Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5″ Laptop-Tablet Hybrid

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Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Go 2

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Brand Microsoft
Laptop type Convertible 2-in-1 laptop

This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.

Convertible 2-in-1 laptop with detachable keyboard

It can transform itself into a tablet PC by detaching the keyboard deck.

Ultraportable (small laptop)

The light weight and small dimensions make this ultraportable laptop easy to carry around or travel with.

Affordable laptop

It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.

Tablet PC
Performance Entry-level performance

This notebook provides a basic computing power. It can be used for the daily home and office tasks, but operation won't be as smooth as on the mid-range or high-performance laptops. On the positive side, entry-level laptops tend to be very power efficient. Read more about performance of the laptop in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen size 10.5-inch

This is a very small display for a laptop or tablet PC.
Screen resolution 1920x1280 pixels

This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.
Touchscreen Yes
Other display specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

Glossy reflective coating

The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.

3:2 aspect ratio (taller screen ratio, more suitable for document editing and productivity than common 16:9)
About laptop displays Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core m3-8100Y (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)

Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 615 integrated graphics

This is an entry-level graphics processor. It’s capable of running only the lightest PC.
System memory (RAM) size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.

8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
Data storage 64GB eMMC

A very small but usable capacity.

128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without number pad (optional)

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface (optional)

Touchscreen

Active digitizer pen (optional)
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Full HD 1080p resolution

This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.

5MP front + 8MP rear

Face-recognition camera

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AX

The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
Ethernet network port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
Video output ports Video out via USB-C

The laptop delivers digital video output via USB-C.
Media card reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Other features 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity (optional)

Surface Connect port

A proprietary Microsoft Surface port for charging, docking, and compatible accessories.
Battery Battery life of "up to 10 hours"

(according to manufacturer)
About battery The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 1.2 pounds
Height 0.3"
Width 9.7"
Depth 6.9"
Casing material Magnesium
Casing color Platinum
Windows version Windows 10 in S mode

Windows 10 Home in S mode is a very secure but limited Windows version that can't run every Windows program. It is upgradeable to full Windows 10 Home, supporting all modern Windows programs. You can also upgrade to Windows 11, if the hardware requirements are met. More info on windows.com.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of release 2020

Laptops released in 2020.
Country / region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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Published on June 10, 2020

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