Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5″ Laptop-Tablet Hybrid
Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Go 2
Here are the specs of the Microsoft Surface Go 2 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||2-in-1 convertible laptop PC
2-in-1 means the laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC.
2-in-1 PC with detachable keyboard
It can transform itself into a tablet PC by detaching the keyboard deck.
The device can be used as a tablet, without a keyboard connected to it.
Ultraportable (small laptop)
The light weight and small dimensions make this ultraportable laptop easy to carry around or travel with.
It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
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.
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||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Check with the laptop seller whether the active pen is included in the package.
|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
The 3:2 aspect ratio makes the screen taller than the common 16:9 ratio. 3:2 is more suitable for document editing and productivity than the video-centric 16:9.
|About Laptop Display||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 games.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||4GB RAM
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
|Data Storage||64GB eMMC
A very small but usable capacity.
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)
This computer optionally comes with a keyboard deck. The optional keyboard has backlit keys for easier typing in the dark. There's no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface (optional)
The keyboard deck with touchpad featuring left and right click buttons built into the surface is optional on this model.
Active digitizer pen (optional)
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|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
Besides the usual frontal camera, this device features a rear cam as well. The cameras feature 5 and 8 Megapixel sensors, respectively.
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
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.
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 can deliver 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 connectivity (optional)
This laptop optionally comes with support for 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity.
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.|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 in S mode
Windows 10 in S mode is a very secure but limited Windows version that can't run every Windows program. It is upgradeable free-of-charge to full Windows 10, supporting all modern Windows programs. You can also upgrade to Windows 11, if the hardware requirements are met. More info on windows.com.
A typical laptop warranty.
|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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