Microsoft will not, as usual, not lie to the rumors. The firm has indeed lifted the veil on the Surface Laptop Go , a small laptop that could well overshadow these good old Chromebooks.
The Surface Laptop Go is clearly not aimed at gamers, or even videographers looking for a nomadic machine to mount their projects on the go.
The computer is primarily aimed at people looking for a lightweight, discreet and – above all – accessible laptop.
The Surface Laptop Go is official, a new path considered by Microsoft
With a starting price of $ 549 in the United States, it is indeed one of the cheapest computers in the range. And the only one to overshadow him on this ground, ultimately, is the Surface Go … at least when taken without a keyboard.
Because the Surface Laptop Go is actually closer to the Surface Laptop. The screen and the frame are thus inseparable from each other and it will not be possible to separate them.
Still, the services offered by the laptop are convincing. It inherits in fact the finishes of other devices in the range, with a very interesting monolithic appearance and which is somewhat reminiscent of the Surface Book. Microsoft has even taken the concept to color the keys and the touchpad in a color close to the chassis. Three colors will also be offered: silver, blue or rose gold.
The technical sheet depends of course on the model chosen, but it still has some good surprises.
Three configurations to choose from
The Surface Laptop 3 thus has a 12.4-inch screen, a screen limited to a resolution of 1,536 x 1,024. It therefore misses Full HD and we must admit that this is quite a shame. Behind, we will find an Intel Core i5 coupled with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage.
Need more? You will have to direct you to the second model, this time offered at $ 699. Model that will offer the same processor and the same screen, this time with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage in SSD format.
Needless to say, this second model will be required for all those looking for a versatile machine and going a little further than simple web consultation.
The connection is also satisfied with the bare minimum. The Surface Laptop Go thus has a USB Type-A connector and a USB Type-C connector. It also benefits from a webcam capable of filming in 720p and a fingerprint reader directly integrated into the keyboard. Be careful though, because the latter will only be available on the second model.
Surface Laptop Go price and availability
Good news, however, the Surface Laptop Go is WiFi 6 compatible and it benefits from fast charging. It will only need an hour to regain 80% of its charging capacity.
Currently only available in the US, Laptop Go is available for pre-order at the moment, with release slated for October 13. Note that a third model will also be offered:
- Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC storage: $ 549.99
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $ 699.99
- Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $ 899.99
Anyway, we see that Microsoft is once again seeking to impose itself on the segment – very buoyant – configurations for students, a segment in which Google and Chromebooks enjoy a certain popularity. If the proposal is interesting, the prices charged unfortunately remain high.
Note that in France, the starting price will start at 629 €.