Microsoft is releasing two new computers today, the second generation version of the budget-based Surface Laptop Go and the Premium Surface Pro X.
The Surface Laptop Go is an affordable variant of the more expensive Surface laptop. It has a 12.4-inch display with a 3: 2 aspect ratio and 1536×1024 resolution. The display is also touchscreen.
The Surface laptop runs on Intel Core i5-1035 G1 processor with Intel UHD graphics. It has 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4X memory and 64GB eMMC or 128 / 256GB SSD storage.
The Surface laptop Go also has a 720p f2.0 webcam, dual four-field microphones and speakers with Dolby audio processing. You also get 1x USB-C, 1x USB-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack and surface connect port.
The Surface laptop uses a polycarbonate composite resin system with aluminum and glass fiber for the lid and 30% post-consumer recycled content for the base. It is available in three colors: Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum.
The Surface Laptop Go comes in S mode with Windows 10 Home. It is priced at 50 550 for the base model with 4GB of memory and 64GB of eMMC, $ 700 and 128GB SSD for 8GB of memory, and $ 900 and 256GB of SSD for 8GB of memory.
The new Surface Pro X is an update to last year’s model and is an ARM-based Windows tablet. It has a 13-inch touchscreen with a 3: 2 aspect ratio and 2880×1920 resolution. It’s packaged in a new design that maintains Microsoft’s distinctive kickstand, making it the thinnest ever Surface Pro.
The device works with two custom chipsets, the new SQ 2 made by Microsoft SQ 1 and Qualcomm since last year. This is further confirmed in the GPU specifications, where SQ 1 has Adreno 685 and SQ 2 has Adreno 690, which is equivalent to 8cx and 8cx Gen 2, respectively. Microsoft claims 15 hours of battery life.
The Surface Pro X offers 8GB and 16GB LPDDR4x memory options. On the storage front, you get the optional 128, 256, and 512GB removable M.2 2230 SSD. However, the driver does not seem to be able to change the user, Microsoft says it can only be removed by a Microsoft technician. Because the hardware is ARM-based, the device can be shipped with ARM Windows 10 Home.
The Surface Pro X has a 5MP front camera for 1080p video and a dedicated camera for Windows Hello Face authentication. On the back is a 10MP camera for recording up to 4K video. There are also dual four-field microphones and 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.
The Surface Pro X includes 2x USB-C ports, Surface Connect port, Gigabit LTE with Nano SIM and ISIM support, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Surface Pro X has been compatible with the Surface Pro X keyboard since last year – it now comes in three new colors: Platinum, Ice Blue and Poppy Red – but it sells separately for $ 104. The same goes for the Surface Slim Pen, which costs $ 145 extra.
The Surface Pro X is available in six configurations, of which only two use the new Microsoft SQ2. The 256GB version is priced at $ 1500 and the 512GB version is priced at $ 1800. Both are currently available in Black or Platinum for 16GB of memory, Microsoft SQ2 and pre-order.