Microsoft Surface Go: Best Lightweight Laptop

Microsoft had an announcement they came out and they updated the surface pro x to make it a bit faster and they also introduced a couple of new colours for their smart type cover keyboards. But the bigger announcement is one that we’re really excited about and that’s the new Surface Laptop Go the reason why we’re so excited is because of its price point this is like a 550 dollar Ultrabook with an i5 processor, not the dinky processor that comes in the Surface Go two in one but an actual 10th gen ice lake processor.

General Info

Surface Laptop Go
SeriesSurface Go
BrandMicrosoft
Weight1.11 Kg
OSWindows 10 Pro
Dispay12.4 Inch
TypeLaptop

Now even though it looks the same, they didn’t make some sacrifices on the material like, it is an all-aluminum laptop. The Surface Laptop Go is going to have aluminum on the top but polycarbonate on the bottom. We don’t think that’s a big deal quite frankly you don’t really look at the bottom of your laptop. And polycarbonate is lighter and the surface laptop goes only going to weigh 2.45 pounds.

Display

Surface Laptop Go
Display TypePixelSense
Display Size12.4 Inches
Display Resolution1536 x 1024 Pixels
Display TouchscreenYes
ColourPlatinum

In order to get it down to this price point they obviously had to make some sacrifices one being that the display size is not going to be 13.5 inches but 12.45. So a little smaller reduces the resolution to about 1536 by 1024, so only 180 pixels per inch compared to 201 on the surface laptop 3. They removed windows hello facial recognition you still get a webcam but you don’t get the recognition. If you want to log in securely if you can buy one model up to the 699 models, you can get a fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button.

Specification

Surface Laptop Go
Processor NameIntel Core i5-1035G1 (10th Gen)
Dimensions278 x 205 x 15.69 mm
RAM8/16 GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage128/256 SSD

Performance

Surface Laptop Go
Graphic ProcessorIntel® UHD Graphics
ProcessorUHD Graphics

Now if you’re looking at this there are three models the entry-level model is $550 but the problem is it only comes with 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of storage and we’re talking about eMMC storage, so it’s not going to be very fast. Our suggestion is to take a look at the 699 model which gets you 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of SSD storage. If you go for that model that also means you get the fingerprint scanner embedded into the power button.

Multimedia

Surface Laptop Go
Web-cam720p HD f2.0 camera
SpeakersDolby Audio Premium
Microphone JackDual far Mics
Wireless LanWiFi 6: 802.11ax
Bluetoothv5.0
Memory SlotsYes
HDMI PortsYes
Ethernet PortsYes
Finger Print ReaderNo

Battery

Surface Laptop Go
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery BackupUp to 13 Hours

Conclusion

Microsoft is obviously aiming this right at Chromebooks but we still think like if you’re going to school having a windows laptop, having access to basically any app you want is a lot more attractive than a Chromebook like don’t get us wrong, Chromebooks are great, but surface go gives you more versatility. And we think for 699 dollars the specs you get with this with a very familiar and similar design to the surface laptop 3. A lot of students and individuals are going to be very attracted to this great laptop if you don’t want to buy the surface laptop 3.

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