Microsoft launched the Surface Go Windows tablet in July of 2018. The new Surface lineup was not updated last year. But it is sure getting a successor this year dubbed as Surface Go 2, that too within a few weeks from now, claims MSPoweruser.
Microsoft Surface lineup of convertibles is popular among business people, artists, and even some developers. The Redmond tech giant introduced a tablet in the series called Surface Go with support for stylus and keyboard in mid-2018.
Though it was released as a competitor to Apple iPads, the king of tablets, it was no close to it in terms of specifications and power. Instead, it focussed on providing the power of the Windows 10 operating system in hands to a niche audience. And it seems to be worked out for Microsoft, at least in the US as they are sold out in the region.
This is why the speculations have begun and even the insiders are suggesting the launch of a new model called Surface Go 2. In February, a benchmark even confirmed the existence of this device powered by the 8th gen Intel Core m3-8100Y dual-core processor. This CPU will not bring much difference in terms of performance but will be at least better than the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y CPU present in the original Surface Go.
Further, just like its predecessor, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 could start at $399 and go up to $650 for the high-end model with LTE. As for availability, it is possible the company might start taking orders in May itself.
Two years ago, Microsoft revealed the Surface Go Windows tablet. It was received with quite the praise among fans of the Surface lineup. However, the tablet lineup is yet to receive a proper successor dubbed Surface Go 2. According to a report from MSPoweruser, this is about to happen in a few weeks from now.
The Surface lineup is quite popular among business users, artists, and developers. The Surface Go tablet comes with a stylus, keyboard and a lot of features that go to this niche of customers. Interestingly enough, it came to compete with Apple’s iPad but wasn’t close to them when it comes to specifications. However, it was able to introduce the tablet features of Windows 10 to users interested in it. It worked in the United States were units got completely sold out.
According to insider sources, the new Surface Go will pack the 8th gen Intel Core m3-8100Y dual-core processor. It won’t be much difference in terms of performance if we compare it with the Pentium Gold 4415Y found in the original Surface Go. The report also suggests a price tag of around $399 for the starting variant. It could reach $650 if you’re looking for the most high-end version of the Surface Go 2 with LTE connectivity. The first units should be available for pre-order in May, and the launch should happen in the same month.
Of course, this is just speculation in the moment based on sources that are familiar with the matter. However, in a world plagued by COVID-19, it’s hard to affirm any launch date right now.