Microsoft unveils the new Surface Laptop Go and updates the Surface Pro X

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Microsoft unveiled two new laptops, the Surface Laptop Go, and the second-generation version of the Premium Surface Pro X as a budget-oriented model starting at $549.

The Surface Go is an affordable model of the more expensive Surface Laptop. This Notebook is coming with a 12.4-inch touch screen display, and it has a resolution of 1536×1024. Iit has an Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor with an Intel UHD Graphics, which is coupled with a 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X memory with 64GB eMMC or 128/256GB SSD SSD storage options.

The laptop is available in three colour options – Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum. Surface Laptop Go uses a polycarbonate composite resin system with aluminium lids and fibreglass, and a 30% recycled content base.

The surface Go laptop has 1x USB-C, 1x USB-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack, and Surface Connect port for connectivity options. In addition, you will get a 720p f2.0 webcam, speakers with Dolby Audio and dual far-field microphones. The laptop has featured the fingerprint sensor to log in.

The price of the Surface Laptop Go set for $550 for the base variant with 4GB memory and 64GB eMMC, and it will be priced at $700 for the 8GB memory and 128GB SSD model, and for 8GB memory and 256GB SSD variant will be priced at $900

The new Surface Pro X is an update of last year’s model and is an ARM-based Windows device. This new variant comes with a 13-inch touchscreen display with 2880×1920 resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio. The device has two custom chipsets, last year’s Microsoft SQ1 and Qualcomm’s new SQ2. Microsoft does not provide details on these chipsets, but since it based the SQ1 on the Snapdragon 8cx, it may base the SQ2 on the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. This is further confirmed by the GPU specification with Adreno 685 in SQ1.

The SQ2 is equipped with the Adreno 690, similar to the 8cx and 8cx Gen2, respectively. Microsoft claims a battery life of 15 hours. Surface Pro X has an option of 8GB and 16GB LPDDR4x memory. On the storage front, you can choose 128, 256, and 512GB removable M.2 2230 SSDs.

However, according to Microsoft, the driver does not appear to be user-replaceable, as Microsoft technicians can only remove the driver. Hardware is ARM-based, so the device ships with Windows 10 Home on ARM.

The Surface Pro X has a 5MP front camera for 1080p video and a separate camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition. There is a 10MP camera for recording 4K video on the back. It also has dual Fairfield microphones with Dolby audio and 2W stereo speakers. The Surface Pro X has Gigabit LTE, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 with 2x USB-C port, Surface Connect port, Nano-rim and eSIM support.

we expect The Surface Pro X to be available in six variants, of which only two use the new Microsoft SQ 2. It includes a 256GB version for $1500 and a 512GB version for $1800.

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