Microsoft Surface Go 2 tablet that released last year is proved to be more than wealthier alternative to iPads & any Galaxy tabs. And in 2020 Microsoft is back with an updated model called the Surface Go 2 which has few new updates from its previous models to better the user experience. The Microsoft Surface Go 2 costs INR 42,999 in India market. The high price is also due to the additional Surface Go Type Cover, the mouse, the pen. Anyway here is the in depth review of Microsoft Surface Go 2.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Features
Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a 10.5 inches model that is ideal to carry with you all day long. It’s very compact that you can put it in a decent sized handbag or undoubtedly in a backpack. The Surface Go is improved for everyday tasking, for streaming movies or music, shopping, browsing and much more. The storage include eMMC drive with a 64GB SSD. The screen is a 10.5 inches PixelSense™ Display with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The processor on Surface Go you get Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4425Y, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 Processor. The battery on this device is said to last for as long as 10 hours which is a huge thing. The Surface Go 2 comes with 1-year limited hardware warranty.
The tablet weighs 544 grams (not including Type Cover) although slapping on the Surface Go Type cover adds tiny bit of extra weight. But Microsoft Surface Go 2 is an incredibly light and slim device. The Surface Go Type Cover will help protect the screen from damage or scratch as it completely covers the screen during transport. Since the tablet has a typical dull silver metallic finish, the red popping color of the Surface Type Cover makes it catchy and attractive. It is a soft felt material. The keys are of plastic and as long as the keypad is a flat surface it is comfortable to work with, be it on a table or on your lap. You can budge out the old kickstand on the back of the Surface Go like a laptop if you are working from a table. Pretty simple & straightforward. One teeny complain is that there seems to be a connectivity issue between keyboard & the tablet as its not 100% seamless.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 has a proper USB Type-C port as well as a MicroSD slot for expanding the 128GB storage on the way. Also there’s a headphone jack & Microsoft’s power port for fast charging. On this, you get Windows S pre-installed for security purposes and you can update it to its full version at your pace. You get Windows Hello face authentication camera as well. So you can unlock your device using your webcam. It offers a 5 megapixel webcam that does a good job for video interaction like Skype or Zoom call. Also a 8.0MP autofocus camera at the back capable of recording 1080p HD video The creative apps are also very smooth & fun to work on this device. The colors are reasonably natural but the contrast could be better. The Surface Go also comes with dual studio mics and a 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ support for grans movie watching & music experience.