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Leaked Surface Go 2 images confirm design changes, optional 256 GB SSD and compatibility with existing accessories; no ARM model though

The Surface Go 2 will be compatible with existing accessories. (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
The Surface Go 2 will be compatible with existing accessories. (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
Leaked images of the Surface Go 2 confirm that Microsoft has given its new baby 2-in-1 a more modern look. The Surface Go 2 uses the same chassis as its predecessor though, providing backwards-compatibility with existing accessories. However, there is no ARM model and a Core m3-8100Y model will retail for a disappointingly high €629.
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WinFuture and Roland Quandt have given us a first look at the Surface Go 2, the successor to the two-year-old Surface Go. While the new Surface Go retains the chassis of its predecessor, Microsoft has upgraded it to a 10.5-inch display that runs natively at 1,920 x 1,280 pixels.

The net result is that the Surface Go 2 will have slimmer bezels than its predecessor while maintaining its compact form factor and backwards-compatibility with existing accessories. Microsoft is still releasing four new Type Covers alongside the Surface Go 2 though, which WinFuture and Roland Quandt claim will be called Black, Ice Blue, Platinum and Poppy Red. 

Additionally, the Surface Go 2 will feature bezels that are slightly thicker than those on the Surface Pro X but somewhat thinner than those on the Surface Pro 7. As we have previously reported, Microsoft will offer the Surface Go 2 with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity as standard, along with a choice between Pentium Gold 4425Y and Core m3-8100Y processors.

The Pentium edition will only come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage though, while the Core m3 will be available with 8 GB of RAM, either a 128 GB or 256 GB SSD and optional LTE. The LTE and 256 GB model may be marketed as the Surface Go 2 for Business, but that is just our guess. The Surface Go 2 is expected to arrive before the end of the month alongside the Surface Book 3.

Surface Go 2 entry-level Surface Go 2 mid-range Surface Go 2 premium
CPU Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y Intel Core m3-8100Y Intel Core m3-8100Y
RAM 4 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Storage 64 GB eMMC 128 GB SSD 256 GB SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 Wi-Fi 6 & LTE
Price €459 (~US$499/£399) €629 (~US$682/549) Unknown
Surface Go 2 - Ice Blue (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
Surface Go 2 - Ice Blue (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
Surface Go 2 - Poppy Red (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
Surface Go 2 - Poppy Red (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
Surface Go 2 - Black (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)
Surface Go 2 - Black (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 5)