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Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Go 2

Informr score
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 32 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a decent laptop for school use, with a very portable, lightweight build and a battery that lasts more than 8 hours for light productivity tasks. The tall, 3:2 aspect ratio screen gets bright enough to use in very well-lit environments, and the webcam and microphone are...

- Alexander Tozzi, Daniel V. Dijamco, Yann, RTINGS

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is an excellent affordable Windows 10 tablet that features a premium design found in the company's more expensive devices. It offers a slight bump in performance over the original, but it is still rather underpowered – especially the base model. Once you start kitting it o...

- Matt Hanson, TechRadar
Android Authority

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a fantastic little Windows tablet for entertainment and light workloads. The setup can become quite pricey once you throw in Microsoft's accessories, but it's still an attractive and affordable entry point into the Surface line-up.

- Robert Triggs, Android Authority
Top Ten Reviews

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a tablet that offers you the full Windows 10 experience in a well built form with some great features but at a low price. You may pay for that in performance but this is well worth a look with the right spec setup.

- Luke Edwards, Top Ten Reviews

If you want a tablet you can turn into a real-life laptop, The Surface Go is the best in class. Just don’t expect it to match the power of a Surface Pro.

- Tom May, T3

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Screen Size

The Microsoft Surface Go 2's screen size is 10.5 inches with 1920 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.7 GHz

There is a Intel Pentium 4425Y Dual-core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Windows 10 Home in S mode operating system (OS).

8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Microsoft's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Surface Go 2 Specs

Release Date May 12, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Windows 10 Home in S mode

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Processor Intel Pentium 4425Y Dual-core 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display / Screen
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1920 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 220 pixels
Size 10.5 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Power & Battery
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Magnesium alloy
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.5 x 17.5 x 0.83 cm (9.7 x 6.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 544
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Microsoft Surface Go (2nd Gen), Surface Go 2020

Other variations:

Intel Core M3 model
Processor: Intel Core M3
Storage: 128 GB SSD

Weight: 553 grams

Connectivity: Wi-Fi or LTE
GPS: Standalone and assisted GNSS


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