Microsoft Reveals $599 Surface Laptop Go 2 Launching June 7

From PC Mag: The details leaked yesterday, but today Microsoft made it official—pre-orders are now open for the $599 Surface Laptop Go 2.

If you liked the 2020 Surface Laptop Go, then you'll be pleased to hear the second-generation model is more of the same with a performance, battery, and base storage upgrade.

The Go 2 uses an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 with Iris Xe Graphics, 4/8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and a 128/256GB SSD depending on the model chosen. You may remember the first-gen base model shipped with a 64GB eMMC drive, which Microsoft has thankfully dropped as part of this update.

The screen remains a 12.4-inch PixelSense Display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, 1,536-by-1,024 resolution, and features 10-point multi-touch. Connectivity includes a USB-C port, USB-A port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Connect port, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1. The webcam is still 720p, but Microsoft says it has been improved and complemented with dual Studio Mics. The keyboard keys apparently have 30% more travel than a MacBook Air, and the trackpad is a generous size considering how small this laptop is.

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