We judge laptops on a scale of 10, analyzing the categories we think are most important: design, display, and performance. Here’s how the Microsoft Surface Go 2 stacks up.
On the surface, there aren’t a whole lot of differences between Microsoft’s latest 2-in-1 laptop and its predecessor.
As you’d expect, the all-new Surface Go 2 is a nicer machine overall that packs a more powerful processor and a larger 10.5-inch touchscreen — fortunately without increasing the base model’s $399 asking price.
• Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y or eighth-generation Intel Core m3 dual-core processor
• 10.5-inch PixelSense display
• 4/8 GB of RAM; 64 GB eMMC or 128 GB SSD
• One USB-C port, Surface Connector, MicroSD card reader, headphone jack
• LTE connectivity available for extra charge
I spent a few days testing the Microsoft Surface Go 2. Although I couldn’t use it on the go like the name implies I should, I did my best to use it for the tasks you’d likely be using it for. I used it to stay in touch with family and colleagues, to get some work done away from my desk, and for entertainment purposes.