Microsoft has officially announced its new Surface Laptop Go 2 today after it previously showed up on the website of a retailer. The successor to the 2020 Surface Laptop Go is available for pre-order today, and it’s also available in a new greenish Sage finish.
“In addition to Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum, we’re excited to offer Surface Laptop Go 2 in a fresh Sage color. Inspired by subtle nature tones, Sage carries green and gray notes with a hint of blue. In the natural light, you’ll notice the soft reflection of the premium aluminum material”, explained Pete Kyriacou, CVP, Microsoft Devices.
The original Surface Laptop Go combined the premium-looking Surface design with an affordable price, and the Surface Laptop Go 2 keeps iterating on that formula. Microsoft kept the same 12.4-inch 3:2 touch display with a 1536 x 1024 resolution, as well as the 2.48 pounds chassis that uses a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate on the base. The company also made the Keyset and Trackpad, display, and battery replaceable, in addition to the SSD.
The Surface Laptop Go 2 comes with a quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, and it’s also the first Surface device to integrate a Pluton security chip. The improved HD camera still provides enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello sign-in, and there’s also an optional Fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button on high-end Surface Laptop Go 2 models.
The consumer version of the Surface Laptop Go 2 comes with Windows 11 Home, and it can be configured with either 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The commercial version comes with either Windows 11 Pro or Windows 10 Pro, and it can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM.
Microsoft promises up to 13.5 hours of battery on the Surface Laptop Go 2, with the 39W power supply being capable of charging it to 80% in just over an hour. The new laptop also comes with the same selection of ports (one USB-C port, one USB-A port, Surface Connect, and a headphone jack), and it supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
The Surface Laptop Go 2 starts at $599 for the base model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is $50 more expensive than the original Surface Laptop Go. It’s available for pre-order today on the Microsoft Store and Best Buy, with shipments starting on June 7. You can visit the Surface for business page to learn more about how to purchase the commercial version of the Surface Laptop Go 2.