7.7/10
Informr score
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows
Processor
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
10.5"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mashable

With a larger display and slightly longer battery life, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a flexible device to power you through work during the day and comfortably binge watch TV at night.

- Brenda Stolyar, Mashable
Input

Sluggish performance, a smaller screen, and average battery life make the Surface Go 2 a non-starter for most people.

- Raymond Wong, Input
Stuff

The price is similar to that of an iPad, but with a little tweak you can try out any Windows 10 app you like. This tablet feels slower than an iPad, and is less easy to use. But with the Type Cover it turns into a neat, if cramped, mini laptop.

- Andrew Williams, Stuff
Tech Advisor

The new Surface Go is a compelling second-generation device, but question marks remain over its long-term suitability for productivity, particularly on the baseline Intel Pentium Gold model.

- Anyron Copeman, Tech Advisor
Wired

The Surface Go 2 will be the perfect laptop-tablet hybrid for some people. Just like how the iPad is the perfect laptop-tablet hybrid for others. One is not necessarily better than the other; they are different tools for different jobs. The iPad is a better tablet thanks to its touch-optimized inter...

- Scott Gilbertson, Wired


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Screen Size
10.5"

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

Processor
1.7 GHz

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

OS

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

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

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

Surface Go 2 Specs

Overview
Release date May 12, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Networks
No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
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
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
No
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, JPG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML, BMP
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Microsoft Surface Go (2nd Gen), Surface Go 2020

Other variations:

Intel Core M3 model
Processor: Intel Core M3
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 128 GB SSD

Weight: 553 grams

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

SIM: Nano SIM

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