Surface Laptop Go would be the name of the new laptop that Microsoft would incorporate into its own line of hardware destined for the mid-range in price and performance.
Weeks past we brought you to forward the development of a low-cost Surface laptop and different media insist that it is a real team that will be announced this week along with the second generation of the Surface Pro X.
Surface Laptop Go
This new team makes sense even in the name and in fact by that denomination we bet in the previous article. Developed under the code name “Sparti”, it would be a variant of the current laptop Laptop 3 and as a product, it would fill the gap between the Surface Go 2 (the best Windows tablet) and the Surface Pro 7, the most successful of all hardware from Microsoft as a star of the 2 in 1.
Surface Laptop Go would be a light and slim classic laptop with a 12.5-inch screen. Microsoft would not skimp on build quality and finishes and would keep the magnesium chassis that it uses throughout the Surface line.
All variants of the notebook would use a 10th generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, a 10nm chip, but with integrated Intel HD graphics, without more powerful Iris Plus graphics or dedicated graphics.
The basic configuration would be intended for the education segment and would have 4 Gbytes of RAM and 64 Gbytes of flash storage for internal storage. Really rare for a typical user, but aimed at lowering costs to offer a sale price of $ 699.
The company would also save costs by eliminating the IR camera for Windows Hello, replaced by a fingerprint sensor mounted on the power button for biometric authentication.
Microsoft would offer other superior memory and storage configurations and include advanced connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 in all cases. The base version could run Windows 10 Home in S mode, while the more expensive SKUs would be offered with Windows 10 Pro.
Surface Laptop Go would reach the market at a good time since the sale of laptops is growing this year to cover the needs of computer equipment for teleworking and study tasks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The economic consequences of it are still unquantifiable, but harsh, and consumers are likely to put – even more – price as the main purchase criterion.
This is where Microsoft’s mid-range laptop would come in. We await official confirmation to present it to you in detail.