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Microsoft Surface Go 2 Pentium Gold 4425Y

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Go 2 Pentium Gold 4425Y
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Pentium Gold 4425Y (Surface Go 2 Series)
Processor
Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y 2 x 1.7 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10.5 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1280 pixel 220 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Light sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, USB-C with DisplayPort
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 245 x 175 ( = 0.33 x 9.65 x 6.89 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Virtual or External Keyboard, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
544 g ( = 19.19 oz / 1.2 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.64% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 91%, features: 86%, display: 85% mobility: 88%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Go 2 Pentium Gold 4425Y

80% Microsoft Surface Go 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Windows laptops still have the potential to feel clunky, but this is a great buy if you want the familiarity of fully fledged Microsoft Office software. And despite the weak processor, the Surface Go 2 is surprisingly good way to play older games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go 2 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The new Surface Go is a compelling second-generation device, but question marks remain over its long-term suitability for productivity, particularly on the baseline Intel Pentium Gold model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Surface Go 2 Review: Great mini computer in a tiny niche
Source: Mobile Syrup English
That said, the Surface Go 2 isn’t bad -- it’s just not for me. My concern is that it also doesn’t work for others. The Go 2’s biggest argument is that it runs full Windows, but at this power level I think the benefits of that claim are few. The people who actually need to run full-fledged Windows 10 likely need something more than what the Go 2 offers. And the people who don’t will find lower-cost alternatives powered by Chrome OS, or even Apple’s $429 iPad, more than sufficient.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
55% Surface Go 2 review: Limited Appeal
Source: PC World Australia English
The Surface Go 2 addresses one of the original’s biggest issues, an upgrade but that minimalist approach to iteration only draws attention to the ways in which Microsoft's MicroPC has failed to evolve with the times. Where Apple has invested in making the pitch to treat their tablets as real PCs more compelling than ever, the Surface Go 2 settles for a tired refrain. Like the original, the Surface Go 2 is a decent enough first computer but it's not one you'll want to stick with for too long.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 55%
55% Surface Go 2 review: Limited Appeal
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Surface Go 2 addresses one of the original’s biggest issues, an upgrade but that minimalist approach to iteration only draws attention to the ways in which Microsoft's MicroPC has failed to evolve with the times. Where Apple has invested in making the pitch to treat their tablets as real PCs more compelling than ever, the Surface Go 2 settles for a tired refrain. Like the original, the Surface Go 2 is a decent enough first computer but it's not one you'll want to stick with for too long.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 55%
70% Surface Go 2 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Surface Go 2 looks to be a promising device, with clear potential of being one of the best non-Apple tablets on the market. Pair it up with the Type Cover, and it can even offer some of the benefits of a budget ultrabook. But with very minor improvements since the original, it's probably only worth considering for Surface Go newcomers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Go 2 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 finally realizes the promise of the original Surface Go. Its bigger screen, smaller bezels and longer battery life (with an optional performance boost from the Core m3 CPU) add up to a sub-$800 2-in-1 that can handle a lot. Power users may think twice when looking at how it stacks up against the Pro 7 and the iPad Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the MS Surface Go 2, a 10.5” Windows tablet that’s in many ways a smaller Surface Pro. The Go 2 has a .5” larger display and updated CPU options from the previous version. This small fanless tablet is about the same size as an iPad Pro 11”, and it weighs 1.2 lb. / 544g. Pricing starts at $399 but the $100-$130 Type Cover keyboard and $100 Surface Pen aren’t included. The Windows 10 tablet starts out in S mode but you can switch it to Windows 10 Home mode easily and for free. The base model has a 1.7 GHz Pentium Gold 4425Y and the high end model has a Core m3 and optional 4G LTE. The Pixel Sense IPS display has a 3:2 aspect ratio with touch and N-Trig pen support. The Surface Go 2 has a Surface Connect port compatible with the Surface Dock and Surface Dock 2, a USB-C Gen. 1 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot under the kickstand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2020
Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: A gorgeous, pricey tablet with a decent CPU
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Our rating reflects how we feel about the Microsoft Surface Go 2: polite applause, with reservations. We can’t ignore a relatively low-cost Surface that’s optimized for videoconferencing as well as everyday web and office work. Keep in mind, though, that for $170 more than our review unit, you can buy a 8GB RAM/128GB SSD version of the Surface Pro 7, with a bigger screen and keyboard and a more powerful processor, though without LTE.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/11/2020

Foreign Reviews

87% Microsoft Surface Go 2 mehr Display für das preisgünstige Windows-Tablet
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 91% features: 86% display: 85% mobility: 88%
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Das beste Windows-Tablet mit 10 Zoll
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2020
90% Das perfekte OneNote Tablet
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Microsofts Nicht-iPad
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
Erste Eindrücke zum neuen Tablet von Microsoft
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2020
70% Surface Go 2: chi troppo vuole, nulla stringe
Source: Saggiamente Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Surface Go 2 ra mắt: Giá từ 399 USD, màn hình 10.5 inch, cấu hình nâng cấp
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Good price; big screen; powerful hardware; nice display; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2020
68% Microsofts Surface Go 2 fyller en nisch, men för vem är den nischen?
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 68%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Amber Lake Y-series processors (5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with up to 1000 MHz depending on the CPU Model.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Pentium 4425Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.7 GHz (fixed, no Turbo Boost) with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter and is manufactured in a 14 nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.5":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.544 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


73.64%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06- 4)