Microsoft Announces the Surface Laptop Go and Surface Pro X Updates


Whether you’re working from home or commuting back to the office, Microsoft has designed a Surface for all environments and workplaces. From makeshift home offices to virtual classrooms, Microsoft introduces the Surface Laptop Go that can handle everyday tasks with ease. Microsoft also provides updates to the Microsoft Surface Pro X, which was first introduced last year.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go

With the balance of performance, battery life, and style in mind, Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go. This 12.4" laptop features a PixelSense screen with 1536 x 1024 resolution and 10-point touch support. For performance, the Surface Laptop Go features a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor and up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. For storage, there can be up to a 256GB SSD for fast boot times. Visuals are handled by integrated Intel® UHD Graphics. Weighing about 2.45 pounds, the Surface Laptop Go has a base made of polycarbonate composite resin with glass fiber and 30% consumer recycled content, while the top and keyboard cover are made of aluminum. You can log into your Surface Laptop Go via One Touch with the Fingerprint Reader Power button (the Core i5/4GB/64GB configuration not included). You can also use Windows Hello sign in, as well.

Microsoft 12.4" Multi-Touch Surface Laptop Go
Microsoft 12.4" Multi-Touch Surface Laptop Go

Connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). The chiclet-style keyboard features 1.3mm key travel and a precision trackpad with five-finger multi-touch gesture support. You can also connect compatible peripherals and accessories wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0. The webcam features a 720p HD f2.0 camera for clear video chats. Your voice will be picked up with the dual far-field Studio Mics, while audio is played back on Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium support. There is a Surface Connect port, a USB Type-C port, and a USB Type-A port, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack. Windows 10 Home in S Mode is the installed operating system.

Microsoft Surface Pro X

Introduced last October, the Microsoft Surface Pro X gets several upgrades for 2020. The biggest upgrade is the addition of the Microsoft SQ2 processor, which delivers more multitasking power than its predecessor, the Microsoft SQ1. The Surface Pro X also now comes in a Platinum finish, in addition to the Matte Black finish. The Surface Pro X has a 13" PixelSense Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution and 10-point touch support, complete with thin bezels for an all-screen design. Speaking of design, the chassis is built with signature anodized aluminum and has carbon composite fan-less thermal cooling to keep the Surface Pro X cool and quiet. It also offers two USB 3.2 Gen 2 USB Type-C ports. For RAM and storage, the Surface Pro X can have up to 16GB of RAM and up to a 512GB SSD.

Microsoft 13" Multi-Touch Surface Pro X
Microsoft 13" Multi-Touch Surface Pro X

For connectivity, the Surface Pro X features a Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, which supports up to Gigabit LTE Advanced Pro4 with nanoSIM and eSIM support (data plans sold separately). The Surface Pro X also supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) for wireless Internet access, while Bluetooth 5.0 allows you to connect compatible accessories and peripherals wirelessly. There is also a 5MP front camera with Full HD 1080p video for clear video chats and a 10MP rear camera with autofocus and Full HD 1080p and 4K video recording. Audio is recorded with dual far-field Studio Mics and played back with 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio. There is also a Surface Connect port and a Surface Keyboard connector port. The Surface Pro X can also be used with the Surface Pen and the Surface Dial (both sold separately), allowing you to sketch, draw, and more. Windows 10 Home on ARM is the installed operating system.

Microsoft is also pushing software improvements to all Surface Pro X owners, which increases the battery life with up to 15 hours of typical usage (may vary), increases the number of key app partners, and updates and optimizes Visual Studio Code for developers.

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