Just yesterday I reported on a leak of Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go 2 via a Korean retailer. It was clear such a leak meant the device was close to launching. I also speculated that the announcement would be small as this is an entry-level product. Well, both those points were true as Microsoft has today announced the Laptop Go 2 with a simple press release.
Much of the information that has been leaking online recently was accurate. In terms of design, this is mostly the same aesthetic as the original model that arrived two years ago. That means the same 12.4-inch touch display with the 3:2 aspect ratio Microsoft is known for. The resolution on the panel is 1536 x 1024.
Measurements are mostly the same at 10.95 x 8.12 x 0.62 inches and a weight of 2.5 points. As the entry-level model of the Surface Laptop range, the Go 2 has a price of $599.99.
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.
Regarding specs, the new laptop has an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU and starts at 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD storage. Customers can configure the Laptop Go 2 up to 16GB of RAM and a 256GB drive.
Elsewhere, battery life is getting a boost up to 13.5 hours (from 13 hours), while color options are green / gray “sage” color, which joins the preexisting blue, sandstone, and platinum options. It is also worth noting the Surface Laptop Go 2 ships with Windows 11.
Tip of the day: The Windows Clipboard history feature provides the functionality across device, space, and time, letting you copy on one computer and paste the text days later on a different PC. All of it is possible via the Windows 10 clipboard manager, which lets you view, delete, pin, and clear clipboard history at will.
In our tutorial we show you how to enable the feature, clear clipboard history, and enable/disable clipboard sync to meet your preferences. You can also create a clear clipboard shortcut for quick removal of stored content.