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Microsoft unveils the new Surface Laptop Go

By Cookie Monster - on 11 Oct 2020, 10:54am

Microsoft unveils the Surface Laptop Go, pre-orders start today

Note: This article was first published on 1 Oct 2020.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go.

As expected, Microsoft today announced the lightest and most affordable Surface Laptop yet. 

The existing Surface Laptop 3 is a solid workhorse, but it's not exactly as light as some of the super slim and light ultraportable notebooks out there and is a little on the expensive side of things, while the Surface Go 2 is a bit too small and underpowered for serious work. Here is where the new Surface Laptop Go slips in between both models.

The Surface Laptop Go has a sleek, streamlined design that weighs only 1.11kg. It has a 12.45-inch PixelSense Display with a resolution of 1,536 x 1,024 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio. The screen resolution isn't in the same class as the Surface Laptop 3 but the Surface Laptop go is more for value seekers wanting a reasonably sized screen to work with.

Powered by the 10th-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Ice Lake) quad-core processor, the Surface Laptop Go comes in 4/8GB RAM and 64GB eMMC drive/128GB SSD/256GB SSD configurations. Select models have a fingerprint power button with One Touch sign-in via Windows Hello. 

The Surface Laptop Go is stated to have a battery life of up to 13 hours. It supports fast charging, which can refuel the battery to 80% in just over an hour! It comes with 1 x USB-C port, 1 x USB-A port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and 1 x Surface Connect port.

Other specs include Windows 10 Home operating system in S mode, a large precision glass trackpad, a full-size backlit keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0, a 720p HD f/2.0 front-facing camera, dual far-field Studio Mics and Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. 

Starting from US$549, the Surface Laptop Go is available for pre-order now in select markets online and it will be coming to major retailers from 13 October. Three colour finishes are available: Ice Blue, Platinum and Sandstone.

No news yet of local pricing but it is said to be coming to Singapore sometime in November. We'll be sure to update this space once we get more details.