Earlier this month, we caught wind that Microsoft was building a new, smaller Surface laptop later this year, reportedly with a 12.5-inch display. And now, two generally reliable sources are suggesting that Microsoft announce it tomorrow, October 1st.
It is called Surface Laptop Go, according to this WinfutureRoland Quandt, Who looked at a listing with Windows 10 Pro priced at less than € 649 (about $ 750 USD), which is significantly less expensive than the Surface Laptop 3 starting price of $ 999. Quandt estimates that versions with Windows 10 Home may be priced even lower.
WalkingCat, often reliable with Microsoft rumors, Tweeted in mid-September The company may hold on September 30 or October 1 to announce surface equipment, and Quandt says tomorrow is now the expected day.
Of course, this low price suggests that you won’t necessarily get the latest and greatest specs. Quandt says we’re looking at a 1536 x 1024-pixel LCD screen (still with that huge 3: 2 aspect ratio, though!), A last-gen Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake processor, and 4GB of RAM. There is as little as 64 GB storage. They also say that Microsoft may have re-priced that 64GB of storage by making a relatively slow eMMC instead of that SATA or NVMe-based PCI-Express SSD.
Surface Laptop Go: 12.45in 1536x1024px PixelSense LCD, Intel Core i5-1035G1, 4 / 8GB, 64/128 / 256GB (64 only eMMC), 13h battery. USB-A / C, Surface Connect, 3.5mm, 11xx grams. Silver, Blue, Gold.
– Roland Quandt (@rquandt) September 30, 2020
In the Fuller post, Quandt says that we are also expecting Wi-Fi 6 and a fingerprint reader baked into the power button with Windows Hello support for fast logs. If true, the 13-hour battery also looks good.
We are very keen to see what kind of design and value Microsoft can bring to the range of $ 700- $ 800. We like the Surface Laptop 3, we like the Surface Go 2 tablet, and it can also be faster and less damaging than the Surface Go 2 for a little extra money.