When Microsoft is readying a new Surface device, a good source of pre-launch information are retailers. And so it has proved again as the upcoming Surface Laptop Go 2 has leaked through a retail listing in Korea.
This retailer listing shows the device will bring a significant bump in specs but will remain the entry-level Surface Laptop model. According to the leak, the Surface Laptop Go 2 will get a new 11th-gen Intel processor, specifically the i5 1135G7. Of course, the original Surface Laptop Go had a 10th-gen CPU when it launched in 2020.
The new machine will be the first in this series of devices to get Windows 11 out of the box as the original had Windows 10. It seems Microsoft is also boosting the camera to offer HD performance. It seems Microsoft will announce the product soon as the listing says preorders will start on June 2, which is later this week.
I am not expecting a huge reveal from Microsoft. Instead, it is likely a blog post and press release will introduce the Surface Laptop Go 2.
Other notable specs show that the Go 2 will be similar to its predecessor in other areas. For example, the device will still have a 12.4-inch screen with 3:2 aspect ratio. There will also be the same 3.5mm headphone jack, charging port, USB-A, and USB-C. It will also boast a fingerprint sensor in the power button like the first model.
Customers will be able to configure the device up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage on an SSD.
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