Monday, February 6, 2023

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go – the most affordable Surface laptop is here

Microsoft has introduced its new budget Surface Laptop Go yesterday. The new notebook is designed to be a more affordable alternative for Microsofts premium surface devices. Priced at just $549, the laptop is clearly aimed at potential Chromebook buyers.

But being much affordable comes with its downsides. The device compromises on some specs to get to a lower price point. The device comes with a 12.4-inch display and runs on 1536 x 1024 resolution. The display sports a 3:2 aspect ratio.

Surface Laptop Go comes powered with Intel’s 10th Generation Core i5 1035G1 processors. Can be upgraded up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The base variant of the laptop comes with only 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage.


The device is reported to have up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge. The fast charging feature of the device quickly charges the battery up to 80% in just one hour.

Connectivity include:

  • USB Type-A port
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.0

Other features of the device include a 720p webcam, Studio Mics, Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Tuning.

The Surface Laptop Go also comes with a fingerprint scanner built into the power button for Windows Hello biometric authentication. It will also support one-touch sign-in for other Microsoft services like OneDrive Personal Vault.

Detailed Specifications

Dimensions10.95” x 8.10” x 0.62” (278.18mm x 205.67mm x 15.69mm)
DisplayScreen: 12.4” PixelSense™ Display Resolution: 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI) Aspect ratio: 3:2 Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Memory4GB or 8GB LPDDR4x RAM
Processor10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usage
GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics
StorageeMMC: 64GB 
SSD: 128GB, 256GB 
Connections1 x USB-C® 1 x USB-A 3.5 mm headphone jack 1 x Surface Connect port
SecurityFirmware TPM  Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello one-touch sign-in
One-Touch sign in with Fingerprint Reader Power button (Surface Laptop Go i5/4GB/64GB does not include Fingerprint Power Button.)
Cameras, video and audio720p HD f2.0 camera (front-facing) Dual far-field Studio Mics Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby® Audio™
SoftwareWindows 10 Home in S mode Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
WirelessBluetooth® Wireless 5.0 technology Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
SensorsAmbient light sensor
ExteriorTop: Aluminum
Base: Polycarbonate composite resin system with glass fiber and 30% post-consumer recycled content
Colors: Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum
Weight 2.45 lbs (1,110 g)

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Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


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