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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 29 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...

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

The Surface Go 2 is still a compact companion and very versatile thanks to the full-fledged Windows version. The screen is very good and we also like the optional keyboard. The Surface Go 2 will definitely attract some customers, but many casual users should consider an ARM tablet like the Samsung G...

- Andreas Osthoff, Notebookcheck

The only thing I love about the Go 2 is its design — and the keyboard — both of which are engineering marvels in their own right, and I do wish Apple or Google would simply steal the design for their future tablets. But that really is all there is to like about the Go 2. Performance is nowhere near...

- Anirudh Regidi, Firstpost
The Indian Express

The Surface Go 2 is fast (at least the model I tested), portable, and the speakers are loud. For me, the Surface Go 2 shines because of its form factor and solid performance. I see the Surface Go 2 as the perfect device for someone like a blogger or author. While the Go 2 ships with a “real” desktop...

- Anuj Bhatia, The Indian Express

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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+ megapixel 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
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
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
Hearing Aid Compatible 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
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
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
5+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
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
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
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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