Microsoft has unveiled two new computers today, catering to different budgets. The Surface Laptop Go aims to aid budget buyers whereas the Surface Pro X is buyers who go all in. The Go model is an even less expensive version of the popular Surface Laptops and the Pro X is the second generation of the premium lineup.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go
Starting with the display, it features a touchscreen that is 12.4-inch in size with a 3:2 aspect ratio resulting in 1536×1024 resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by a 10th gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor complemented by Intel UHD Graphics. It has got 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X memory and 64GB eMMC or 128/256GB SSD storage.
It features a 720P F/2.0 webcam, dual far-field microphones for video calls, and speakers with Dolby Audio processing for media consumption. The I/O ports include 1x USB-C, 1x USB-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack, and Surface Connect port. The lid is made out of aluminium and the rest is made of polycarbonate composite resin system with glass fibre and 30% post-consumer recycled content. It’s available in Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum colours.
The Surface Laptop Go is running Windows 10 Home in S mode and is priced at $550 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage variant. AT $700 it comes with 8GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. If you want the one with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage it will cost you $900.
Microsoft Surface Pro X
The new Surface Pro X is the successor to last year’s model and its ab ARM-based Windows tablet. The display features a 13-inch touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 2880×1920 resolution. It will be powered by the Microsoft SQ1 SoC or the new SQ2 build by Qualcomm. These are the derivates of the Snapdragon 8cx and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 respectively. The Microsoft SQ2 comes with Adreno 690 to handle graphic-intensive tasks.
It comes with either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128, 256, or 512GB of removable M.2 2230 SSD storage. The OS will be based on Windows 10 Home on the ARM.. The company claims it can deliver up to 15 hours of battery life. It comes with dual cameras on the front. One is a 5 MP camera for 1080P video calls and the other for Windows Hello face authentication. As its a tablet, there is a 10MP snapper that supports up to 4K video recording. There are two far-field microphones and 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio too.
Regarding the connectivity options, it comes with 2x USB-C ports, Surface Connect port, Gigabit LTE with nanoSIM and eSIM support, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0. It supports the Surface Pro X keyboard from last year and now comes in three new colours – Platinum, Ice Blue, and Poppy Red. Both the keyboard and the Surface Slim Pen is sold for $104 and $145 separately.
There are a total of six versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro X out of which only two comes with the new Microsoft SQ2. The one with SQ2 and 256GB storage and 16GB of RAM is priced at $1500. For the 512GB version, you will have to spend a total of $1800. It will be available in Back or Platinum colours and is already available for pre-order.