A few weeks ago, we heard rumors that Microsoft is planning to launch a more affordable Surface Laptop that will feature a small-ish 12.5-inch display and might be priced just around $500. Today, leakster Roland Quandt has shared the alleged specifications of the upcoming device that might debut carrying the Surface Laptop Go moniker. The affordable Surface-branded laptop might go official on October 1, alongside an upgraded Surface Pro X convertible packing the new Surface SQ2 chip.
Talking about the leaked specifications, Quandt claims that the Surface Laptop Go will feature a 12.45-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels and a tall 3:2 aspect ratio, but there is no word whether it will be touch-sensitive. The machine will draw power from the previous-gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 Ice Lake processor. Now, this is the same silicon that was spotted running inside an unannounced Microsoft hardware a few days ago.
The Intel chipset will be paired with a paltry 4GB of RAMSSD options we’re used to. The Surface Laptop Go will also have a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the power button.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is claimed to retain the Surface Connect port because it is a surface device after all. A 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack will be there as well, but there is some ambiguity regarding the choice of USB port – whether it is Type-C or Type-A. The machine is said to weigh under 1.2 kilograms, and will reportedly be offered in three color options – Silver, Blue and Gold. The Surface will reportedly be priced at €649