Without too much publicity, Microsoft has released an update to its cheapest laptop Surface Laptop Go. This time the model did not undergo significant changes in appearance, but improved its content. But because of this, the price went up by $50.

Now Microsoft’s chrome competitor has been equipped with a newer 11th generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, improved cooling and webcam (since its resolution is still 720p, we can assume it is image processing). The base model received 4 GB of RAM, and the drive in it now starts at 128 GB, which was the reason for the price increase.

Microsoft has updated its most affordable laptop Surface Laptop Go 2

Other changes include a noticeable increase in battery life (41 W•h), which is now 13.5 hours, which is two hours longer than the previous model. The choice of colors increased, adding the option Sage, leaving Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone. There are also design changes where more details are easier to replace, which should facilitate repair in case of any problems.

Apart from color, there are almost no external changes. The laptop got a touch screen with a diagonal of 12.4 inches with a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. The size of the case is 278.2×206.2×15.7 mm, and the weight is 1.12 kg. The set of connectors is still small: one USB-A and one USB-C, 3.5 mm Jack and a proprietary charging port. You can connect to the network via Wi-Fi 6, and for wireless accessories there is Bluetooth 5.1. And in the power button there is a fingerprint scanner.

Microsoft has updated its most affordable laptop Surface Laptop Go 2

Pre-orders are already available on the company’s website. The base configuration costs $599.