Almost exactly a year after hosting its big Surface event, where the company launched the Surface Duo, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft now unveiled a couple of new products for its Surface lineup. One of the most noteworthy products announced today is the new Surface Laptop Go — the company’s most affordable laptop so far. Alongside this device, the company also announced the new Surface Pro X with SQ2 processor based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go offers a sleek and durable metal finish that gives it a premium feel. The laptop has a 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen with narrow bezels, an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a resolution of 1536 x 1024 pixels. It comes with a full-size keyboard that offers 1.3mm of key travel for a comfortable typing experience. Like other products in the Surface Laptop series, the Surface Laptop Go also arrives with a fingerprint scanner built into the power button for Windows Hello biometric authentication. Under the hood, the Surface Laptop Go has Intel‘s 10th-generation Core i5 1035G1 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. The laptop is rated for up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge with fast charging support. The laptop will be available in three colors — Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum. The Surface Laptop Go is available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store in the US.
Surface Pro X
Microsoft has essentially upgraded the top-end SKUs of last year’s Surface Pro X with its new SQ2 processor and introduced a new Platinum color option for the device. As expected, Microsoft’s new SQ2 processor has designed in collaboration with Qualcomm and it’s based on the company’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 platform. Microsoft claims that its new SQ2 chip is the fastest processor in its class, which is capable of offering better performance while using less battery. To further improve the Surface Pro X’s performance, Microsoft has also made some enhancements to Windows on ARM. These include updates and optimizations to the Visual Studio Code for Windows on ARM, which is expected to boost overall performance. The updated Microsoft Surface Pro X with the company’s new SQ2 processor is already up for pre-order on the Microsoft Store in select regions.
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