Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go will compete with Chromebooks (3 photos + video)

Compact and inexpensive laptops take upa niche market currently dominated by the Apple MacBook Air and Chromebooks. Microsoft previously announced plans to release a low-cost, budget Windows laptop in the Surface series with a 12.4-inch display. Now the official presentation of computers called Surface Laptop Go took place. In the United States, the laptop will be priced at $ 549. Nevertheless, the comfortable price of the Surface Laptop Go, as in the Surface Go 2 tablets, required the manufacturer to lower certain specifications.

Surface Laptop Go computer case designdesigned in the style of standard Microsoft Surface laptops. The compact size of the device allowed the manufacturer to install a 12.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1536 × 1024, like the older version of the Surface Laptop 3 with a 13.5-inch display. Aspect ratio 3: 2.

In addition to its compact size, the laptop has a smallweight, only 1.11 kg, the smallest among the Surface series computers. The novelty will also be lighter than the main competitors Apple MacBook Air, Chromebook and compact Windows notebooks on the market. However, the laptop's small size did not stop developers from equipping the Surface Laptop Go with a full-size keyboard with 1.3mm key travel and a large Windows Precision trackpad.

Hardware of the Surface Laptop GoPowered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor with 4 cores (1.0 / 3.6 GHz) and 8 threads. The RAM is 4GB and the eMMC storage is only 64GB. It is the amount of RAM and storage that is the main drawback of the laptop.

Surface Laptop Go has one USB-C connector and oneUSB-A, 3.5mm audio port, dedicated Surface Connect for charging and connecting accessories. The 720p front camera does not support Windows Hello face ID. Security is provided by a fingerprint scanner built into the laptop start button.

Supports fast charging technology,providing replenishment of battery energy from 0 to 80% in one hour. The laptop case will be presented in three colors: blue, platinum and yellow. Microsoft is also bringing a number of Surface accessories to market: the $ 69.99 Designer Compact Keyboard, the $ 24.99 Microsoft Number Pad, and the $ 69.99 4K Wireless Display Adapter.

Source: theverge