listing, the Laptop Go 2 is rated to deliver 13.5 hours of use per charge.
The Surface Laptop Go is marketed as the affordable entry to Microsoft’s Surface laptop line and is designed to compete with Chromebooks popular with students. But we were less impressed with the original model, which offered limited specs and features at an uncompetitive price.